Korean-Australian rap collective (and NME 100 act) 1300 have linked up with Kwame for a new single, ‘Steve Jobs’.

“We had an amazing energy in the studio together,” 1300 said of the collaboration in a statement. “We were all very excited to be there and kind of fed off each other’s high energy.

“It has a quirk – almost like a video game,” they added. “If anyone reading this works for Apple, we’d like a sponsorship. Someone tell Apple to send us some laptops.”

‘Steve Jobs’ arrives with a video directed by Raghav Rampal – who was behind their J Award winning clip for ‘Oldboy’. According to Rampal, Michael Mann films – as well as a “sprinkling” of Beginning and The matrix – served as guiding influences for the video. See it below:

1300 released their debut mixtape ‘Foreign Language’ last April. NME called the project a “breathless, 36-minute debut … that should convince you the hype was real” in a four-star review upon its release, later declaring it one of the 25 best Australian albums of 2022.

Last year also saw 1300 debut their triple j Like a Version with a cover of PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ and perform at festivals such as Falls and Spilled Milk (where, in Canberra, NME said they delivered “the most memorable set of the day”).

Since ‘Foreign Language’ was released, they have also linked up with producer SOLLYY for the joint single ‘CARDIO!’, as well as remixes of Young Franco and Theophilus London’s ‘Get Your Money’.

Kwame, meanwhile, most recently released the four-track EP ‘thatboykwame’ last month. He also featured on B Wise’s ‘Tough Love’ and Tasman Keith’s ‘NOT 4 SAFETY’ last July. The latter was lifted from Keith’s debut album ‘A Color Undone’, with Kwame serving as both co-producer and executive producer.

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