'Gangnam Style' Korean Rapper PSY: Releasing New Music Video 'Hangover' Featuring Snoop Dogg Sunday [Watch]
While Game 2 of the NBA Finals may be highlight of Sunday night for some, others are turning to YouTube for another potentially momentous occasion.
Korean rapper and performer PSY, dubbed the "King of YouTube," will be debuting an entirely new music video this Sunday. As if this wasn't awesome enough, this time the international pop sensation will be accompanied by one of the biggest names in hip hop. Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Snoop Lion) himself.
The song is called "Hangover" and, if the worldwide exclusive clip teased on Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube channel is any indication (see below), then it will feature the two classily dressed rappers getting drunk and crazy... and probably regretting everything the next morning.
News that PSY would be collaborating with Snoop came out as early as this January, when PSY's label YG Entertainment announced it in a press release. They also said PSY would be working with K-pop star G-Dragon.
The combination alone should make for a fun watch, and given PSY's history we know the Korean pop artist has the recipe to produce a smash hit. PSY of course, reached international fame when his music video "Gangnam Style" hit the web. It currently holds the title of most watched video on YouTube. Not only was the video the first to surpass the 1 billion views, Billboard reports that the video eclipsed its initial record when it passed 2 billion on May 23.
"2 billion views...they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers," said PSY in a statement. "With appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!!"
"Gangnam Style" also experienced success off the internet. The song topped the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 for five weeks and held the no. 2 spot on the US Hot 100 for 7 weeks. The viral track has done a lot for the popularity of K-pop in U.S. as well, with videos of the genre growing from 700 million total views to 5.5 billion in 2013.
The video will premiere in full during PSY and Snoop's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Sunday night at 7PM ET. The song will be avaliable on iTunes and other digital retailers on June 9.