In an interview with Xports News on November 17, Bang PD revealed why and how he came to create the hit K-pop group. He explained, "The first thing that motivated me to create BTS was leader Rap Monster. I began thinking that I need to make a hip-hop group after listening to Rap Monster's rap, and then I gathered the members. I also believed that this group would not simply become an idol group who does hip-hop, but a group where each member can tell their individual stories. This thought of mine was reflected in the music of BTS and it still does today."
Bang PD continued, "I wanted them to become a group not only capable of composing and writing, but also producing music and performances. And they are slowly achieving that."