Despite being told “stick to singing, stop rapping like it’s Christmas,” Ed Sheeran branches out in his new album and ventures into many different genres, including hip-hop. The album, titled No. 6 Collaborations Project, is a follow up to a 2011 album where Sheeran showed his wide range of talent by featuring artists from many genres to create a diverse and unique project. He does the same on No. 6, except this time, he does it with the biggest names in music.
Cardi B joins Sheeran and pop superstar Camila Cabello on “South of the Border,” which uses smooth vocals and even some Spanish lyrics to create a vibe that lives up to the songs name.
Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock appear on the second single off the album, “Cross Me,” which was released on May 24th and immediately debuted at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
Travis Scott and Ed’s collaboration “Antisocial” finally get its official release. The song has been building up hype since early versions began leaking back in March and could be a candidate for song of the summer.
“Give me a song with Eminem and 50 Cent in the club” Ed Sheeran spits on “Remember the Name,” and he gets his wish as both legendary artists have a verse on the track.
Young Thug joins British rapper J Hus on “Feels” and this isn’t the only time Ed Sheeran stays true to his roots. He features Stormzy on “Take Me Back to London” and Dave on “Nothing On You,” which also has Argentinian rapper Paulo Londra.
On “1000 Nights,” Meek Mill and A Boogie wit da Hoodie join Sheeran to reflect on the lifestyle of an artist on tour, from the partying to the sleepless nights.
Check out the album below!