Ain’t It Different – Headie One feat. AJ Tracey & Stormzy

Headie One has been a very popular grime MC in the UK, his profile got a big boost with Drake for “Only One Freestyle”. Headie One is the latest English rapper to find a good audience in America.

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Headie One had a rough start to 2020 after he was sentenced to prison for carrying a knife.
His next project, EDNA due out later this year, Headie One has a new hit, first official album release with Stormzy and AJ Tracey called “Ain’t It Different”. In the production Fred and Toddla T.
The new track features both “Pretty Little Ditty” by Red Hot Chili Pepper and “Bump and Grind” by M-Dubs.
An official music video was released alongside the track, directed by Taz Tron Delix. Features cameos from RV and OFB.

Listen to Headie One, Stormzy and AJ Tracey link up on new single ‘Ain’t It Different’

Rap kings Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy have linked up on a brand new single, ‘Ain’t It Different’. It’s the first official release from Headie’s forthcoming album, ‘EDNA’, due out later this year. The new track samples both Red Hot Chili Pepper ‘s ‘Pretty Little Ditty’ and M-Dubs’ ‘Bump and Grind’, and was produced by FRED and Toddla T.

“Ain’t It Different” is the follow-up to Headie’s “Only You Freestyle” with Drake, and was the MC’s first release since “Rose Gold,” released in May.
AJ Tracey released her self-titled debut album last year, and has followed collaborative singles with artists like Mabel, MoStack, Skepta, and more.
Headie One has been a very popular grime MC in the UK, his profile got a big boost with Drake for “Only One Freestyle”. Headie One is the latest English rapper to find a good audience in America.

Headie One Enlists Stormzy & AJ Tracey For “Ain’t It Different”

Headie One prepares for the release of ‘EDNA’ with a brand new banger featuring Stormzy and AJ Tracey. A feature with Drake will certainly get you looks but anyone who’s paid an ounce of attention to the UK drill scene already knows that Headie One has been a monstrous force in his own right.

Headie One: ‘In prison, the only thing not taken away from you is yourself’

he north London district of Tottenham seems to offer up a rap icon for every generation. Hip-hop group Demon Boyz were among the first to shed American accents in the 1980s; in the late 00s, 16-year-old MC Chip declared himself a “grime scene saviour”, and cracked the glass ceiling of a resistant music industry.

Headie One Shares “Ain’t It Different” From ‘Edna’ f/ Stormzy and AJ Tracey

Headie One’s debut album, Edna, is due for release later this year and the first single, “Ain’t It Different”, has arrived, and it features AJ Tracey and “Audacity” collaborator Stormzy.

Headie One

Irving Adjei (born 6 October 1994), known professionally as Headie One, is a British rapper and songwriter from Tottenham, North London. In 2018, he released the mixtape The One; it included the single “Know Better” featuring rapper RV, which became an “underground hit”.

AJ Tracey

Ché Wolton Grant (born 4 March 1994), known professionally as AJ Tracey, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is from Ladbroke Grove, West London. Tracey rose to popularity in 2016, and was listed by The Guardian in a list of “best new acts to catch at festivals in 2016”.

Stormzy

Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (born 26 July 1993), known professionally as Stormzy, is a British rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2014, he gained attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats.

Rapper Headie One jailed for six months

Rapper Headie One has been sentenced to six months in jail for possession of a blade. The drill artist, who’s had two top 10 UK singles, was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court in north London on 3 January. The 25-year-old, real name Irving Adjei, was arrested last June but played at both Glastonbury and Wireless festivals after being bailed.

Ain’t It Different – Headie One feat. AJ Tracey & Stormzy

[Chorus: Lady Saw & Headie One]


(Baby, are you up for this?)
(Ready for the bump and grind)
(Baby, are you up for this?)
Suh, suh, s-s-s-suh
(Baby, are you up for this?)

[Verse 1: Headie One]


Ain’t it different? (One) I link my ting in LA
Why I can’t fly to the states? ‘Cause I got too much convictions (Ayy)
Apparently all I talk is prison but I don’t know no different (No)
‘Cah I was in jail up north, runnin’ another coalition (Turn)
Fresh home, I bought coke and whipped it
I put some roses where my wrist is
You ain’t ever made a birthday cake from Digestive biscuits (Told me turn)
Will have to take lemon juice to a piss test (Piss test) (S-s-s-suh)
Everyday I look up to the Lord, give thanks for all this litness (Turn, turn, turn, turn)
Come home, fresh out the system, gymnast
Rollin’ with smoke on my jones
Pigs want all the camera on me, not the one from Dipset (One)
I still can’t mix pleasure with business, sorry princess (Princess)
I come a long way from broke days (Turn, turn)
I got to work and fixed it

[Chorus: Lady Saw & Headie One]


Baby, are you up for this?
I am feeling hot tonight
Ready for the bump and grind
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah
Baby, are you up for this? (Ain’t it different?)
I am feeling hot tonight (Turn, turn, turn, turn)
Ready for the bump and grind
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah (Suh, suh, s-s-s-suh)

[Verse 2: AJ Tracey]


Ain’t it different? (Yeah)
Spent like ten years grindin’ (Facts)
Covered in diamonds, never been mining
Came through, man’s still shining (Blaow)
‘Cah I was in Homeford House with the pack (Pack)
And now I’m in Dubai, liming (Vroom)
Me and Headz landed abroad, two new kettles, perfect timin’ (Perfect)
The new whip’s white on white, peanut butter, rose gold lining (Skrr)
You can catch me in central (Let’s go)
Car so dumb, when I press this button it’s gone, I don’t do rentals (I pay)
Air 1’s fresher than menthol (They’re fresh)
I don’t wanna get shit lit, but the way that bro grip sticks ain’t gentle (Brrt)
Summer time shootouts, big big loot-outs
Get corn stuck in your dental

[Chorus: Lady Saw & Headie One]


Baby, are you up for this? (Ooh, ooh)
I am feeling hot tonight (Ooh, ooh)
Ready for the bump and grind (Ooh, ooh)
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah
Baby, are you up for this? (Ooh, ooh) (Ain’t it different?)
I am feeling hot tonight (Ooh, ooh) (Ayy, ayy)
Ready for the bump and grind (Ooh, ooh)
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah (Turn, turn, turn, turn)

[Verse 3: Stormzy]


Ain’t it different? (Different)
When I first stepped in the game (Game)
Man tried leech on my name now they wanna act all distant
Man love smile in my face and then they wanna chat like vixens (Huh?)
It’s good it’s not back in the day, woulda got you so wrapped on Clifton
I don’t really take no checks, I’ll warn you
And I don’t do threats, I’m cordial
I don’t even Snap on the jet, it’s normal
Black tie but I’m dressed informal (Boy)
Like the boys from East, I’m nasty
Don’t do drip but I still stay classy
You wanna know, then ask me, easy

[Chorus: Lady Saw & Headie One]


Baby, are you up for this? (Ooh, ooh) (One)
I am feeling hot tonight (Ooh, ooh)
Ready for the bump and grind (Ooh, ooh)
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah
Baby, are you up for this? (Ain’t it different, one) (Ooh, ooh)
I am feeling hot tonight (Ooh, ooh)
Ready for the bump and grind (Ooh, ooh)
Wheel it back and run it one more time, yeah, yeah (Turn, turn, turn, turn)

[Outro]


(Baby, are you?)
(Baby, are you?)
(Baby, are you?)
(Baby, are you?)

Director: Taz Tron Delix Production Company: COMPULSORY Exec Producer: Kiran Mandla Producer: Ghandi El-Chamaa DOP: Harry Wheeler Production Designer: Liz El-Khadi Stylist: Holly Adamthwaite Grade: The Mill VFX: Yassine N’Choubi (statue) Kelvin Chim (butterflies) Baran Sabuncuoglu (butterflies)