Skepta, Chip & Young Adz - Insomnia
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 28 ratings
2020 Ratings: #293
March 27, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
SKC M29 / Label
UK Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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Skepta, Chip, Young Adz / Featured Artists
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Overall ... despite a couple of subpar verses, ‘Insomnia’ is one for the books. The UK rap world has never seen three of the scene’s most in-demand rappers surprisingly team up for an album. Here the best of north and south London have come together and paved the way for others to follow suit.

The three work well as a collective: Chip provides the cut-throat and fresh bars, Adz comes with the melody and Skepta is free to experiment throughout. The beats stand up too, consonantly switching patterns and breaks and bringing the best out of each artist.
The Guardian

It’s immediately available, rides low at a tempo that’s perfect for listening to while on lockdown in your house or car, and, with the title Insomnia, tackles paranoid themes with the light relief of dark humour.

Remember when Kem, Chris and Jamie made up a rap during a challenge on Love Island 2017?

That's what this feels like. The boys were bored and thought why not? I get why they might be bored right now.

However, that is no excuse to be cringe lords.

Nevertheless, I have chosen to be loving and have awarded the album +1 rating for every second of the album that I enjoyed. You're welcome Skep. Don't beat me up. Sin City was ait.
The fuck has Skepta been doing bruv? I hope he gets mad fans from the younger gen for all this nonsense he's been up to lately; get back to the real grime shit, it's a bit soft isnt it?
This is a British Rap trio I wouldnt of thought up but I guess it works. Skepta provides the groundwork, a deeper voice, the worst lyricism here and versatility. Chip may be the least essential member of the trio but he's usually there to provide nice punchlines, the strongest lyricism here and slick flows. However, his delivery isnt very distinct compared to Skep and Adz. Adz or 1 half of D Block is the member I'm most mixed on. Whilst he does provide some enjoyable melodies his delivery also ... read more
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Track List

  1. Mains
  2. Golden Brown
  3. Waze
  4. Demons (feat. Dirtbike LB)
  5. St Tropez
  6. Insomnia Interlude
  7. Star in the Hood
  8. Mic Check
  9. Traumatised
  10. Sin City
  11. High Road
  12. Intro
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Added on: March 26, 2020