Lil Wayne, KSI Release New Music Video And Single, “Lose”
“Lose” follows the critically-acclaimed release of KSI’s #1 album, All Over The Place.
KSI – Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji – reaches new heights today with the release of his highly anticipated single “Lose,” featuring multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne. “Lose” follows the critically acclaimed release of KSI’s #1 sophomore album All Over The Place; 2021’s follow up to his debut LP Dissimulation, which made him the biggest selling U.K. breakthrough artist of 2020.
On the release of the new single, KSI says:
“I can’t believe I’m actually writing this. I have a song with Lil Wayne. If you told me 10 years ago that this was gonna happen, I would have laughed in your face and blocked you from my contacts. But here we are, it’s a reality. Me and Lil Wayne have come together to make a track no one will expect. From the singing chorus to the amazing verses, this is a song that will live on for decades.”
KSI extends his musical prowess following solo chart success with the hit single “Holiday,” and stand-out features with pop powerhouse Anne-Marie, garage legend Craig David, rappers Polo G, Future, 21 Savage, and more. All Over The Place, the #1 album from KSI, is available on all streaming platforms, CD, cassette, and vinyl via BMG / RBC Records HERE.
Hitting number two in the UK album chart and with over a billion streams, in Dissimulation KSI created space for both his public persona and the personal: big hit features with the likes of Rick Ross and Lil Baby (Down Like That) and AJ Tracey (Tides) sit alongside more intimate, honest tracks. No stranger to defying expectations, Dissimulation
It’s no surprise that KSI has been seen on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Culture, Music Week; The Observer Magazine, Viper, and Notion. Other labels and artists want a piece of the KSI pie too: just look to the success of his features on S1mba’s Loose and Nathan Dawe’s BRIT nominated Lighter.
With his second album out now, a 2021 tour which sold out in seconds including a headline show at The SSE Arena Wembley, the launch of his own label, and a single with Craig David (Really Love), Anne-Marie (Don’t Play), YUNGBLUD (Patience), rappers Future and 21 Savage (Number 2) and now, Lil Wayne (Lose), KSI has proven that music is very much his domain.
KSI brings with him the unrelenting work ethic and infectious energy which YouTube instilled in him. Despite his debut’s success, Dissimulation just scratched the surface: All Over The Place showcases his artistry’s further progression again. Given FAULT Magazine described KSI as “one of 2019’s biggest success stories – “an emergent hip-hop star” said The i – all eyes will be on his follow up. KSI’s task – writes The Observer – is “not just to make “YouTube rap” but the real thing”. Their verdict? “Mission accomplished.”
All Over The Place, the #1 album from KSI is out now via BMG UK / RBC Records.
ABOUT LIL WAYNE
Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar left an indelible tattoo on the culture. By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NCAAP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100,” logging a staggering 109 entries.
With a discography highlighted by two consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with 2008’s triple-platinum three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its double-platinum 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he completed the series with Tha Carter V in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.” Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5. ” It all bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously, Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake and Nicki Minaj. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation too.