The Irish / Nigerian wonderkid from Drogheda is back with another Anime referencing drill banger; Obito. Named after the classic Naruto character, the video sees Offica don a series of masks from the Naruto series, to deliver battle bars over an emotional, string heavy beat produced by regular collaborator Kid Spyral.
Treading a line between delicate melody, heavyweight drill bass and skittering dancefloor percussion, Obito manages the tricky feat of being musically avant-garde as well whilst plugging directly into the UK Drill sound that is currently taking over the world.
With fans going wild for the track – the video notched up 100,000 views in less than 24 hours, Obito has spread across Tik Tok and Instagram like wildfire. It’s received support from from taste-making playlists such as Spotify’s UK Rap, and the hugely influential independent playlist UK Drill, hitting over a million streams across platforms within a few days of release.
Taken from Offica’s forthcoming debut mixtape (along with previous 2021 single Yuck), Obito marks out Offica as a talent forging forward his own identity, and making the drill sound his own.