Skepta on working with Pharrell Williams: I feel 'blessed'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 April 2016


Skepta says he is "blessed" to have worked with Pharrell Williams on his upcoming album 'Konnichiwa'

Skepta feels "blessed" to have worked with Pharrell Williams.

The 'Ladies Hit Squad' hitmaker teamed up with the 'Happy' singer for his latest album, 'Konnichiwa', and has praised his work ethic, insisting music is always far more important than money for him.

He said: "In this music industry and in the game, the difference with artists is you get some people who really love music and some who do this for money or fame. Pharrell loves music ... I know that whatever financial sustain he's in, it won't change his music will always be sick.

"When I'm with him, it's like I'm working with someone that I've known all my life. And we're both there to make the sickest track that we can.

"[The track with Pharrell] is on the album. Pharrell's blessed me - it's sick to have him on there, his sound is so different. Having Pharrell to bless my album with this sound we made - maybe now when you hear my beats, maybe you can see the freeness of his music - that's what we're doing as well."

The 33-year-old rapper also felt as though he had an "obligation" to represent the United Kingdom with his new tracks.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio, he added: "I knew I had an obligation to represent the country when I did this album. Not just like different MCs but sonically how it sounds I know what is on my back with this album. I've got every element from London that is needed to make this album what it is."

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