Fekky – ‘Way Too Much’ feat. Skepta
New Single Announced
If ever there was a benchmark for the continued growth of British Rap and Grime then the new single from Fekky ‘Way Too Much’ featuring his brother in arms, Skepta is undeniably it. Two artists each at the forefront of a new generation of MC’s who are reinvigorating and propelling the scene forward, Fekky and Skepta at work together for this new single is not only a recognition and validation of each other’s talent but a unified desire to push forward and beyond our own borders.
Listen to ‘Way Too Much’ here.
Much has been said about the limitations of UK Hip Hop and Grime to break beyond its borders. While our transatlantic cousins continue to enjoy the attention of global audiences, Kanye’s appearance at the BRITs earlier in the year, of which Fekky was invited onstage, naturally brought about an interesting turning point in the recognition of the prevalence of British Rap. However, it would be somewhat shortsighted and unjust to peg that sole moment as the tipping point for the exciting wave of UK MC’s, producer and artists continually challenging and pushing boundaries. The symbiosis between US and UK rap went further when Kanye teamed up with Skepta for a surprise London show at Koko earlier in the year as well as Fekky supporting The Game on his headline UK tour closing out 2014. No stranger to collaboration, 2014 also saw Fekky team up with the legendary Dizzee Rascal on the Splurgeboys’ produced ‘Still Sitiin’ Here’ which has since become something of an anthem across the UK and Europe.
Currently at work on his debut album ‘El Clasico’, Fekky is one of the first British rappers to hold genuine comparison to his American counterparts. The 28 year-old’s predominantly Trap-based beats and stark subject matter retain an energy and authenticity that we’ve yet to see from a UK rhymer. Though his sense of humour, abundance of ad-libs and South London slang and accent make him a resolutely and singularly British MC, Fekky’s compelling flow and menacing sounds also conjure the sorts of street dreams more commonly associated with U.S. rappers like Meek Mill, Y.G or 50 Cent.