Berlin-native Ufo361, real name Ufuk Bayraktar, has been tearing up the German hip-hop scene over the past several years, finding massive support from the country’s youth for his meticulously-executed mix of German street rap and American trap. He released his riotous 808 album in 2018, dousing the tracks’ hefty instrumentals with hard-hitting flows and syrupy choruses. He followed that project up with VVS just months later, announcing his retirement and subsequently returning with his fourth studio album Wave in 2019. Originally teased as part of his most recent album but was later cut due to time constraints, Ufo361 has now released his long-awaited collaboration alongside Future titled “Big Drip.”
Produced by multi-platinum Berlin production duo The Cratez as well as longtime Ufo collaborator Jimmy Torrio, the nearly three-minute track brings together a voracious pairing of American and European trap sensibilities. Ufo361 exudes his usual street-fueled flows throughout, pairing with Future’s characteristic sound as both deliver bars about jewelry, designer goods, and more. The music video follows suit, showcasing both rappers vibing in designer attire as they rap out their verses in chandelier-decked halls, wide-body Benz’s, and lavish hotels.
You can watch the visual for “Big Drip” above. Ufo361’s fifth studio album Rich Rich, of which the single is a part of, releases on April 24.
For more on German hip-hop, HYPEBEAST recently sat down with fellow rapper and Ufo361 collaborator, RIN.