LARUICCI X 032C MAGAZINE
The Second Coming of CL: K-Pop’s Rap Alpha
DECEMBER, 3RD, 2021
When K-pop girl band 2NE1 disbanded in 2016, YouTube was flooded with homemade compilation videos and reactions from mournful fans, and the #ThankYou2NE1 hashtag took the number-one spot on Twitter. Founded in 2009 under the YG Entertainment label, the group was among the first of its genre to receive press and audience attention in Europe and the US, and was known globally for its rebellious streak and atypically “tomboy, punk” attitude, in the words of CL, the band’s lead rapper. Five years after 2NE1’s official dissolution, and six years after her first entry into the US market as a solo artist, CL is at another turning point.
Credits:Photographer: Mok JungwookStylist: Kim Jaewook and Choi BoraModel: Chaelin ClMake-Up: Oh SeongseokHair: Gabe Sin