Filipino rapper Shanti Dope has released the music video for his most recent track called ‘Tricks’.
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The visual arrived on Universal Records Philippines’ official YouTube channel on September 2. It sees the artist performing the single in front of a car, surrounded by ladies in Japanese-inspired maid and school uniform outfits.
An anthem about needing to find a connection with someone, he sings about meeting a girl who he forms an instant bond with, if only for now. The rapper relates this in the chorus: “Sa dami ng pagsubok na ayokong maalala / Dito muna tayo sa ngayon, ako bahala / Kung natatakot ka na muna magmahal / Pareho tayo, ‘wag ka mag-alala (With all the struggles I want to forget / Let’s just stay in the present, I’ll lead the way / If you’re afraid to love right now / Don’t worry because I feel the same)”.
‘Tricks’ was first released on August 12. It follows the collaborative singles ‘Kamusta’ with Flow G and ‘Day Onez’ with Rookie, as well as the solo track ‘Maya’. Prior to these releases, Shanti Dope also put out the five-track EP titled ‘Basic’.
In April, he joined Gloc-9’s new 44 Bars Rap Challenge, where participants share their own freestyle verses over a beat produced by Goodson Hellabad and Gloc-9. For his entry, he chose to rap about striving for the success that he dreamed of and how it has paid off.