Che Lingo announces debut album ‘The Worst Generation’

Arriving next month via Idris Elba's 7Wallace record label

Che Lingo has shared details of his debut album, ‘The Worst Generation’.

The record, which drops on October 23 via Idris Elba‘s 7Wallace label, features a number of guests, including Ghetts on recent single ‘Black Ones‘, with Kojey Radical, Samm Henshaw, and Rachel Chinouriri appearing elsewhere.

‘The Worst Generation’ tracklist:

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1. ‘South’
2. ‘My Block’
3. ‘Make Me Free’
4. ‘Black Ones’ (feat. Ghetts)
5. ‘Bobbing For Apples’
6. ‘Hunch’
7. ‘Screw Face’
8. ‘A Bit Insecure’
9. ‘Dark Days’ (feat. Kojey Radical)
10. ‘Love Drugs’
11. ‘Perfect Wounds’ (feat. Rachel Chinouriri)
12. ‘The Worst Generation’ (feat. Samm Henshaw)

Announcing the news via Instagram, Lingo said making the album has “genuinely been the hardest time of my entire life”.

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Very proud to announce “THE WORST GENERATION” My debut album drops OCTOBER 23RD 2020 PRE-SAVE LINK IN MY BIO – #TWG 💐👁👤 This has genuinely been the hardest time of my entire life creating this work, from my injury to family/friends passing away, the #BLM protests and COVID-19 lockdowns, to illnesses and mental struggles with myself and the world as it stands (no excuses just reflections). I cannot put it to anything other than God and the strength/passion I was granted that’s allowed me to persevere through these very trying times but thankfully we did and THE ALBUM IS DONE! 👑 inspired by my relationship with my childhood growing up in the ends (south london) my experiences as a ‘black male’ in London (considered the “worst” of this/any generation) and how that’s imprinted on not just me but a lot of us who grew up in estates and saw our friends and family affected by poverty and lack of support…in our heads, lives and hearts. I hope it resonates with everyone. I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone involved in creating this piece of art in all capacities. Honour, love and respect to my @7.wallace family for believing in my path and trusting me with the message. EXEC PROD: @manondave Massive Thanks to GHETTS, KOJEY RADICAL, RACHEL CHINOURIRI & SAMM HENSHAW and their teams for trusting me with their art and featuring on these very important songs. SPECIAL THANKS: To all the producers and The Sunshine Orchestra for their beautiful musical contributions. Even more so to Luke Rapata, Jack Lewn & Miguel Lagos for their invaluable time and effort spent crafting this project with me and Manon Dave as well as The Qube for accommodating us. Finally @idriselba and @iambabyblue for their continued support and love in seeing a trill, black british artist with a passion and message announce himself to the world and to you all for being so patient. I can’t wait to share it with the rest of the family and the world 🌍#TheWorstGeneration – Out OCTOBER 23RD 2020 🤍 PRE-ORDER LINK IN MY BIO! 🔥 Artwork by @overdaux #TheRiskIsProof #UKRAP #HipHop #London #CheLingo #7Wallace #TheWorstGeneration #TWG #Album

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“From my injury to family/friends passing away, the #BLM protests and COVID-19 lockdowns, to illnesses and mental struggles with myself and the world as it stands (no excuses just reflections). I cannot put it to anything other than God and the strength/passion I was granted that’s allowed me to persevere through these very trying times but thankfully we did and THE ALBUM IS DONE!

He continued: “👑 inspired by my relationship with my childhood growing up in the ends (south london) my experiences as a ‘black male’ in London (considered the “worst” of this/any generation) and how that’s imprinted on not just me but a lot of us who grew up in estates and saw our friends and family affected by poverty and lack of support…in our heads, lives and hearts. I hope it resonates with everyone.”

Lingo’s single ‘My Block’ became something of an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement in London when it was released earlier this year.

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In an interview with NME, the south London rapper explained that the song spotlights the lack of opportunities experienced by the black community. “It’s like that for a lot of youths that come from estates, and ‘My Block’ personifies that,” he said

“I’ve walked into this place that I thought was the reason I didn’t get that, or the reason that I wasn’t invited to that, or the reason that this person decided to clutch their bag a little bit tighter. You think that those are all negative things that make you less valuable as a person. When you’re in that space, you’re the king or queen of it. You need to believe that about where you live, where you’re from and who you are.”

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