”Written bySaien Benjamin
Abra Cadabra releases “Street View” as part of the soundtrack to his debut acting role in “TRAPPING”
Abra Cadabra‘s latest offering, “Street View,” arrives as a fitting complement to the release of the British film ‘TRAPPING’ on the innovative pay-per-view streaming platform, THE DROP. This MOBO Award-winning rapper has joined forces with some remarkable producers, including FaNaTix, MageTheProducer, and Juggy Beatz, to create a captivating soundtrack that intertwines seamlessly with the film’s narrative.
Abra Cadabra masterfully draws from his own life experiences, fusing them with the character he portrays in the film. The result is a powerful and authentic performance that resonates deeply with the listener. His commitment to infusing his personal journey into his art is evident throughout this EP, and it adds a layer of authenticity that is often missing in contemporary music.
The accompanying music video for “Street View” further enhances the connection between the music and the film. Directed by the film’s producers, Femi Oyeniran and Nicky ‘Slimting’ Walker, the video was shot on the gritty streets of Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm Estate. It cleverly incorporates scenes from the forthcoming movie, offering a sneak peek into the gritty and raw world depicted in ‘TRAPPING.’
Speaking of ‘TRAPPING,’ the film, directed and written by Penny Woolcock, provides a brutally honest portrayal of the grim reality of county lines in the UK. Filmed in economically disadvantaged areas of London and Kent, it features Abra Cadabra in his debut acting role, alongside a talented cast that includes Louis Ede, Aaliyah Gohir, C-Biz, Femi Oyeniran, Nicky Walker, and the Drill group OFB. This venture into acting demonstrates Abra Cadabra’s versatility and his willingness to step out of his comfort zone to tell a compelling and important story.
THE DROP, the brainchild of British directors, actors, and Grime pioneers Femi Oyeniran and Nicky “Slimting” Walker, offers a unique platform dedicated to serving minority and underrepresented audiences worldwide. It also serves as a launchpad for independent and emerging talent in the British TV and Film Industries. This initiative is a breath of fresh air in an industry that often struggles to provide opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives.
Abra Cadabra’s journey from the streets of Tottenham to international recognition is a testament to his talent and dedication. With tracks like “On Deck” and his chart-topping mixtape ‘Product Of My Environment,’ he has proven time and again that he’s here to stay. “Street View” is yet another feather in his cap, showcasing his aggressive versatility and commitment to authenticity in his craft.
“Street View” is more than just a song; it’s a powerful piece of art that captures the essence of Abra Cadabra’s life experiences and the gritty realism of ‘TRAPPING.’ As he continues to evolve as an artist and actor, his impact on the music and film industries is bound to grow, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this multitalented artist