Skepta

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Legal name: Joseph Adenuga, Jr.

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Joseph Junior Adenuga (born 19 September 1982), better known by his stage name Skepta, is an English rapper, grime artist, MC, songwriter, record producer and recording artist of Nigerian heritage. Skepta is best known for his work in the grime scene. Skepta was originally a DJ for Tottenham based grime crew Meridian Crew, early in his career Skepta released a number of instrumentals the most notable of which were "DTI (Pirate Station Anthem)" and "Private Caller", the latter of which was released as a single and vocaled by various over members of Meridian Crew. Skepta began emceeing shortly before Meridian Crew disbanded in 2005, after which Skepta, alongside his brother JME, joined Roll Deep for a short period of time before becoming founding members of Boy Better Know in 2006. Skepta released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in late 2007 independently, followed by another independent release Microphone Champion in 2009 and Doin' It Again on AATW in 2011.

Doin' It Again spawned Skepta's first top 40 single "Bad Boy", which peaked at number 26, as well as "Rescue Me" wich peaked at number 14 in the same year and "Cross My Heart". In January 2011 Doin' It Again was released and charted at number 19 on the UK Albums Chart. In June 2014 Skepta charted at 21 in the UK singles chart "That's Not Me" the first single from his forthcoming fourth studio album Konnichiwa.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Greatest Hits Skepta 1
2009 Microphone Champion Skepta 1
2010 Been There Done That Skepta 1
2011 Doin' It Again Skepta 1
2012 Blacklisted Skepta 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Make Peace Not War Skepta 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Meridian Walk Skepta 1
2004 Private Caller Skepta 2
2006 Duppy Skepta 1
2010 Bad Boy Skepta 1
2010 Rescue Me Skepta 1
2010 Cross My Heart Skepta 1
2010 So Alive Skepta vs. N-Dubz 1
2012 Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya) Wiley feat. Skepta, JME & Ms D 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Thuggish EP Skepta & JME 1
2006 Stupid EP Skepta 1
2007 Stageshow EP Skepta 1
2012 Hold On Skepta 1
2012 Get Busy Rude Kid feat. Skepta 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Amnesia (Remixes) Skepta 1

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