Members: Skepta, JME, Wiley, Frisco, Jammer, DJ Maximum, Shorty & Solo 45.
The band and label were established by Jamie Adenuga (born 4 May 1985) “Boy Better Know” is a registered trademark, clothing line, sweet shop and Boy Better Know Mobile sim cards.
Adenuga’s debut album Famous? was released on the label in 2008. His second studio album, Blam, was released 4 October 2010. Three singles from this album have already been released; “Over Me”, “Sidetracked”, which features Wiley, and “CD Is Dead” featuring UK grime artist Tempa T. In 2007 Boy Better Know released a self-titled Mixtape.
In 2008, they pioneered a short-lived dance fad called the “Rolex Sweep” which accompanied the song of the same name by Skepta. The song and dance was later referenced by Chris Martin of Coldplay during a rendition of “In My Place” at Brixton Academy.
“Too Many Man”, the first single from the group’s debut album, was released on 25 May 2009. The song is also featured on the Wiley and Skepta albums, Race Against Time and Microphone Champion, respectively. The song was written because of Skepta’s annoyance over ‘the lack of women in clubs’. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 6 June 2009 at #97, reaching #79 the next week. The second single from the album V.I.P, titled “Goin’ In”, was released for download on iTunes on 13 December 2009.
They have also featured on songs by other notable UK artists, such as Chipmunk, John Eric, and Tinie Tempah. They feature on the remix of “Stay” by Jay Sean, who Skepta had previously worked with on the song “Lush”. They have also remixed N-Dubz’s song Na Na (Boy Better Know!).