The last couple of years have seen Skepta gain the most plaudits and popularity in his career, having returned to his grime roots with 2014's That's Not Me. Last night confirmed this, as the Tottenham MC beat out David Bowie, Radiohead and Kano's far superior grime effort to win the Mercury Music Prize for latest album Konnichiwa. Other nominees included:
Anohni - Hopelessness
Bat For Lashes - The Bride
David Bowie - Blackstar
Jamie Woon - Making Time
Kano - Made In The Manor
Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Savages - Adore Life
The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...
The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
While here's Skeppy performing Shutdown live at the event:
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