2NE1 CL‘s first solo single “The Baddest Female” is a great hit not only in Korea but also overseas. The song not only do well on various music charts but is also often mentioned by the foreign media.
The music video was reported by Anna Dello Russo the Fashion Director and Editor-at-Large of Vogue Japan. She wrote, “A solo CL, leader of K-pop girl group phenomenon (sic) 2NE1, debut single “The Baddest Female” was released on Tuesday morning (U.S. time) on 2NE1′s YouTube account and in less than 24 hours the visual has obtained over one million views.”
Prefix Magazine, an alternative media publication about music, wrote, “In the world of K-pop, hip-hop is usually sugar coated. But entertainment label YG has stepped out of that box and has produced artists that follow the roots of hip hop a little more closely. And joining the ranks is CL the leader of female group 2NE1. Known for her intense live performances and handling most of the rap parts, she’s garnered a reputation for being one bad woman. Well, now she’s stepping out into the limelight with her debut solo single “The Baddest Female.”
“The track gets things going with its booming bass and mixes in some dubstep–esque beats in there. CL raps ferociously throughout the song and gets a little eccentric like fellow label mate G-Dragon. It’s much harder than what any Korean female pop star has come out with and it just may cause a revolution over there.”
Dazed & Confused, UK music news, reported, “2NE1′s K-Pop queen CL continues to make every Western pop star look unimaginative and bored in the captivating video for her debut solo single ‘The Baddest Female’. The looks are in a whole other league: she wears Nasir Mazhar-branded bra and boxers, chills on the street under trainers hanging from a telephone cable, and winsomely licks a lollipop on a swing constructed from her own initials. The song is a bit all over the place, but the visuals more than make up for it.”
Article by: Karolina
Edited by: KareBare
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