Headie One has unveiled his latest project, No Borders: European Compilation Project, today (Nov. 11). The release is a collaboration among a number of big names spanning all over the old continent. These include names such as Frenna, Shiva, Koba LaD, Gazo, Kalim, and Chivv. This was revealed in a post made by the 18-year-old North London talent on Instagram, who revealed that this mixtape had been in the works for some time : “ During the last few months, I’ve been traveling a lot to Europe. trying to collab with a variety of different artists from different countries in one project.”
He also reminded his fans in that same post that he has been connecting with international artists for quite some time, showcasing his special brand of bars on a number of songs, including Hamza “Don’t Tell Me,” Jonna Fraser “Money, Power, Respect,” BKO “Profit,” Luciano “Arrived,”and Doums “Thalaso.”
In contrast to last year’s Too Loyal for My Own Good, a thirteen track compilation that included no features, No Borders: European Compilation Project is a compilation with zero features. A year before that, Headie released his long-awaited debut studio album, entitled Edna, in the year 2020, with assistance from AJ Tracey, M Huncho, Young T & Bugsey, Stormzy, Young Adz, Skepta, Drake, Future, and more. A gold certification was awarded to the rapper for his debut album that ranked No. 1 on the UK Albums chart and reached the top of the charts. There was also a deluxe edition of Edna released months after it was released with contributions from Rich The Kid, NorthSideBenji, Burna Boy, and RV.
As Headie explained in a past interview with Clash, drill music is now part of a global movement and as such is very important.
“No matter where you are in the world, people are always open to hearing new sounds. There is no doubt that drill is an honest person. When you speak the whole truth without any sugar coating or any forms of disguise, you are simply being true to yourself. You are doing what you know is best for you. Whenever you share a story, you make people aware of that reality, and people feel a part of that. As a result, drill has become part of our everyday lives, because it’s real and it makes sense. I think there is some way in which everyone can relate to it, and that’s why it will always grow.”