- 05 May 22
Watch the new documentary in full below.
Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill – a highly anticipated YouTube Originals documentary – is available to watch in full online now, starring Drogheda drill artist Offica, alongside BVDLVD, Crystal Millz, Kavo and Mowgs.
The documentary, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, follows last year's Terms & Conditions: A UK Drill Story, which was highly commended at the 2020 Grierson Awards, also knowns as the British Documentary Awards.
"First, Brexit divided us," the documentary's description reads. "Then, COVID-19 kept us apart. Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill explores the UK rap scene through the stories of the young artists finding their voice with music. Featuring artists from across the UK and Ireland - including BVDLVD, Crystal Millz, Kavo, Mowgs and Offica - learn how rap is transcending regional borders and providing an invaluable outlet of creative expression for young people as they fight to survive and thrive in a troubled nation. Voiced by Riz Ahmed, Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill is unfiltered, unapologetic, and takes us on a journey that’s both inspiring and insightful."
In recent years, Offica has become one of the country's most thrilling emerging talents. Alongside his collective, A92, the rapper has been steadily clocking up streams in their millions – including over 87 million Spotify streams on A92's 'Plugged In Freestyle' with Fumez The Engineer.
Speaking to Hot Press last year, Offica state that – despite his position at the forefront of Irish drill – he's reluctant to pigeonhole himself into any one genre.
“I like to think that I’m my own artist,” he said. “You’re going to see, from 2021, that I’m experimenting with different types of genres. The sound of my music might change a little bit as well. I want to show people that I’m more than just a drill artist. I can do many things – not just drill.”
He went on to reflect on his dreams as an artist:
“I want to be the biggest artist Ireland has ever seen, and open a pathway for other Irish artists," he remarked. "I want us to be as big as not just the UK artists, but the American artists too. It’s all nice doing features with UK artists – we love that – but we also want to do stuff with American artists. We want to give Ireland that standard of music.
“So you just set goals. The thing is, there’s no pressure on us at all – because nobody’s doing what we’re doing. Anything that we do is going to go down in history right now. It’s just about maintaining the consistency, getting as big as we can from it, and bringing up other people who are coming up.”
Revisit our interview with Offica and A92 here, and watch Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill below:
Offica plays Longitude in Marlay Park, Dublin (July 3) and 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin (October 25).
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