CL references the Wu-Tang clan in 'Lifted'

This is Chaelin's first official step into the US music market

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Video: CL

2NE1 frontwoman CL has released her new single Lifted, fresh off her upcoming EP and fans can immediately tell that it's very different from her usual aggressive style of rapping. Sure, she's still decked out in chunky accessories and bold colours a la Jeremy Scott, flanked by a group of dancers but the beats are noticeably more mellow than what you'd expect from CL. It's refreshing!

The track drew inspiration from the 90's rap styles and it even made a direct reference to the Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man with the verse "I got myself a 40/ I got myself a shorty". The Method Man himself made a cameo in the video too.

According to Billboard, the song has already reached the top 30 of iTunes's Hip Hop/Rap chart just three hours after its release. We expect nothing less from our former ELLE cover girl.

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