New Music
20.08.2020, Words by Felicity Martin

Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy unite on the Crazy Town-sampling 'Ain't It Different'

The cut also interpolates UK garage anthem 'Bump 'N Grind' by M Dubs and Lady Saw

Three of the biggest names in UK rap; Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy, have linked up on ‘Ain’t It Different’.

The track, produced by Toddla T and FRED, samples Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ ‘Pretty Little Ditty‘ which is better known as the sample in Crazy Town’s 1999 hit ‘Butterfly‘. In addition, the cut interpolates UK garage anthem ‘Bump ‘N Grind‘ by M Dubs featuring Lady Saw from 2000, bringing older and newer generations together in the process.

Headie One’s debut album, ‘Edna’, is billed to be coming soon, and he recently linked up with Drake on their ‘Only You’ freestyle.

Watch the video for ‘Ain’t It Different’, which sees a CGI statue of Headie presiding over London.

Stormzy has been on a roll of philanthropy as of late, pledging £10 million to anti-racism causes and surprising a Croydon teenage fan by painting his bedroom.

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