British megastar rapper, Stormzy has revealed the artists set to feature on his imminent new album ‘This Is What I Mean‘.
The rapper’s third album is set to debut this Friday, November 25 2022. Lead single ‘Hide & Seek‘ arrived last month, and was recently followed by the track ‘Firebabe‘.
Furthermore, the cast list reveals guest appearances from Sampha, Nigerian superstars, Teni, Ayra Starr, Oxlade, Music producer, Tempoe, Ms Banks and many more.
Also on the album are Ghanaian acts Black Sherif, Amaarae, and Ghanaian disc jockey, DJ Juls.
— Stormzy (@stormzy) November 22, 2022
Described as ‘an intimate love letter to music‘ in a press statement and largely created at a ‘Stormzy music camp’ in Osea Island, Stormzy spoke about collaborating heavily on the new album.
“When you hear about music camps they always sound intense and sombre, People saying: ‘We need to make an album. We need to make some hit records, but this felt beautifully free. We’re all musicians but we weren’t always doing music. Some days we played football or walked around taking pictures. And the bi-product to that was very beautiful music”.
“Because when you marry that ethos with world class musicians and the best producers, writers and artists in the world, and we’re in one space, that’s a recipe for something that no one can really imagine. You can’t even calculate what that’s going to come up with. And it came up with a big chunk of this album.”
Meanwhile, Stormzy mentioned that he made peace with the idea that no one may like his new album. Speaking about the new record in an interview with Rick Rubin for i-D, Stormzy explained how he finds it impossible to figure out what people want from him.