The track, which features composer and producer contributions by fellow Malaysian rapper SonaOne, premiered on Wednesday (February 2) on major streaming platforms. Also released was a music video that features Daniel riding on horseback through Kuala Lumpur’s empty streets alongside the iconic Merdeka Square and the colonial-era shop offices that line it.
Flizzow also makes an appearance in the music video, decked out in an all-white ensemble and sunglasses as he raps: “I’m just trying to be a billionaire / Look at the stats check the silverware / YOLO but life ain’t fair”.
Watch the music video for ‘Habis Sini’ below.
Daniel shared his appreciation for Flizzow in a Twitter post, writing “I can’t believe I have a song together with Joe Flizzow”, to which the veteran rapper replied, “I have a song with Naim Daniel broooo.”
‘Habis Sini’ is also Daniel’s first track of 2022, having last released the single ‘Mainan’ in November 2021. He was recently nominated for the 2021 Best Southeast Asia Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards alongside Indonesia’s Lyodra, Thailand’s Ink Waruntorn, Vietnam’s K-ICM, Singapore’s JJ Lin and Filipino P-pop group SB19. The award was ultimately won by Lin.
Daniel, an actor since he was a child, is currently readying his debut album, he said in an interview in December. The nine- or 10-song project has been in the works for over two years, he told August Man.
Def Jam Southeast Asia’s managing director, Flizzow was most recently featured on Def Jam executive creative consultant Snoop Dogg’s global edition of his ‘Algorithm’ compilation album, ‘Algorithm (Global Edition)’, released in December. He jumped on a guest spot on the track ‘Alright’, rapping alongside Redman and Cleveland singer Nefertitti Avani.