Having dropped his new EP Vicious on Halloween this year, Skepta has shared the video for new single ‘Ghost Ride ft. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast’. Taken from the recent EP the track sees the two New York MCs take on the kind of instrumental that Skepta has made his trademark. Sat somewhere between hip-hop and grime, the beat lumbers along, packed with ominous piano samples and tolling bells, giving the whole thing a gothic feeling. Meanwhile Rocky and Nast twist their flows to fit the rhythm, the former opening the track with a double-time flow that could almost pass for grime.
In the new video, the trio takes to the streets, flexing and performing for the camera, overlayed effects echoing the grime meets gothic vibe in the track’s instrumental. While a landmark collaboration for Skepta and the grime scene in general, ‘Ghost Ride’ isn’t the first time that the North London MC has collaborated with members of the ASAP Mob, with Skepta first joining forces with the crew in 2014 for ‘It Ain’t Safe’. Watch the video for ‘Ghost Ride’ below.
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