Skepta Biography (Wikipedia)
Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr. (born 19 September 1982), better known by his stage name Skepta, is a British grime MC, rapper, songwriter, record producer and music video director from Tottenham, North London. Skepta, alongside his younger brother Jme, joined Roll Deep for a short period of time before becoming founding members of Boy Better Know in 2006.
With Boy Better Know, Skepta clashed with fellow MC Devilman for the video release Lord of the Mics 2, in what is remembered as one of the biggest clashes in grime history. Skepta released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in 2007 and his second album, Microphone Champion in 2009, both independently; while his third studio album Doin' It Again was released in 2011 by AATW. Skepta's fourth studio album, Konnichiwa, was released on 6 May 2016 to critical acclaim, winning that year's Mercury Prize.
His influence on contemporary British popular culture as a key figure in the grime scene saw him appear on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. Skepta's younger brother, and Boy Better Know labelmate, is the grime artist Jme. They have collaborated many times, most recently on his album Ignorance Is Bliss .
- Skepta and Wiley had a good night at the NME Awardshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t2kwp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t2kwp.jpg2017-02-16T09:49:00.000ZWiley and Skepta both picked up awards last night.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04t2kxw
Skepta and Wiley had a good night at the NME Awards
- Skepta wins the Mercury Prize 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04804m2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04804m2.jpg2016-09-15T22:23:00.000ZSee the moment Skepta's album Konnichiwa is revealed as this year's winner.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048050c
Skepta wins the Mercury Prize 2016
- Mercurys 2016 Winner : Skeptahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04802c2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04802c2.jpg2016-09-15T21:36:00.000ZMatt Everitt has the first ever interview with our 2016 winner, Skeptahttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04802cf
Mercurys 2016 Winner : Skepta
- Skepta - That's Not Mehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rs957.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rs957.jpg2016-08-24T09:19:00.000ZSkepta performs That's Not Me on Later... with Jools Hollandhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045q636
Skepta - That's Not Me
- Lauren Laverne announces the nominees for the Mercury Prize 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043l8qq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043l8qq.jpg2016-08-04T10:00:00.000ZLauren introduces the shortlist and explains how the public can vote for this year's award.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043lc1k
Lauren Laverne announces the nominees for the Mercury Prize 2016
- Skepta - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zcg4g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zcg4g.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZThe London grime don shuts down the Pyramid Stage.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0413x97
Skepta - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Skepta - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wp7nt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wp7nt.jpg2016-06-28T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Skepta's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wr691
Skepta - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlights
- Skepta - Feature Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h3t23.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h3t23.jpg2015-01-17T12:14:00.000ZSkepta joins Zane Lowe on Radio 1.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02h3t2q
Skepta - Feature Interview
- Skepta and JME - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021lmrc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021lmrc.jpg2014-06-24T21:00:00.000ZSkepta and JME roll through to talk to Phil and Alice and give them the latest on the grime scene.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021lmt4
Skepta and JME - Interview
- Skepta chats with Semtexhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g06jj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g06jj.jpg2013-09-01T15:10:00.000ZSemtex catches up with Skepta backstage at Reading.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01g06jm
Skepta chats with Semtex
Past BBC Events
Mercury Prize: 2016
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2016
Live Lounge: Skepta
Live Lounge: Skepta
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