Wretch 32 has just released his latest album Growing Over Life which is currently riding high at the top of the iTunes chart. It has been four years since Wretch released his last album Black and White, during that time he changed labels moving from Ministry of Sound over to Polydor and has stayed very quiet on the music front, releasing only a few singles during that period and rarely on features Wretch 32 fans had been longing for new music from the Tottenham rapper.
UK rappers have had an amazing time on the charts this year, especially on the album front with Skepta and Giggs both charting at number two on the charts with an sound which stayed true to their personal sound. Despite Black and White having great commercial success spawning four Top40 singles, which included his number one single Don’t Go.
Growing Over Life is a deep and soulful album, as a body of work it is up there with one of the best projects put out this year. Wretch delivers some brilliant punchlines and speaks on very personal matters painting a brilliant picture for the listener to look into. This is evident on the albums opening songs, Antwi and Pressure in which the Tottenham rapper spoke about the death of Richard Antwi as well as the death of Mark Duggan which sparked the London Riots.
This is an project you can tell Wretch 32 has taken his time in creating and because of it, he created such a soulful album and one in which you can just play from start to end without skipping one record.