Skepta Is Taking a Break From Releasing New Music to Focus on Producing

“I feel like now I just want to branch out. I can’t be a rapper, it’s a waste of a talent.”

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Skepta is reflecting on his music post-All In EP release and it looks like the grime legend is looking in a different direction for his career.

Recently, the British grime MC took to Instagram Story to announce to fans that he will be taking a step back from releasing any new music. In the post, he confirmed that All In is “all the music I have to give. I have no unreleased music, feels good to clear the outbox.” He also adds, “Sure you all know, I’m a producer at heart and I have so many ideas that I want to work on with other artists. Upcoming and established, young and OG. Skepta on production. It’s that time.”

Though this might be the last time fans will hear from Skepta, he does clarify that he “definitely [wants] to make an all-female album.” He alludes to the fact that there have been many “fire female artists, rappers and singers” and is hoping to make a “hard 13 track female only album FULL of classics.”

In a recent interview with Tiffany Calver of BBC Radio 1Xtra, he revealed that he recently had a revelation about wanting to focus on producing instead of being a performer. He told Calver, “It was just a thought in my head where I was like, ‘I just wanna do more than just being a rapper’, because that’s a waste of a talent. I feel like right now I want to become more behind the production. I want to produce albums for people – I’d love to produce Rihanna’s album, that would be a dream. I’d probably make Rihanna’s hardest album.”

Later in the interview, he shared, “I feel like now I just want to branch out. I can’t be a rapper, it’s a waste of a talent. I feel like rapping for artists is some sort of therapy…but after a while it’s like I’ve said everything – from being a confused African child to being a chief in my dad’s village. I’ve rapped myself to my nirvana, I’ve rapped myself into it somehow.”

Watch the full interview below.

In other music news, Lizzo is set to release her first single in more than two years.

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