Already hitting the ground running this year with the release of his ‘24/7’ EP and two-track Valentine’s Day drop named, ‘Twisted Heart’, Lewisham’s rap riser SK-47 has bared all in the visuals to his highly anticipated single ‘Liar Liar’.
Like many Drill artists who choose to keep their identity hidden, SK-47 has taken off his signature orange and black mask for a face reveal. Sticking to his reputable unapologetic, fiery, and assertive style, ‘Liar Liar’ is a gritty street heater that’s bursting with energy from the offset. Housing an eerie beat courtesy of Ron, SK-47’s bars echo through the introduction before unravelling an infectious hook, “All my ops approach with caution / They heard about my 1 bang / Get man down easy bun man / Take your girl she in love with the gun man / Liar liar liar you can’t get man down I been having fun man” he raps.
Reflecting back to the time where he tragically lost his best friend to a shooting, the visuals take place in a boxing ring, a place of retreat and control for his anger. Encouraging others like him who may have encountered similar traumas to channel their energy into something proactive, we watch as he wins the fight before heading to dinner with a fellow love interest. Speaking on the single SK-47 commented, “As a young man growing up on the roads of Lewisham, I wrote “Liar Liar” to demonstrate that you don’t have to be a product of your environment. The video mirrors my reality of fighting and training as a way to control my anger after my best friend was killed in a shooting, where I was present, when I was 20” he continues, “Yes, I came from the streets surrounded by a life of crime however, music and the smart business decisions I’ve made since the shooting have given me access to a lifestyle beyond the streets. It shows that I’m still the same me at heart however, I’m more agile and adaptive to my surroundings and can blend into any environment.”
Born and raised in Lewisham, South London, SK-47 first burst onto the scene back in 2021 with his ‘Verbal (Freestyle)’ instantly turning the heads of many. Since then, the rapper has dropped a string of impressive releases including ‘Streets In South’ and ‘Summertime Ridin’’ that have in turn built him a growing fan-base with over 260,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Swiftly becoming an artist to watch with his reputable gritty sound, this isn’t the last you’ll hear of SK-47.