News / 21.09.23

Skepta, Eliza Rose and Call Super confirmed for Circoloco’s return to The Warehouse Project

Circoloco is heading back to the Manchester nightlife institution for a stacked event taking place on 25 November

Skepta and John Glacier for Burberry campaign 2023
News / 06.02.23

Shygirl, Skepta and John Glacier star in new Burberry campaign

The latest campaign is new Burberry creative director Daniel Lee’s first for the fashion brand and also features a new Burberry logo

News / 18.07.22

Dean Blunt drops new London Tonight Freestyle featuring Skepta, A$AP Rocky and Novelist

Blunt leaked the new track via his Youtube channel on Friday

News / 26.07.21

Skepta to release new EP All In this week

The five-track project features Kid Cudi, J Balvin and more

News / 24.06.21

New Bottega Veneta digital journal features original music from Arca

A selection of unreleased Arca pieces are premiering via the luxury brand’s Issue 02 zine

News / 23.06.21

Skepta announces new EP All In

The rapper claims he’ll be “ready to move on to the next chapter” once he releases the five-track project

Skepta, Lovebox 2018 © Daniela Montero
News / 09.11.20

Skepta’s Papi Chulo verse selected for Democratic Party’s promo video

The video celebrates Kamala Harris’ win

News / 12.08.20

Ify Adenuga – mother of Skepta, JME and Julie Adenuga – announces new memoir

Boy Better Know will publish the book in October. Ify Adenuga, the mother of Skepta,…

Tony Hawk
News / 29.07.20

Skepta, A Tribe Called Quest, CHAII and more added to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack

The THPS remake comes with 37 new tracks. The full soundtrack for the remake of…

Kiran Kai
News / 07.05.20

Kiran Kai shares new Skepta-produced single Passports

The LA via London newcomer teams up with a grime legend on his new single….

News / 25.03.20

Skepta, Young Adz, Chip share new single Waze

The first single from the trio’s upcoming album Insomnia. Skepta, Young Adz and Chip have…

News / 14.11.19

JME announces Grime MC release date, shares tour details

The much-anticipated follow-up to Integrity> lands at the end of November

Headie One

Headie One – Music x Road

With a little help from the likes of Dave and Skepta, Headie One sets himself apart from the crowd on his latest mixtape ‘Music X Road’

love me not
News / 29.07.19

slowthai, Octavian and Chip star in Skepta’s new video for Love Me Not

Skepta enlists an ensemble of old school icons and new wave talent for his Love Me Not house party.

Skepta and Sophie Ellis-Bextor
News / 24.07.19

Watch Skepta and Sophie Ellis-Bextor perform Love Me Not for the first time

Skepta and Sophie Ellis-Bextor joined forces at Maida Vale for Skepta’s BBC Radio One session.

Exit festival

EXIT Festival 2019: A musical democracy in a three-hundred-year-old fortress

Across three days EXIT festival hosts every genre imaginable across 21 stages, all housed within a 17th-century fortress.

News / 06.06.19

Skepta drops COLORS session

Fresh from releasing his fifth studio album, the UK legend performs ‘No Sleep’ in the COLORS Berlin studio wearing a ABAGA VELLI space suit

Events / 15.01.19

Jorja Smith, Skepta, Octavian and The Black Madonna announced for Field Day 2019

The London festival will move to a new location in Enfield’s Meridian Water on 7-8 June

Wiley Dizzee, Inner City Pressure
News / 19.11.18

Wiley sends for Dizzee Rascal in new track Flip the Table

Wiley’s long-running beef with Dizzee Rascal has boiled over on a new diss track

Wiley Instagram
News / 18.10.18

Wiley blasts Skepta and Dizzee Rascal in rant, calls them “paigons”

The self-proclaimed godfather of grime wasn’t too pleased about the two linking up for a track

News / 30.07.18

Skepta shares image of baby scan

The UK grime artist appears to have announced he’s becoming a father

News / 14.06.18

Skepta and Wiley are credited as composers on Kanye West’s ye

The full credits for the three albums released from Kanye West’s Wyoming sessions have now…

News / 02.03.18

D Double E drops new Skepta-featuring video Nang

Two figures from the UK grime scene collide in a new three-minute visual

News / 13.02.18

Skepta, SZA and N.E.R.D. are heading to Lovebox 2018

The London festival is moving to Gunnersbury Park in July

love me not
Events / 30.01.18

Skepta, Liam Gallagher and Goldie lined up for Parklife 2018

The Manchester festival will return to Heaton Park in June

News / 06.11.17

Skepta and Goldie announce vinyl-only collaboration

Metalheadz have announced details of a special collaborative project from Skepta and label-boss Goldie. Upstart is…

News / 31.10.17

Skepta drops surprise ‘Vicious’ EP featuring Lil B, A$AP Rocky and Section Boyz

To celebrate halloween, Skepta’s shared a brand new EP. Vicious dropped at midnight and features…

Meet the Tottenham MCs fronting Skepta’s SKAir campaign

Hamda Issa-Salwe gets a tour of Meridian Walk from Belly and Shailan – two young MCs who recently starred in the ad campaign for Skepta’s new trainer

Selections: Faze Miyake

Future-proof grime and spacey party music from the London DJ and producer in this exclusive Spotify playlist

News / 27.07.17

Mick Jagger teams up with Skepta for new track England Lost

The new song has been released alongside Gotta Get A Grip

News / 20.07.17

Skepta launches new No Fear Forever collection at Sports Direct

The grime MC’s second clothing line is out now

In Photos: Wireless Festival

Photographer Daniela Monteiro gets snaps of Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta and more at the Saturday of the UK’s biggest hip-hop festival

love me not
News / 03.07.17

Skepta drops new track Hypocrisy

In which he claims that he turned down an MBE

News / 25.06.17

Boy Better Know’s Glastonbury slot was another milestone for grime in the mainstream

Rounding off a monumental weekend for grime and UK rap artists, Boy Better Know headlined…

News / 07.06.17

Makonnen drops new Skepta-produced track Dark Blue

The Atlanta rapper has surprise dropped his new EP today – and Skeps is on it

love me not
News / 18.05.17

Skepta announced as Songwriter of the Year by Ivor Novello Awards

The grime MC will be taking home two prestigious awards

News / 05.04.17

Idris Elba slams Tory housing benefits cuts at Skepta charity gig

Skepta played a special show in London last night (4 April) in aid of homeless…

News / 21.03.17

Drake got a photo with his mum and Sade last night

Celebrations were in order last night at the final night of Drake’s mammoth run of…

News / 02.03.17

Skepta, Death Grips and Sampha added to Lowlands Festival 2017

19 new acts have been added to the Dutch festival’s line-up in celebration of their 25th Anniversary

News / 24.02.17

Watch: Skepta drops his new video for ‘No Security’

The British grime MC dances with mannequins, old white men, and in a room of awards for his new clip ‘No Security’

Long Reads / 23.02.17

Brits 2017: A continued snub of the black British experience

Last night the #BritsSoWhite backlash reappeared. Bex Shorunke argues that the racial undertones are not imagined here, they are apparent.

News / 22.02.17

Brits 2017: Skepta and Stormzy lost Best Breakthrough Artist to Rag’n’Bone Man and the internet isn’t happy


Devlin – The Devil In

Demons are fought and souls are searched on Devlin’s third album, but it’s the insular moments that resonate

When We Gonna Be Together: The Best Grime Love Songs

A selection of street serenades to soundtrack your Valentines Day, featuring Stormzy, Skepta, Ruff Sqwad and many more throwback classics

London turns out for Wiley‘s landmark Roundhouse show

Walking into The Roundhouse, the space already packed by 8pm, the audience a mixture of…

News / 03.02.17

Skepta will perform at the BRIT Awards

Skepta is the latest addition to the lineup for the 2017 BRIT Awards. He’s up…

News / 21.12.16

Aphex Twin, Miguel and Bon Iver announced for NOS Primavera Sound 2017

NOS Primavera Sound have announced the lineup for their sixth edition. Bon Iver, Aphex Twin,…

The Year in Collaborations

Contributors and collaborators from Blackstar, The Life of Pablo, Konnichiwa and more reflect on their part in the year’s biggest releases

News / 19.12.16

Watch Apple Music’s Skepta documentary now

Following the trailer coming out last week, Apple Music’s mini-documentary on Skepta has arrived. Skepta: Greatness…

News / 13.12.16

Watch a trailer for a brand new Skepta documentary

The Beats 1 documentary- Greatness Only– follows the decade-long rise of one of the UK’s…

News / 06.12.16

The Evening Standard reviews Skepta, mistakes reloads for technical difficulties

“not everything went to plan: songs were restarted”

Skepta takes on Ally Pally with the gang

Hamda Issa-Salwe joins the 10,000-strong crowd for the Tottenham Top Boy’s victorious homecoming

Staying In

Because there’s no Space like home…

News / 24.11.16

Skepta’s going on Top of the Pops

The BBC have announced the lineups for their yearly Christmas Day and New Years Eve editions…

love me not
News / 11.11.16

Skepta wants to spends his Mercury Prize money on community projects

The Tottenham MC told The Evening Standard that he wants to spend his untouched prize…

News / 01.11.16

Skepta teams up with Section Boyz for Worst

“Theresa knows Britain is mine” Section Boyz dropped a new track featuring Skepta last night…

News / 28.10.16

Listen to Elijah & Skilliam’s Grime 2016 compilation now

The latest edition of Elijah & Skilliam’s annual grime compilation is available to buy and…

News / 19.10.16

A$AP Rocky to debut new material in London this week

The rapper will premiere to new A$AP Mob tracks at a live screen event in…

News / 18.10.16

Elijah & Skilliam announce Butterz Grime 2016 compilation

The Butterz bosses tap Skepta, Kano, Wiley and AJ Tracey for their roundup of the…

News / 17.10.16

Listen to Skepta and Smoke Dawg’s new collab Overseas now

Skepta’s latest transatlantic collaboration sees the UK MC link up with Toronto’s Smoke Dawg Fresh…

One Night with
Lil Yachty

Decked out in a yellow Supreme tracksuit, hip-hop’s alienating newcomer Lil Yachty bounds on to…

News / 21.09.16

MOBO nominations announced

Laura Mvula and Kano both lead with four, while Skepta and Giggs appear on three…

News / 19.09.16

Tory minister claims he likes Skepta, can’t name a single track

Matt Hancock, the Tory minister for culture, claimed “we listen to it in the back…

News / 15.09.16

Skepta has won the Mercury Prize

The UK MC’s album Konnichiwa has beaten the frontrunner, David Bowie’s Blackstar, to win this…

Revisiting our reviews of the 2016 Mercury nominees

If this year’s Mercury Music Award nominees are anything to go by British music has had a particularly fruitful year

News / 17.08.16

Skepta previews new song No Security, listen now

Skepta has teased his first new material since the surprise ILoveMakonnen collaboration Coming Soon via…

Massive Attack
News / 11.08.16

Additional support acts announced for Massive Attack Bristol show

A DJ line-up has also been announced for the Clifton Downs festival The full line-up for for…

Skepta for Crack Magazine
News / 09.08.16

Skepta announces massive London show for December

Tickets for the Alexandra Palace show will go on sale on 12 August Last night…

Back On Road:
AJ Tracey‘s Transatlantic Takeover

From Ladbroke Grove to Long Island, AJ Tracey is poised to capitalise on the growing appetite for London Talent. Grant Brydon finds him in Queens, NY, taking stock of the hype thus far

News / 04.08.16

David Bowie, ANOHNI and Skepta nominated for Mercury Prize

The nominations are in! The Mercury Prize have announced the shortlist for this year’s award….

News / 03.08.16

Skepta finally got an OVO tattoo in Toronto

Earlier this year Drake got a Boy Better Know tattoo and now Skepta has returned…

Melt! Festival remains a pulse-galloping pacesetter

Ascending one of Ferropolis’s decommissioned excavators, you begin to survey the expanse of Melt! Festival….

News / 20.07.16

Warehouse Project reveal lineup, tickets on sale tomorrow

Manchester’s Warehouse Project returns for 2016 and this year they’ve lined up Moderat, Skepta, Ricardo…

News / 19.07.16

Skepta cancels Lollapalooza set due to Visa Issues

It’s not the first time Skepta has blocked from playing in the US. Last year…

Hideout 2016

As we arrived in Novalja – the coastal town on the Croatian island of Pag…

Festival 2016

taNo man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the…

News / 29.06.16

Skepta, Céon and Makonnen have linked up on ‘Coming Soon’

Coming Soon is a bouncy, tropical track that combines Skepta’s serious flow with Makonnen’s signature…

In GIFS: Field Day 2016

Get a feel for Field Day 2016 with our GIF galleries Though the rain came…

News / 01.06.16

Check out a new zine dedicated to the grime scene

  Skepta, Logan Sama, Jammz, Capo Lee and more feature in the black-and-white printed celebration of…

Skepta – Konnichiwa

‘Konnichiwa’ is the sound of an artist winning after his genre has been ditched by the industry and stigmatised by the media

News / 10.05.16

Artist reimagines grime stars as Pokémon cards

Brighton-based photographer Ben Gore has released a peek of his ‘Grimemon’ series including Skepta, JME,…

Skepta for Crack Magazine
News / 06.05.16

Listen to Skepta’s Konnichiwa now

Skepta’s hotly anticipated new album is on Spotify now Last night Skepta played a live…

News / 05.05.16

Skepta to celebrate Konnichiwa release with Boiler Room in Japan

Tune in later today to see the grime kingpin lay down some tunes alongside a…

Events / 05.05.16

Grime Karaoke announced for Fresh Island

Fresh Island takes place 12 – 14 July at Zrce Beach, Croatia This year’s Fresh…

News / 03.05.16

Skepta announces mini-tour

Tickets are only available to fans who have pre-ordered Konnichiwa Skepta will be hitting the…

Skepta for Crack Magazine

6 New Videos You Need To See

Stormzy gets Scary and Skepta trashes a car in this week’s roundup of the best music videos out there

What did Top Boy do for grime?

As Drake and Skepta conspire to bring back Top Boy Ruby Atkin looks back at the series and discusses its impact on the genre that fed its aesthetic

Snowbombing 2016

You’d have to to be a pretty soulless adventurer to not be able to hunt…

News / 15.04.16

Listen to Skepta’s new single Man (Gang)

Konnichiwa drops on 6 May Grime don Skepta has just shared the latest cut from…

Skepta for Crack Magazine
News / 13.04.16

Skepta announces Konnichiwa release date

Skepta dropped details of his long awaited album on Instagram It’s been one of the…

Events / 29.03.16

Glastonbury reveal full 2016 line-up

Glastonbury Festival have announced the full list of acts set to descend on Worthy Farm…

Events / 24.03.16

Bestival unveils another round of new acts

Lady Leshurr, Kano, Goldie, Evian Christ and more have joined the line-up The Isle of…

News / 10.03.16

Skepta announced as ‘Cultural Ambassador’ for Uniqlo

Clothing brand Uniqlo has revealed Skepta as one of six new cultural ambassadors As it…

News / 25.02.16

Drake signs to grime label and collective Boy Better Know

After a surprise performance in London with Skepta and Section Boyz, the rapper announced the…

Events / 25.02.16

Field Day reveal new Sunday additions

Head over to Victoria Park this June to see Empress Of, Steve Mason and Mystery Jets…

News / 23.02.16

Skepta unveils Nike collaboration

Skepta posted the first pictures of his new Nike collaboration on Instagram earlier today Grime…

News / 11.02.16

Skepta to headline Berghain this April

The world-conquering Shutdown don will be taking over the techno fortress this Spring One of the…

News / 28.01.16

20 more artists added to Hideout 2016 line-up

The new additions will join Skepta, Stormzy, Seth Troxler and more on the idyllic Zrce…

News / 22.01.16

Skepta turned up to Novelist’s Radar Radio birthday set

You can listen to the whole set now Former Crack cover star Novelist turned 19…

News / 05.01.16

Plastician to play ten year old Skepta and Plasticman set on Rinse tonight

Tune in to hear a throwback set featuring unreleased dubs from Coki, Skream, Joker, Mr Virgo, Skepta…


Sónar Barcelona announce first names for 2016

Barcelona’s Sónar festival have just shared the first acts on their 2016 line-up Sónar are taking…

Events / 19.11.15

Skepta announced for Snowbombing 2016

The breakthrough grime star will be hitting the slopes in April The world’s number one…

Events / 04.11.15

Hideout prepares for 2016 outing

The Croatian festival will welcome the likes of Skepta, Stormy and Jamie xx to its sunny shores

Festivals / 02.11.15

Simple Things 2015: Jme and Skepta

Grime dons Skepta & JME shut down the Academy at this year’s Simple Things Festival…

The 23 moments that defined Skepta‘s biggest year so far

And it’s not over yet

News / 16.10.15

Red Bull Music Academy share Simple Things Playlist

Looks like Red Bull are getting hyped for Simple Things 2015 With only a week…

News / 15.10.15

Drake’s got a BBK tattoo now

Yes, Drizzy has finally made the eternal commitment to Skepta and JME’s set Inked, permanently,…

News / 11.10.15

Skepta’s been in the studio with Pharrell

While there’s still no news of a Konnichiwa release date, the unstoppable grime MC reveals…

News / 07.10.15

Artist Reuben Dangoor reimagines grime stars as historical figures

D Double E, Stormzy and Skepta all feature As a tribute to the grime scene…

News / 05.10.15

Skepta + JME announce headline Brixton show

Novelist, Frisco, Casisdead and Section Boyz will support the December date Grime’s most high profile…

News / 23.09.15

Tabloids are reporting Lily Allen took a swing for Skepta

The incident allegedly occurred backstage at LFW

News / 09.09.15

Skepta’s New Mixtape is Online Now

The grime MC dropped his new tape via SoundCloud this morning In case you missed…

News / 25.08.15

Simple Things adds new names to lineup

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ruff Sqwad + J-Cush, Hodge, and Tessela are amongst the additions

Flow Festival 2015

“We don’t want to be the biggest, we want to be the best.”

News / 17.08.15

Skepta has won an AIM Award for Outstanding Contribution

Skepta has been handed the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year’s AIM Awards. Skepta…

News / 10.08.15

Skepta jumps on Jamie XX’s I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)

Skepta has laid down bars on Jamie XX’s Summer anthem I Know There’s Gonna Be…

August 2015 Playlist

G-funk is in the air. Dre just casually dropped his first album in 16 years,…

News / 04.08.15

Simple Things unveil new names

Skepta, JME, Savages, Untold, HEALTH and Holly Herndon and more join the lineup

News / 03.08.15

Skepta announces mixtape with Westwood, drops updates on new album

And that Westwood tape is imminent Skepta has got Tim Westwood on board to host his…


Lovebox has established itself as a bastion for vibrant, carefree fun in the centre of…

5 Crack alumni to catch at Lovebox

We’ve provided a handy guide to just a handful of the acts playing who’ve graced the pages of our magazine over the last few years

News / 13.07.15

Drake and Skepta team up for Ojuelegba remix

Following a headline set at Wireless festival and a number of visits to Wimbledon, Drake’s…

News / 24.06.15

ONEMAN drops festival edits

The edits mix Skepta, JME, Young Thug and more ONEMAN has released a stream and…


Jme Integrity> Album Review

‘No label, no PR, no publisher…’ so goes JME’s Twitter bio, ‘no meat, no dairy…

Top 5 Career #SHUTDOWNS of 2015 so far

A run down of 5 careers that have been – literally – shut down

News / 01.06.15

Idris Elba has remixed Skepta’s Shutdown

The Luther actor has dropped a rework of Skepta’s grime banger Idris Elba has decided…

News / 20.05.15

Watch Skepta perform ‘Shutdown’ on Jools Holland

“Mans has never been in Jools Holland when it’s shutdown, eh?” Former Crack cover star…

News / 18.05.15

Stormzy drops new freestyle ‘Shut Up’

The 21-year-old MC spits over a classic beat. Following his appearance at The Great Escape…

Skepta reclaims grime’s history for its true authors

With towering expectations for 2015, the revered MC rises to the challenge