It’s been quite a few years since Skepta claimed his title as one of grime’s greatest artists, but his new release proves he’s still got that fire inside of him. His latest release recruits fellow MCs Suspect and Shailan for a tough-as-nails grime tune titled “Stay With It.” Since his 2016 album Konnichiwa, he’s dropped a handful of singles and EPs to keep his head in the game, but this is my favorite track he’s put out since that last full-length release.
“Stay With It” is marked by an utterly hard beat to back Skepta, Suspect, and Shailan’s verses. Coming in hot, Skepta introduces the track with its hook while Suspect and Shailan take on the first two verses, then lending it back to Skepta to shut it down. Along with the new track, we’ve got a classic grime music video to match. Featuring all three voices on the song, this video shows our artists donned in one-of-a-kind outfits through grainy, old-school filters while spitting their bars. While perusing the comments of this video on YouTube, I came across one that stuck out to me: “Don’t listen to this when packing a shank or strap in London.”
Watch the music video for “Stay With It” above.