- 21 Sep 20
Listen to the debut single from the Drogheda collective below.
Following Offica's viral success with a string of solo releases, including his latest track, 'Opor', the Drogheda artist has teamed up with his collective, A92, to share their first official single, 'A9 Link Up'.
Serving as a hard-hitting introduction to the group, 'A9 Link Up' was produced by 17-year-old Navan native JBJ – who's already garnered attention from UK rappers Mist, Headie One, and Krept & Konan, as well as earning credits on Rapman's 'Premier League Wrap Up'.
Offica, described as the "Officer in Charge" of the collective, has rapidly become one of the country's most compelling talents – pushing drill in bold new directions, with his trademark fusion of Yoruba, Irish and UK slang. Since the release of his breakout hit 'Naruto Drillings' last year, along with the remix of the track with YouTube star KSI, Offica has clocked up over 16 million streams. He’s also built up his reputation with an appearance on drill pioneers Skengdo x AM's track 'Glance' – all the while wearing his trademark Naruto mask. His acclaimed single 'Face Reveal' saw Offica finally remove the mask – and hit #7 on the YouTube's viral chart.
Each member of the A92 collective – named after the postcode in Drogheda, Co. Louth where they grew up – had established themselves as a formidable force in their own right, before joining the group.
"These boys are not looking for short term clout," says their manager Joel Safo of JS Management. "These boys are looking for success and that's the mindset we have around here."
As well as Offica, A92 is made up of BT, Nikz, K-Sav, Ace, DBO and Kebz.
Listen to 'A9 Link Up' below: