Skepta Talks 'Ignorance Is Bliss' Album Confronting Online Political Correctness

The Mercury Prize recipient also presents the "Bullet from a Gun" and "Greaze Mode" music videos.

(AllHipHop News) Today (May 31), award-winning United Kingdom Grime artist Skepta let loose his fifth studio album Ignorance Is Bliss. The 41-minute, self-produced project opens with the man born Joseph Adenuga calling out people online that "d*ck-ride" for likes and follows.

Skepta further addresses exploring the theme of present-day internet culture on his new body of work. The Boy Better Know co-founder states, "The internet is making everything and everyone politically correct but that takes away the artistry. Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is."

Ignorance Is Bliss contains the singles "Bullet from a Gun" and "Greaze Mode." Over the last week, Skepta released music videos for both tracks. The two visuals have collected a combined 2 million views on YouTube in six days, and the official YouTube audio versions of "Bullet from a Gun" and "Greaze Mode" have added another 3.4 million streams.

Skepta's album discography also includes 2007's Greatest Hits, 2009's Microphone Champion, 2011's Doin' It Again, and 2016's Konnichiwa. The latter LP was met with overwhelming critical acclaim. In addition, Konnichiwa won the coveted Mercury Prize, an honor which recognizes outstanding artistic achievement for music released by a British or Irish act.