Skepta & A$AP Rocky Come Together For A Cultural Exchange On ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’

Whenever Skepta & A$AP Rocky link up on a track, you can expect it to be nothing less than a hit. The Harlem native, Rocky, partnered up with his British contemporary Skepta on ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ and released a music video to the spirited track taken from his latest album Testing. The track itself has proven to be a sensation —if not one of the best tracks from the album— but this is no revelation for fans of both artists. The initial bond between the camps dates back to 2014 with the release of ‘It Ain’t Safe’ by Skepta featuring A$AP Bari. The journey from ‘Put That On My Set’ (Cozy Tapes Vol.1) to ‘Ghost Ride (Vicious)’, and now their recent release see’s Skepta repay the favour and devour his own beat.

‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ is a special collaboration which showcases the intricacies and similarities between the UK and the US. The mood board inspired visual is pieced together by Dexter Navy and highlights the beauty of living in a concrete jungle. This is further supported by the juxtaposed clips of New York and London which cleverly intertwine into one. A$AP Rocky and Skepta may be at the forefront of this song, but the spotlight is shone on a multitude of different faces. All of whom make up the culture in addition to the animated blocks and corner shops fronted by each rapper and their respective cliques. Rocky pushes the culture forward visually on this one, and ‘Praise The Lord’ is an example of the greatness that can be achieved collaboratively between A$AP and BBK.

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June 8
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