Missy Elliott, Sky Ferreira and a number of Korean stars are featured on the BIGBANG leader's new LP.
Prior to the full release of BIGBANG leader G-Dragon's second solo album, "COUP D'ETAT" (slated for digital release on Sept. 5), YG Entertainment has unleashed five of its 14 tracks, which feature meetings of superstars of the West and East: "COUP D’ETAT," with Diplo and Baauer, "Niliria" featuring Missy Elliot, "R.O.D." featuring K-pop producer Lydia Paek, "Black" with Sky Ferreira and "Who You?," all on the EP, "COUP D'ETAT, Pt. 1."
For the first single, "COUP D’ETAT," G-Dragon teamed up with American DJs Diplo and Baauer to deliver braggadocio about starting, "a new revolution." Unlike playful past hits such as "Crayon" and "GO," this East meets West collabo is dark and subtly aggressive. He's present throughout the slow-tempo track with a nasal, monotonous voice over a heavy trap-inflected beat, squelching synths and a hint of high-hat fill. The lyrics, penned by GD himself, are a confident manifesto as he raps and sings in Korean: "I'm the best at self-admiration and being cocky / I'm shameless / I'm so fresh so clean / I compete with the laundry house."