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Gorillaz new album ‘Humaz’ is just around the corner. It’s one of the most hotly-anticipated albums of the year – not least because of the galaxy of stars that guest. Here’s a run-down of the many awesome guests that Damon Albarn invited on to the record.

Vince Staples

Who? US rap king and Odd Future collaborator
Guest song: ‘Ascension’
Key track: ‘Norf Norf’

Peven Everett


Who? Smooth and slick R&B funk-lord from Chicago
Guest song: ‘Strobelite’
Key track: ‘Stuck’


Who? Jamie xx and Drake reggae fusion extraordinaire
Guest song: ‘Saturnz Barz’
Key track: ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times’ (with Jamie xx and Young Thug)

De La Soul

Who? True originators and hip-hop veterans
Guest song: ‘Momentz’
Key track: ‘Me Myself and I’

Danny Brown


Who? The most unique Detroit rap export since Eminem
Guest song: ‘Submission’
Key track: ‘Ain’t It Funny’


Who? Genre-bending R&B queen with fans including Bjork and Solange
Guest song: ‘Submission’
Key track: ‘Rewind’

Grace Jones

Who? Androgynous icon, musical visionary and Bond girl badass
Guest song: ‘Charger’
Key track: ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’


Who? Rapper who ‘Does Real Ass Music’
Guest song: ‘Andromeda’
Key track: ‘Broccoli’

Anthony Hamilton

Who? Grammy-winning soul man who you may remember from the ‘Django Unchained’ soundtrack
Guest song: ‘Carnival’
Key track: ‘Freedom’

Mavis Staples

Who? A heaven-sent soul music veteran
Guest song: ‘Let Me Out’
Key track: ‘I’ll Take You There’

Pusha T

Who? Formerly of Clipse, now burning up the road to rap glory on his own terms
Guest song: ‘Let Me Out’
Key track: ’Drug Dealers Anonymous’ (with Jay Z)

Jamie Principle

Who? A hero of Chicago house
Guest song: ‘Sex Murder Party’
Key track: ‘Your Love’

Zebra Katz

Who? Purveyor of the darker, more alternative side of rap
Guest song: ‘Sex Murder Party’
Key track: ‘Ima Read’ (with Njena Reddd Foxxx)

Kali Uchis

Who? Singer, producer, director, pop renaissance woman
Guest song: ‘She’s My Collar’
Key track: ‘Rush’

Benjamin Clementine

Who? Mercury-winning French piano troubadour
Guest song: ‘Hallelujah Money’
Key track: ‘Cornerstone’

Jehnny Beth

Who? Fearless French punk and singer of Savages
Guest song: ‘Got The Power’
Key track: ‘Fuckers’

Noel Gallagher

Who? He was in Oasis once, who you may have heard of…
Guest song: ‘We Got The Power’
Key track: ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’

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