Skepta, Chip & Young Adz Blend Hip-Hop With Grime on New Album 'Insomnia'

Stream the UK rappers’ collaborative project now.

By
Music
3,294 Hypes 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Skepta, Chip, and D-Block Europe’s Young Adz announced a collaborative project titled Insomnia, sharing that the album would be releasing on March 27. After dropping off the record’s lead single “Waze” alongside an accompanying music video, the three-piece has now released Insomnia in its entirety.

The reigning OG of the UK grime and rap scene, Skepta, makes for a tantalizing pairing alongside Tottenham rapper Chip and fast-rising up-and-comer Young Adz, both of which have proven capable of demanding their careers’ newfound emphases. The album itself remains a stark blend of London’s riotous grime scene and the country’s fresh appreciation for hip-hop, blending the two genres into a revitalizing take on UK’s rap sound.

Much of this is meshing is reflected in the wide-ranging producer credits, which taps US-based production heavyweights like Cardo (Drake, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar) and Money Montage (Rae Sremmurd, Rich the Kid), with UK-based beatsmiths DaBeatFreakz, The FaNaTix (Nicki Minaj, Giggs, Popcaan), Sevaqk (Dave, D Double E), Scott Styles (Young Thug, G Herbo, Stormzy), and more also being involved. On the album, Skepta seemingly dives further into hip-hop music’s hold, doing so without sacrificing his signature hard-nosed grime bars. Chip offers up his characteristic drill delivery, with Young Adz contrasting the others’ more orthodox UK flows with higher-pitched autotune.

You can stream Insomnia below.

For more new music, Nine Inch Nails just dropped off two new albums.


Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike Air Max 95 Receives Sleek "Iron Gray/University Red" Update
Footwear

Nike Air Max 95 Receives Sleek "Iron Gray/University Red" Update

Accented with bold 3M detailing.

Nine Inch Nails Score the Apocalypse With New Albums 'Ghosts V: Together' & 'Ghosts VI: Locusts'
Music

Nine Inch Nails Score the Apocalypse With New Albums 'Ghosts V: Together' & 'Ghosts VI: Locusts'

Two new ambient projects for these tumultuous times.

What Max Means to Me: A Nike Air Max Day Roundtable
Footwear 

What Max Means to Me: A Nike Air Max Day Roundtable

Don C, Aleali May, Salehe Bembury, Steven Harrington, Patta’s Edson Sabajo & Gillaume Schmidt and more share their personal Air Max stories.


Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford Deliver Tropical-Folk on "Lay Your Head On Me"
Music

Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford Deliver Tropical-Folk on "Lay Your Head On Me"

Co-written with MØ.

Vans Reinforces Three Silhouettes With GORE-TEX
Footwear

Vans Reinforces Three Silhouettes With GORE-TEX

Durable iterations of the Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and UltraRange EXO.

Rowing Blazers Spotlights Five Slim Aarons Photographs in Colorful Capsule
Fashion

Rowing Blazers Spotlights Five Slim Aarons Photographs in Colorful Capsule

Capturing “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.