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Skepta announces released date for new album ‘Konnichiwa’

Skepta announces released date for new album ‘Konnichiwa’

It will be out in May

Jordan Hughes NME News Desk, 13th April 2016 Skepta has announced a release date for his long-awaited new album.
The grime MC's fourth studio album is set to come out on May 6. He also revealed the cover artwork in a post on Instagram earlier today.

#Konnichiwa the album, May 6th. Greatness.

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Last month, Skepta said that he had almost finished working on the album which was originally due to come out last year.
Speaking to i-D at the time, he said: "I’m finishing my album 'Konnichiwa' this week. Finished! Done! Three years of my life encapsulated on a CD."
He also shared a photo on Instagram of the final tracklisting being drawn up, writing: "Official tracklist artwork by @Milkavelli616 #BBK #616 #LAIGON".

Official tracklist artwork by @Milkavelli616 #BBK #616 #LAIGON ??

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The news comes just days after Drake, who recently joined Skepta’s Boy Better Know collective, announced that his album will drop on April 29.
Last month, Lily Allen called Skepta, JME and Stormzy a "direct threat to music industry figures".
Responding to an article by the Guardian about the lack of black British music talent represented in the BRITs shortlists, the pop star gave her theory as to why there is so little diversity and no recognition in this year's nominations.
According to the Metro, Allen wrote on her Facebook page: "The voting academy consists of 1000 music industry figures, and here lies the problem, music industry figures don't necessarily care about music, they mostly care about themselves, they vote tactically for their labels artists to win or so that their competitors at other labels DONT [sic]."