Anticipation has been building for a new full-length release from Wretch 32, and last night, the rapper suprise-dropped his new album Upon Reflection.
The lead-up to the album kicked off in August with the release of the project's first single, "Mummy's Boy", quickly followed by "Spin Around" the month after and then "10/10" with Giggs last week. Besides Giggs, the few features that remain come more or less from who you'd expect. Old friends Ghetts and Avelino would've been sorely missed had they not appeared, and Burna Boy, Knucks and East London soul singer Talay Riley provide the rest, bridging the gap between old friends and new gen alliances.
If that wasn't enough to get Wretch fans excited, the North Londoner also announced that he'll be dropping a book called Rapthology, which will see him dissect his creative process, his thoughts on the state of hip-hop, as well as a look at all the myriad songs that have influenced him over the years—from grime to gospel to hip-hop—and what each song means to him.
The release date of the book has now been slated for November 21 (details on that here), but in the meantime, we've got a whole new album to enjoy.