Skepta & AJ Tracey have released the music video for their collaborative single, ‘Kiss & Tell’. The music video depicts Skepta and AJ Tracey in a hotel, the footage appearing almost grainy and homemade, mixed with shots from his ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ Tour, with AJ Tracey serving as a supporting act. ‘Kiss & Tell’ was produced by Skepta.
This is not the first Halloween release for Skepta, who in 2018 unveiled his track ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ featuring 67 frontman LD, and the year before that, dropped his six track EP ‘Vicious’, featuring ASAP Rocky and Section Boyz.
Toward the end of November, Skepta will be playing a sold out tour of the UK in support of his fifth album ‘Igorance Is Bliss‘. The dates include performances in Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and London. The scheduled dates are beneath. Beyond the UK Tour, Skepta will be heading to Australia in December.
23/11/19 – Warehouse Project, Manchester
26/11/ – O2 Academy, Birmingham
27/11/ – Jam Park, Dublin
28/11/ – O2 Academy, Glasgow
29/11 – Olympia, London
NME awarded his fifth record four stars, stating, “The Tottenham rapper’s comeback is a diverse-sounding, assured success, a muscular record that conveys global ambition, drawing on a dizzying collection of sounds and influences”, and added on to say it “sounds like a record from a rapper with gallons of creative juice in the tank.”
Meanwhile, AJ Tracey released the music video for ‘Cat Pack’ on October 2, lifted from the upcoming deluxe reissue of his debut album, ‘AJ Tracey’. He co-directed the music video with Hamish Stephenson.
The track was produced by hip hop production duo Take A Daytrip. His debut album was released in February. The deluxe edition features five new tracks, released on October 25.
Reviewing the album in NME, Tom Connick said, “If we’re going to retire the term ‘urban’, ‘AJ Tracey’ is the perfect full-stop, a spiky, fully-ticked checklist of everything that word smooths over.”
Before he returns to Manchester on November 23, Skepta will be playing in major cities around the world including The Kompass Club in Gent, Belgium tonight, and then onto Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Gothenburg.