Psy features Korean rap in Jencarlos Canela’s new song

By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 9, 2014 - 20:32
  • Updated : May 9, 2014 - 20:32

Psy arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (Psy Facebook)
K-pop sensation Psy has been featured in a new single by the Cuban-American Latin pop musician Jencarlos Canela.

Psy raps in Korean during “Give It Up Tonight (feat. Psy & KC of KC and the Sunshine Band),” one of the tracks from Canela’s new album “Jen” released Tuesday.

The Hispanic star stated in an interview released by Billboard Wednesday that his collaboration with the Korean rapper is a notable surprise included on his new album.

“No one sees it coming,” said Canela. “There is actually Korean in this album... I have a feature with Psy, the singer from ‘Gangnam Style’... the song is a cover of (a song by) KC and the Sunshine Band.”

Psy raps in clear Korean in the middle of “Give It Up Tonight,” saying, “Baby, baby, baby. I fell for you at first sight, sexy lady... I wipe away my tears and I steal your heart. We are already dancing and breathing together.”

Meanwhile, Psy is currently working on releasing his new solo album, according to his management YG Entertainment.

The K-pop star is also slated to appear alongside Lady Gaga and fellow YG artists including Big Bang and 2NE1 at the “AIA Real Life: Now Festival” scheduled for Aug. 15-16.

By Sohn Ji-young (jiyoung.sohn@heraldcorp.com)