Headie One Reflects On His Pre-Fame Days In Emotional "Martin's Sofa" Visual

Headie One Reflects On His Pre-Fame Days In Emotional "Martin's Sofa" Visual

January 23, 2023

After weeks of teasing its release on social media, Headie One has finally revealed the long-awaited track "Martin's Sofa".

M1OnTheBeat handles the production, centering it around a sample of Flatbush Zombies' "Palm Trees"—the same instrumental used on the late Cadet's iconic "Slut" freestyle—and topping it off with crisp hi-hats. Headie takes us on a trip down memory lane, back to a tough moment in his life when he was tentatively starting down the path to what would become a fruitful career. But before the fame and money all he had was a place to rest on Martin's sofa after long days of hustling to make ends meet.

Director Nathan Tetty illustrates this by putting the spotlight on Headie and the titular sofa as he relives the moments of isolation he felt during his come-up. Mixed in with that, Tetty has also packed in early footage Headie's freestyling days for added sentimentality.

Now that Headie One has become a household name in UK rap, he recently paid Martin a visit with a brand-new sofa as a token of gratitude for his kindness. "Martin's Sofa" is reassurance for the hard workers that the tough times aren't permanent so pree the visuals below for a dose of inspiration.

Words: Blessing Borode
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