Grime's prime prince has been on a roll the last year, rising from underground UK sensation to stateside ambassador for UK Grime. After featuring on Meridian Dan's 'German Whip' in 2014, he released 'That�s Not Me', the first in a stream of unforgettable singles. 'It Aint Safe', featuring A$AP Mob�s Bari followed and paved the way for a stream of UK/US crossovers. Following suit, New York hip-hop collective Ratking's Wiki collaborated with him to release a raucous 'US remix' of his first single. Since then 2015 single 'Shutdown' has taken the world by storm and he recently joined Kanye West on stage at London�s KOKO for a secret surprise set. The grime god's upcoming shows throughout September, October and November are sure to be unforgettable. Don�t miss your chance to see one of the hottest artists around - buy your Skepta tickets now at StubHub UK.
Skepta - From Meridian to Manhattan
Hailing from Tottenham, London, Joseph Junior Adengua started his music career producing instrumentals and performing on local pirate radio stations with the Meridian Crew. It wasn't until just before the Meridian Crew disbanded that he was persuaded to try emceeing by the godfather of grime, Wiley. His talent recognised quickly, he and his brother (fellow grime artist JME) joined the prolific Roll Deep crew for a short period before become a founding member of the independent label Boy Better Know in 2006, from which he released his first two albums.
In 2010 he signed with a major label and released his third studio album Doin' It Again, achieving chart success with three singles appearing in the UK Top 40. After a disappointing reaction to singles from his upcoming fourth album he decided to release mixtape Blacklisted. Returning to a more authentic grime after commercial departures, the 2014 single 'That�s Not Me' seems to be a disavowal of his recent glamourous past. With the release of a new album Konnichiwa looming, this is one artist not to miss live.
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After buying Skepta tickets on StubHub UK why not check out other hot grime talent hitting the UK in the coming weeks and months? Keep an eye on our listings for Stormzy or Novelist.
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