When budding musician Sean Allen took up the mantle of Skripture: he had no idea his name would carry the mythical aura that engulfs it today. Anchoring himself in the UK scene as an acclaimed rapper, vocalist and producer, Skripture has returned with his long-awaited project ‘One Accord’.
Featuring a gritty, gut-punching tour de force of bars, Skripture imbues the album — his first rap-focused project in four years — with a much-needed sense of urgency and precision. Opening track ‘Round Here’ is both a love letter to the UK grime scene and a breezy, futureproof club number. With Teflon-breaking quotables and gun-finger-toting flows, it’s hard not to be captivated by the self-produced belter.
We heard rumours that lead single ‘Who Don’t Love Me’ is related to the repeat button — and it’s easy to see why. With speaker-blitzing charisma and first-person passages over an entrancing instrumental, Skripture takes no prisoners on ‘One Accord’.
The fifth track in the chronology, ‘Everything After’ sees Skripture offload a bout of introspection over a needle-sharp beat, purpose-built for a seasoned emcee. The cut sees the West London spitter open a window into his mind and invite the listener in over a bed of skippy drum patterns.
Outside of being an active rapper, vocalist and producer: Skripture is a one-man studio, regularly mixing, mastering his own tunes and penning tracks for other artists.
Bass Guitar is his first instrument which Skripture learnt — and he’s been playing for over 20 years, learning acoustic and electric guitar, piano and drums along the way.
Skripture was a founding member of the collective The Truth Movement. The group had the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Prgrshn & Dornik as active members of the crew. The Truth Movement both produced tracks and performed as a live band, supporting many throughout the UK scene.
Additionally, the rapper was also a member of the trans-Atlantic urban rock group The Score. The Score boasted members including GRAMMY Award-winning producer Taylor Graves [Thundercat, Kimbra] and his brother Cameron Graves [Kamasi Washington, Jada Pinkett]. They recorded material with starts like will.i.am and a laundry list of other household names.
As a solo beatmaker, Skripture has produced records for Bashy, Tinchy Stryder, Dappy and many more.
With a steady influx of singles released throughout 2022, Skripture is showing no signs of slowing down. His latest body of work, ‘One Accord’, is the crystallisation of his work ethic.