Skepta claims he turned down an MBE in surprise new track 'Hypocrisy'

Grime star dropped a surprise new track that was first heard at Primavera Sound festival in June

Skepta performing at the Governors Ball Music Festival, June 2017
Skepta performing at the Governors Ball Music Festival, June 2017

Skepta has dropped a surprise new track on Soundcloud, 'Hypocrisy'.

The track, which was produced by Skepta himself, was first heard when Boy Better Know's DJ Maximum played it at Primavera Sound festival in June, Fader reports.

Skepta shouts out Kendrick Lamar and Wretch 32: "No, I don't do that conscious rap but/Man still know about Wretch and Kendrick/Top five n****s, don't get offended/Murdered the beat, no it ain't attempted."

He also suggests he turned down an offer of an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours : "Just came back from the Ivors/And look at what we collected/The MBE got rejected/I'm not trying to be accepted."

The Ivors is a reference to Skepta picking up the award for songwriter of the year at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. He also won for Best Contemporary Song.

The awards followed his triumph at the Mercury Prize in September 2016 for his fourth record Konnichiwa.

Skepta and the rest of grime collective BBK recently closed Glastonbury festival's second biggest stage on the Sunday night. It marked Skepta's second consecutive appearance after he played the Pyramid Stage in 2016.

BBK are running a takeover of the O2 Arena in London on 27 August, which will feature special guests including rising star J Hus, A$Ap Rocky, Ghetts, Ms Banks, Cosmo Pyke and Kojey Radical.

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