Apple Music has struck an exclusive with grime icon Skepta, as the streaming service presents new documentary film Skepta: Greatness Only.
Skepta’s Apple Music exclusive marks yet another highlight for both the artist and the genre in 2016; a year that has seen grime break through in a bigger way than ever before. In September this year, Skepta scooped the Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa, before performing the biggest show of his career earlier this month at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Skepta: Greatness Only is written and presented by Skepta's sister and Beats 1 anchor, Julie Adenuga and directed by friend and collaborator, Matthew Walker.
Filmed in the weeks leading up to Alexandra Palace, the film features footage of Skepta throughout his career, interviews with artists such as Semtex and Pharrell Williams and contributions from Skepta’s ‘inner circle’ including his brother JME and mother Ify Adenuga.
"It really means the world to me to be able to tell people this story, and to tell it properly,” said Julie Adenuga. “I’ve watched it from the very beginning, I’ve seen his highs and his lows. The reason I wanted to make this film is because of how inspirational his actions are and how much belief he openly has in himself, a belief that has pushed him to headline the biggest show of his career, just a few years after being at his lowest point.”
Speaking in the film, Skepta said: "Everybody in the scene wondered what I did, but we just had to make the mistakes, and then someone had to be brave enough to choose themselves to go and risk it all.”