Hip hop rookie group Monsta X was a standout at the 2015 MelOn Music Awards.

Monsta X opened the 2015 MelOn Music Awards with a powerful performance of their singles "Hero" and "Trespass." The rookie group that debuted at recently as May 2015. While they didn't win Best New Male Group (iKON beat them, following in the footsteps of WINNER, last year's recepient) they gave an incredibly powerful opening performance.

Some fans were disappointed to see iKON release soft songs like "Airplane" and "My Type" after being promoted as a hip hop group. Monsta X doesn't have the YG powerhouse behind them (They are represented by Starship Entertainment) or the hype that iKON does, but they do have a much stronger hip hop influence.

What do you think? Have you been following Monsta X?

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