Skepta - London's grime superstar
London rapper Skepta is on tour and you can buy and sell tickets to see the MC here today at StubHub. The Mercury Prize-winning rapper is one of the most successful and well-known grime artists of the 21st Century and he has also won and been nominated for several Brit and NME Awards. Famous for tracks like "That's Not Me" and "Shut Down", Skepta has catapulted himself, and the grime music genre, into the mainstream on the strength of his 2017 album Konnichiwa. This album led to the rapper winning the coveted 2017 Mercury Prize and, in the process, he became the first Grime MC to win the Mercury Music Prize since Dizzee Rascal in 2003 for his album Boy In Da Corner. So, if you want to see one of the most exciting artists to come out of the UK in a long time, buy Skepta tickets today and see the rapper perform some of his best songs live in concert.
Skepta's rise to the top
Born Joseph Junior Adenuga to Nigerian parents, Skepta grew up in the North London area of Tottenham. Interested in US and UK hip-hop from a young age, he started out by appearing on pirate radio and performing MC battles. Skepta then joined Wiley's grime crew Roll Deep, before leaving to focus on his own label Boy Better Know. After independently releasing his first two albums Greatest Hits and Microphone Champion through his own label, he signed to All Around the World Records in 2010. That same year he had his first Top 40 single for the song "Bad Boy" which was followed up by "Rescue Me", leading to attention from Chipmunk and P Diddy.
The third Skepta album Doin' It Again (2011) charted in the UK showing the continual rise of Skepta and his music. Interestingly, trying to take his sound down a more commercial route, Skepta had to scrap a yet-to-be-released album, The Honeymoon, due to disappointing reactions from fans. The new Skepta album that followed, Konnichiwa, did not disappoint. The album was released to widespread critical acclaim and peaked at number 2 on the UK charts as well as performing well in Australia, Ireland, Holland and New Zealand.
Skepta just hit the road and will be arriving to your town very soon, so hurry up and don't miss your favourite artist's show! Buy your Skepta tickets here and now, for tickets are selling like crazy. Check the upcoming shows and pick your event! If you want to listen to the best songs of the year live and watch your favourite artist perform live, don't think of it twice and make sure you get hold of your Skepta tickets.
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