Following the release of his debut album EDNA, Headie One sat down with Capital XTRA’s DJ Semtex to discuss his monumental journey so far.
Citing his older sister as someone who introduced him to music – namely 90’s R&B/Rap – Headie explains how he then began exploring different genres; naming Drake, Future, Styles P and Young Thug as influences. Speaking out on his influence on U.S artists who have incorporated the UK drill sound in their music, he has stated that he felt humbled that people worldwide were listening to him, and described it as a “movie.”
Headie also speaks on the record being named after his late mother and touched on situations he faced in his childhood whilst at home with his father and stepmother.
The performer gave a lowdown on the album, and some tracks in specific calling “Bumpy Ride” featuring M Huncho his current favourite as well as chatting about the Skepta collab “Try Me”, describing him as “someone who comes through every time.” On that infamous Maya Jama line that Drake delivered on the “Only You Freestyle”, Headie responded with “it’s music innit” before naming the Canadian as his favourite rapper of the moment.
There is something humbling about the rapper throughout the whole conversation and when asked how he would want to be remembered, he replied “I want to be remembered for the great energy.”
Ending the interview on a high note, Headie urges listeners to go with their instinct and sends out a positive message to fans stating that he loves them and can feel the connection.