Out today (Sept. 27), the J-Hope fronted track features the “Secrets” singer, and is inspired by Webstar and Young B’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring The Voice of Harlem, a song that inspired both J-Hope and Becky G. A sonic sequel of sorts to that 2006 hit, the collaboration is an anthemic, groovy track from the duo, through which they incorporate the original’s lyrics and flow into their own verses as they rap and sing declarations of their self-worth, dreams, and skills, as well as their relationship with dance.
“Gwangju, one gang of you-know-what/ Geum-nam Choong-jang Street, that’s my Harlem/ Joined Neuron, bounce with ma team/ Went head over heels for dancing, workaholic, everyday,” J-Hope begins his verse with his free-flowing rap, mentioning his hometown of Gwangju and his dance team, Neuron. “Grew being up all night as a teen, that’s the case/ My height is measured by dance, I’m OK.”
“Chicken Noodle Soup” is a trilingual track, featuring J-Hope performing primarily in Korean, while Becky G performs in English and Spanish with lyrics that she wrote. The pair are credited as composers on the track along with Jinbo, Supreme Boi, Pdogg, Adora, and Brasa, per Apple Music.
“Chicken noodle or chicken with spaghetti/ None of these women have a flow like Becky/ Latina-American, I’m from here/ Face of an angel but freaky/ Who’s going to tell me?/ I’ve seen it all/ Where I was born, they never thought a woman would stand out,” sings Becky G in Spanish.
It was released through a music video that focuses on the pairs’ dancing, during which they incorporate the originals’ iconic dance moves and are backed by a diverse crew of 50 dancers from across the globe.
Watch the music video for J-Hope’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring Becky G below.