leader (of mandem)
BBK • January 2005 - January 2027
Boy Better Know is an English grime collective and record label. The collective was founded in North London in 2005 as an independent record label by brothers Jamie and Joseph Adenuga, better known as Jme and Skepta. All members of the collective use the record label as a means to publish their music.
mandem, PHD grime , grime/rap • January 1982 - January 2027
Skepta began emceeing shortly before Meridian Crew disbanded in 2005, after which Skepta, alongside his brother JME and fellow rapper Joseph Bamber joined Roll Deep for a short period of time before becoming founding members of Boy Better Know in 2006. Following the formation of Boy Better Know, Skepta clashed with fellow MC Devilman for the DVD Lord of the Mics 2, in what is remembered as one of the biggest clashes in grime history. Shortly after the clash, Skepta released a mixtape entitled "Joseph Junior Adenuga".