So when Paapa reached out to me for a collaboration on his 2023 album Versa Villa I jumped on the opportunity with all my limbs fully outstretched. It was a chance for me, a fan, to work with an artist whose work I have admired for over a decade. Interestingly, it wasn’t our first time trying to work together: our first attempt was for his 2017 tape Technical Difficulties, but due to some real life technical difficulties, that collaboration never actually materialized as we’d hoped. But because of the mutual respect we have for each other’s work and our determination to collaborate, we were both committed to making Versa Villa work, and that’s exactly what we did.