It marks the first new song of 2021 for both artists, arriving alongside a cinematic music video that sees Crooks zipping through an alpine landscape with a woman, as well as sitting atop a plane in an ocean surrounded by sharks. Hefs also makes an appearance in the clip, with shots cutting between the rapper in a sandstorm-shrouded desert and metropolitan alleyway.
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Crooks released four tracks across 2020, starting with ‘Camo’ in March, featuring Astrokid and Kevin Rolly. He followed up with ‘Bastards’, ‘Killing Me Softly’ and ‘Top’ featuring Sydney rapper BLESSED, the latter of which came with a music video premiered exclusively on NME.
Though not explicitly confirmed by Crooks, it’s likely ‘Don’t Cross The Line’ will appear on his forthcoming EP ‘MFII’, or ‘Mood Forever II’, the follow up to 2017’s ‘Mood Forever’.
Speaking to NME about the upcoming EP, Crooks said “I got bare bangers on this from start to finish!”
“Excited for people to hear the dynamics in the new music!”
NME named it one of 14 Australian albums and EPs to look forward to in 2021, writing that Crooks had “trimmed the letters and the fat, relaunching with inky two-minute swagger-bangers”.
As for Hefs, the hip-hop artist released his latest single ‘SEND IT!’ in November last year, along with a music video of him taking on postie duties.
It followed on from his six-track EP ‘Living In Sin’, featuring collaborations with Hooligan Skinny, Dimzy, Blueboy and Billymaree.