Bap, Bap! Call me late and what have you, I don’t give a sh!t because this Burna Boy banger is way too fire for me to not write about.
Simply titled “Ye,” (don’t worry, it has nothing to do with Mr. West), the genre-bending jam is from the Nigerian superstar’s third studio album, Outside. It was coined as the biggest song of 2018 by many prestigious Nigerian publications and the honor alone eventually led him to become the country’s biggest artist of that same year. "Ye is a song that essentially shows the unrelenting nature of Nigerians (where I’m from). We thrive despite the leadership and circumstances,” writes Burna Boy in an email to The Fader describing his hit Afro-fusion chune. “Everyone has big dreams that logically may or may not be achieved; Aspiring to have a Bentley, G-wagon regardless of their current situation. ‘I can’t come and kill myself’ is an expression that means, you can’t dwell on things that aren’t working out or looking good, you only have one life after all.”
Not only does “Ye” slaps, it’s also inspirational! Check out the song’s ballerific visual below: