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Listen to Skepta's New Single from His Upcoming Album, 'Bullet From A Gun'

Skepta reflects on his personal experiences in this pensive track.

Skepta has dropped a new, pensive single weeks away from the release of his new album, Ignorance Is Bliss.

In "Bullet From A Gun," the Nigerian-British grime star raps about a good number of personal experiences and the lessons gleaned from them—from facing one's demons regardless of how much wealth one builds, having a better understanding of his father, not trusting the police, his daughter and more.

Skepta also co-produced the track with Ragz Originale, The Fader reports.

Listen below.


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The rapper also touches on his experiences visiting his grandfather's grave and learning the meaning of his Yoruba name: "I was a young boy / mom told me what my name really means and the power just kicked in."

He was given a chieftaincy title that he also touches on in "Bullet From A Gun"—"Amuludun of Odo Aje," translating as "Chief Entertainer of Odo Aje"—back in April 2018. Read more on that moment here.

Ignorance Is Bliss offcially drops May 31.

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The 11 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Davido, Tekno, Little Simz, Mr Eazi, Wizkid and more.

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in May.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Ibraah, Sheebah, Rayvanny and more.

Here is our selection of the best East African songs of May. These are the tracks shaking up the region right now.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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The 11 Best Caribbean Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Konshens x Afro B, Mr. Vegas, Stylo G, Sean Paul and more.

Back in the vinyl era, it was said that Jamaica produced more records per capita than any other nation in the world. In 2020, dancehall artists seem determined to uphold that reputation for prolific musicality, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Undoubtedly, Jamaican artists are driving Caribbean music at the moment, a dominance only partly explained by the recent proliferation of home studio setups and desktop production in dancehall (making it easier to keep the musical vibes flowing without touching road). It also has to do with simple timing, as music production and release calendars elsewhere in the Caribbean are often focused on the yearly crescendo of Carnival.

Trinidad, of course, pulled off a massive turnout at the end of February, just before recording their first confirmed case of COVID-19. But if Trini soca artists have already put in their work for 2020, many other West Indian Carnivals were or presumably will be cancelled. It remains to be seen whether scenes and styles associated with the big summer Carnivals (St. Lucian dennery, Bajan crop over and Grenadian jab-jab, to name a few) will take the risk of allowing large gatherings or attempt to recreate the festival experience virtually in an effort to support ongoing quarantine initiatives.

It's a strange new world...but we can all be thankful it still has room for a good old fashioned soundclash now and then. In that spirit, get all the Caribbean heat for this May below.

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