On New Year’s Day 2019 Skepta began molding the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2016 release Konnichiwa. The Nigerian London based artist shared that he buckled down during the recording to of Ignorance Is Bliss, even ridding himself of a few vices. “I stopped smoking this year,” Skepta said. “All my friends smoke, and I just needed to lock myself in the studio. I was in my own psychedelic world for time making the album.”
Ignorance Is Bliss shows the maturation of the Skepta as he lyrically tackles more personal issues. The Nigerian born rapper announced the release of the record last month and delivered visuals for his singles “Greaze Mode” and “Bullet From A Gun.” Other standout tracks on the album are the R&B-blended “Glow In The Dark” featuring Lay Z and WizKid along with “Pure Water” that has its own sort of braggy-ish swagger.
Skepta came through with his Ignorance Is Bliss on his label Boy Better Know and he teamed up with artists such as Nafe Smallz, Key!, J Hus, Cheb Rabi, B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay Z, and WizKid. Check the album out and let us know what you think.
1. Bullet From A Gun
2. Greaze Mode ft. Nafe Smallz
3. Redrum ft. Key!
4. No Sleep
5. What Do You Mean? ft. J Hus
6. Going Through It
7. Same Old Story
8. Love Me Not ft. Cheb Rabi & B Live
9. Animal Instinct ft. Lancey Foux
10. Glow In The Dark ft. Lay-Z & WizKid
11. You Wish
12. Gangsta ft. Boy Better Know
13. Pure Water