Wake Up Call
by KSI (featuring Trippie Redd)

Album: Dissimulation (2020)
Charted: 11
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Songfacts®:

  • Olajide "JJ" Olatunji, better known as KSI, first achieved renown with his gaming commentary videos of the FIFA video game series. Once he began earning a good income from his uploads, Olatunji's content diversified into vlog and comedy-style videos. As the YouTube creator's following continued to increase, he signed a record deal with RBC Records and defeated fellow YouTuber Logan Paul in one of the most watched boxing events of 2019. Here, the all-around entertainer sends out a message about his versatility.

    I'm winnin' in different avenues
    Trippy my revenue
    Don't see me ever lose
    I jump hurdles like kangaroos


    Once KSI sees an opportunity, he will grab it and succeed, even if it's different to what he's done before.
  • Trippie Redd joins KSI on the song. The American rapper delivers the track's chorus about being alert to opportunities and taking advantage of them.
  • "Wake Up Call" is KSI's second successive single to feature a well known MC from the other side of Atlantic - On "Down Like That" he collaborated with Lil Baby, and Rick Ross. In working with such big names, the Brit is demonstrating the art of of seizing opportunities.
  • The producers are:

    English MC S-X, who also helmed "Down Like That."

    Brazilian-Egyptian rapper Mally Mall, whose resumé also includes work with Justin Bieber ("Hold Tight") and Rae Sremmurd ("Powerglide").
  • Nayip Ramos directed the comedic music video. It is a spoof of Austin Powers, complete with a mini me and full '70s regalia. Ramos also shot the clip for "Down Like That."

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