After School′s Lizzy and Rapper Andup Mark Another Idol-Indie Collaboration
After School′s Lizzy and Andup have added to the recently frequent idol and indie musician collaborations.
With rookie underground rapper Andup, Lizzy tried out the neo-hip hop genre for their Cupcake Project.
Andup is one of the most well-known rookies in the underground rap scene. He was the youngest rapper to make it to the semi-finals of Freestyle Day, a national rap battle contest, at 15 years old. His single from his album The Speaker of Teens was also nominated for Hiphop Playa′s Song of the Year, and he went on to write the rap and lyrics for all of the songs in So Ji Sub′s Corona Borealis album.
His collaboration with Lizzy was led by producer Kim Kun Woo. Kim Kun Woo is known for his exceptional work with collaborations, as he previously led the efforts between Miryo and Girls′ Generation′s (SNSD) Sunny, Kim Jin Pyo and Jandi and MC Mong and Mellow.
Lizzy and Andup′s single, Cosmetic, is a neo-hip hop track that speaks of a pure heart that doesn′t know how hard a breakup will hit it. Lizzy′s vocals and Andup′s drunken rap mix in a unique harmony.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min, Andup Music
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