Energy
New Music Feb 10  |  

Avelino calls on Stormzy and Skepta to supply the “Energy”

If you want a nice, relaxing song to help you bring the week to a close, I’d like to suggest that you look elsewhere. Avelino‘s “Energy” is just what the title would suggest. Stormzy and Skepta are no strangers to high octane instrumentals, and they both show out impressively. Stream “Energy” below.

New Music Nov 1  |  

Watch Section Boyz and Skepta’s ‘Purge’-inspired “Worst” video

United Kingdom representers Skepta and Section Boyz dropped a Purge-inspired video for their “Worst” collaboration. They pulled out all the stops for this one, delivering a plot similar to that of The Purge. The song’s aggressive nature is an excellent fit for the video’s dark theme. Watch the video for “Worst” below.

New Music Nov 1  |  

Skepta shows no fear on “No Security (Halloween Sound)”

One of Grime’s front runners stuns and moves freely on “No Security” Skepta is a man on the rise. With a well performing debut album, Konnichiwa, and recurring OVO affiliations, it seems he will continue to make waves at the core of the UK music market and spread out beyond. Related: Skepta delves into London life on . . .

Back From The Dead
New Music Oct 12  |  

Skepta and Riff Raff link up for “Back From The Dead”

This is a somewhat unlikely collaboration, but Skepta and Riff Raff‘s “Back From The Dead” is actually a good look. The song, taken from DJ Afterthought and Riff Raff’s upcoming Balloween project, features ominous production that will give this track replay value in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Balloween releases on October 25th, with contributions from . . .

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Skepta delves into London life on ‘Konnichiwa’ (Review)

London emcee Skepta released his fourth studio album Konnichiwa, on May 6th. Much like his previous projects, Konnichiwa was released via his Grime label and collective Boy Better Know. Skepta has been gaining a lot of traction lately due to a cosign from a certain Toronto rapper. Would that, paired with Skepta’s talent, be enough to help him . . .

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New Music May 5  |  

Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’ (Album Stream)

After grabbing everyone’s attention with the Pharrell-featuring “Numbers” earlier today, Skepta has released his Konnichiwa album. The project was live-streamed earlier for fans in Tokyo, Japan. Guest features include A$AP Nast, Novelist, Wiley, and Pharrell. Stream Konnichiwa below.

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New Music May 5  |  

Skepta – “Numbers” ft. Pharrell

This is big. Skepta already had a lot of momentum both in and out of the UK, but the stage gets a lot bigger with the release of “Numbers,” featuring Pharrell. We can hear the Virginia native’s influence throughout the soundscape of this track, and Skepta’s quickfire flow fits well within the tempo of the . . .

man
New Music Apr 14  |  

Skepta Separates Himself with “Man (Gang)”

Skepta might be well known, but with “Man (Gang)” he makes it clear that he’s definitely not setting out to be everyone’s friend, only remaining loyal to his own crew. Look for Skepta’s Konnichiwa project to release on May 6th, and pre-order it now via iTunes. Stream “Man (Gang)” below.

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New Music Oct 4  |  

Skepta – “Top Boy” (Video)

In July 2015, Skepta traveled up and down the East Coast of Canada and the United States for a summer tour. His newly released “Top Boy” video, presented by Noisey, features performance footage, backstage footage, and memorable Skepta quotes from throughout that tour. Watch the video for “Top Boy” below.

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New Music Mar 29  |  

Skepta – “Nasty” (Video)

Skepta has been killing it this year, from Kanye cosigns to collaborating with the Flatbush Zombies on “RedEye to Paris.” Recently, Skepta released a simple video for “Nasty,” including some targeted lyrics calling out Devilman for snitching, over a tense, futuristic beat. Devilman has held a grudge since 2013, when Skepta beat him in a battle. . . .

RedEye To Paris
New Music Mar 14  |  

FlatbushZOMBIES – “RedEye to Paris” ft. Skepta

Brooklyn meets Tottenham, as the FlatbushZOMBIES pull in Skepta for the subtly ominous sounds of “RedEye To Paris.” The song was actually orchestrated on a tour bus, and recorded in Paris; hence the song title. Skepta continues to build momentum in the United States in the wake of his Kanye West cosign. Stream “RedEye To . . .

SHUTDOWN
New Music Mar 1  |  

Skepta – “SHUTDOWN”

First things first; Skepta has been a legend in the UK for years. He’s gotten a lot more attention as of late, but the hunger and technical skill we can hear on “SHUTDOWN” offers a window into the mind of an artist who’s been honing his craft for years. Look for Skepta’s Konnichiwa album to . . .

More Life

Drake plays the role of global music ambassador on ‘More Life’ (Review)

“More chune fo ya head top so watch how you speak on my name”. With that quick phrase following a soul stirring sample, Aubrey “Drake” Graham took the world by storm once again, delivering his much anticipated “playlist,” More Life. Coming off his most successful commercial album, Views, Drake has returned with the swagger only . . .

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Drake – ‘More Life’ (Album Stream)

The delays kept us waiting, but Drake‘s More Life has finally been released to the world. It premiered on OVO Sound Radio, and is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Guest artists include Kanye West, Travis Scott, Sampha, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Young Thug, Stormzy, and more. DOWNLOAD 1. Drake – Free Smoke 2. Drake – No . . .

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Moving from Maryland to the suburbs of London made me appreciate UK music

When I was six years old, my family and I packed up and left our home in Southern Maryland to move across the Atlantic to a small village in Suffolk, England–about an hour or so outside of London. It changed my life. It wasn’t too foreign, as my mother had brought me to England before . . .