Japanese Supergroup BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE Team Up with T-POP Group, TRINITY, for ‘Drop Dead’
The group’s first international collaboration since moving all activities to Thailand in September 2022
Japan’s big-name supergroup, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE, has announced a Japanese x Thai crossover collaboration with one of Thailand’s famous T-POP groups, TRINITY (4NOLOGUE).
Comparable to the war battle, where some difficulties and obstacles lie ahead, the fight to reach one’s dream is no different, making it grand and memorable.
‘Drop Dead’ is a song that provides listeners with positive energy and a fighting spirit for those who are determined to try their best and work hard to the very end.
With the project of teaming artists from different cultures together, Thailand’s HIGH CLOUD ENTERTAINMENT’s founder and Hip Hop artist, F.HERO, initiated this musical pairing of BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE and TRINITY.
Produced by prolific Thai EDM producer Ae BOTCASH, ‘Drop Dead’ combines various genres of Trap, EDM, and Pop with Rap lyrics into one immensely intense song.
With lyrics discussed with US music songwriter Scott Kozdra, this collaborative single inspires listeners to overcome obstacles and not give up.
To reach one’s dream is nothing but war. One that is life trading, to the point that the world will remember one’s name, resulting in ‘Drop Dead’ being chosen as the perfect title for this single.
Even F.HERO once said that its positive delivery made him ready to fight with anything without fear. ‘Drop Dead’ was first performed live by both BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE and TRINITY at Big Mountain Music Festival, Thailand, in December 2022.
The single is the first-ever international collaboration, produced outside Japan by BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE.
Watch the group’s performance of ‘Drop Dead’ at Big Mountain Music Festival here.
Since their debut, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have not only performed sold-out solo shows, as well as together with the Jr. EXILE family, they have also travelled to Southeast Asian countries, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City for extensive promotional tours before the COVID’19 pandemic.
Moving all activities to Thailand since September 2022 through a signed agreement with the group’s management, LDH JAPAN and HIGH CLOUD ENTERTAINMENT (Thailand), BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE has been working alongside prominent Thai rapper and Executive Producer, F.HERO, to create and deliver a new collaborative flavour of entertainment in Thailand.
The group’s stay in Thailand has been developed into a new YouTube reality series, ‘New School Breakin’. ‘ The series documents the members of BALLISTIK BOYZ and PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE taking on everyday challenges in Thailand and learning more about Thai culture, with the mission to win the hearts of Thai fans and working together with music producers of the T-POP industry.
In addition, the group has performed at major events and festivals in Thailand, including Thai Japan Iconic Music Fest, OCTOPOP 2022, 2022 J.LEAGUE ASIA CHALLENGE in THAILAND half time show and Big Mountain Music Festival, to name a few.
In addition, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE has recently won the ‘Asia Rising Star Award’ at Thailand’s Digital Awards 2022.
BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE
BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE comprises seven multi-talented members: Ryuta Hidaka, Yoshiyuki Kano, Ryusei Kainuma, Miku Fukahori, Rikiya Okuda, Riki Matsui, and Masahiro Sunada.
Fully utilizing their immense talent and physical abilities, BALLISTIK BOYZ is part of LDH JAPAN’s collective of artists, EXILE TRIBE.
As the sixth group to come out of EXILE TRIBE, the band is the first artist group where all members dance, sing, rap, and perform acrobatics.
As the first artist group to make their debut in the Japanese “Reiwa Era,” their self-titled album, ‘BALLISTIK BOYZ’ (2019), topped both physical and digital streaming charts, coming in 1st Place on the ORICON Weekly Album Charts, Billboard JAPAN Top Album Sales, Billboard JAPAN Hot Albums Charts, and Spotify Viral Charts. In addition, the band also won the Rising Star Award at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ) that same year.
Their second album, ‘PASS THE MIC,’ was released in November 2021, charting at #8 on the ORICON Weekly Album Charts. Since their debut, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have not only performed sold-out solo shows, as well as together with the Jr. EXILE family, they have also travelled to major Southeast Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City for extensive promotional tours before the COVID’19 pandemic.
Making their way from Japan and into the world with their refreshingly authentic music and strong live performances, BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a talented group with an ever-growing international audience. Exploding out of Japan with a global-standard quality, this Japanese group is fast becoming the music supergroup to make its mark worldwide.
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TRINITY is a boy group from Thailand with three members, Third LAPAT NGAMCHAWENG, Porsche-SIVAKORN ADULSUTTIKUL and Jackie-JACKRIN KUNGWANKIATICHAI from 4NOLOGUE label. The group officially debuted on 17 September 2019 with their TRINITY: THE 1ST MINI ALBUM “THE ELEMENTS,” which includes the songs’ Haters Got Nothing’, ‘IOU,’ ‘Jazzy’ and ‘Hidden Track.’
TRINITY returns with a stronger mindset and skills than ever before. Their development allows everyone to see the new side of them.
Their stories are told through the ‘TRINITY 1ST FULL ALBUM EP.01 BREATH’ with the opening track called ‘LIFE AIN’T OVER,’ followed by ‘NOBODY,’ ‘I DON’T MISS YOU,’ and ‘Oh! Oh!’. Everyone will always see different sides and new perspectives of TRINITY from their works.
TRINTY ended 2022 with the title track from the TRINITY 1ST FULL ALBUM EP.02 DESIRE called ‘Champagne Poppin’. This was their first song with full English lyrics and the electronic pop style with strong beats. The Champagne Poppin dance moves will make you all want to party and dance with them!