Released Tuesday (June 4), “Cut It Up” is performed in English, Japanese and Korean. While others make appearances and add color to the song, the track is dominated by CL’s catchy refrains and raps. It marks the former 2NE1 member’s first releases since last year’s “Dopeness” with the Black Eyed Peas.
PKCZ® is comprised of VERBAL — m-flo, Teriyaki Boyz, Honest Boyz and Ambush — DJ Daruma and Exile Makidai, all of whom individually have been active in the Japanese hip-hop and fashion scenes for years. The act collaborated with Snoop Dogg on “Bow Down” earlier this year.
The song was released through an action-packed video — shared via 88rising — that draws on the legacy of samurai films for inspiration. It features an appearance by some of the cast and the sword choreographer who worked on Kill Bill, Testuro Shimaguchi.
Watch it here: