Big Smoke Productions drops a movie on Skepta's 'Greaze Mode'
Ignorance Is Bliss is here. Tees, vinyls and CDs accompany the release. We’re even blessed with a Big Smoke and J Hus collab on ‘What Do You Mean?’ And we have a movie in the form of ‘Greaze Mode’ visuals. Today was a good day.
After the release of this single on May 10th, fans and the media have been patiently waiting for Skepta’s 5th studio album. To push this buzz even further, today we receive the full album, as well as a ‘Greaze Mode’ visuals.
It’s a movie straight up. As Skeppy plays a stylish gangster that would be fitted in a 70s US crime drama. The character, with luscious hair that would work well on a Snoop Dogg alter ego, proceeds to rob a bank, maneuver amongst the ‘ops’, and is consequently apprehended at the finale. Alongside him until they go their separate ways, is his partner in crime and the feature of record, Nafe Smallz. The Luton artist is presented as overseeing the commotion whilst rapping the chorus, and whilst Big Smoke obtains the big bank (or unusual pictures(?) as he rifles through money to find these); then continuing the ‘run the jewels’ on all trapped within the treasury.
It’s an excellent display of creativity, comedy and drama. A fantastic example of an artist going above and beyond with their work. And another piece of content from Skepta that will make us all stop; listen; watch; and pay attention. The intertwining of the video and the record is clean and well orchestrated. Even down to intricate details like the lyrics aligned perfectly with where speech could be included within the movie (“On the floor”; “Nothing nice”; “It’s Big Smoke”; etc). Like the BBK member, had the video in mind even when recording the single.