Hailed as one of Britain’s most influential artists today, Skepta is also considered as one of the most famous grime names in the world. In the same time, he built a reputation of a dedicated activist, producer and fashion icon. Joseph „Junior“ Adenuga started his career in 2004, and along with his brother MC Jme started his clothing line Boy Better Know, which flourished into an independent label and respected grime crew.
His debut album Greatest Hits was released in 2007, while his certified gold 2016 album Konnichiwa saw him collaborate with Pharrell Williams and later won him a prestigious Mercury Music Prize. This was especially significant, seeing how he is only the second grime Mercury Prize winner. Skepta is also a multiple BRIT nominee, and he won a BET award in 2016 as the best international act from the UK. Among his accolades, he has a MOBO award from 2014 for his „That’s Not Me“ video which cost only 80 ponds! Just in time for EXIT, Skepta has announced his hotly anticipated LP Ignorance is Bliss, set for release in May 2019.
His friendship with the rapper Drake is well documented, and he also has a collab with Mick Jagger under his belt. GQ Magazine listed him as one of the best dressed celebrities and also put him and supermodel and activist Naomi Campbell on the cover. They did a joint interview and as a result, their steamy photos and bold statements regarding the current social and political climate „broke the Internet“.