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Irish rapper RUNOFFBROKE is set to release a punk-trap tune, “ATILLA THA HUN.” The dark, energetic banger features RUNOFFBROKE’s signature quick and clever rhymes, but with a heavier sound than his usual releases.
RUNOFFBROKE SAYS, “Me and NINETY7HERTZ were discussing a festival we went to in Berlin where they played artists like XXXTentacion and Ski Mask the Slump God. As much as we loved the music, what we really loved was the reaction of the crowd. They responded to the music with this insane energy and forty-foot-wide mosh pits. It was cool to see that kind of crowd at a hip-hop gig.”
He goes on to say, “We wanted to re-imagine that energy through our music: the punk/metal energy mixed with heavy hip-hop beats. NINETY7HERTZ made a beat based on those influences, and the lyrics are inspired by a ruthless character, Attila the Hun. It’s basically me trying to stay the most stupid and messed up things that I can, in a nonchalant way. Kinda like someone bringing up being involved in a bank robbery in the middle of a normal conversation.”
The song was recorded in NINETY7HERTZ’s studio in Wicklow. RUNOFFBROKE says, “There were a few of us getting drunk in the studio, and we decided to lay down some takes for the track. No mic stand, no pop shield, just me holding the mic and screaming into it, and the boys going crazy after every take. It was cool to capture that screamy-rap energy, and the final takes on the track are from that night.”
RUNOFFBROKE says, “I imagine the track as a soundtrack to your local riot. The music gives you that hectic, wild energy and confidence. It makes you feel like you could go straight through a barricade of cops like a bowling ball.”