Wretch 32 ft Josh Kumra - Don't Go (Thunderskank Go Harder Mix) by Ministry of Sound published on 2011/06/23 10:28:41 +0000 Everybody's talking about 26 year old Jermaine Scott, aka Wretch 32. Adele, Jessie J and Rio Ferdinand have penned excited tweets about him, Liam Gallagher and Nikki Minaj have praised his music in interviews, 50 Cent's blogged about him, and P Diddy and Mark Ronson have asked him to jump up on stage with them. Chipmunk, The Streets and Wiley were among the first to ask him to record with them, and Professor Green and Tinie Tempah followed suit shortly after, inviting him to support them on tour while Ian Brown gave him the green light to use a sample from the Stone Roses' Fools Gold for his chart topping single 'Unorthodox', a collaboration with fellow London rapper Example, who has compared Wretch's 'charismatic, effortless fl ow' with that of Jay Z. This summer sees Wretch 32 gearing up for the release of his much anticipated debut album 'Black and White', and an extensive schedule of festival appearances. 'Black and White', has far more in common with the diversity and depth of a classic hip hop album than the often formulaic and samey sounds of recent offerings from the UK grime scene. From the infectiously guitarladen bounce of 'Unorthodox' and the lacerating dancehall beat and subsonic bassline of 'Traktor' through to the heartfelt soul of 'Anniversary', the rhythmically reggae infused 'Breathe' and the poignantly emotive down tempo hop hop anthem in the making and forthcoming single, 'Don't Go'. Levels Recordings/Ministry Of Sound will release 'Black and White' on August 21st and 'Don't Go' featuring Josh Kumra on 14th August.