Earlier this week the grand foyer of London’s V&A experienced its first ever grime gig and NME was there to watch it; alongside members of Blossoms, The Vaccines and Circa Waves.
With some nifty ancient sculptures as a backdrop, Skepta arrived unannounced at the launch of the museum’s ace new You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-1970 exhibition. His exclusive set – which included ‘Shutdown’ and ‘That’s Not Me’ – saw him also revealing the global Levi’s® Music Project, a new initiative that will see youth communities helped out with access to music education as well as provided with inspiration. Sounds decent, right?
Skepta’s the first global ambassador for the project, with many more to be revealed. Speaking about the initiative, he commented: “I want to show the young generation that success is not something you search for externally, it is from within. Help people to understand that all your thoughts and ideas can become reality with a bit of hard work and dedication.” Right on, Skepta.
Skepta’s first mission is to help create a music centre for teens in Tottenham, where young people can learn all about the music industry; from recording and lighting design to production. Skepta will help mentor the students and then there’ll be a performance back at the V&A over the weekend of November 4-6. See you there.