Joseph Junior Adenuga AKA Skepta never wanted to be an MC, but in the end it proved to be where he was most comfortable. Growing up in London in a Nigerian household alongside his brother JME, Skepta began as a DJ before moving behind the mic as his brother made his way into the grime scene.
Following some work with the Medirian and Roll Deep crews, Skepta and JME founded Boy Better Know and in a few years found themselves travelling around the world on the back of mixtapes, performances and merchandising.
In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, Skepta recalled his early years in a shared bedroom and how grime emerged from a typical London stew of dancehall and dance music
In his 2010 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, he discusses the differences between rap in the UK and the US, his debut album, the influence of soundsystem culture on his music, and much more.
06:44 – Skepta – “Doin’ It Again” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSYzN…
20:00 – Skepta – “Rolex Sweep” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnar9…
49:50 – Skepta – “Nokia Charger Wire” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIWhz…
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1:18:09 – Plastician feat. Skepta – “Intensive Snare”
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