OUT NOW. iTunes that! I'm saying this will reach top 20, which for an indie release will be an outstanding achievement (remember them ones from school reports?)
I couldn't take this song seriously once upon a time; Skepta confused me. In the interview I did with him back in November in the lead up to the release of Boy Better Know's BANGURGH 'Goin In', he said:
On making commercial music Skepta said: If you just keep it real to yourself and keep it credible then the tune is gonna be an anthem for time. People don’t like commercial shit - I’ve noticed that. No matter how much people like to see success, once a song goes commercial or videos commercial people just go off it, because people that don’t really know about it start liking it. When you’re walking down the road and some guy in skinny jeans is tryna say “You don’t know about Boy Better Know” then people get mad and say “Boy Better Know are shit!”
Then on his previous attempts (FAILS!) at going commersh Marvin Sparks: All that stuff you are saying about going commercial and wanting to stay credible, is that something you learnt from your own experience of attempting to crossover commercially with Rolex Sweep and Sunglasses at Night?
Skepta: Yeah man. Everything I do throughout my career I think; if I die tomorrow, God forbid, I’d like to be remembered by my last video. The only thing that I was upset about with Rolex Sweep is I didn’t spit a lot of lyrics. I reckon I could have spat a lot more lyrics in the gaps. Somebody who listens to that tune may think “I don’t like that Skepta guy, he can’t spit. Why did he leave so many gaps?” When I did Sunglasses At Night, I spat a proper lyric that I can go to the most ghetto or grimey rave and say it. Obviously after that I done Too Many Man so yeah, it’s nice to be in a place where I wanna be. I’m just learning everyday.
So for me to then hear Bad Boy, I was fully confused. This isn't much different to Sunglasses At Night in target audience alie? Maybe he was speaking solely on BBK projects. I honestly took it wrongly, or so it seems, to mean he wasn't on that vibe anymore. I'm guessing he's happy with this song and that's the bottom line... *shrugs* That was my reason for being confused anyway
Whatever the story, it has grown on me. Proper fun, Kiss 100 listening, Liquid/Tiger Tiger/Oceana raving (or WKD/Smirnoff Ice drinking in park cotching), McKenzie trainer, belt-around-you-neck (ok maybe that's just Skepta) wearing thugs dem music. You can picture the scene can't you? Gun fingers aloft, off-beat vybzin, proper givin it one! It's a lot! This tune brings a smile to my face #SummerTune #RoofDownStringVestPlaylist - I haven't really got a convertible, but I will get a string vest :oD
Hol' tight the delightful Donatella sporting the swept back fringe look (no Gok Wan) @ 2.10, potent Pia (remedy for an impotent man... politest way obviously!) wearing the peachy dress @ 0.40 seconds, and the lead girl does a lot.
Shouts to Staple 'owwwww (House) on the video. Doin a lot right now! If anyone connected to the making of this video can explain to me the significance of the big, dutty, household candle on the birthday cake is, I'll be a happy man. Jammer blew out a candle on the same cake in the Goin In vid. Product placement for a cake isn't that useful, in my humble opinion anyway.
Does this tune not remind anybody else of Underworld 'Born Slippy'
Ultimate pub tune! "Shoutin lager, lager, lager" I think that's what he says. I remember some boys told me he says "Shoutin n**ger... black man ni**er, ni**er", so I forced myself to hate the tune
His appearance on Big Bro's Big Mouth kills me. Shouts to @XianLoves (www.twitter.com/XianLoves follow her, she's hilarious!) for this one. She musta tweeted something like "You know when black people overly dance to something because there's black people performing". I started bussin up when I saw the vid! Check the big bloke trying to get in on the action, poor ting, he musta told his mum he was going to evening service alie? What will his pastor say when he sees him skankin x bussin gunfinger? Extra tithes that month