K-pop girl gang, XG (Xtraordinary Girls) made a huge impact with their 2nd single “MASCARA”, topping the iTunes Music Chart in seventeen countries and regions, as well as ranking in the Spotify Viral 50 Charts in twenty-one countries and regions.
In a recently released rap video titled, “[XG TAPE #2] GALZ XYPHER (COCONA, MAYA, HARVEY, JURIN)”, XG’s rappers perform a freestyle rap to classic hip hop tracks, blending English, Japanese, and Korean and garnering huge acclaim from across the world.
Fans around the world are literally going crazy about the rap version. Here are some comments of the viewers collected from social media:
“XG’s rappers are insane! What is going on!?”
“The way the four of them rap mix English, Japanese, and Korean gives me goosebumps.”
“XG’s rap is so good lol. This is almost unfair!”
“XG’s insane lineup of rappers puts them in a different league among girl groups.”
“Nobody on the planet has ever seen a girl group that can perform such awesome rap.”
“They’re not just idols that happen to be good at rapping, the four of them are full-fledged rappers.”
“Their intense rhymes are amazing, but the outfits, sets, and vibe was on point!”
“With so many reaction videos and comments from overseas, it’s like XG was discovered again by the world.”
The video reached number 10 on the Japan YouTube Chart, as well as surpassing one million views within four days. Video of COCONA’s rap hit five million views and one million likes in four days on TikTok, generating a large number of UGC and reaction videos from outside Japan.
Additionally, J.I.D., who created the original track COCONA performed, reacted on his social media, showing how XG is steadily spreading into global hip hop culture.
Yesterday, an additional video featuring a separate take of COCONA’s rap titled, “[XG TAPE #2] Surround Sound (TEST VIDEO/COCONA)”, has been released. Using the same track as “GALZ XYPHER”, the footage was filmed during rehearsals and features raw studio sounds. Additional videos for the other three members are likely to be released soon, hopefully providing more ammunition XG’s viral rap performances, a genre where the group truly shines.