Yesterday on Beats 1 Zane Lowe interviewed Skepta and premiered new songs from Twin Peaks and Lonely The Brave.
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Zane talks to Skepta about his big year and whats been changing in the UK scene.
“I wanna do music to get off the streets.”
Skepta says how before only a few artists could be big in the grime scene but now everyone is starting to be able to come up .
“Everybody knows this is a sound its the UK sound, its a turn up sound, its a style, the style we speak its the way we move, everything about us.”
On his creative upbringing
“You are always gonna be your parent’s children. We were brought up in an African way, in a strict way.”
Skepta says he’s never going to announce his album again because social media is too crazy.
“Waking up with that on your head doesn’t allow you to make the best album that you can.”
Talks about working with Pharrell and other producers.
“In this music industry and in the game the difference with artists you get some people who really love music and some do this for money or fame. Pharrell loves music…I know that whatever financial sustain he’s in it won’t change his music will always be sick.”
“When i was in the studio with, cause I love music as well, when i’m with him its like i’m working with someone that I’ve known all my life. And we’re both there to make the sickest track that we can. [The track with Pharrell] It’s on the album.”
“Pharrell’s blessed me – it’s sick to have him on there, his sound is so different.”
“Having Pharrell to bless my album with this sound we made maybe now when you hear my beats maybe you can see the freeness of his music thats what we’re doing as well.”