Everybody’s favorite nationalistic Chinese rap group has returned with a new diss track targeted at South Korea’s controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Last year, Chengdu-based CD REV released the party anthem of the summer, “This is China,” a patriotic rap song purporting to show foreigners the “real China” of Tu Youyou and mobile payments, while also pointing out various high-profile scandals that plague the country such as food and drug safety, pollution and sleazy politicians.
The banger later also illustrated China’s issues with copyright enforcement after its music video, which was backed by the Communist Youth League, was taken down from the internet when it was discovered that it contained stolen footage from a South Korean hip-hop label.
Since last summer, an even greater conflict has arisen between China and South Korea — namely the installation of US-backed THAAD missile defense system. Facing a nuclear-obsessed neighbor, Seoul sees the system as necessary to its very survival, while Beijing views it as a threat to its own national security. After South Korea failed to heed its warnings, China has carried out a number of “countermeasures” against its neighbor, including cracking down on South Korean businesses, tourism and K-pop.
In their nearly three-minute-long bilingual rap, CD REV weighs in on the controversy, referring to South Korea as their “lovely little neighbor boy” and warning that “this time kid you going too far,” before announcing their opposition to the missile system in the song’s chorus: “Now I’m telling everybody all over the globe about THAAD. We say ‘No No No.'”
While the Chinese Youth League has shared the music video on Chinese social media, the video is mostly being spread on foreign platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter by Chinese state media outlets, catching the attention of the international news media. “We are not taking a ride on the hot issue for fame, but simply intend to spread the voice of the young generation in the world,” one CD REV member told the Global Times about the group’s mission.
Watch the video below:
Or take mercy on your ears and just read the lyrics below:
How many times do I had to warn you
my lovely little neighbor boy?
You don’t really want that little toy
Your big brother is annoyed
Tryna avoid the sight of me and install a camera in my room
You always got so many faces
Oh maybe I could ignore some of those small cases
But not this time kid you going too far
The things you doing now is gonna rip you apart
Now I’m spitting it out with the words
You might have heard and it might be nothing
but matter of fact it’s more about you than us and
there is always something and we wanna be grinding
to reverse your views about China
We are not a brand new comer
and I mean what I said
and I mean that it seems like you never wanna be friendly to me
but some 21st century colony
Some puppet committing felonies
enough to make me sick
What’s THAAD? Terminal what?
It ain’t gonna terminate your problems
but I love you kid
you will get embraced
Tell me do you like violence? No
Tell me should we have to choose silence? No
Now I’m telling everybody all over the globe
We say ‘No No No’
I’m here dissing on you, Mu Yalan
You are so stupid that nobody likes you and you deserve it
You rank No. 1 on Kuaishou where all those retards gather
You all are just like nuts without pills
You steal things in Korean malls and you break down Korean phones and cars
You don’t even love China, so how can we call this patriotism?
Hold your U-lock, you are just a loser
Though I hate this dumbass, about THAAD, I say no!
I don’t want to see South Korea with this attitude
and I also don’t want to be reminded of the war between the two sides
because now this area is in peace
Why not choose us rather than Uncle Sam? This situation seems to be out of control
Also I hope that every time such international affairs like THAAD arise
we can be aware that we should be calm
and not be rude or angry with our fellow countrymen
This is China and we just want peace and love instead of bullets and bombs
but if anyone is trying to cross the line, we will show them something
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