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luka
18-06-2015, 11:27 AM
50/50 for me, couldn't call it.

john eden
18-06-2015, 01:03 PM
50/50 for me, couldn't call it.

Same - his trajectory is pretty good.

Who was the last British global superstar? Beckham?

In music? Spice Girls?

hucks
18-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Same - his trajectory is pretty good.

Who was the last British global superstar? Beckham?

In music? Spice Girls?

1D4EVA

luka
18-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Yeah harry styles and cara delavingne I spose

CrowleyHead
18-06-2015, 01:32 PM
He needs to work with actual rappers if he wants to break here. I-D and Noisey have him fucked up, thinking all the world is controlled by the same 20 people in NYC when in reality that just covers a certain branch of media.

This is what prevented Dizzee from ever being taken serious here. I mean, obviously the accents, the cultural divide, etc. But like, doing songs with Grit Boyz, UGK Reunion Albums and el-P do not grant you crossover. Plus it needs to be a lot more than one or two songs, its gotta be like, years of work.

Also I finally got around to hearing that Blacklisted mixtape and BOY was that shit trash.

luka
18-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Bad music is no barrier to success but i agree that working with earl sweatsuit might be

CrowleyHead
18-06-2015, 10:59 PM
Bad music is no barrier to success but i agree that working with earl sweatsuit might be

If he wants to make it as a crossover artist in American Rap he needs to be hitting at least at French/Keef/Future level street bangers. Some dude who can't come up with choruses talking about "The Ace Hood Hustle Hard Flow" (??????) over xanax snares is not going to win awards here.

Earl Sweatshirt is also considered a 'weirdo' still. Skepta isn't going to make it, this myth that the greatest buying power relies in middle class audiences always forgets that its the guys who can have radio-friendly records. They're just not played on radio because Rap Radio is competing with R&B and pop radio. Earl and Ratking don't do that, and their record sales reflect such. Skepta is thinking he's going to aim for the over 20K realm, and he's going to end up with 1 thousand at best.

craner
19-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Word.

rubberdingyrapids
20-06-2015, 09:58 AM
globally, i dont see it happening.
but in europe, definitely.
no point trying to really win over the US.
but doing collabos with US artists can help his cred elsewhere in the world.
so i could see him doing well in plenty of other non uk territories.
he might want to make himself a proper uk star first though.
one or two big singles is a good start, but that album is taking a while.
hopefully he doesnt fuck it up.

Patrick Swayze
20-06-2015, 04:22 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TTceYEJif4

luka
20-06-2015, 06:52 PM
I got bumblebees trying to figure out how I got this buzz

luka
20-06-2015, 06:52 PM
5 and a half million views

Patrick Swayze
20-06-2015, 08:13 PM
thats not him?

mistersloane
20-06-2015, 09:09 PM
Big H is the only person in grime with enough musical dexterity and pop sensibility to make it elsewhere. He's the best pop star we've had since Annie Lennox.

Skepta is a joke. He's already famous but still. He's the least of a vanguard, and thus.

rubberdingyrapids
21-06-2015, 11:01 AM
lol@big h.

just cos skepta has some funny punchlines, doesnt mean hes a joke. sometimes (ok a lot of times), he is funny in a kanye sort of way, which is to say funny, but also a bit stupid/ropey/crappy, but i find it endearing.

its hard for a grime pop star anyway. i remember when you had people at the observer writing things like 'national treasure' about dizzee (on the back of dance wiv me!). fingers x skeppy can hang around for a bit before he starts webstreaming himself hoovering etc.

trilliam
21-06-2015, 11:39 AM
globally, i dont see it happening.
but in europe, definitely.
no point trying to really win over the US.
but doing collabos with US artists can help his cred elsewhere in the world.
so i could see him doing well in plenty of other non uk territories.
he might want to make himself a proper uk star first though.
one or two big singles is a good start, but that album is taking a while.
hopefully he doesnt fuck it up.

100

Lol at big h man wtf..

Ion fuck with skepta but this is one of the best UK rap songs I've heard period

Got put on it after the brits backlash and was like ye this guy can do his thing. Wont begrudge how he gets there.

http://youtu.be/0dsjqsz4MR4

Secundus
21-06-2015, 12:58 PM
I really don't think that he's going for 'global superstar' anymore. in recent interviews it sounds like his whole thing is making himself (to a lesser extent the whole uk) respectable in a global rap context so he can sell them bbk merch

CrowleyHead
21-06-2015, 01:52 PM
100

Lol at big h man wtf..

Ion fuck with skepta but this is one of the best UK rap songs I've heard period

Got put on it after the brits backlash and was like ye this guy can do his thing. Wont begrudge how he gets there.

http://youtu.be/0dsjqsz4MR4

Didn't this get taken down for a minute b/c Eminem tried to negotiate to buy the song?

trilliam
21-06-2015, 02:44 PM
That would be a touch still. not sure how true it is or how good a move it'd be for skeppy anyway.

Patrick Swayze
21-06-2015, 03:08 PM
Wasn't that tune

https://twitter.com/skepta/status/91568354929819648

It was this one from grime saviour/purist/loyalist of the moment Skepta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJ_VFGkMNI