Following on from his iconic recent track “Battle”, double-MOBO winning rapper Guvna B return with his latest cut “Cushty” – the third track to come from his fortcoming new album everywhere + nowhere, out everywhere April 3rd.
Switching up the style, Guvna comes through over a drill-influenced instrumental crafted by producer of the moment TSB (J Hus, Dave, Mostack) – balancing the minimal foundations with his signature conscious lyricism to shift perceptions and show the possibility of positive messages within the sub-genre, despite the specific media view and scrutiny.
Speaking on his inspiration for the song, Guvna shared: “This song’s about youth violence in inner-city communities. It’s about not writing young people off and trusting that they have the ability to turn their lives around if they’re given better opportunities and better environments to thrive in. It’s a song about peace because the world’s tough enough as it is without young people losing their lives prematurely.”
With his new album around the corner featuring some very hot collaborations from Wretch 32, Ezra Collective and Barney Artist, there’s a lot to be excited about. His podcast series The Loss Tapes sees him discuss real-life issues of loss and its effect on mental health – most recently with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Continuing to explore notions of growth, success and loss to an ever-expanding audience, the imminent release of Guvna B’s album will underline 2020 as a milestone year for one the most unique and necessary artists in the UK right now.