Burna Boy’s New Album “Twice As Tall” Was Executive Produced By Diddy
For his forthcoming album, “Twice As Tall”, Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy enlisted American rapper and record executive Sean “Diddy” Combs as the executive producer. The album is set for release on the 14th of August.
In a trailer shared on his social media pages, Burna spoke with Diddy via Facetime.
“I know you can’t wait till they open the world back up,” Diddy said to which Burna replied, “On God” while one of the songs played in the background.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) August 5, 2020
“I’ve never picked up a pen and paper and written down a song in my life,” Burna Boy told The New York Times in a recent interview said.
“It all just comes, like someone is standing there and telling me what to say. It’s all according to the spirits. Some of us are put on this earth to do what we do.”
“Twice As Tall” is a follow up to his critically acclaimed 2019 album “African Giant”. For the new album, he said that he is “basically continuing the mission I started, which is building a bridge that leads every Black person in the world to come together, and to make you understand that without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are.”
Three-time Grammy winner, Diddy was brought in to provide “fresh ears” when the album was 80 per cent complete.
“I’m on record that I like hit records. If they’re not hit records, I don’t like them,” Diddy said to The New York Times. Diddy has worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Usher and the late The Notorious B.I.G.
“A lot of times when an artist wants to be coached or pushed to maybe a greater level, that’s where I’ve come in,” he said.
“He, as every artist, he wants his music to be heard by the world. He doesn’t care about crossing over. You know, he’s not trying to get hot. He’s not, like, ‘I want to be a big pop star’ — he’s already a star. He wants his music to be heard, his message, his people.”
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) August 6, 2020