Media captionSkepta play-acts Shutdown live at the Mercury Prize 2016

Grime star Skepta has drummed the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 to acquire the Mercury Prize.

He won the 25,000 honor for self-released album Konnichiwa, which incorporates topics including police harassment and his anger at British politics.

The record, described by the NME as a “landmark in British street music”, went to number two earlier this year.

“I’m just so thankful. I’ve been trying to do this music trash and work it out for so long, ” Skepta supposed of his win.

Seven thoughts you should know about Skepta BBC Music News Live: Mercury Prize ceremony at it happened Image caption Pop group The 1975 won a fan election, permitting their album to progress to the final round of jury deliberations Albums that vanquish Radiohead to the Mercury Prize Year Radiohead album Eventual prize-winner 1997 OK Computer Roni Size – New Forms 2001 Amnesiac PJ Harvey – Stories From The City … 2003 Hail To The Thief Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner 2008 In Rainbows Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid 2016 A Moon Shaped Pool Skepta – Konnichiwa Media captionMichael C Hall performs David Bowie’s Lazarus live at the Mercury Prize 2016. Image caption Skepta has been called the “godfather of grime”


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