- Artist: Skepta
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/18/2015
2015 reissue of MC, producer, and DJ Skepta's 2009 Microphone Champion album, the second installment of the grimey creativity, musical originality, and eclectic experiments of a genius. The UK's undisputed king of grime showcases an evolved, matured character, collecting 17 tracks of cheeky tales, singing choruses, and lyrical greatness. Originally released to coincide with Skepta's support slot on the 2010 Chipmunk UK arena tour and his 2010 appearance on Big Brother's Big Mouth, hosted by Russell Brand. Skepta's contagious Rolex Sweep reached over one million YouTube views in the time preceding this album's original release; his fame has only grown since, with his 2014 hit That's Not Me and his 2015 hit Shutdown clocking about five million YouTube views each. Microphone Champion includes appearances from Wiley, following his 2008 UK Singles number two hit Wearing My Rolex, as well as Tinchy Stryder, whose 2009 track Number 1 reached the top position in the UK Singles chart three days after it's release. British R&B star Jay Sean, who signed to American label Cash Money in 2008, also makes an appearance on the album, as does Giggs, winner of the 2008 BET Award for Best UK Hip-Hop Act, as well as Boy Better Know, Dubz, Paper Pablo, and Trigga. My album is about me basically showing my talent and skills and proving that you can do this on your own with an independent label, I'll be shouting Boy Better Know for life I'm the champ the Microphone Champion. - Skepta
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