'Back From The Dead' expected on October 12
Mercury Prize winner Skepta is set to team up with US rapper Riff Raff.
Skepta’s album ‘Konnichiwa’, which was released back in May, beat David Bowie and Radiohead to win the Mercury Prize last month. He became the second grime artist to win the Mercury Prize after Dizzee Rascal won with his debut ‘Boy In Da Corner’ in 2003.
Now he appears to be releasing a new track with Riff Raff, who rose to fame on MTV reality show From G’s to Gents and was later cited as an influence on James Franco’s Spring Breakers character.
Riff Raff recently posted artwork for a song called ‘Back From The Dead’ coming from the pair. It is expected to drop on Wednesday (October 12).
Skepta has since retweeted the image, which appears to confirm the collaboration.
Sales of Skepta’s album surged by 174% after winning the Mercury Prize. The grime MC’s fourth album also climbed 40 places to number 13 in the official albums chart following the win.
The Tottenham born MC could also be in line to win three awards at this MOBO awards, having picked up nominations for best male, best album and best grime act.