By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 14th December 2016
Skepta has been around for ages, but 2016 was a game changing year for the man. The 34-year-old artist released his fourth studio album Konnichiwa in May, earned the highly coveted Mercury Prize (awarded to the best album from the UK), and landed an ambassador gig with fast-fashion giant Uniqlo. But his climb has been far from easy.
This week, Apple Music and Beats 1 have shared a preview of Skepta’s upcoming documentary called Greatness Only. The film was shot in the weeks leading up to his career-defining concert at London’s Alexandra Palace and includes commentary by those closest to him: friends, family, and collaborators such as Pharrell Williams.
“I feel like I’m the chosen one, but I chose myself,”
“When I finally got there, to where I thought was the top, I wasn’t doing what I was doing in the beginning. I was not happy. This was a straight nervous breakdown.”
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) December 12, 2016
The documentary will premiere on Apple Music on the 19th of December.
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