English grime rapper, Skepta is finally getting some attention in the U.S., thanks to co-signs from rap's two biggest stars, Drake and Kanye West. Yeezy brought him out, and publicly thanked him, during his "All Day" performance, and Drake used one of his lines, and also thanked him, on his latest mixtape.
Though he doesn't need a co-sign from anyone, the heightened attention has put more worldwide hype on the London MC than ever before. Skepta's moment is now, and he knows it. And it's not only high-time for Skepta, but for U.K. grime as a whole, which has been criminally neglected by mainstream hip-hop. That's all about to change, and Skepta is leading the way.
Drake knows he's a legend, and so does Kanye. Here are the top 20 facts to know about Skepta.
1. Skepta has revealed that he is having a baby!
Skepta has revealed that he is having his first child! The 'Shutdown' rapper did not specify the identity of the baby's mother during his Instagram post. However, the rapper was most recently linked with supermodel Naomi Campbell. Skepta posted a rose emoji alongside the dramatic message on social media.
2. He collaborated with Puff Daddy back in 2011
Skepta's first substantial international collaboration was with Puff Daddy. The pair linked up for a special Grime remix of Diddy's single 'Hello Good Morning.' However, they cut ties after Skepta reportedly wanted to fight another guest at his pool party in 2011.
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