Turnip Tuesday: Skepta – “Shutdown” (Punk Slaves Live Cover)

Okay, the original song was already LIT AF as evidenced by the attached video at the bottom. So when – punk group – Slaves stopped by the infamous BBC Radio Live Lounge they practically tossed a gasoline covered dynamite stick on it.  It seems the young British-Nigerian Grime superstar didn’t mind the fallout at all

A lil background on Skepta: you may remember seeing him and his gang alongside one Mr. West hosting/helping him terrify gala-gatherers at the Brit Awards earlier this year.

“A bunch of young men all dressed in black dancing extremely aggressively on stage, it made me feel so intimidated and it’s just not what I expect to see on prime time TV”

The story of how that performance was organized is the most Kanye, and GRIMEy thing possible to pull off last minute, by the way. Let Kanye protege Theophilus London tell it:


So, that’s why Yeezus was grateful to get the effect he needed from Skepta’s literally flamethrowin fire crew.

ye thanks skep benandsiyablog

Anyway… TURN UP! Peep original video too:

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