If you’re a fan of the local Filipino hip-hop scene, you’re familiar that Drill music is the latest musical phenomenon that’s taking over. While Drill rappers are a dime a dozen, a new rap collective named has caught our attention due to their unique sound. TriFluoride, a group hailing from Carmona, Cavite and tracing their roots to Zamboanga, has been making waves in the scene due to their songs that combine English, Tagalog, and their native dialect Tausug. The trio, composed of members: BL, Strict, and Yung Youz, has built a fan-base by their ability to relate to the strength and resiliency of Filipinos and by being a voice representing the region south of the Philippines.
While most drill music focuses on traditional hip hop themes like braggadocio, violence, and chasing women — TriFluoride is a breath of fresh air that offers a far different approach. The MCs use the popular drill sound to discuss fighting through adversity and anxiety.
According to Yung Youz, he described the brotherhood he’s forged with BL and Strict through music: “We find connection through drill hip hop and share the same bond with each other”
BL added: “I’ve done R&B songs before, but I fell in love with Drill - but we know how to adapt.”
We’re looking forward to seeing what TriFluoride can accomplish in the local Filipino hip hop scene this year. Check out their latest music video “Bloody Mary” directed by Matthew Wojciechowski and Eyad Sayeed of Cereal Clicker below!