Drake signs to Skepta's Boy Better Know label

Drake performing at Wireless Festival

One of the biggest global names in hip-hop has signed to UK independent label Boy Better Know.

Well, according to his Instagram anyway.

Last night Drake performed to a global audience at the Brit Awards with Rihanna.

But instead of hanging around for the after parties he went to a small venue in east London and made a surprise appearance with Section Boyz.

The Canadian rapper then put out this announcement on Instagram.

Around the same time BBK founder Skepta posted a picture on his own account.

It shows a man in a T-shirt featuring the Boy Better Know logo above the icon for Drake's own OVO Sound label.

Drake's love affair with Boy Better Know has been public knowledge for a while.

He brought Skepta out to perform Shutdown (which starts with a sample of Drake saying "truss mi daddy") at his headline set at Wireless Festival in 2015.

Drake's previously been pictured wearing a Boy Better Know T-shirt, and he thanked Skepta in the credits for his mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late.

Oh, and he has a BBK tattoo...

Drake and Skepta have previously appeared together on Wizkid's Ojuelegba remix.

Now that Drake's made the connection even more official than a tattoo (yes we know tattoos are pretty permanent) there could be more cross-Atlantic collaborations in the works for the Boy Better Know gang.

Who Are Boy Better Know?

If you know grime, you know BBK. If you know Drake - well you might have heard of some of their members.

Boy Better Know is an independent grime label founded in 2005 by brothers JME & Skepta. Until now their biggest name was Wiley - and his top selling records came out on a different label.

They often act more like a collective of artists than a label, performing gigs together under the label's name.

They have released music using the Boy Better Know moniker - Too Many Man was an underground hit, although it didn't get anywhere near the Top 40.

They don't even have a proper website, Twitter account or official Facebook page.

If they start putting out Drake records they might need to get one.

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