Skepta is from the Tottenham area of north London and a central figure in that region's grime and rap scenes. He has released five studio albums and various mixtapes, mostly focusing on genres such as British hip-hop, grime and UK garage music.
A Fresh Start and Fresh Beats
Skepta's parents immigrated to the UK from Nigeria, and he and his siblings grew up surrounded by musical influences from early ages. Both his brother and sister work as DJs, grime artists and radio presenters. His early career in the late '90s included mixtapes with a lot of instrumental work. These recordings included a couple of singles that the grime collective Meridian Crew released, helping to raise Skepta's profile before that group disbanded. His solo career began around 2008 and has continued steadily ever since. While Skepta brings his own sound to everything he does, he is unafraid to collaborate with various artists from the grime scene.
Where can I buy Skepta tickets?
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Will Skepta play in a city near me?
Skepta has been filling both large and small concert venues for years, and his international tour circuit may take him to a city near you or even your hometown. Berlin, Amsterdam, Manchester and Glasgow are just a few of the stops Skepta normally makes on his live concert tour.
What is a Skepta setlist like?
A Skepta concert setlist can include various tracks from the artist's five studio albums. Note that each album has spawned singles that have made Skepta even more popular with his fan base. When you attend a live performance, you might hear tracks from various albums over the years, including Greatest Hits, Microphone Champion, Doin' It Again, Konnichiwa and Ignorance Is Bliss.
What can you tell me about Skepta's collaborations?
If you have already grabbed some tickets for Skepta's next show, you might be interested in seeing some of the artists or groups he's worked with over the years. In the past, he has worked with various artists from the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob. He has also partnered with Wizkid and performed live at a show featuring Kanye West. Skepta and other artists took to the stage during this surprise show and sang several songs with Kanye West.
Has Skepta appeared at any festivals?
Perhaps one of Skepta's most notable festival appearances was at the 2017 Coachella Music Festival. The artist appeared here as part of a promotion for his new two-part tour across America and Europe.
What kinds of awards has Skepta won?
Skepta has received numerous awards and nominations from the music industry thanks to his work. The MOBO Awards gave him recognition for both Best Song and Best Video. In addition, he received wins for Album of the Year and nominations for categories such as Best Track and British Male Solo Artist.
Has Skepta done other work?
Before he went solo and started other projects, Skepta was a member of the grime group Roll Deep. Later, he and his younger brother Jme became founding members of the grime collective Boy Better Know. Skepta's clash with fellow artist MC Devilman during this period is considered by fans to be one of the greatest in grime history. He has also acted in various films as side projects.Back to Top
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