From his humble beginnings, honing his skills under the OFB banner, to becoming one of the UK’s biggest Drill rappers, Headie One has cemented himself as a member of the Drill Mount Rushmore.
In 2020, you heard him spitting bars alongside Drake in a series of tracks that transcended the way North Americans perceived Drill. Since then, Headie’s impact has been felt globally. His latest release, 50s, has amassed over 5.5 million streams on Spotify within a month.
Continue down below to learn about five Headie One tracks that you need to get your ears on.
Can’t Be Us
Let’s kick this list off with an absolute screamer! Can’t Be Us was a collaboration with Abra Cadabra and Bandokay, a tune that featured a classic Headie beat and switch-up that we often find in his tunes.
In this track, the trio celebrates their affinity and goes about dissing their adversaries with bars delivered with bravado. Abra Cadabra has a unique voice that pairs like marshmallows and chocolate when followed by Headie. Bandokay provides the typical drill flow that we’ve learned to love.
Fire in the Booth
On his Fire in the Booth with Ambush, K-Trap, and Blade Brown, Headie One spits some of the craziest bars I’ve ever heard. “And I know that I’m a wanted guy,
keep a barrel that spins like the London eye,” and, “I got my bally on, they still know it’s me, my head’s too big, there ain’t no good disguise,” reign supreme among the best bars.
An absolute classic! Of Course came out in 2018 and defined Headie One’s sound. Following the release of this tune, he blew up everywhere, being featured in mainstream magazines and exploding on streaming services. It may not be his best track, but it’s certainly his most influential.
When you see Headie’s name appear beside M Huncho, you just know it’s going to be spectacular. Huncho’s more melodic tone and laser focus on vocals tend to offset Headie’s raspy voice.
In Warzone, this combination is exemplified to perfection. They go back and forth every sixteen bars or so, flowing like they’re surfing on a tandem board.
Beggars Can’t Be Choosers/Back to Back
If you’re in the market for two great filler tracks on your playlist, look no further. The two songs above are great options for playlist filler as they’re catchy and produced very well, although they don’t stand out in an overpowering way. Might serve you well at your next function!
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