Wretch 32 caught up with The Sun newspaper at his at his Arthur’s Day gig in London last night. Check out some of the interview below!
“You know I’ve really had a long haul, it’s been like 10 years for me. I was always one of them artists that people would call a rapper’s rapper – like the rapper’s will get you but people that don’t technically listen to the deepness won’t get you.
Wretch also revealed that he wants his music to have real meaning and to inspire his fans.
He said: “I want my album to be more successful than the last and I want it to mean something. I definitely want to be one of the rappers that people really listen to the verses a lot more.
“I definitely want to be someone that people look to and go ‘you know I really appreciate something you said here’. When people stop me and say that, it really means something to me.
“So you know I really want to stand for that, take each day as it comes, make my music and help whoever I can help along the way.”
And the rapper – who features on Cheryl Cole’s new track Screw You – also hinted that he would to collaborate with Emeli Sande in the future.
He said: “The beautiful thing about me and Emeli is, coming up on the underground it was like, the way she writes is very deep and people used to say the way I write is very deep.
“I remember for years people saying to Emeli ‘you’re too deep to make it in the mainstream’, and to me ‘you’re too lyrical you need to have more choruses’.
“So the beautiful thing about that was when we finally got to a commercial status, she went to No2 with Heaven and I went to No1 with Don’t Go.
“I remember going to radio on a Sunday and we were both sitting there and we didn’t know which one was No1 and they were like ‘how do you feel if she gets it or he gets it?’, we were literally like ‘if she gets im over the moon for her because I’ve seen where she’s come from’ and vice versa.
“Then we did a song and gave it away for free. The labels were like ‘NO NO NO,’ but we said ‘you just have to understand that this means something to us’. It was a magical moment.
“So it would be nice to get back in the studio and work on a record. We’ve got that little connection, it really connected us.”