The UK’s three reigning rap kings Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy have come together for their new collaborative single ‘Ain’t It Different’.
The official first single from Headie’s forthcoming new album ‘Edna’ set for release later this year.
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Produced by FRED (Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Burna Boy, Stefflon Don) and Toddla T (Young T & Bugsey, Aitch, Stormzy, Bugzy Malone), the epic track samples two distinctive but equally iconic tracks; M-Dubs ‘Bump and Grind’ and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ ‘Pretty Little Ditty’ (which was also notably sampled by Crazy Town on the #1 hit ‘Butterfly’).
An unforgettable moment for the UK scene, ‘Ain’t It Different’ sees Headie, AJ and Stormzy impressively trade commanding and assertive bars, expertly demonstrating why this trio of superstars are among the elite of UK rap. While this is a first-time collaboration for Headie and AJ, Headie and Stormzy have already seen success together with ‘Audacity’ which blazed the UK Top 10 last year.
The accompanying video was directed by Taz Tron Delix (Novelist, Kojey Radical and Oscar Worldpeace). The cinematic visual features Headie, AJ and Stormzy as members of an elite secret society with cameos from RV and OFB. Amidst scenes of cars and motorbikes driving full throttle at maximum speed are futuristic elements with animated greenery and butterflies. Throughout the video is a towering statue of Headie overlooking a London skyline like the Drill king he is.
‘Ain’t It Different’ comes after the gargantuan success of ‘Only You Freestyle’ featuring Canadian Hip-Hop icon, Drake. His starring guest-turn on the track broke Headie on an international scale, solidifying his position as the ‘King Of Drill’. The blistering track has become Headie’s biggest hit to date, peaking at No.5 on the UK Singles Chart and amassing 13 million views on YouTube to date.
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