SKEPTA, CHIP & YOUNG ADZ – INSOMNIA

Only announced only less than a week ago, BBK head honcho Skepta, Cash Motto [jheez, remember them?] founder Chip and D-Block Europe front-runner Young Adz release ‘Insomnia.’ The collaborative album is a real mixed bag, shuffling around a variety of UK Rap sounds.  There’s a whole lot of autotune, and in the main it feels…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2019

2019 in Britain has been tumultuous; despite endless discussion, we’re no closer to a harmonious Brexit, and Boris Johnson has the overwhelming support of the majority – trying times, to say the least.  And it’s been reflected in the music.  This year’s Mercury Prize Awards was possibly the most angry in history.  Bands like IDLES…

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…

SLOWTHAI – NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN

Slowthai’s debut album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ makes every bit as much of a statement as its title might suggest.  It’s a searing treatise on what it means to be British in 2019; one that deserves to be held aloft next to the likes of ‘Original Pirate Material’, ‘Boy In Da Corner’ and ‘Never Mind…

SKEPTA – GREAZE MODE + BULLET FROM A GUN

Having just announced new album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ [May 31], Skepta drops two brand new songs from the project; ‘Greaze Mode’ and ‘Bullet From A Gun.’ The former features Luton vocalist Nafe Smallz and is definitely aimed at the turn up, while ‘Bullet From A Gun’ come produced by both Skepta and Ragz Originale, and…

SKEPTA – WISH YOU WERE HERE

Popcorn at the ready.  Skepta drops a new track ‘Wish You Were Here’, a diss track explicitly aimed at fellow Grime legend Wiley, who recently took aim at Skepta for collaborating with Dizzee Rascal, with whom Wiley has long since had beef.  The new track riffs on the fact that Wiley [famed for his no-shows]…

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…