Extra informationTickets on sale 16/11 - 10:00
WhenMon. 20 Feb, 2023
"North London’s biggest rap honcho, Headie One, has proven again and again that when it comes to drill, he’s untouchable. "
Headie One, the first artist to emerge from the Drill scene with a UK Official Chart top #10 single, rise has been fast but not without validation every step of the way. The 28-year-old rapper born and raised in Tottenham, one of the figureheads of the burgeoning scene, he drew inspiration from the smooth melodics of southern and east coast Hip Hop to create his signature bouncy flow coupled with his acute wordplay.
Headie’s rise seemed fated, as though he was destined to be one of the genre’s forefathers – like Wiley with grime, fellow Londoner Giggs with road rap, or So Solid Crew with UK garage – and has done so with a versatility that means, though he is centered in the drill scene, Headie also easily maneuvers between other UK based genres and his aspirations are to showcase his art to the widest demographic possible. His long-awaited official debut album ‘Edna’ was the culmination of a steady progression that has seen Headie One amass over 100 million global streams and release multiple 10 singles.
The album debuted at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart making history as the first drill album to achieve the milestone. All the while scoring multiple hit singles like ‘Only You Freestyle’ featuring Drake, ‘Ain’t It Different’ featuring Stormzy & AJ Tracey and ‘Princess Cuts’ with Young T & Bugsey. More recently he collaborated with Abra Cadabra and Bandokay on Can’t Be Us.