Japanese hip-hop/dance collective, PKCZ®, teamed up with Korean hip-hop superstar, CL, and Dutch producer, AFROJACK, for their single “Cut It Up.” Out today, the music video includes high intensity samurai sword fighting. The wild scene includes Afrojack fighting from behind the decks, and stars the actual cast and sword-choreographer (Tetsuro Shimaguchi) from the famed movie Kill Bill.
A global crossover collaboration, “Cut It Up” is the latest from PKCZ®, a Tokyo-based music and creative group that’s comprised of VERBAL (m-flo, TERIYAKI BOYZ, HONEST BOYZ, and fashion brand AMBUSH), DJ DARUMA (ex. DEXPISTOLS), and EXILE MAKIDAI.
Started in 2014, the group shared their first project 360° ChamberZ in 2017, which featured Method Man as well as some of Japan’s biggest artists, including Anarchy and Hiroomi Tosaka. Last year they dropped a hard hitting single, “Bow Down,” which featured Snoop Dog and Tokyo rapper CRAZYBOY (J Soul Brothers III). With CL being one of the most recognized Asian female artists (formerly of the iconic K-Pop girl group 2NE1) and Afrojack, “Cut It Up” will make a dent on today’s soundscape. The amazing music video might as well be a scene out of the Kill Bill series, check it out below!