The Nigerian songwriter last month released ‘Sittin’ on Top Of The World’ with Atlantan rapper 21 Savage, sampling Brandy. After that, he made history by becoming the first African artist ever to perform a headline gig at, and sell out, a UK stadium when he played at London Stadium last month.
The video for ‘Big 7’ is playful and uplifting, in which the ‘African Giant’ raps about his dreams, ambitions, and career success to date (perhaps not too original, but it’s what we love about him). He also played tribute to late fashion and music icon Virgil Abloh, who passed away in 2021, in the lyrics: “First of all, rest in peace Virgil Abloh / Don’t spill no drink on my clothes when I’m Louis V drippin’.”
“‘Big 7’ is a melodic tribute to embracing new heights in my musical journey,” said Burna Boy. “The title represents a symbolic aspiration to reach greater horizons, with the number seven embodying an attainable and harmonious growth.”
In the video, directed by Benny Boom, the Grammy Award-winning rapper bops around the streets of New York, accompanied by excitable hip-hop legends Junior Mafia and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame. He also enjoys a slice of pizza with Busta Rhymes.
The video includes the announcement of his new album, I Told Them. According to a press release, this record is inspired by 90s hip-hop such as Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes. It follows last year’s sixth studio album, Love, Damini, which featured the massive hit ‘Last Last’.
I Told Them will be released on 25 August via Spaceship/Bad Habit/Atlantic Records. You can pre-order the record here.
Burna Boy's 7th studio album "I Told Them" will be released on 25th of August 2023.
— BURNA BOY STATS (@BurnaBoyStats) July 27, 2023
In recent news, Burna Boy hopped on the remix for rising Kittitian star Byron Messia’s viral track ‘Taliban’. The Lagos stars verse sparked rumours that he is dating dancehall artist Jada Kingdom since he rapped, “All of the best pumpum deh yah Kingston / So me buy a Birkin fi Jada Kingdom.”
Burna Boy enjoyed a dream come true this year when he co-headlined the UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show In Istanbul, ahead of the match between Manchester City and Inter Milan (City won 1-0).