Speaking on the ‘For The Culture’ podcast, the Brighton-born musician revealed that his ‘Cheeky Bars’ video costs just £ 100.
ArrDee, real name Riley Davies, hit the music scene in April following the release of the remix Body alongside Tion Wayne and Russ Millions.
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The hit song became an overnight sensation after its verse gained popularity on TikTok.
But before the success of the UK charts, ArrDee released Cheeky Bars in January of this year.
The clip, shot by 1Time, was shot entirely on the Brighton Beach Bandstand in Kings Road.
Discussing the shoot, the 18-year-old rapper claimed the video cost just £ 100 to make, but said it wasn’t easy.
“Do you know how many takes we had to do because people were walking past,” he said.
The video currently has 4.1 million views on YouTube.
Later on the show, ArrDee revealed that he started making music at Saunders Park in Lewes Road at the age of nine and expressed his love for his hometown.
“Because we are an accepting city, you can be whoever you want in Brighton,” he said. “No one judges anyone. ”
ArrDee’s admiration for his hometown is evident in a number of his videos and lyrics.
Cheeky Bars features lyrics including “a chatty white boy raised by the sea”, while at 6am in Brighton the rapper says “Me? I’m just a seaside boy sitting in his ding dong rapping.
And: “Just because you hear me on the radio, it doesn’t change, my brother, I love my city.”
In the music of his latest release Oliver Twist, ArrDee can be seen in a number of locations in Brighton including the i360, Regency Square and Bexhill Road in Woodingdean.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-08 12:39:01