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Produced by: Teddy
G-Dragon: “I’m not sure what it means, but I heard in the old days, when people were farming, they sang a folk song called ‘Niliria’ in Korea.”
Teddy: “I had made the beat two years back. For me it’s nothing new. I have a bunch of Korean samples and I have a bunch of ideas. They work better nowadays with trap music and 808s. I know on the other side of the world, they’re always dying to hear something ethnic. Like M.I.A., or even what Timbaland did with Egyptian music and Indian music. I got those for days.”
G-Dragon: “At first, Teddy just played with the beat for fun. When I first heard it, I thought, ‘Wow, this is crazy.’ For a good year, I wasn’t sure how to interpret the rap with the beat. I would just listen to the beat over and over again. I thought about whom I’d want on this record. In YG, every few years, we would do these rap posse cuts. We were thinking if we should do something like that, but then we thought, ‘How about we get a foreign artist on a completely Korean song?’ Then I thought, ‘Okay, it’d be dope to have an A$AP Rocky or a Kendrick Lamar.’ But instead of getting someone that’s popping right now, I thought it’d be more fun to have someone I liked in the past.”
Not saying that the hot rap stars of now can’t rap, but they’re more geared towards style. But rappers from an older era, I think they’re just good at rapping, period. - G-Dragon
Teddy: “At YG, one of our favorite artists has been Missy Elliott, from her music to her outside-the-box visuals. So putting Missy on it? That’s meaningful.”
G-Dragon: “Personally, I think Missy Elliott as a rapper is really fucking good. I think I like artists more from that era. Not saying that the hot rap stars of now can’t rap, but they’re more geared towards style. But rappers from an older era, I think they’re just good at rapping, period. They’re not geared towards swag; they’re just really good at rapping, in the pure sense of rapping. So in a way, I get more inspired. It doesn’t matter if you have style or not, you have to be good at rapping first. When we brought [‘Niliria’] to Missy's attention, things panned out easily. ”
Missy Elliott: “I enjoyed working with G-Dragon and I think our chemistry meshed as if we had known each other for years! He is a talented, cool guy and very fun to be on stage with!”