J Cole and 21 Savage to feature on Burna Boy new LP
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J Cole and 21 Savage to feature on Burna Boy new LP

Nigerian-American singer and rapper Burna Boy is increasing in popularity at an astonishing rate worldwide. The ‘Last Last’ emcee recently revealed that his album named I Told Them will arrive on August 25th, and fans are eagerly awaiting its release.

However, the rapper recently unveiled that he has a song featuring J Cole on the project, which is news to fans. The rhymer (real name (Damini Ogulu) had already unleashed his single, ‘Sittin’ on Top Of The World’ alongside 21 Savage, earlier this month and has continued to dominate the charts with his material.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Radio in Los Angeles, Ogulu reeled off a slew of names that are set to appear on the LP’s tracklist, including the UK emcee Dave, Byron Messia and Seyi Vibez and many others.

Delving into the nitty-gritty of the project and collaboration with Cole, Ogulu told Lowe the North Carolina musician is a “legend.” Concerning the synergy the two artists have, the vocalist explained, “The truth is often hidden, but when you come across it, and you are a person of truth yourself, you can’t help but recognize it. You know what I mean? That’s really the story of me and J Cole. It’s like, I recognize it.”

He continued, “That’s something I’ve always looked at, his sense and thought, ‘Bro, that would be a nice, very conducive way to end up.'” Burna Boy is one of many African-born artists making waves in the music industry internationally. Earlier this year UK emcee Stormzy told Dazed, “The greatest music on Earth is coming out of Africa,” which seems to be true with Ogulu.

With acts such as Drake endorsing the African sound and wanting in on the movement, it has most definitely made its way into the American market and has been a prominent sonic in the UK for a long time.

As well as 21 Savage and J Cole, Burna Boy also teamed up with the Gambian-British emcee J Hus for an exceptional collaborative track entitled ‘Masculine’ earlier this year. You can hear Ogulu’s work with 21 Savage in the video below.