Country : United Kingdom Label : Boy Better Know Genres and styles : Grime Year : 2016


· by Alain Brunet

For the album Konnichiwa, Joseph Adenuga Jr., alias Skepta, won the 2016 Mercury Prize, one of the most prestigious music awards in the UK. The British rapper’s fourth solo album was a decisive factor in the revival of the grime, a subgenre of the great hip hop family whose beatmaking is based on stylistic hybridizations informed by Afro-British popular culture (UK Garage, jungle, dub, dancehall, breakbeat, etc.), and its Caribbean and African sensibilities. Skepta’s eloquence, authority, flow, hyperlucidity and potent presence have brought him the highest honours, both on stage and in the studio. This is an opportunity to discover a whole vista of British popular culture.

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