You can always count on V9 to cut through the noise. Although he’s been busy with live shows and guesting on “Live & Direct” with the rest of the #98s set and on Groundworks’ The G Tape: Vol.1, it’s been a little while since we had some solo material from the masked one.
Thankfully, the wait is now over as V9 returns with “Plenty”, his first since his landmark Murk With A Mouth project last year. With all this talk of samples and drill drifting away from its roots, “Plenty” arrives at the perfect time. Producers Pipe It Up and KE4T have stripped everything right back, focusing solely on a chilling piano line, some hi-hat triplets, and some booming 808s that lurch rather than slide.
For the video, director Blueboredom shoots V9 inside Pirate Studios while he lays out some brutal, gory rhymes about road life. It’s unlikely to land him on TikTok anytime soon, but it’s a necessary reminder of where drill came from.
Press play on the video above and be sure to add “Plenty” to your playlists.