Toddla T is about to fuck up the game something serious. His new direction has already revealed a whole side to the producer/DJ we’d been sleeping on, and we’ve been blown away by every track. His new album Foreign Light drops next month, and we’re already anticipating it as one of our favourites of the summer. For the majority of the album Toddla has been writing and recording with veteran songwriter Andrea Martin, and the results have been stunning, but their link-up with Stefflon Don, ‘Beast’, has got to be one of our favourite tunes of the year so far.
Ahead of the release of Foreign Light Toddla hopped into the studio to record a special stripped back version of ‘Beast’ which sees Andrea Martin not only stun with her vocal but, also take on Stefflon Don’s guest verse and flip into a freestyle in what has got to be one of the best moments in any album rollout this year. We never thought we’d see a veteran RnB songwriter like Martin riff on bars penned by a British MC but god damn, we’re glad we have. There’s even a well-deserved shot at disgraced comedian and alleged rapist Bill Cosby, which is particularly timely as he’s currently on trial in the US, so bonus points for that. Watch the session below.