We all know that Drake and Skepta are tight, but Skepta decided to make his bond with OVO official. After Drake revealed his Skepta tattoo back in October, the Boy Better Know rapper followed it up with his own tattoo of the OVO owl. Clearly, aside from music, the two artists simply have a lot of mutual respect for one another and the movements that each have created with their music.
Drake and Skepta have long been friends. Drake popped up as a surprise guest during Skepta’s tour last October, and there’s even been talk of Drake somehow signing to Skepta’s Boy Better Know label, although so far there haven’t been any developments beyond talk. There were rumors that Drake and Skepta were working on music together earlier this year. While they did collaborate on the track “Ojulegba” with Wizkid, neither ended up appearing on each others albums, both of which dropped within a week of each other earlier this year.
Drake’s VIEWS has obviously been a smash, but unfortunately Skepta’s Konnichiwa hasn’t connected in the states like many believed it would. Grime remains a notoriously difficult subgenre to market in the U.S., and Skepta is no exception. He remains very popular in the U.K., however, where Konnichiwa was received much more warmly. It remains to be seen what other music we’ll end up getting from the pair, but with each other’s labels inked on their body, it seems their bond is long term.