18hunna
by Headie One (featuring Dave)

Album: Music x Road (2019)
Charted: 6
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Songfacts®:

  • North London drill MC Headie One, formerly known as Headz, first burst into the mainstream in 2018 with his two mixtapes (The One and The One Two). This red-hot offering, which finds the rapper teaming up with fellow Londoner Dave, gave him his first hit single.
  • Headie One's dark lyrics reference his days on the streets when he was looking for a firearm.

    18 hunna for the new rusty

    Headie is saying he bought a gun for £1,800 ("hunna" is slang for one hundred). It is an antique firearm dating back to one of the World Wars (hence "rusty").
  • The beat is courtesy of another Londoner, 169. The producer is a frequent Dave collaborator including the rapper's chart-topper "Funky Friday."
  • Fun Fact: His birth name is Irving Adjei. Headie One originated from a childhood nickname given to him because his head resembled a 50p coin.

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