- 31 Jan 20
Multi-platinum-selling rapper Tory Lanez makes a guest cameo in 1k3's new video.
London-born Irish-raised artist 1k3 returns with a bright, nostalgic video for ‘Champagne Popper’, his collaborative track with Hackney rapper PB.
Directed by Pac-Man TV (Yxng Bane, Headie One, Skengo x AM) and Jallow (Stormzy, Michael Dapaah, Deji), and edited by Irish content creator Rejjie Albert, the video for 'Champagne Popper' was shot at a house party in Uxbridge, as well as a Tory Lanez gig in Windsor, at which 1k3 played a support slot.
“I just wanted to have a great time with my friends, family and community, so we threw a party to celebrate life and each other," explains 1k3. "What you see is the outcome of the good vibes. The idea was to show everyone the fun side of this record.”
Blending elements of R&B, hip-hop, Afroswing and Afrobeats, with an added touch of Irish charm, 1k3 is fast building up a formidable reputation on these shores and overseas. The Irish artist was previously famed for his YouTube vlogs and online freestyles, before embarking on his musical journey in 2018.
After carefully crafting his sound, he released his debut single, ‘Fine China’ in late 2018 – followed by ‘Champagne Popper’, ‘Slowly’ and his latest Afrobeat single, ‘Drogheda to Portugal’. Since launching his career, 1k3 has supported Grammy Award-nominee and multi-platinum-selling artist Tory Lanez at his London tour date and secured a coveted place on Spotify’s Rap IE playlist.
1k3 is joined on 'Champagne Popper' by Hackney rapper PB, aka Papa Benz. Heavily influenced by Notorious B.I.G, 2Pac, Nas and Nipsey Hussle, as well as UK artists such as Skepta, Wiley and Ghetts, PB has had an active presence in the UK music scene from a young age. Since releasing his first singles 'Active' and 'Trap Queen (Freestyle)' last year, PB has also featured on ‘Ride For Team’, alongside Viddal Riley and Natalie.
Take an exclusive look at the video for 'Champagne Popper' below: