Stormzy is a 24 year old UK grime and hip hop artist. BBC named him as artist to look out for on their annually published “Sound of 2015” list. In February 2017 Stormzy released his debut album called “Gang Signs and Prayer” which went number 1 on the UK Album Charts. His album lists 16 tracks which were written by him including the first lead single “Big for your boots“.
Also in February Stormzy performed with Ed Sheeran a remix of “Shape of you” at the Brit Awards. It went through the roof and suddenly everyone knew who Stormzy was. Have a look at this epic performance and judge for yourself.
His genre Grime was developed in the early 2000’s and is based on UK electronic music including some Jamaican dancehall, ragga influences. An important aspect of this style is rapping mostly about urban life subject.
I was lucky enough to see his performance at the Capital Summertime Ball on Saturday, 10th June His flow was incredible and he was a favourite of the audience although he still is a new artist.
Stormzy is playing a few festivals in the UK, Australia and in a few other European countries. His only Swiss gig is at the Royal Arena Festival in Orpund on 18th August 2017.
Have a listen and let me know what you think of this new up and coming artist in the comment section below.