This is an unexpected collaboration.

While it may be nothing more than your average brag track, Zico, Crush, and DΞΔN still make it a good listen.

DΞΔN’s vocals, from the moment this track starts, get you.  He has such good control of his instrument that he’s able to go just a little harder on his delivery without making it sound like he’s trying too hard.  After that, Zico picks up with a solid, alternating flow and just the right amount of bravado to make the track work (something he has struggled with in the past).  With Crush bringing in his sing-songy raps that are more lyrically solid than what he put forth in 9 To 5 and a good balance between the other two principles and it’s a vocal bonanza.

The dark production still has a nice dynamic and some good melodic moments that brighten things up a little.  It’s surprisingly minimal; depending primarily on the bass to and deep synth to set the mood and asking the vocalists/rappers to do the heavy lifting.  Despite that, though, there is complexity to its progression and the subtle subtractions and additions of layers of sound make for something that makes your ears perk up and keep the overall thrust of the track from going flat.

It may not make it far into the new year in terms of memorability, but it’s some nice knock for the winter months.  Definitely worth a try.

Sidenote:  I know there are some people who are going to have a problem with the We’re the Yellow race/But I got a black soul line.  This line seems to have the double meaning of giving credit where it’s due for hip-hop and talking about having a dark persona that is still somewhat outside the norms for the mainstream Korean music industry.  I would understand if you are offended, but I don’t think it was meant in an insulting way and comes across fairly well in context.

Translated lyrics courtesy of KpopScene.

Lyrics:
Rolex on my wrist, now it’s boring
Our song is playing every where
It’s like a crime to not play it
Don’t let’em in let’em in
get out my zone

We we we never know
We we we never talk
We we we criminal
Don’t let’em in let’em in
get out my zone

Who 3fancy’s in here
Grab a mic instead of shovel
Idiots who dug only one spot
What we do? Once we release a song, Boom
Only a few years later, we control Media naturally

United we stand, we don’t even have to speak for it to become content
What happened in 1992? Huh
As expected, the past is one of the easiest things to bring up Huh
Guys if you’re mad, Go online Ahh

Anybody anybody
Why does the object role have its eyes on main character?
Became a big trend and changed the generation
Three idiots who became your role model

Not cocky, Daily routine is on the stage
or at the studio, life of one five-millionth
Hakuna matata, I’m flying
Get money get famous
Yeah it’s our times

You should check the place before you lie down
Ya’ll fake bishes tryna act like me
Even just sitting on a couch and staring off into space (Pouring)
Mula mula we gon pour up
Murder murder, Hold your breath
The air above your head is fresh
Nobody can’t come over here

Bermuda
We’re the Yellow race But I got a black soul
I’m listed as a hot topic often
There are no rules to abilities
Reviews or Interviews always try to start a fight with me

So cute, It’s really good to see when I’m sad, Aight
What makes you upset?
My success is always first
There’s no meaning, I’m sure of my success
A bunch of Stages, lots of Cams, lots of Fans

Tickets are sold out and I’m concentrating on my next stage
Imagined it
The view from the top is beautiful
But I know the danger of being at the top
Because I was experienced the bottom

I don’t overwork, fighting spirit with IV
If giving up my vacation is illegal, I’m committing a crime
Who paints a perfect picture
It’s part of the big picture

They are watching my every movement
I’m not done yet
The rumors are helping me at the end
Can’t be controlled, I’m so fanxy

You should check the place before you lying down
Ya’ll fake bishes tryna act like me
Even just sitting on a couch and staring off into space (Pouring)
Mula mula we gon pour up
Murder murder, Hold my breath
The air above your head is fresh
Nobody can’t come over here

Don’t test us
I don’t need to prove
Not interested ah
Get your casket
You get involved in a bad love triangle

There’s no exit
In all honesty this sea is made of your jealousy
If you jump in because it looks fun, Dead
Cross out the big three lines
Let those twisted thoughts sleep
And put ZZZ above your head

Mula mula we gon pour up
Murder murder, Hold your breath
Then pull out of it and stay out of here, Mission clear
Who’s more gorgeous
New world order that’s what we are

Rolex on my wrist, now it’s boring
Our song is playing every where
It’s like a crime to not play it
Don’t let’em in let’em in
get out my zone

We we we never know
We we we never talk
We we we criminal
Don’t let’em in let’em in
get out my zone

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