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J-Hope and Becky G release addictive remake of hip-hop track “Chicken Noodle Soup” – El Estoque

The significance of the two artists’ reinterpretation of the 2006 hit

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor
September 30, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2006, rapper Young B (now Bianca Bonnie) and DJ Webstar released “Chicken Noodle Soup” which took the hip-hop world by storm. The music video featured its accompanying Harlem-rooted choreography and went viral on YouTube. 


And almost exactly 13 years later, we are seeing history repeat itself: Becky G and J-Hope of K-Pop group Beyond The Scene (BTS) release a trilingual remake of the song on Sept. 27. It reached number one on iTunes Top Songs Charts worldwide and became the second most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours by a Korean soloist. Furthermore, it sparked a viral dance challenge on social media where fans would cover the point choreography (the most prominent or iconic move in the choreography, usually performed in the chorus), including the hashtag #CNSChallenge. The point choreography embodies J-Hope’s reinterpretation of the choreography from the original “Chicken Noodle Soup,” which consisted of a commodified version of a dance move called the Harlem shake (not to be confused with the 2013 meme which doesn’t have anything to do with the original dance move).



J-Hope started arranging the song while working on his mixtape “Hope World” which was released in March 2018, as it was originally going to be an included track (it wasn’t included because there was another artist who was originally on the track, but the collaboration fell through). J-Hope and Becky G bonded over what the 2006 release meant to them, as they both enjoyed listening and dancing to the song as kids. The two artists decided to collaborate after they first met at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). J-Hope released the song for free after paying Bianca Bonnie $2. 7 million dollars to sample the original release.

To film the music video, J-Hope flew out to LA during BTS’ rest period in August to accommodate Becky G’s busy schedule, as he mentioned in a recent livestream. The music video was filmed as a one-shot and features a diverse set of over 50 dancers from all over the world. 

The song opens with a funky beat and the sound of a cash register opening while the video shows four dancers doing the point choreography. After Becky G sings the intro, she and J-Hope start the chorus in English, a repetition of “chicken noodle soup wit’ a soda on the side,” which are lyrics from the original song. The combination of the two artists’ voices in the chorus is a unique blend, and their inflection makes it addictive to listen to. 

J-Hope opens the first verse, rapping about his aspirations of dance when he was younger. “Geum-nam Chung-jang Street, that’s my Harlem,” he raps in Korean, referencing streets in his hometown, Gwangju, paralleling it to the original song’s lyrics that allude to Harlem. He continues to rap about his dancing career, mentioning NEURON, an underground street dance team he was a part of as a teen before joining entertainment company Big Hit and debuting as a BTS member. He then raps about how he “fell head over heels for dancing,” pulling all-nighters to invest in his passion for dancing and became “a kid who goes on to shape his dream.” 

He ends the verse priding himself in how far he has come, but even as a member of one of the biggest boy bands in the world, he never slacks: “Still do the work everyday, ASAP, for my own sake … Betting on my life, dancing is my cash.”

His flow in the beginning of his verse hits each beat perfectly, and then speeds up the flow but only for a couple of lines, teasing his versatility as a rapper. The flow switches again in the middle of his verse — he raps slower and continuously over the beat, and consequently, the pitch in his voice gets deeper. When he ends his verse, he switches to what seems to be the same flow from the beginning of his verse.  

The songs transitions into the pre-chorus, which completely switches up the background music to a much smoother melody, complementing Becky G’s voice as she sings. The contrast from the first verse and the pre-chorus is unfamiliar at first but easy to get used to as Becky G’s voice is mesmerizing. She sings, “We always got love (Got love) / For where we come from (Where we from) / So let ’em know what’s up (Ooh, yeah) / No matter wherever we go / Bring it back to this place called home, baby.” These lyrics allude to a general theme of the remake: pride in their roots. Even though Becky G and J-Hope broke into the American music industry, they continue to release music and perform in Spanish and Korean respectively. This connects to how music transcends language barriers, a message BTS has consistently expressed.

In verse two after the addictive chorus, Becky G also raps about her roots and self-worth in Spanish: “Latin American, I’m from here … Where I was born, they didn’t think a woman was going to stand out. ” In the middle of her verse, the camera pans up to the sky to a blimp that says “Go J-Hope!” with the BTS logo, as if the other members of BTS are rooting him on. Becky G ends her verse with “Definitely the best on the scene / Word on the street, we got the people reactin’,” further exemplifying her pride as a Latino artist. 

Becky G portrays her own versatility, as her tone in the pre-chorus while she’s singing is completely different from her rapping in the second verse, which uses a similar beat from J-Hope’s verse. She comes off strong and with attitude; her flow is pretty consistent, but she speeds up and slows down her delivery at certain points which is captivating to hear.

In the bridge and in the outro, they both repeat chants of “let’s get it,” at a fast pace, which portrays the general high energy of the song and easily gets stuck in your head. The confident vibe the duo exudes in this track through their voices and their performance is attractive and powerful, showcasing natural chemistry.  

In the song’s outro, names of all dancers featured in the video are listed as they (as well as J-Hope) freestyle to the music, giving them recognition.



A clip of J-Hope, Becky G and all of the dancers singing the outro of the song together is edited in at the very end of the video, as requested by J-Hope to show the fun-loving atmosphere of that moment. 



The original creators of the song have also shown appreciation of J-Hope and Becky G’s reinterpretation on social media. On her Instagram, Bianca Bonnie said, “The remake really is dope to me. ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ been out like almost 15 years now, and it’s just really, really dope to me that, you know, that this new generation can even still tap in tune to it so I think it’s amazing. ” Fans also trended the hashtag #ThankYouBianca on Twitter to pay homage to her, which reached number one worldwide.

This is so special. I can’t even believe this.

I’m in tears. Omg.

— Bianca Bonnie (@BIANCAisKING) September 27, 2019

❤️ #Chickennoodlesoup #ThankyouBianca

— Bianca Bonnie (@BIANCAisKING) September 27, 2019


Webstar also posted on his Instagram story. “Shout out to everybody who has been hitting me up about the ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ remake,” he said. “Them kids did an amazing job. They doin’ the right thing.”


DJ Webstar Approves The Chicken Noodle Soup Remix!#jhope #BeckyG #ChickenNoodleSoup #CNSisHere

— Adam (@BTSBEINGBTSYT) September 27, 2019


Even though J-Hope’s release is free, the amount of exposure and recognition BTS has gained from this collaboration only continues to grow, especially due to the viral dance challenge.  

J-Hope initiated the challenge by posting this video on TikTok:



After, fans on various social media platforms started to post their own covers of the dance:


it looks bad rn but might as well learn it since im already awake #CNS #CNSChallenge

— இ (@dhxminique) September 27, 2019


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YAY doing two of my favorite things on my birthday~ filmed a cover with @briankevli and then now we’re at Disneyland hehe Enjoy our cover of BTS j-hope – ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ (feat. Becky G) Check out the whole video on YouTube! (with a special part at the end~) . . . @bts.bighitofficial @iambeckyg #bts #cnschallenge #chickennoodlesoup #jhope #beckyg #ellenandbrian #dance #kpop #cover #dancecover #coverdance #kpopdance #kpopdancecover #jungkook #jimin #taehyung #jin #suga #rm #kpopcover #bangtanboys #bangtan #army #방탄소년단 #춤 #댄스 #커버 #안무 #안무영상 #dancepractice

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J-Hope recently tweeted his thanks to fans and Becky G, and notes how memorable this experience was to him. “This project was really an opportunity for me to learn and grow,” he writes.



— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 30, 2019

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Zara Iqbal is currently a senior and copy editor for El Estoque.

This Video Of BTS' Jimin Dancing The "Chicken Noodle Soup" Is So Cute


by Michele Mendez

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Wait, what year is it again? I swear it's 2006 all over again because everybody is obsessed with the "Chicken Noodle Soup" song right now. Over a decade since its original release, the song and dance craze that made it go viral is back. Who brought it back? BTS' J-Hope, aka, BTS' dance king! On Friday, Sept. 27, he released his music video for "Chicken Noodle Soup" featuring Becky G and, ever since, everyone has been jumping on the #CNSChallenge, including J-Hope's fellow BTS members. Jungkook and V were the first to give the challenge a go, and now Jimin's joined in. The video of BTS' Jimin dancing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" is so funny and you have to watch it.

You won't find these hilarious videos on BTS' Twitter account because the guys have joined TikTok and they've been sharing some videos exclusively on there. I admit, I didn't see the hype with TikTok when it first came out, but because BTS joined the app, I just had to download it, too. I'm not ashamed to admit I joined TikTok because of BTS and now that I've been on it for a few days, I can totally see why everyone talks about it so much.

There are so many funny videos on TikTok and the videos of BTS' Jimin, Jungkook, V, and J-Hope dancing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" are just some of them.

J-Hope was obviously the first to launch the challenge on TikTok. He dubbed the challenge the "#CNSChallenge" and challenged fans to show off their own moves.

Before doing the challenge on TikTok, Jungkook and V gave fans a taste of their #CNSChallenge on VLive.

Now BTS' whole maknae line took on the challenge together. Fans were so happy to see the trio dancing together, and they were especially surprised to see Jimin doing it, since up until now, he hasn't shared a video of himself doing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" dance.

Jimin really got into it, didn't he? And all buttoned up in his winter jacket?! I swear, this guy can't get any cuter.

I'm loving all this content and the good news is that BTS isn't done with the "Chicken Noodle Soup" dance just yet. On Monday, Sept. 30, the guys shared another video of themselves dancing to the song. This time, the video featured J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Fans have already seen some clips in the video, but some clips were totally new, like the clip of the guys doing the dance on a mountain and in a Jacuzzi.

Fans think these clips were taken during BTS' recent trip abroad. According to Soompi, after announcing that BTS' extended hiatus was over, Big Hit Entertainment revealed that BTS was flying out "for a scheduled activity.” Fans guessed BTS went to New Zealand to film the fourth season of Bon Voyage, but neither Big Hit nor BTS has confirmed the location of their trip or the reason behind it just yet.

Oh, well! I'm sure they'll announce it soon. Until then, I know the BTS ARMY will be waiting for BTS' hyung line to take on the #CNSChallenge next.

J-Hope, get RM, Suga, and Jin and to do the "Chicken Noodle Soup" with you, pretty please?!

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Cut the chicken, Cash, Carrots, Carrots, Carrots, Carrots, Carrots. , cut into 4 parts. Peel the onion and also cut into 4 parts. Cut celery stalks into pieces. I used chicken drumsticks for the broth, but you can use other parts of the chicken. Pour cold water into the pan, lower the chicken and all the vegetables. Add peppercorns and bay leaf. Do not salt!

Place over medium heat, bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Boil for 1-1.5 hours, covered with a lid. Periodically check and remove foam.

Once cooked, remove the chicken, transfer to a bowl, separate from bones and skin, disassemble into pieces with a fork. Strain the resulting broth through a sieve. Discard all vegetables, peas and bay leaf.

Transfer the chicken to the resulting clear broth. The base is ready! I poured half for further cooking of the soup, and put the rest in the refrigerator until the next time. But this is not at all necessary.

Return the chicken broth to the heat, add a finely chopped clove of garlic, two whole sprigs of dill and only now season with salt (to your taste). Cook for 7-8 minutes, then remove the dill and garlic. Add noodles and cook for another 3 minutes until noodles are tender. Before serving, decorate with herbs and chicken egg.

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Chicken Vermicelli Soup is a hearty and delicious soup. Light broth, some chicken meat, carrots, onions, potatoes and a little noodles - a great combination that will appeal to almost everyone. This soup will appeal to both adults and children. You can use other pasta instead of vermicelli.

  • water 2 l
  • chicken fillet 500 g
  • potatoes 250 g
  • vermicelli 100 g
  • bow 120 g
  • carrots 100 g
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

The weight of the ingredients is indicated in the purified form. If you buy vegetables specifically for making soup, take with a small margin.

Ingredients indicated for cooking in a 3 liter saucepan.

First we need to cook the broth. I take chicken fillet for broth, although, of course, usually broth is not cooked from fillet, as it costs more, and gives less taste and richness to the broth. However, I don’t really like too rich, fatty broth, and it’s much easier to work with fillet (it doesn’t need to be cleaned, there is no waste left). If you want to make a really rich chicken broth, then you should use a whole chicken or chicken, you need to cook it for about an hour over low heat.

So, wash and cut the chicken fillet into medium-sized pieces.

Fill a pot with cold water and place the chicken in it.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the power of the stove to almost medium and cook for about 15 minutes, periodically removing the foam. If you want to get delicious meat, then you need to add salt as soon as it boils, and if you want to get a beautiful transparent broth, then you need to add salt at the end of cooking. When the water boils, it is advisable not to cover the pan with a lid, then the broth will be transparent.

While the chicken is cooking in the pot, prepare the vegetables for the soup. There they are, waiting for me. Peel potatoes and carrots.

Grate carrots on a coarse grater.

Randomly chop the onion and send it to a pan with preheated sunflower oil for frying at medium power. Salt a little. Fry, stirring occasionally.

After 5 minutes, add carrots to the onions, which are good for soup only in a fried form, just boiled carrots, in general, no. Carrots only release color and flavor when roasted. After another 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat.

Cut potatoes into small sticks or cubes. Wash the potatoes in a colander with cold water. Thus, we remove the starch that stood out on potato slices. Starch makes the liquid in the soup cloudy, so it is advisable to remove it as far as possible.

When the chicken is cooked, remove the pieces of meat from the broth.

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