A veteran of the U.K. grime scene, MC, producer, and record-label owner Skepta was influential in the genre’s shift from the underground to the pop charts, as well as its creative and commercial resurgence during the mid-2010s. With the release of his fourth album, 2016’s Konnichiwa, he made his commercial and critical breakthrough, winning that year’s Mercury Prize and earning gold certification. 2019’s Ignorance Is Bliss fared just as well on the U.K. charts and spawned his highest-charting single to date, “Greaze Mode.” As his star continued to rise on the global scene, he collaborated with the likes of Chip and Young Adz for 2020’s Insomnia, as well as with J Balvin for 2021’s “Nirvana” from his All In EP.

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