Grime star and Toronto MC team up
Skepta has appeared on a new song from Toronto MC Smoke Dawg.
The track is produced by Drake affiliate Murda Beatz and its video sees Skepta hanging out with his Canadian counterparts. Watch below.
Last week saw Skepta team up with Riff Raff for ‘Back From The Dead’. Riff Raff said of the Skepta track: “When we decided to make the best Halloween album ever we had to get the #1 ranked U.K. artist on this song. Skepta 100%.”
Mercury Prize winner 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.
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 year’s MOBO awards, having picked up nominations for best male, best album and best grime act.