Skepta switches it up in the video for his latest track “Castles“. The clip shows the North London emcee living ostentatiously – lighting up with some beautiful women in a luxury pad and rapping reflectively (literally) in the mirror. In between depictions of Skepta living a life of luxury in an almost-Drakeish robe there are stunning shots of the city where the Meridian Crew member found his way to fame and fortune.
Yet the music’s just as rich as Skepta makes it look, sampling the hazy hook from Riff Raff‘s “Versace Python Freestyle” but expanding on that track’s over-the-top, melancholy sentiments. The overall aesthetic seems to be A$AP Rocky influenced to me, even if Skepta’s flow is entirely his own.
No word yet on what project this track will appear on.