Skepta Drops Throwback-Inspired “Hypocrisy” Video
Skepta pulls up with a 1980s-inspired new visual for "Hypocrisy," a track he dropped on SoundCloud a little over a month ago. Check out the visual, which he co-directed alongside Matt Walker, below.
The song itself finds the London rapper shooting down the idea of conformity while spitting venom at the haters and naysayers he finds himself having to deal with these days. "They try to disrespect me/When they're online especially/But everything cool when they check me/Because I'm so cool and deadly," the Grime stalwart raps in the hook for the track.
The video itself finds Skepta, whose album, Konnichiwa earned him the 2016 Mercury Prize last year, moving about the set of either a music video or a TV show as dancers that look like the Fly Girls from In Living Color move about behind him. When he's not moving about the colorful, and obviously retro, video set, Skepta's rocking a bucket hat and rapping behind flames in what appears to be a parody of 1990s rap videos.
One year removed from dropping Konnichiwa, Skepta's maintained his momentum well past the halfway mark of 2017, gaining more fans young and old with each month. Back in March, he delivered a show-stopping verse on Drizzy's More Life cut, "Skepta's Interlude." A few weeks ago, he dropped "England Lost," a collab with rock legend Mick Jagger.
Now he's dropped another dope visual, which you can peep for yourself below.
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