Bark (Back It Up) is the debut self produced single from recording artist Skripture. Out now on new independent record label No Help No Handouts, the single is an infectious Hip Hop anthem with a double even triple entendre meaning behind the title and chorus.Bark like much of Skripture’s lyrical content is thought provoking and sharp with the music always bumping and captivating. The release includes the original version, a radio edit and the instrumental as well as Grime inspired remix by UK grime producerLevlz.
The single is the debut single from the label; the perfect first representation of their love for talent and quality music will be followed up by releases from independent artists from around the world. Skripture and in particular Bark will announce the arrival ofNHNH as a new platform for creative and pioneering recording artists around the globe.
25-year-old Skripture is an artist, musician and producer from West London with no musical boundaries. Coming from a musical family he has been in the music industry from his teens and has already got an impressive resume in the industry as producer and a musician.
He was a founding member of the collective ‘The Truth MoveMENT‘, that had the likes of ‘Michael Kiwanuka‘ & ‘Angel‘ as it’s members and is a member of trans-Atlantic urban rock group ‘The Score‘. He’s produced for ‘Bashy‘, ‘IAM1’ & ‘Saukrates‘ and shared the stage with so many of the music industry’s elite.
It’s only in the past year or so that Skripture has taken his solo material and the craft of rapping and singing seriously. Having always been a behind the scenes as a musician or producer it was the encouragement from musical peers that made him switch his attention to his own career and take lead. Listening to Skriptureyou will see his influences are diverse.
He is as experimental as ‘The Beatles‘, as soulful and pure as ‘JDilla‘ and as verbally sharp and aggressive as ‘Wiley‘ with a powerful and melodic singing tone similar to ‘Phonte‘.
Many would pigeonhole Skripture as a Hip Hop artist with a lot of soul but he would just say it’s his interpretation of music with no boundaries. Over the past year Skripture released a free mixtape called ‘Skripture Sunday’s‘, his interpretation of other peoples tracks and has supported ‘Kele Le Roc’ on the live circuit.
2012 has seen Skripture work with Canadian legends Saukrates and Slakah The Beatchild, Ben Langmaid (La Roux) and expect collabs with Skillit and Junia-T as well as more from his camp The Presence. This year also saw Skripture get praise from Shortee Blitz (The Kiss Hip Hop Show), community radio stations around the country and many blogs as well as MTV Brand New shortlisting him to the Unsigned list of 2013.