- 22 Jul 19
The rising Irish star’s original ‘Naruto Drillings’ video has already clocked up almost 900,000 views on YouTube. Photo: @sequencevisuals.
Offica, one of the most exciting new artists in Ireland and the UK’s drill scene, has teamed up with YouTuber and rapper KSI for a brand new remix of his viral single, ‘Naruto Drillings’.
Although relatively new on the scene, Offica has already become a sensation, inspiring his very own ‘Skidi Bop’ dance trend. The success of his original video for ‘Naruto Drillings’ caught the attention of KSI - currently the 99th most popular user on YouTube, with over 20 million subscribers and a whopping 4.8 billion total views across his videos. KSI has also gained a reputation for his music, with his 2016 EP Keep Up peaking at No.1 on the UK R&B Albums Chart. His New Age tour, in support of his self-released album of the same name, brought him to Dublin’s Vicar Street last month.
Inspired by Offica’s sound, KSI got in touch with Moves Recordings/Dearfach Records, and recorded a verse for the remix over Irish producer KidSpyral’s beat. UK-based sound engineer Tweeko mixed and mastered the track.
The song takes inspiration from the Naruto anime, with explosive lyrics that reference both the series and his own Nigerian heritage:“They call me Jinchuriki because I got a Yoruba demon in me”.
The video for the ‘Naruto Drillings’ remix, directed and edited by Dublin-based filmmaker Ed Didit, takes Offica and KSI to the capital’s Docklands, and features plenty of colourful smoke, anime references and, of course, the ‘Skidi Bop’. Clearly, 'Naruto Drillings' has kicked off a bright future for the Drogheda drill prodigy.
Watch the video for the 'Naruto Drillings' remix below: