Afro-Fusion superstar Burna Boy has become a household name in the United States thanks to singles such as “Ye” and his last two albums, African Giant and Twice As Tall. With his latest single, “Want It All,” the Nigerian rapper teams with Polo G to mix moments of triumph with universal thoughts regarding loss.
“Remember when they said they don’t believe in me no more,” Burna Boy raps. “I was sleeping on the ground, on the cold floor/Whole time I was grinding, I been tryin’ to achieve…I got every Louis V collection from Virgil/Now my life a fashion show, no rehearsal.”
According to Burna Boy, the collaboration between the two was a long-time coming.
“I’ve been watching him for some time,” Burna said of Polo’s rise. “I just knew this had to get done, but it had to get done in the perfect way where the whole world gets to feel the reality of both of us.”
Both Burna Boy and Polo G have seen their careers rise exponentially in 2021. In March, the self-proclaimed “African Giant” won his first Grammy Award for Best Global Music.
In June, Polo G nabbed his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “RAPSTAR,” while his Hall Of Fame album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.