EXCLUSIVE: nineteen97 Whips Up A Riot In Video For Grimey “Keri Hilson”

Roughly this time last year, Birmingham graphic designer-turned MC nineteen97 made his first strides into the industry with Mayhem NODB and Jesse James Solomon on his debut single “I Got”. It was the first taste of what would become the CHROME EP, a five-track release that has since spawned a live event (CHROME Birmingham) and a radio takeover (CHROME FM).

Today, he returns with visuals for a new single, “Keri Hilson”, and he’s put together some wild new visuals to go with it. Funnily enough, it was right here on TRENCH that “I Got” was premiered, a full circle moment that hasn’t escaped him—“Trench boy, yeah we’re doing good out the ends,” he says, “They saw me in Trench and they asked what’s next”.

Filmed at the above-mentioned CHROME Birmingham show, the new video is a glorious, sweat-drenched madness that shows just how adept he is at commanding a live audience. Diving into the crowd, bodies flying in every direction, it’s as energetic as grime gets.

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Words: James Keith

Posted on October 22, 2021