Skepta




“Man” is a song performed by English rapper Skepta. It was released as an instant grat single from Skepta’s fourth album Konnichiwa (2016) on 14 April 2016 through Boy Better Know. The song peaked to number 34 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK R&B Singles Chart. The song was written and produced by Joseph Adenuga. The songs main riff is sampled from the song “Regular John” by American stoner rock band Queens of the Stone Age. A music video to accompany the release of “Man” was first released onto YouTube on 1 May 2016 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-six seconds. Joseph Junior Adenuga (born 19 September 1982), better known by his stage name Skepta, is an English Grime artist, songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent.

He is the brother of fellow musician Jme and radio presenter Julie Adenuga. He released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in late 2007 and his second, Microphone Champion in 2009, both independently, while his third studio album Doin’ It Again was released in 2011 by AATW, His fourth studio album, Konnichiwa, was released on 6 May 2016 to critical acclaim, winning that year’s Mercury Prize.

The three singles charted in the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, with “Rescue Me” being the most successful at number 14. “Cross My Heart” came in at number 31 and dropped out of the Top 40 a week later. Doin’ it Again spent 3 weeks in the top 100 album charts and debuted and peaked at number 19 on its first week of release. In 2012, Skepta released two singles from his fourth forthcoming album. Skepta’s second major label album was intended to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011, entitled The Honeymoon but was delayed till 2012.

After a disappointing response from the first two singles Skepta decided to release a purchasable mixtape, titled Blacklisted. It was released on 2 December 2012 along with music videos to support the release prior to the release. In March 2014, Skepta provided a verse for the remix of “German Whip” by Meridian Dan. In the same month, he debuted his new single, “That’s Not Me” featuring his brother, JME. Released on 8 June 2014, the song peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.



Discography

Artist: Skepta
Title: Man (Explicit)
Album: Konnichiwa
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2016)
Artist: Skepta ft JME
Title: That’s Not Me
Album: Konnichiwa
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2016)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Thrown In The Bin
Album: Doin’ It Again
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2011)
Buy Album: £5.99 (2011)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Bad Boy (Explicit)
Album: Doin’ It Again
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2011)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2011)
Artist: Skepta (feat. BBK)
Title: Too Many Man
Album: Microphone Champion
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2009)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2009)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Oh My Gosh
Album: Microphone Champion
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2009)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2009)
Artist: Skepta
Title: I Spy (Explicit)
Album: Greatest Hits
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2007)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2007)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Listen Up (Explicit)
Album: Greatest Hits
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2007)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2007)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Track 5
Album: Blacklisted
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2012)
Buy Album: £8.49 (2012)
Artist: Skepta
Title: Track 6 (Explicit)
Album: Blacklisted
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2012)
Buy Album: £8.49 (2012)

Mixtapes
Joseph Junior Adenuga 2006, Been There Done That 2010, Community Payback 2011, Blacklisted 2012, & The Tim Westwood Mix 2015.

Singles

As lead artist
“Rolex Sweep” 2008, “Sunglasses at Night” 2009, “Too Many Man” (with Wiley featuring Boy Better Know) 2009, “Lush” (featuring Jay Sean) 2009, “Bad Boy” 2010, “Rescue Me” 2010, “Cross My Heart” (featuring Preeya Kalidas) 2010, “So Alive” (vs. N-Dubz) 2011, “Amnesia” 2011, “Hold On” 2012, “Make Peace Not War” 2012, “That’s Not Me” (featuring JME) 2014, “Shutdown” 2015,  “Ladies Hit Squad” (featuring D Double E and ASAP Nast) 2016, and “Man” 2016.

As featured artist

“Hospital” (JME featuring Shorty, Frisco, Skepta & Jammer) 2010, “Get Busy” (Rude Kid featuring Skepta) 2012, “Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)” (Wiley featuring Skepta, JME & Ms D) 2012, “Supposed to Do” (Ace Hood featuring Skepta) 2014, “Ojuelegeba (Remix)” (WizKid featuring Drake & Skepta) 2015, and “50 Grand” (Devlin featuring Skepta).



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