Editors' Notes On 2019 release Music x Road, Headie One revealed the thin line he walked risking his freedom each day. It was a balancing act he’d lose control of later that year, spending time in a London prison. But before his incarceration the Tottenham MC settled a project with producer and multi-instrumentalist Fred Again... The themes behind those sessions? “Loyalty, friendship and other things that are important to me,” Headie One tells Apple Music. Exploring the boundaries of his sound, GANG points to a stunning creative rebirth. Pulsing opener “Told” takes things full circle immediately, chopping up Music x Road’s intro to create something instantly memorable and genuinely thrilling. Similarly inspired moments flash by throughout. “Smoke” is an ambitious dance pairing with Jamie XX, while moments of contrition clash with pride on “Charades”. The title track—a soaring salute to family and friends—hints not only at remorse but renewed hope for a rapper who assures us of more tricks in store. “Stay patient,” he says. "I’m charging."
Judge Me (Interlude) [feat. FKA twigs]
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
The Boys (Interlude)
SOLDIERS (feat. Sampha)
8 Songs, 22 Minutes
April 3, 2020
℗ 2020 Relentless Records under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited