Diplo Releases 'Dr. Pepper' With CL, RiFF RAFF, And OG Maco
Following the 2014 track “Dirty Vibe” off Skrillex’s first studio album Recess, K-pop star CL is back sporting another collaboration with Diplo. Appropriately named after the catchy hook, “Dr. Pepper” also features RiFF RAFF and OG Maco. Released via Diplo’s record label Mad Decent, “Dr. Pepper” is a trap K-pop hybrid for the masses.
While the theme of the track may seem a little bizarre, CL told The Fader how the song was conceived: “Diplo canceled a session on me, and I was so mad at him. I was drinking a can of Dr. Pepper and wrote the song so I could go home as soon as possible. Diplo ended up loving it!”
We can expect to see a lot more from CL as Diplo also told The Fader how he has been working on her upcoming album: “I’ve been active in CL’s first full-length album, mostly trying to find a right balance between glossy K-pop attitude and keeping CL positioned where she belongs—as the baddest coolest female out right now. ‘Doctor Pepper’ is something that might not register that well with actual K-pop, seeing as it’s a straight Atlanta-style rap record, but the net around K-pop is so wide that it can be anything with confidence and style. Thats what CL brings to it.”