What do you get when you mix trap, grime, and a hectic female rapper?
Well, besides a very excited H&E editor, you get the amazing new video from viral-sensation-turned-trap-legend Baauer, for his new single Day Ones, featuring rapper Leikeli47 and grime lord Novelist.
Now, we’ve never made a secret of the fact that trap and grime are among the most ultimate of guilty pleasures, but if this is anything to go by, Baauer’s upcoming debut album Aa is going to be something else.
Baauer first debuted Day Ones on Late Night With Stephen Colbert, and the video is now available below via Apple Music. Directed by Hiro Murai (who has previously worked with Earl Sweatshirt, Massive Attack and Flying Lotus,) it’s as intense and adrenaline-filled as the song itself.
Leikeli47 is an absolute standout – she released one of our favourite albums of 2015 and we’ve been championing her ever since. One of the loudest voices in the uprising of a new generation of female hip-hop artists, her bars, not to mention those from South London’s Novelist, have made for one hell of a trap single.
Baauer is set to drop his debut album Aa (pronounced “double a”) on March 18 via Warp/Inertia. As well as Novelist and Leikeli47, the album will feature a slew of big names, including Future, Pusha T, M.I.A, Rustie, Tricky-collaborator Tirzah, and plenty more.