London, England – British grime rapper Skepta’s whirlwind ascent through the ranks has continued with a huge placement on Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger’s new solo single, “England Lost.”
The record commemorates the legendary rocker’s 74th birthday (a video for “Gotta Get a Grip,” starring Jemima Kirke from HBO’s Girls also dropped today) and the music comes ahead of what will be The Stones’ 26th studio album.
Jagger recently spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and relayed his thoughts on working with the bubbling grime star, saying, “He really wants to get the best out of himself. He’s funny, but it’s quite serious when he gets into it.”
Shane Gonzales, Founder/Artistic Director of Midnight Studios, was on hand to capture the two Brits in their element and called it “one of the most inspiring days” of his life.
In May 2016, Skepta released his fourth studio album with Konnichiwa, which signified his official arrival in the United States. The album featured notable Yankee guest appearances from Pharrell Williams and ASAP Nast and was also propelled by his close relationship with Drake.
The HipHopDX review of Konnichiwa praised the project for its “minimal filler” and also highlighted how the 34-year-old star was able to “modernize” the grime sound, which has been around for close to two decades.
Aside from the Sir Mick pairing, Skepta also earned stripes this year by winning the Ivor Novello award for Songwriter Of The Year and garnering NME, BRIT and BET Awards nominations.
The full “England Lost” lyric video can be enjoyed up above.