Tokyo-based collective PKCZ—comprising Verbal, DJ Daruma and Exile Makidai—have linked up with CL and Afrojack for the bold song, “Cut it Up.”
The track opens with a fierce verse from CL who flows effortlessly over the bouncy beat. Verbal then jumps on the track, mixing things up with Japanese bars, before CL returns to wrap up the song with a Korean-language verse. “Cut it up, cut it up, in the way you lock your legs / Cut it up, cut it up, hit the na-na with the blade / Two fingers up with the scissors, cut, cut,” goes the chorus.
The track dropped alongside a video which was influenced by classic samurai films such as Lady Snowblood. In the clip, the artists fend off assailants with ease while performing the song. The visual also features sword choreographer Testuro Shimaguchi, who also worked on the Kill Bill film series.
Watch the video for “Cut it Up” below: