Following his recent release ‘Mazza’, Newham’s own double-MOBO winning rap icon Guvna B comes through with a huge new heater ‘Battle’ – the second offering from his upcoming new body of work.
Featuring arguably one of the finest samples in UK Garage history in the Wookie classic of the same name, Guvna uses the natural bounce and energy to shell over, adding heavyweight basslines and his trademark deeper lyrical ability to create something unique, thoughtful and infectiously uplifting.
Speaking on its formation, Guvna states: “I feel life is about constantly overcoming battles. It’s a theme I noticed at a young age. From my parents coming over to England from Ghana and battling to give their kids a good life, right down to me trying to give my newborn son that too. We’re all battling something, and I hope this reminds people that we can overcome that.”
Guvna is right to feel powerful right now – the UK scene legend has a serious constellation of stars in his orbit, including J Hus producer TSB, Wretch 32, Ezra Collective and Barney Artist all featuring on his upcoming album. His own podcast series ‘The Loss Tapes’ sees him discuss real-life issues of loss and its effect on mental health and with an intimately powerful visual directed by Nwabugo with Curtis Ellis as DOP, it’s a singular homage to a subject that deserves to be celebrated. Filled with members of his own family, it had to be Guvna B to bring the vibes back. With this level of heat and depth, Guvna B can expect 2020 to become a milestone year.