Skepta peppers eerie screams and a menacing breeze onto the track, which starts off with A$AP Rocky. Rocky weaves his mellow flow into the beat, and then picks up in speed as he reaches the middle of his verse. Rocky asks for forgiveness on the hook, rapping, “Lord forgive me for the shit I did, was just a little kid/ But you know I never gave a fuck about shit (’bout shit)/ Since I came up and I’m on my old shit (old shit)/ And they ain’t about shit, (’bout shit).”
Up next, Skepta raps about street life and being in a league of his own. “On a different planet, man I’m out of my mind/ I was on the grind for many years and you were never there,” he says. “Who the fuck’s putting all this stuffing in these teddy bears?/ And fuck my enemies, man I make the devil scared.” Skeppy allows Nast to handle the final verse as he continues with the dark theme and references celebrated horror film director Steven Spielberg.
Just in time for Halloween, Skepta surprised dropped his newest EP Vicious, rife with haunting productions, and finds the U.K. grime star trading bars with rapper Lil B and U.K. collective Section Boyz.
Listen to “Ghost Ride” below.