Skepta Talks P Diddy And Doin' It Again
The MC speaks to MTV about his past, present and future...
He told us: “More work, a lot more work. Not so many lie-ins! I get recognised more and you start to hear your songs in different places. I heard ‘Rescue Me’ in McDonald’s the other day!
"That’s how it goes, now that I’ve transferred my sound. Now I know that my music is getting played in these places, I’m just trying to just go hard and I just want to show people the musical side of me.”
Skepta has come a long way from the days of DJing and MCing at underground radio stations such as Rinse FM with his fellow friends in grime, and now he’s taking on the mainstream.
For Joseph Junior Adenuga, joining rap mogul P Diddy onstage for MTV Crashes Glasgow recently has been the greatest moment of his career so far:
“My biggest achievement to date is being onstage with P Diddy in Glasgow – 29th September 2010. I’ll never forget that day, because I always think if somebody had told me that I was gonna do that, I don’t know, like 5 years ago, I would have sworn blind that it would never happen.
"I can’t imagine what it looks like from the outside, but for me, it’s definitely like the biggest thing.”
With new single Cross My Heart, which is due for release October 17, Skepta looks back to his grime roots with his style, flow and production, but will fans take to it like they done his last hit?
“I’m not sure man, because we never try to say numbers or how well something is gonna do, but I feel like it’s a Skepta track. It’s a big chorus with Skepta lyrics on it and a banging beat, which is what ‘Rescue Me’ was. So I hope that the listeners and the mainstream take to it and listen to it and hopefully understand grime.”