Here’s what American music producer Sean Diddy Combs said about Burna Boy fifth studio album, Twice As Tall.
He said Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall album, scheduled for release on 14 August date, will be a great hit.
Diddy executive-produced the album. Burna Boy recorded most of the Twice As Tall album during the pandemic.
Burna Boy and Diddy managed to collaborate over an eight-hour time difference via file transfers and Zoom calls.
Diddy created voice-over intros for some of the tracks and added musical contributions from artists such as Anderson Paak and Timbaland.
“I’m on record that I like, hit records. I like them, if they become hit records,” Diddy said.
“I’ve come in, a lot of times, when an artist wants to some coaching or pushing to maybe at a greater level.”
“He, as every artist, wants the world to hear his music. 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 the world to hear his music, his message, his people.”
Burna Boy completed almost 80 percent of the album before Diddy was brought in to provide “fresh ears” to the project.
The producer says the LP is “a modern but pure, unapologetic African body of work.
“The thing that I learned about him is the importance of what he’s doing for his nation and representing the people that aren’t really heard globally,” he said.
“Through this album, I think it’s important for Africa to be heard. And so it’s bigger than just an album. He’s not just on a musical artist trip. He’s a revolutionary. His conviction is serious.”
In an interview with The New York Times, Burna Boy also spoke about the Twice As Tall LP.
“I’ve never picked up a pen and paper and written down a song in my life,” he said.
“It all just comes, like someone is standing there and telling me what to say. It’s all according to the spirits. God put some of us on this earth to do what we do.”
For his new LP, Burna Boy said that he is continuing the mission he started.
To clarify, he wants to build a bridge that leads every Black person in the world to come together. The Grammy nominee also wants to make you understand that without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are.”