Though UnitedKpop has already written a single review for this song, here we have a chance to take a closer look at the video for ‘The Baddest Female’ with it’s many outfits and appearances from the YG Family and focus less on the song. With this being CL’s first solo project, many fans were excited to find out what style the rapper would take on. As most expected, ‘The Baddest Female’ is loyal to the YGE hip-hop style, though with other genres weaved in too.
Ever fashion conscious, the music videos sees CL in around 13 outfits, each with it’s own individual character. Though this may have been a tad unnecessary (as with the number of sets to go with the outfits), it keeps the viewer hooked to the very end – if the song wasn’t enough – because every outfit is fresh and new. What this also shows is CL’s ability to carry off any number of styles; she has shown her versatility as a member of 2NE1 and now she has condensed this all into one video. From glamorous to playful to hip-hop ‘swagger’, CL has it covered. The same praise cannot be given for G-DRAGON’s choice of clothing here (only in your own home, GD) but he deserves applause for his boundary-breaking efforts.
As well as using the YG dancers, the company enlisted some help from Japanese dance crew, LOLK!DS, whose videos from events and competitions can be found on YouTube. Talented though the YG dancers are, the addition of these new faces was refreshing. The video shows little choreography and when it does, it’s simple and clean; you don’t have to be a serious dancer to replicate the movements and a lot of the choreography is a style that fits well with the hip-hop stereotype. The ‘dance battle’ towards the end gives the LOLK!DS and others a chance to show off their moves!
Most of the sets are simple box-like sets, often with plain backdrops, though some have impressive light displays built into the walls or floor. The most impressive is the set where CL is holding the flag on top of the rock, since it was most likely filmed on a studio set but it definitely looks realistic as though it was actually outside in stormy weather.
The biggest portion of English comes during the breakdown and is more of a speech than singing or rap. The rest of the English is littered throughout the song so there aren’t many opportunities for non-Korean speakers to join in but the chorus is and post-chorus is repetitive and slow, so easy for all to join in with!
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