The transatlantic relationship between rap and grime has never been stronger and more fruitful than it is now. Skepta‘s latest single “Ghost Ride”, off his October 2017 EP Vicious bears testimony of this, featuring as it does his A$AP Mob pals Rocky and Nast.
Like the track, the video, helmed by Rocky’s creative collective AWGE, connects the narratives and traditions of the streets of London and New York. Complementing the menacingly bassy bounce of the audio, the visuals juxtapose scenes of mobbing, flexing, mean-mugging and tough-talking with highly colouristic, seizure-inducing graphics.
Watch it all unfold here.