As the weekend approaches each week, it’s common knowledge that we’ll be gifted with some musical efforts to add to our libraries. Whether it’s one or 10, we’re never left astray by our favorite artists. This go around, Brooklyn artist SAINt JHN steps up to the plate to deliver his remarkable album While The World Was Burning — a true body of work that serves it purpose effortlessly. The rapper/singer/producer/songwriter isn’t playing around when it comes to the impressive assortment of features he’s assembled for the new album as he revealed the full list of contributors while also thanking those who refused his invitation to participate in the creative process.
In a earlier Instagram post, the multi-talented artist stated: “I had no intention on making this collection. Thank you to all the people that contributed their art. Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, J.I.D., DaBaby, A Boogie, Future, 6LACK, Kehlani. And thank you to all the people that said no! The struggle is part of the process! We made this”
SAINt JHN was on the rise prior to the release of Iambek’s “Roses” remix. Following that, the Brooklyn artist exploded into a global sensation, to the point where his album While The World Was Burning stood among this year’s most anticipated drops.
In a recent sit down with Eric Skelton of Complex, SAINt JHN discussed what kept him going in the industry:
“I know how slow the world is to new ideas. We are all resistant to things that force us to change or to grow. Change is usually uncomfortable, and it’s a slow process. So if I’m the guy that I think I am, and I’m making the music that I think I’m making, then it would make sense that it wouldn’t happen right away. If the bar is raised, then people will have to be told that the bar is raised. They’ve got to be comfortable with the new standard, and that’s going to take time.”
If you’re reading this, press play on While The World Was Burning below!