Headie One & Fred Again... - GANG
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 76 ratings
2020 Ratings: #571
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April 3, 2020 / Release Date
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Relentless / Label
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If this mixtape is a sign of things to come, then don’t be surprised if Headie One’s name is soon mentioned among the Skeptas, Giggses, and Stormzys of the world. He sure deserves it.

As genres grow past their initial birth, artists inevitably start pushing at their boundaries. Headie One gave us a glimpse of this with last year’s Music x Road, but this collaboration with Fred Again sees him break out of drill in a way that few would have the talent to pull off.

Loud and Quiet
It’d be a stretch to say that this mixtape is the future of a genre, but it may serve as a blueprint.
Accompanied with producer Fred Again, Headie One ventures away from UK Drill scene with his most experimental effort yet. GANG unveils itself through brief layers of sound, building upon each other until the ethereal sound verges on being overwhelming. Headie allows his introspective lyricism and gritty vocals to juxtapose the production, constantly venturing to a psychedelic place. His altered vocals differ greatly from the Drill scene he has made his name in, allowing his introspection to be ... read more
On his latest mixtape, Headie One has brought on an eclectic range of guests to assist with his expansion of what was once a debatable subgenre. Headie One has been a significant figure in the UK drill niche for the last few years, a style of music that's been criticised in the past not only for its overtly violent and gang-affiliated lyrics but also for its derivative nature both to the original Chicago-based drill music as well as grime, the two genres it lands somewhere inbetween. In my ... read more
Just below average, i don't think the production is overall nice, and Headie One isn't the most talented rapper neither
innovative, very different from Music x Road (which was my introduction to Headie One) but I wasn't as receptive
loved Charades ; Know Me : Soldiers ft. Sampha
Best song= Smoke
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Track List

  1. Told
  2. GANG
  3. Judge Me (Interlude) [feat. FKA twigs]
  4. Charades
  5. Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
  6. Tyron (Interlude)
  7. Know Me
  8. SOLDIERS (feat. Sampha)
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Added on: April 3, 2020