Last week, NSG liberated a three-song EP titled Headliner, which was led by the Mist-assisted “Only God Can Judge Me” and also sees an additional contribution from Patoranking on “Suzanna.” In addition, the Nigerian-Ghanaian collective also unveiled a visual for said EP’s title track, a song centered around the group’s past struggles and current successes:
“Hotbox backstage ’cause I’m the headliner, you want diamonds, take on the pressure, dark shades in the middle of December, what’s your name? Yeah, I probably won’t remember, want me back? I’m a daily reoffender, me be a failure? Back to sender, bro might sell crack, never sold a member, bro might sell crack, never sold a member…”
According to its description, the accompanying visual — which sees the artists vibing to the song in different locations — was released in conjunction with Apple Music:
“In the latest instalment of Apple Music’s “The Agenda Live” video series, the “Area Boys” NSG take the mic for a dynamic performance of “Headliner”—the title track from the Hackney six-piece’s 2021 EP. Apple Music’s “The Agenda” playlist shines a light on Black British music’s most prodigious talents. Now, dive deeper into their stories on The Agenda Live.”
It’s been more than a year since NSG released their sophomore mixtape Roots, an 18-track body of work that saw additional features from Randy Valentine, Chip, and Tion Wayne. Since then, the East London collective have continued to deliver with loose cuts like “Kate Winslet” with Unknown T, “Drunk Guitar (Remix)” with Potter Payper, “After OT Bop” with Backroad Gee, “Colonization,” “Petite,” and “I Don’t Mind” — they’ve also contributed to songs like Nines’ “Airplane Mode,” Blanco’s “Surveillance,” and Shaybo’s “Don’t Play With Me.” Add in the high response from Headliner, and it’s hopeful that a new album from NSG is in the works.
Press play on NSG‘s “Headliner” video — and the aforementioned EP — below.