Before he debuts the Based Off Black EP in a couple of weeks though, ThisisDA has unveiled his first music video of the year, for "Hotsteppa", the third track to be released from his forthcoming EP.
Shot and directed by Tim Crawley (Run The Jewels, Paul White, Danny Brown), with a cameo appearance from Bristol visual artist Just Scribble, the visuals perfectly captures the energy of ThisisDA’s growing stature, as he continues to carve out a niche for himself, within UK Hip Hop.
Produced by long time collaborator Mankub, with Audiosnax providing complementary live DJ scratches, new offering ‘Hotsteppa’ runs with an infectious and nostalgic boom bap musical milieu, a hint of which we previously heard on ‘Won’t Change’.
As one of the first records to be completed for the Based Off Black EP, "Hotsteppa" leads the way with a notably gritty, braggadocios and aggressive tone and message, with ThisisDA bringing his lyrical dexterity to the forefront.
With tastemakers referring to ThisisDA as 'British Hip Hop gold', and comparing the gifted 20-year old to the likes of Joey Bada$$, Lupe Fiasco and Dizzee Rascal, plus further support coming from BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, XFM and Noisey, it’s clear to see why his Based Off Black is one of the most anticipated UK Hip Hop projects.
Watch below as ThisisDA drives this point home with ‘Hotsteppa’.