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Music / December 11, 2020

Skripteh pays respect in ‘Loyalty’

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Music / December 11, 2020

Skripteh pays respect in ‘Loyalty’

Words: Dylan Murphy

It’s a switch-up in style from the young rapper.

Having received co-signs from Maverick Sabre and a number of acts in the UK scene, New Ross’s Skripteh is an act on the rise.

Usually subscribing to a drill-inspired formula, he’s highlighted his versatility in new track ‘Loyalty‘.

Releasing through Platoon, a UK music business that released early works from the likes of Jorja Smith and Bakar, Skripteh is gearing up to reach wider audiences with his music.

Bringing a more melodic approach to the cut, Skripteh is pushing a sound that is less familiar in Ireland as he hopes to cement his spot as an innovator in the scene.

“From the beginning, I’ve always embraced my own accent, I never tried to use an English accent or an American accent when I rapped, even when I was told 100 times that the accent wouldn’t be widely accepted”, he said.

“It was the same with the English accent a couple of years ago when English drill was getting big. I remember when I was about 14 or 15 and some older guy I knew from the estate used to use my phone to listen to 67 way back in the day. And everyone used to think it was shit cause they weren’t used to the accent. But me and my cousin Leon loved it, kept on listening to UK rappers since then, and to this day it’s become one of the most popular genres of music in Ireland and UK, I know loads around New Ross that listen to UK artists now. It’s not long before the Irish accent is gonna be widely accepted like that and we’re all gonna blow. Just gotta trust in the process.”

The track follows the remix of ‘Secure The Bag’, ‘Boyz In The Hood’ and ‘115’ this year.

Listen to ‘Loyalty’ below: