Watch Skepta’s new documentary ‘Greatness Only’

The grime MC talks about his Mercury win and sold-out Alexandra Palace show in the film.

A new documentary charting Skepta‘s rise to fame has been released online.

Skepta: Greatness Only follows the grime MC as he prepares for his headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this month and details the early years of his career.

The film, made in collaboration with Apple Music, was written and presented by the grime MC’s sister and Beats 1 host Julie Adenuga. It also features interviews with Pharrell, manager Grace Ladoja, DJ Semtex as well as Skepta’s brother JME and mother, Ify Adenuga.


The documentary sees the ‘Konnichiwa’ artist reflect on his Mercury Prize win and gives fans an insight into the making of his hit single ‘That’s Not Me’. In September, the MC beat off competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and Kano to take home the award.

In the trailer, Skepta also opens up about his mental health, revealing that he once had a nervous breakdown.

“I wasn’t doing what I was doing in the beginning. I was not happy,” he says. “This was a straight nervous breakdown.”

Last month, Skepta was among the artists announced to perform on Top Of The Pops’ annual Christmas and New Year specials.

The MC also recently appeared in a music video for Wiley’s new song ‘You Were Always’, which sees the two reminiscing about past relationships.