PKCZ® link with CL, Afrojack to release high-action music video for ‘CUT IT UP’ [Watch]
When a Japanese hip-hop outfit, PKCZ®, merged creative sensibilities with CL—memorable for her prior involvement on Diplo‘s “Doctor Pepper“—and Afrojack, the result was a robust hip-hop/electronic crossover: “CUT IT UP.” Together with CL, Verbal of PKCZ® infuses the dynamic cut with hip-hop energy through confidently delivered verses that lend a verbal edge to the track. The song’s melody exudes the inescapable appeal of a number certain to stay in streamers’ heads long after the play count timed out.
No stranger to the hip-hop/electronic hybrid form, Afrojack only amplifies the undeniable catchiness of “CUT IT UP” in his provision of a trap-leaning construction that complements the bold personality of the tune’s verses. The accompanying visual extends the flippant flair of the single’s lyrical content and arrangement to the official music video, which arrives as an exhilarating, action-packed effort.
Deliberately reminiscent of samurai film stylization, the music video focalizes samurai scenes. The visual features cast members from Kill Bill, along with sword-choreographer, Tetsuro Shimaguchi, whose appearances comprise the meticulously crafted concept video.