Prominent grime MC and rapper will gift the capital’s fans with a highly anticipated performance in the iconic Olympia London.
In May, SKEPTA ended weeks of fevered anticipation by releasing his fifth studio album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’. An instant hit with fans and critics alike, the record was met with huge, widespread acclaim and entered the UK album charts at number two.
Released via SKEPTA’s own ‘Boy Better Know’ label, Ignorance Is Bliss is the follow up to his era defining ‘Konnichiwa’ album. Brilliantly uncompromising, authentic and unwavering in its desire to push boundaries, it’s set to go down as SKEPTA’s best album to date.
SKEPTA takes the lead as sole producer of the majority of the record alongside the likes of Ragz Originale, Ayo, IndigoChildRick and Trench, and collaborations with Nafe Smallz, Key, J Hus, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay Z & Wizkid and BBK.
His first headline tour since the release of 'Ignorance Is Bliss', the run of shows will culminate in a huge hometown event at London’s 10,000 capacity Olympia on Friday 29th November.
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Here is what the critics have said:
"Ignorance is Bliss affirms his continued position as one of the best rappers Britain has produced" - THE TIMES
"A sensual pleasure" - THE GUARDIAN
“This long-awaited follow up inevitably carries a lot of expectation with it. Gratifyingly it delivers on every level” – METRO
“A breath-taking sonic assault on the senses. Wow” - SUNDAY TIMES
“Ignorance Is Bliss handles the MC’s next steps with authority and, crucially, popping production… the spotlight lights up the UK scene” - THE OBSERVER
“An album that continues to push the boundaries and raise the levels in a way that only Skepta could” – CLASH
"A diverse-sounding, assured success, a muscular record that conveys global ambition, drawing on a dizzying collection of sounds and influences" – NME
"The epitome of progress" – HYPEBEAST
"Some of the flourishes in his production are exquisite here... genuinely inventive" – PITCHFORK
"A quintessentially London record, as dark and moody as it is brash and innovative." - THE INDEPENDENT
"By digging deep both sonically and lyrically, Skepta has once again expanded the genre’s parameters, all while making it look easy." – COMPLEX
"Skepta’s effortless flow unites the mature, diverse project, which is stacked with his commentary on politics, relationships, identity politics, and more" - HIGH SNOBIETY
"Once again, Skepta cuts through everything around him" – STEREOGUM