SKEPTA – IGNORANCE IS BLISS

Skepta’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to his May 2016’s ‘Konnichiwa’ is here. ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ features fellow UK rappers J Hus, Lancey Foux, and Nafe Smallz, as well as a selection of Skeppy’s Boy Better Know cohorts.  Originally titled ‘SkLEVEL’ [which Skepta has since dubbed a ‘2018 pattern,’ ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ features singles…

LORD OF THE MICS SETS SAIL FOR VOLUME 8

Lord Of The Mics is synonymous with Grime. It’s just about as Grime as Jammer’s basement, Nike Air Max or the Adenuga family. For almost 20 years now the brand has provided a platform for up-and-coming UK talent to show the rest of the scene what they’re made of. Beginning as a DVD box set…

WILEY – DON’T BREAD ME

Last week, Wiley responded to Skepta’s recent diss track ‘Wish You Were Here’ with one entitled ‘Don’t Bread Me,’ which has today landed on streaming services.  This particular incarnation of beef heated up after Skepta featured on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Money Right,’ to which Wiley objected based on his long-standing beef with Dizzee following a stabbing…

SKEPTA – PURE WATER

Last Halloween Skepta gifted us the ‘Vicious‘ EP.  This year he’s dropped off a new video for May’s standalone single ‘Pure Water‘.  It’s a mostly black-and-white [and occasionally red] clip that sees Skepta, well, cleaning his teeth and taking a bath – but probably not in the same settings you and I might.  Stream below via…

SKEPTA – PURE WATER

Skepta sparks rumours of a 2018 album release with new track ‘Pure Water.’  The signs are there; a GQ cover, a top billing at this year’s Lovebox festival, the list goes on, but Skepta’s first release as a Nigerian chief feels a little throwaway.  While the hard, minimalist Grime beat is up there with the…

SKEPTA – GHOST RIDE [VIDEO]

Halloween 2017 saw Skepta drop a surprise project in the form of his ‘Vicious EP’, on which he collaborated wth Section Boyz, Lil B and A$APs Rocky & Nast.  It’s ‘Ghost Ride’, on which the latter two artists feature, to which Skepta returns for the lo-fi visual treatment.  Stream below via Youtube.

SKEPTA – HYPOCRISY [VIDEO]

After the consistently brilliant visuals from last album ‘Konnichiwa’, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the artwork for new single ‘Hypocrisy’ was a joke.  Having no shared the decidedly kitsch video, it now starts to make sense.  Directed by himself amd BBBK collaborator Matt Walker, the video features Skepta alongside some retro karaoke-singing dancers…