Skepta season has commenced. While the popular grime legend has been prepping his next project, Skeppy has come through with another little sometime to tide us over. Following up last month’s “Pure Water,” Skep’s latest drop goes by the name of “Bad Energy,” and takes on a different direction altogether. Where “Pure Water” was more in keeping with grime tradition, “Bad Energy” skews toward the afrobeat side of the spectrum, a claim bolstered by the added presence of Nigerian sensation WizKid.
The instrumental is tailor-made for the summertime, driven by an up-tempo, bouncy percussion arrangement. Over a laid-back chord progression, Skepta flexes with minimal effort, rapping “breakfast in bed on the plane, I could never complain, I was walking with the limp had the cane.” After all, one can never truly reach pimp status without a)eating lobster and shrimp or b)walking with a limp. Don’t question the formula.
Overall, “Bad Energy” is a worthy addition to Skepta’s catalog. We’re not sure whether it’s set to arise on his upcoming project, but if so, it proves that we’re in for another display of versatility.
I could never complain
I was walking with the limp had the cane
Dex said greatness and nothing was the same
Now were set for life
I saw the turn up button and I pressed it twice
You heard I’m in the club then my best advice is put you shoes on and come and get your wife
Coz weve been having sex just for exercise