North London Grime MC, Skepta has seen his latest single, ‘Shutdown’ enter the UK official singles chart at No. #39.
Following narrowly missing out on a top 20 hit, and winning ‘Best Video’ at the MOBO Awards last year, Skepta has been spreading the gospel of Grime overseas with trips to USA, and Hong Kong. His name was thrust into the mainstream, when along with a number of others from the Grime scene, he played a supporting role in Kanye Wests BRITS stage performance. The US rap star showed his appreciation for the support with the words: “Thank You Skepta“, which had the mainstream public asking “Who is Skepta?”
In the midst of subsequent discussions and articles on Grime‘s resurgence, and whether UK artist need validation for Americans, Skepta premiered ‘Shutdown’ unexpectedly which sent the internet into a frenzy, receiving and 141, 812 listens on Soundcloud in 10 hours . The video dropped on the same day as the release of the single , and after a week has currently hit 704, 622 views on YouTube. It’s definitely Skepta’s time and the release of his forthcoming album, ‘Konnichiwa’ is eagerly awaited.
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4th May 2015
w/c 4th May 2015