For his next album, “Twice As Tall,” Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy recruited American rapper and record executive Sean “Diddy” Combs as executive producer. The album will be out on August 14.
In a teaser shared on his social media pages, Burna spoke to Diddy via Facetime.
“I know you can’t wait for the world to reopen,” Diddy said to which Burna replied, “On God” while one of the songs played in the background.
“Never in my life did I take a pencil and paper and write a song,” Burna Boy told The New York Times in a recent interview.
“Everything just comes in, like someone is standing there and telling me what to say. Everything is in accordance with the spirits. Some of us are on this earth to do what we do. “
“Twice As Tall” is a continuation of his critically acclaimed 2019 album “African Giant”. For the new album, he said that “basically continue the mission that I started, which is to build a bridge that brings all the black people of the world together, and make you understand that without having a base of operations, you may not be as strong as you are. “.
Three-time Grammy winner Diddy was hired to provide “new ears” when the album was 80 percent complete.
“I have proof that I like hit records. If they’re not hit records, I don’t like them, “Diddy told The New York Times. Diddy has worked with artists like Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Usher and the late The Notorious B.I.G.
“Many times, when an artist wants to be trained or pushed to a perhaps higher level, that’s where I’ve come in,” he said.
“He, like every artist, wants his music to be heard by the world. He does not mind crossing. You know, he’s not trying to get hot. He doesn’t say, ‘I want to be a big pop star,’ he’s already a star. He wants his music, his message, his people to be heard ”.