Pioneering hip-hop label Big Dada announced its relaunch last month, and today (24 February) Yaya Bey has become the first new signing to the relaunched label.

On top of signing to the label, Yaya Bey has announced her forthcoming six-track EP The Things I Can’t Take With Me, which is led by first single "fxck it then".

The new track is accompanied by a Morgan B. Powell-directed video that Bey describes as "an ode to hood joints".

The Things I Can’t Take With Me was an unexpected project that formed after Bey set out to record her next album. She explains, "[The album] is going to be about the journey home to self. But on the way, there’s all this shit I gotta let go of, just the things I can’t take with me."

Bey's upcoming EP will follow last year's Madison Tapes, and marks her second project that's been recorded during the pandemic.

Tracklist:

  1. the root of a thing
  2. september 13th
  3. we'll skate soon
  4. you up?
  5. fxck it then
  6. industry love / a protection spell
"fxck it then" is out now. Yaya Bey's The Things I Can't Take With Me EP will land via Big Dada on 9 April, and is available to pre-order now.