Wizkid and Damian Marley were interviewed for Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians series, where they discussed their music and careers.
One of the topics Wizkid and Damian Marley discussed on Rolling Stone was how their collaboration, Blessed, came to be.
On Monday, October 18th, 2021, the video was uploaded to Youtube.
Damian Marley told Rolling Stone about how the song came to be:
“I was on tour. Both of us had gigs out in London. One night after one of the concerts, we all went to the studio, got together, and Wiz played a bunch of beats for me. That was the one that grabbed my attention the most. We started writing the song in the studio, together, just feeling the vibe.”
Marley also told Rolling Stone that his voice was hoarse and he couldn’t properly voice the record with Big Wiz that night.
According to him, the intro was the only section of the first recording that made it onto the album.
Wizkid backed up his story by saying:
“That’s the beauty of that record! Just the way it starts, the tone of it, the raspiness of the vocals, like, “Ah, that was beautiful!” From the first time I heard it in the studio, I just went mad. I couldn’t believe it. It was like magic right before my eyes. If I’m being very honest with you, that was one of the most amazing sessions I’ve ever been in, for real.”