Nippa released his latest EP, Not A Statistic, in December 2022.(YouTube | BBC 1Xtra)
A hit song lives for a moment. A classic record lives for a lifetime. When Raphael Saadiq and D’Angelo got in the studio to create “Lady” in 1995, they did the latter. Whether its through placement in film and television shows or the way it’s played at cookouts around the world, “Lady” has managed to live on for nearly thirty years. For a younger generation, D’Angelo’s classic record may also be known through “All That” by The Game from his memorable LP, Jesus Piece. Bringing together the soul of the original and the bounce of the modern edition, Nippa added a new verse to the track for BBC 1Xtra’s “Hot for 2023” series.
“It’s like the whole team is on the way/I’m trying to put my baby on a beach in LA/I don’t worry when I be in LA/Cause she hold it down at home,” he sings.
“You know my lady always on/She know I need it so/She know she can get/All that, all that, all that, all that, all that.”
Stepping foot on stage for BBC 1Xtra’s “Hot for 2023” series is just the latest step in his career. Last month, he dropped a four-track EP called Not A Statistic and has major plans for the remainder of 2023. In the meantime, check out his performance by way of BBC 1Xtra below.