On Monday (August 21), the Nigerian singer unveiled the tracklist and features for his seventh studio record. I Told Them… is currently scheduled to drop on Friday (August 25) and will also feature Dave, Byron Messia and Seyi Vibez, in addition to those mentioned above.
The 15-song LP has four promotional singles out so far: “Big 7,” “Cheat On Me” (feat. Dave), “Talibans II” (Feat. Byron Messia) and “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” (feat. 21 Savage).
Check out the album’s cover art and trailer below:
In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the 32-year-old talked about his admiration for J. Cole and even referred to him as a “legend.” Both artists worked together on the song, “Thanks,” which will be featured on Burna’s new record.
When asked if the Dreamville boss’s conduct played into the pair’s chemistry, he replied: “Most definitely, most definitely. The truth is often hidden, but when you come across it and you are a person of truth yourself, you can’t help but recognize it. You know what I mean? That’s really the story of me and J Cole. It’s like, I recognize it.”
He added: “That’s something I’ve always looked at, his sense and thought, ‘Bro, that would be a nice, very conducive way to end up.’”
Cole himself has done his part in upholding the tradition of giving Hip Hop legends their flowers. The North Carolina native recently went out of his way to credit 50 Cent for having “the best album of all time.”
In early August, 50 performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first of two shows at the arena on his Final Lap Tour. During his set, the G-Unit mogul brought out Cole to perform “No Role Modelz.” Before exiting the stage, the 38-year-old spitter took a moment to crown Get Rich or Die Tryin’ the greatest album of all time.
“Can I say this before I move off stage?” he began. “If y’all don’t make some noise for one of the greatest n-ggas to ever do this shit. 50 muthafuckin’ Cent, Curtis Jackson. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ the best album of all time. I don’t give a fuck what you talking about, n-gga!
“It’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ at No. 1 and it’s Thriller at No. 2, and I love Michael Jackson. But I promise y’all that, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent, we love you my n-gga, for real.”