- Words Notion Staff
Hackney-based rapper Billions celebrates the release of his new album ‘Long Live Boogie’ by choosing 10Trax that mean something to him, from 50 Cent to Ed Sheeran.
East London-based rapper Billions is a busy man, balancing his entrepreneurial ventures with his blossoming music career and growing fanbase. Heavily influenced by his American counterparts, previous tracks such as ‘Motive’ have gained over 300,000 YouTube views. He has recently demonstrated his potential to not only become a household name in the UK, but one of the crossover artists Black British music has to offer.
Creating his own sound, in what he likes to refer to as “luxurious rap”, Billions has released his highly awaited project named, ‘Long Live Boogie’ with a guest appearance from distinguished American artist Toosii.
To celebrate the release of his album, we asked Billions to pick 10Trax he has on repeat and why he choose them, from Kendrick Lamar to Nickelback.
"LLC" by Money Man
"Big inspiration for today’s time in Hip Hop music and also very educational"
"21 Questions" by 50 Cent
"My day one inspiration, 50 showed me regular guys from the hood can make it big."
"The Method" by Waterboyzzz
"My brothers from Dallas, they went crazy on this track!!"
"Love Yourz" by J Cole
"Cole has been a true inspiration for me while growing up and the song love yours reminds me of what’s truly important in life."
"Pound Cake" by Drake and Jay-Z
"Two greats come together"
"Expensive Pain" by Meek Mill
"Meek back in his element again"
"A-Team" by Ed Sheeran
"When I first fell in love with original British music"
"7 Years" by Lukas Graham
"Made me understand the journey of life"
"Love" by Kendrick Lamar
"I love the way Kendrick paints the picture of love and life"
"Rockstar" by Nickelback
"The song that made me want to do music and become a ‘rockstar’"