Skepta and his brother JME briefly joined Roll Deep before becoming the founding members of Boy Better Know in 2005. His Lord of the Mics 2 clash with Devilman is remembered as one of the great grime battles.
Skepta independently released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in 2007 and has grown rapidly since and released many other albums. Skepta is now known as one of the pioneers of the grime scene.
Skepta has been nominated for three Brit Awards, including the Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist. His influence on contemporary British popular culture as a key figure in the grime scene saw him appear on Debrett’s 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. He received a Nigerian chieftaincy on 4 April 2018, with his title being “Amuludun of Odo-Aje”.
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