Japan’s big-name supergroup, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE has announced a Japanese
x Thai crossover collaboration with one of Thailand’s famous T-POP groups, TRINITY
(4NOLOGUE). The single, ‘Drop Dead’ is now available on all major digital streaming
Comparable to the battle of the war where there are difficulties and obstacles that lie ahead, the fight to succeed in reaching one’s dream is no different, making it grand and memorable. ‘Drop Dead’ is a song that provides listeners with positive energy and a fighting spirit for those who are determined to try their best and work hard to the very end.
With the project of teaming artists from different cultures together, Thailand’s HIGH CLOUD ENTERTAINMENT’s founder and Hip Hop artist, F.HERO, initiated this musical pairing of BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE and TRINITY. Produced by prolific Thai EDM producer, Ae BOTCASH, ‘Drop Dead’ combines various genres of Trap, EDM, Pop with Rap lyrics all into one immensely intense song. With lyrics discussed with US music songwriter Scott Kozdra, this collaborative single inspires listeners to overcome obstacles and not give up. In order to reach one’s dream is nothing but war. One that is life trading, to the point that the world will remember one’s name, resulting in ‘Drop Dead’ being chosen as the perfect title for this single.
Even F.HERO once said that its positive delivery made him ready to fight with anything without
fear. ‘Drop Dead’ was first performed live by both BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE and TRINITY at Big Mountain Music Festival, Thailand, in December 2022. The single is the first-ever international collaboration, produced outside of Japan from BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE.
Watch the groups’ performance of ‘Drop Dead’ at Big Mountain Music Festival here.
The accompanying music video will be released on the same day via HIGH CLOUD ENTERTAINMENT’s YouTube Channel at 12PM (ICT). Since their debut, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have not only performed sold-out solo shows, as well as together with the Jr. EXILE family, they have also travelled to Southeast Asian countries including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City for extensive promotional tours before the COVID’19 pandemic.
Moving all activities to Thailand since September 2022 through a signed agreement with the group’s management, LDH JAPAN and HIGH CLOUD ENTERTAINMENT (Thailand), BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have been working alongside prominent Thai rapper and Executive Producer, F.HERO, to create and deliver a new collaborative flavour of entertainment in Thailand.
The group’s stay in Thailand has been developed into new YouTube reality series, ‘New School Breakin’. The series documents the members of BALLISTIK BOYZ and PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE taking on everyday challenges in Thailand, and learning more about Thai culture, with the mission to win the hearts of Thai fans and working together with music producers of the T- POP industry. In addition, the group has performed at major events and festivals in Thailand including Thai Japan Iconic Music Fest, OCTOPOP 2022, 2022 J.LEAGUE ASIA CHALLENGE in THAILAND half time show and Big Mountain Music Festival, to name a few. BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have also just recently won the ‘Asia Rising Star Award’ at Thailand’s Digital Awards 2022.