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On his latest track “Last Last,” Burna Boy samples Toni Braxton classics.

Burna Boy broke New York’s Madison Square Garden’s record for the first African artist to sell out the vast venue, becoming the first Nigerian artist to do so. This concert was where he revealed some details about his new album. On July 2, the album will be released under the title Love, Damini, in honor of the anniversary of his birth. In a humorous fashion, the news was further confirmed during an appearance on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

There have been a number of loose cuts that have given us a taste of what we can expect, including “Want It All” with Polo G, “B. D’OR” with Wizkid and “Gettin’ Money,” “20 10 20,” “Question,” “Kilometre” with Don Jazzy. The singer adds his contribution to the collection today (May 12) with “Last Last,” which is an homage to Toni Braxton’s nostalgic turn-of-the-century release “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” He can be heard clinging to his vices as well as knowing that he has made it no matter what obstacles he has faced, including issues with relationships:

Upon its release, Love, Damini will follow next year’s Twice As Tall. This album featured 15 songs as well as contributions from Youssou Sauti Sol, Naughty By Nature, N’Dour, Chris Martin, and Stormzy. Following the release of the album, Burna Boy found himself on album charts and publications worldwide, and was also honored with his first Grammy for Best Global Music Album.

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