Skepta Lands Coveted Role Of Mick Jagger "England Lost" Only
A bloody solid track record.
London, England – British grime rapper Skepta's whirlwind rise through the ranks has continued with a great placement in the vocalist of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger's new solo single, "England Lost."
The record marks the legendary rocker's 74 birthday (a video of "Gotta Get a Grip", starring Jemima Kirke of the HBO series Girls also dropped today) and the music comes ahead of what will be The Stones' 26th studio album.
Jagger recently spoke to the Apple of the Music of Zane Lowe and broadcast their thoughts about the work with stripping the grime of the star, saying: "He really wants to get the best out of himself. He is fun, but it's quite serious when he enters it."
Shane Gonzalez, Founder and Artistic Director of Midnight Studios, was responsible for the capture of the two Britons in their element, and called it "one of the most inspiring days" of his life.
@skeptagram and @mickjagger in the study. Photo by @shaneaveli
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Skepta and Mick Jagger, London 2017. (One of the most inspiring days of my life.)
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In May 2016, Skepta released his fourth studio album with Konnichiwa, what is meant by his official arrival to the united States. The album featured notable Yankee appearances from Pharrell Williams and ASAP Nast and was also driven by his close relationship with Drake.
The HipHopDX review of Konnichiwa praised the project for its "minimum fill" and also highlighted how the 34-year-old star was able to "modernize" the dirt sound, which has been for nearly two decades.
Apart from Sir Mick pairing, Skepta also earned stripes this year by winning the Ivor Novello award for Songwriter Of the Year and the acquisition of NME, BRIT and nominations at the BET Awards.
The full "England Lost" lyric video can be enjoyed above.