PSY Taps Snoop Dogg & G-Dragon for Upcoming Music Video
Anticipation is high for the K-pop king's forthcoming visual after earning 2012 and 2013's most watched YouTube video.
According to PSY's Korean record label YG Entertainment (home to BIGBANG, 2NE1 and more), PSY has wrapped shooting his new music video that will feature Snoop Dogg. Fellow K-pop star G-Dragon, a Korean singer/rapper and leader of super-popular boy band BIGBANG, also seems likely to make appearance in the video after he was photographed with the two rappers.
Photos from the shoot were revealed on YG Entertainment's YG Life blog and PSY and G-Dragon's Twitter, showing the "Gangnam Style" star and Snoop posing in a pool hall along with shots of the duo slow dancing in a karaoke bar with middle-aged women while being serenaded by G-Dragon.
Since his record-breaking crossover success, PSY has snagged the most watched video on YouTube two years running: 2012's "Gangnam Style" has earned 1.88 billion views; "Gentleman" has earned 627 million.
A co-starring role in PSY's music videos has proven to be a career-boosting cameo. HyunA, of girl group 4Minute, co-starred in "Gangnam Style" and saw her own version of the song, "Oppa Is Just My Style," reach nearly 450 million YouTube views. She told Billboard that "positive ideas were being discussed" regarding a further American advancement. PSY's "Gentleman" co-star, Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls, meanwhile told Billboard that she "never though [she] would get so much attention" after her cameo.
G-Dragon could also pique even more international attention with a video appearance. The 25-year-old singer/rapper was the only K-pop act to send a release to the Billboard 200 last year -- his "Coup D'Etat, Pt. 1" EP peaked at No. 182 -- and he recently revealed an upcoming collaboration with Justin Bieber.