Riff Raff and Skepta Come “Back From the Dead” in New Video
The Christmas season is upon us, but Riff Raff and Skepta aren't quite done with Halloween. The two revisit their collaboration "Back From the Dead" for a spooky new music video. The dark visuals accentuate Riff Raff and Skepta's tale of coming back to life, which appears on the former's Balloween album.
"You think you're scary/I'm dead already/My funeral was amazing/It was beautiful/Doves flying/Brothers blazing in the cubicles/Fakes crying/Rest in peace/It's so delusional/But I know that's the usual," Skepta raps.
Skepta will be sad to see 2016 end as it's been a very successful year for the Grime artist. The London native's Konnichiwa album was Certified Gold in the U.K., an achievement he proudly announced in November.
"WE DID IT #KonnichiwaIsGold,” he wrote on Instagram. “Infinite thanks to everybody listening worldwide for real, to all that offered me their help and time along the way I love you spiritually and this is still just the beginning, beast mode loading. Boy Better Know forever, Greatness only."
Skepta can thank an award win for helping him move some units. In September, Konnichiwa won the 2016 Mercury Prize, which honors the best album to come from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The victory resulted a 226% increase in album sales for Skepta.
The veteran artist winning the Mercury Prize helped him make some history too. The victory made Skepta the first rapper to win the award since Dizzee Rascal in 2003, ending a lengthy drought for British MCs.
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