See the Future: South London Rapper Conrad Kira Premiere’s New Video for ‘Baka (Up In The Ear Remix)’

South London rapper and producer Conrad Kira’s personal brand of Grime music is overflowing with industrial beats and futuristic trappings, culminating in a body of work that feels a few years ahead of anything else. As a citizen of the world who splits his time between the streets of London and the ultramodern, cosmopolitan realm of Tokyo, Kira’s upcoming EP Rictus (September 4th) draws an international influences and genres, all cohesively orchestrated under the artist’s swift and sophisticated wordplay.

Today, BlackBook is premiering a video directed by Greg Pond for the Up In The Ear Remix of “Baka,” the lead single off of the forthcoming extended play. The track’s beat is a lively and persistent, propelling the song forward as the deep grime bassline plays under lyrical goodies like, “I don’t give a damn—I’m going Green Eggs and Ham.” Check out the premiere below, as well as more on Conrad Kira here.

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