War
by ArrDee (featuring Aitch)

Album: Pier Pressure (2022)
Charted: 6
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, ArrDee links up with fellow white English rapper Aitch to trade slick verses. While ArrDee recounts battling through past troubles, Aitch is in bragging mode as he flexes about present glories.
  • Because of their similar image of cheeky, young scamps, the collaboration between the Brighton and Manchester rappers had been much anticipated. ArrDee told Apple Music they recognized it was time to give the people what they want. "Though we don't sound or look alike in any way, as people I guess we're very similar," he said. "And with that I think there will always be comparisons, haters - mainly because we've both had similarly fast come-ups - and you'll find that everyone has something to say. But it's time that we both stood up and showed that we're built for this, ready for anything."

    ArrDee added they wanted to come out with something different. "They've heard about the parties, girls and vibes," he said, "but this song really brings something special out of us both."
  • Another link between ArrDee and Aitch is they both broke through with contributions towards remixes of Russ Millions and Tion Wayne hit songs:

    Aitch burst on the scene in 2019 as one of four rappers who contributed additional verses to the remix of "Keisha and Becky."

    In 2021, ArrDee's career took off when he was one of nine artists who featured on the chart-topping remix to "Body."
  • WhYJay and LiTek supplied the high-energy, drill-leaning instrumental. Whyjay is Aitch's go-to producer; their collaborations include "Taste (Make It Shake)" and "Learning Curve." LiTek also co-produced "Learning Curve" and worked on ArrDee's "Flowers (Say My Name)."
  • Gabriella Kingsley directed the military-themed music video. Filmed on Brighton beach, it sees ArrDee and Aitch face off with their armies, only to unite each time the chorus plays. London director Kingsley has also worked with Krept and Konan, Tinie Tempah, Dappy and Mostack.

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