Rascal confirmed the new record was on the way earlier tonight (September 5). It follows his 2017 album ‘Raskit‘, which NME described as “[trading] good-time anthems for social commentary” in a four-star review.
Speaking to Julie Adenuga on Beats 1 on Apple Music, the star revealed some details of his new EP. “It’s called ‘Don’t Gas Me’,” he said. “To be fair, I probably would’ve made an album – that’s what I was working towards but I didn’t wanna miss this summer. It’s just five banging tracks that are all completely different.”
He added that the collaboration with Skepta on ‘Money Right’ came about because they were both in the same building working on music. “He showed me the instrumental for this and I stood up,” Rascal explained. “I said, ‘Nah, we have to do this.’ I understood it. It’s one of them ones that everyone our age or above would think, ‘Why didn’t I do that?'”
The rest of the EP will feature appearances from P Money, C Cane, and Afronaut Zu. No release date has been confirmed at present but you can hear ‘Money Right’ above now.
Meanwhile, Rascal has also voiced his support for UK drill music producers, calling them “pioneers”.
“I’m not really going to defend anyone’s lyrics,” he told Adenuga. “If you say you’re going to lick man down, it is what it is. But that beat is doing a lot for me. And I still need to meet these producers and find out how you twisting that bassline like that cos I still don’t know how to do it.”