On Monday Apr. 18, Skepta will appear on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 show in an exclusive new interview. So far we only have a three-minute interview to go on, but chances are much of the discussion will focus around the impending release of Konnichiwa (May 6). In the clip below, Skepta discusses working with veteran producer Pharrell and how quickly their creative relationship blossomed.
“I always tell my friends about the Pharrell session… Pharrell loves music. I don’t know how much money he has, how much money he started with or how much money he’s trying to make, but I know whatever financial situation he’s ever in, his music’s always going to be sick. When I was in the studio with him, because I love music as well, when I’m with him it’s like working with someone I’ve known all my life. We’re both there to make the sickest track we can.”
Skepta first hinted at the fact the two had worked together via a cryptic Instagram post (above). Despite that, little else was said about it. Many suspected Pharrell might appear but, after Skeppy’s work with Kanye was canned, it wasn’t beyond the realm of possibility that nothing had come of it.
But now we know that’s not the case. Take a listen to the preview below and then view the tracklist at the bottom with the full tracklist (and features). Crucially, it appears Drake does not feature—unless he’s included as a member of BBK.
2. Lyrics f/ Novelist
3. Corn On The Curb f/ Wiley & Chip
4. Crime Riddim
5. It Ain’t Safe f/ Young Lord
6. Ladies Hit Squad f/ D Double E & A$AP Nast
7. Numbers f/ Pharrell
8. Man (Gang)
10. That’s Not Me f/ JME
11. Detox f/ BBK
12. Text Me Back