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Friday, June 25, 2010

Tarkan Goes Grime British Style

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

A British grime artist from Tottenham, London, Joseph Junior Adenuga - better known as Skepta - has re-sampled the European version of Turkish megastar Tarkan's classic track "Şıkıdım" (Tarkan, 1998).

Music site True To Sound has written that Skepta has been tweeting about #TurkishTuesday for a while and on 22 June he revealed why. His track "Oynama Sikidim Sikidim", for which the North London MC has also filmed a video single to, is said to be coming from his next studio album scheduled for an autumn 2010 release.

Warning: Parental Advisory Lyrics

The video features a lot of cameos from UK grime record label Boy Better Know, which was founded by Skepta along with his brother.

Critics in the UK have said it is a signal that the grime MC is going mainstream.

Grime is a successful British development in urban music.

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