Western Sydney drill outfit OneFour have levelled up in more ways than one with new single and video for ‘Say it Again’, featuring A$AP Ferg.

2019 wasn’t exactly the easiest year for the group, OneFour have been forced to deal with cancelled toursjailed members, and ongoing police trouble on their journey to creating the music they love.

Nothing can stop them however. The group have now officially released ‘Say it Again’, which sees them teaming up with US hip hop heavyweight A$AP Ferg.

The origins of the collab date back to earlier this year, when A$AP Ferg reached out to the group during his Australian tour. Co-produced by the UK’s Gotcha and Aussie producer/artist i.amsolo, the track mixes the long-standing hip-hop traditions of Harlem, New York and South London with the energetic vision of Western Sydney’s realest.

The song and music video, shot in their hometown of Mount Druitt, was pulled together in just 24 hours, with a little help from triple j’s Hau Latukefu.

“I connected his management with OneFour’s management and they met up at the studio that same night,” Hau told the ABC. “The guys recorded, shot the film clip the very next day and viola, we have one of the biggest collaborations to date between an Australian artist and a US artist.”

Check out OneFour’s ‘Say it Again’ ft. A$AP Ferg

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The track itself is a mission statement as they move forward to the next stage of their careers. As reported today by The Industry Observer, Rolling Stone Australia magazine’s exploration of OneFour has resulted in a positive outcome for the drill act from Western Sydney.

The band’s manager Ricky Simandjuntak told TIO the release of that feature has resulted in a positive change in the relationship between OneFour and Strike Force Raptor, the specialist organised-crime unit.

“After the article, we got taken a lot more seriously,” said Simandjuntak. “They saw us as a group that is legitimately in the music industry, rather than this bunch of kids running around making offensive music.

“That gave us a bit more creditability in their eyes that these are legitimate artists running a legitimate business.”