London’s very own Skepta finally releases his fourth and most anticipated album since 2012, Konnichiwa. The rapper has managed to put British Hip-Hop on the forefront. With advocates like Pharrell & the OVO camp, Skepta has reached a wide audience not just in the UK but outside of it as well. Konnichiwa is a diverse Grime & Hip-Hop fused project, that really gives the listener an insight of Skepta’s different life perspectives. Nonetheless, the project has songs for different occasions. From mosh-pitting songs like That’s Not Me & It Ain’t Safe, to songs for shorty’s such as Text Me Back & Ladies Hit Squad. From listening to the project you can even sense Skepta’s pressure from the music industry & self-doubt , as heard on Corn On The Curb.
The North London Native’s confidence really radiates though, with each track bringing out strong lyricism & even doper beats. The project also has features from Pharrel, A$AP Bari, A$AP Nast, & other English Grime artists like D Double E. Konnichiwa is really a project that will remain at the forefront of Grime Hip-Hop for a long time, as it’s spotlighting the merging scenes of music all around.
Stream the project below, and be on the lookout for young Skepta, it’s definitely his time.