Show Me the Money 4, Ep. 7-10: Reality TV vs. Expectations Written by Cjontai On September 11, 2015 Weve finally reached the final episodes of Show Me the Money 4 (SMTM4), and its been quite a journey towards the end. Even before the first episode aired, there was plenty of buzz and controversy over who should and shouldnt be in it. The show has been plagued with issues over inappropriate lyrics and unethical rule changes, but that didnt stymie its popularity in the slightest. In fact, the only thing more perplexing than Mnets questionable definition of fairness is figuring out if any of the participants actually benefited from this hip hop K-drama.
When we left off in the previous review, Team Zico and Paloalto (ZiPal) had received a troubling blow after learning about Team San E and Verbal Jint (Brand New) swapping out Hanhae for Black Nut only days before their team diss battle. For those of you not up to speed on what the big deal was, Black Nut was originally eliminated after a team challenge, but Team Brand New changed their decision without consulting the other teams. This decision upset just about everyone on the show.
San E and Verbal Jint explained their thought process and apologized for their actions, but apparently, that was only to the viewing audience. In their confessionals, the other team captains and contestants complained about the swap. The ones most irked by Team Brand New was Team ZiPal because it meant they had to re-organize their original performance to accommodate the change. Mino spoke about how he even lost sleep preparing for a battle with Hanhae, and now he had to re-write his diss to focus on Black Nut at the last minute. The show producers pushed back the performance date as consolation, but Zico and Paloalto made it quite clear that they were upset with Team Brand News inconsiderate move.