The 22-year-old South London ambassador, Stormzy, has ignited a new generation of UK rap with his neo-grime flow and his utopian and progressive attitude towards commercial music. He’s gained an unprecedented amount of support from his contemporaries including some of the forefathers of the genre such as Wiley, Skepta, Krept & Konan, Lethal Bizzle and Wretch 32.
Stormzy began displaying his ability with a barrage of charismatic freestyles including his infamous #WickedSkengManFreestyle series which to date have gained seven-figure viewings. After generating a huge online presence, he then proved his versatility as a recording artist when he released his first project, The Dreamers Disease, which, after unparalleled support for the visuals for the lead track, Not That Deep, reached the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop chart prior to its release. Stormzy then went on to create history with his untouchable verse on the Fire In The Booth Cypher where Charlie Sloth claimed "A star was born".
The artist’s work rate has lead to a rapid ascent into commercial music, with a number of his tracks being play listed across international radio stations and Zane Lowe naming him as one of the Future 15 artists for 2015. Following this success, Stormzy was also named 3rd in this year’s BBC sound of 2015 list and has gone on to win three MOBO award’s and a BET Award for International Newcomer Act where he competed against some of the icons of the scene, representing the progression of UK music. In addition, Stormzy broke a world record earlier this year for becoming the first artist to ever chart in the UK top 40 with a freestyle.