The British rapper is back with a new anti-capitalist track.
The Ghanaian-born London giant has released “Pound Signs,” a societal critique that references the British currency. The single opens with an excerpt from an interview with reggae legend Bob Marley, who dedicated his life to the fight against Babylon which, for Rastafarians, means a kind of hell on earth filled with splendour.
The clip visual was directed by DAPS, a collaborator of Kendrick Lamar. Inspired by the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, the “the king of drill” plays a leader of a mafia-style organization. Hee describes the paradoxes that money brings, both a source of empowerment and a source of problems and a gateway to poverty of spirit.
Following the “Only You Freestyle” alongside Drake, Headie One has been on a mission to conquer the British scene, topping the charts with his album Edna, which was released in October 2020 and dedicated to his deceased mother.