The Making of G-Dragon's "Coup D'Etat"

"Who You?"

Produced by: Kush & Choice37

G-Dragon: “Kush actually left our company, but he might come back. Anyway, it’s the first song we did together since he left YG. It’s also a song I heard a while back, when I visited Kush’s studio. He made a guide for the record, I heard it, and I just took it from him. [Laughs.] I begged him to give it to me. I really wanted that record. So after getting it from him, I rewrote the lyrics, recorded over the beat, added multiple layers of melody, and Kush came by our studio and redid the record. The boss liked it, so we decided to go with it."

Teddy: “The original song just went, ‘Baby, fuck you.’ [Laughs.] I was like, ‘What?’”

G-Dragon: “The original title of the record was ‘Fuck You.’ The song’s content is pretty obvious. It’s about getting mad at your lady, and the only thing you want to tell her is, ‘Fuck you.’ But we can’t do that in Korea. [Laughs.] So we renamed it to ‘Hate You,’ and then it eventually became ‘Who You?’” 

[Ed. note—We reached out to Kush, but he was unable to be interviewed because he is currently fulfilling his mandatory service in the Republic of Korea Army.]

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