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Stormzy

Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (born 26 July 1993), known professionally as Stormzy, is a British rapper. In 2014, he gained attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats.

Stormzy
Stormzy performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMichael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
Also known asWicked Skengman
The Problem
Stiff Chocolate
Born (1993-07-26)26 July 1993 (age 28)
Croydon, London, England
OriginNorbury, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated acts

Stormzy's song "Shut Up", which was initially released as a freestyle on YouTube, became popular and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart after he launched a campaign to reach Christmas number one. Stormzy won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list. His debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017), was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart and won British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards. In 2019, Stormzy achieved his first UK number-one single with "Vossi Bop" and his headline appearance at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival was widely praised; he wore a Union Jack stab vest designed by Banksy, in light of the rise in knife crime in London. His second album, Heavy Is the Head, was released on 13 December 2019.

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Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. was born on 26 July 1993 in Croydon, London. His mother is Ghanaian, and he is a cousin of rapper Nadia Rose. He grew up in South Norwood, London, with his mother, brother, and two sisters. Stormzy did not come from a particularly musical household, though he liked music. He attended Stanley Tech South Norwood. He began rapping at the age of 11 and would clash with older rappers at his local youth club.

Stormzy has said about his school years: "I was a very naughty child, on the verge of getting expelled, but I wasn't a bad child; everything I did was for my own entertainment. But when I went into an exam I did really well." He said he got six A*s, three As, and five Bs on his GCSEs, but then only achieved a "humbling" ABCDE on his A Levels: "For someone who would cuss in class and was on the verge of being expelled, it was A Levels that showed me that in life you need work ethic." He studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and worked in quality assurance for two years at an oil refinery in Southampton, Hampshire.

2014–2015: Dreamers Disease and "Shut Up"

After garnering attention on the UK underground music scene via his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats, Stormzy released his debut EP Dreamers Disease independently in July 2014. On 22 October 2014, Stormzy won Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards. Later that month he became the first unsigned rapper to appear on Later... with Jools Holland performing the song "Not That Deep" from Dreamers Disease.

In November 2014, Stormzy collaborated with rapper Chip and Shalo on the track "I'm Fine", also appearing in a video for the song.

On 7 January 2015, Stormzy came number 3 in the "BBC Introducing top 5" on Radio 1. In March 2015 he released the single "Know Me From", which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 49. In September 2015, he released a final instalment to his "WickedSkengMan" freestyle series, "WickedSkengMan 4", onto iTunes, along with a studio version of his "Shut Up" freestyle over XTC's Functions on the Low instrumental. The track debuted at number 18 on the UK chart dated 24 September, becoming Stormzy's first top 40 hit and the first ever freestyle to reach the top 40 in the United Kingdom.

On 12 December 2015, Stormzy performed "Shut Up" during British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua's ring-walk for his fight versus Dillian Whyte. Originally, "Shut Up", released as part of the "WickedSkengMan 4" single EP in September 2015, charted at number 59. Since the performance, it began climbing up the iTunes chart and into the top 40. As a result, Stormzy launched a Christmas number 1 campaign to get the song to number 1. It generated a large amount of support which made it enter the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart on 18 December 2015 at number 8, a week prior to the Christmas number-1 week, succeeding the chart position of "WickedSkengMan 4".

2016–present: Gang Signs & Prayer, Glastonbury and Heavy Is the Head

Stormzy on stage in 2018

In April 2016, Stormzy released the non-album song "Scary" before he went into hiatus.

After a year's hiatus from social media, Stormzy returned in early February 2017 via a series of billboard campaigns across London displaying the hashtag #GSAP 24.02. The album title was announced to be Gang Signs & Prayer. The album was released on 24 February 2017 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart on 3 March 2017.

Stormzy's headline appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival was widely praised. The performance featured a speech by the politician David Lammy that discussed the proportion of black and minority ethnic people in the British criminal justice system and, during "Vossi Bop", Stormzy encouraged the audience to join him in chanting "Fuck the Government and fuck Boris" - the latter a reference to former London Mayor Boris Johnson's Conservative Party leadership campaign. The show included guest appearances by dance group Black Ballet and pop singer Chris Martin. Stormzy wore a Union Jack stab vest designed by the artist Banksy, which was widely perceived as a comment on the rise in knife crime in London.

He has reached number one on the UK Singles Chart four times; firstly as part of "Artists for Grenfell" on 23 June 2017 with "Bridge Over Troubled Water", secondly with his own solo single "Vossi Bop", which debuted at number one upon its entry, ahead of "Me!" by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie by some 500 combined sales, thirdly with his collaboration with Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran, "Own It" and fourthly with as a featured artist on the Ed Sheeran single "Take Me Back to London". Stormzy later released the singles "Crown", "Sounds of the Skeng" and "Wiley Flow", before announcing his second album, Heavy Is the Head, for release on 13 December 2019. In the 2020 action-adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion, Stormzy appears as a fictionalized version of himself, offering and a mission in which his character plays the track Rainfall from Heavy is the Head. The video for Rainfall appears in the mission, showing Stormzy's motion capture performance over locations, graphics, and the fictionalized future London setting of the game. Stormzy was recognised for both his contributions to music and his activism, landing him at number 5 in the Top 10 of the annual Powerlist in 2020, with an estimated net worth of £20 million in 2020. Heavy is the Head was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2020. This was the second nomination in his career. In the Powerlist 2021 he ranked as the third most influential Black Briton, for his advocacy against racial injustice and philanthropy, pledging £10 million to charities

Stormzy describes himself as "a child of grime" influenced by the likes of Lethal Bizzle, Bruza, D Double E and Flirta D, but also cites R&B singers such as Frank Ocean and Lauryn Hill as influences on his sound.

In May 2016, Stormzy endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian, he spoke of his admiration for Corbyn's activism.

On 24 June 2017, Stormzy performed a chant of "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. He also performed a rap he had written for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, telling the festivalgoers to demand that the authorities "tell the... truth" and for the "Government to be held accountable". In September of that year, after being presented with the Solo Artist of the Year award by Corbyn at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Stormzy called Prime Minister Theresa May a "paigon", a Jamaican Patois word used to describe an untrustworthy person.

On 21 February 2018, Stormzy performed a freestyle at the Brit Awards, calling out May for her inaction in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire the previous year. The following day, 10 Downing Street issued a statement defending the Prime Minister.

In November 2019, along with other musicians, Stormzy endorsed Corbyn in the 2019 UK general election with a call to end austerity. He also said "people led change can be possible under a Jeremy Corbyn Labour government". He described the Labour leader as "the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people" and branded Boris Johnson "a sinister man". In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, Stormzy issued a statement via his label, that he plans to donate £1 million a year for 10 years to charities, organisations and movements that are committed to fight racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment in the United Kingdom. In an interview with the BBC, Stormzy said, "Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it".

Stormzy is a Christian, on the BBC's Christmas Day lineup in 2019 he read a passage from the Gospel of Luke. Stormzy was previously involved in a long-term relationship with presenter Maya Jama.

In November 2017, it was revealed that Stormzy had posted a series of messages on Twitter in 2011 that were deemed to be homophobic. These included a tweet where he referred to a gay character on the soap opera EastEnders as a "fucking fag". He also asked another user who was discussing using hair straighteners if they were a "fag" and urged his followers to "put on BBC1 this little black boy is a fucking fag". He later posted a series of tweets, stating:

I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I've unlearned as I've grown up and become a man. The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop. Comments that I regret and to everyone I've offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I've left in the past... I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn't reflect who I am today. Again, I'm sorry to everyone I've offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies.

He also attracted controversy on 7 October 2020, when grime artist Chip released a video of Stormzy and several others at Chip's house in June of that year. The video was posted on Twitter and Instagram captioned "June... When you get sent a video of Stormzy & friends tryna run up on your house." The event resulted in the police being called. Chip deleted the video within a few hours, but Stormzy was criticized for causing a heated argument with Chip's family and refusing to leave the building. The altercation was allegedly in response to a perceived diss by Chip on the track Waze.

Stormzy has funded the 'Stormzy Scholarship for Black UK Students' at the University of Cambridge which covers tuition costs for two students and maintenance grants for up to four years. He had previously approached the University of Oxford who "didn't want to get involved", according to him.

In July 2018 it was announced that Penguin Random House division William Heinemann was to launch a new imprint in partnership with Stormzy, called #Merky Books. The imprint launched with Stormzy's first book, Rise Up, in autumn 2018, followed by Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi in summer 2019. That Reminds Me, a novel in verse by Derek Owusu, was released in November 2019. In October 2021, #Merky Books released Keisha the Sket, a viral serialised novel from the mid-2000s written by a Black London teenager in text-speak slang; the print publication includes both the original and a rewrite in standard English.

Main article: Stormzy discography

Studio albums

Mixtapes

  • 168: The Mixtape (2013)

Extended plays

  • Gang Signs & Prayers Tour (2017)
  • Heavy is the Head Tour (2020)
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Stormzy Language Watch Edit Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr born 26 July 1993 known professionally as Stormzy is a British rapper In 2014 he gained attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats 5 6 StormzyStormzy performing in 2019Background informationBirth nameMichael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr Also known asWicked Skengman The Problem Stiff Chocolate 1 Born 1993 07 26 26 July 1993 age 28 Croydon London EnglandOriginNorbury London England 2 GenresBritish hip hopgrimeR amp Bgospel 4 Occupation s RappersingersongwriterYears active2010 presentLabels MerkyWarnerAssociated actsCharlie SlothThe HeavyTrackerzRaleigh RitchieCharli XCXSkrillexAitchBurna BoyEd SheeranJaykaeMNEKLittle MixDutchavelliTion WayneHeadie OneYaw TogKwesi ArthurDave Stormzy s song Shut Up which was initially released as a freestyle on YouTube became popular and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart after he launched a campaign to reach Christmas number one 7 Stormzy won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC s Sound of 2015 list 8 5 His debut album Gang Signs amp Prayer 2017 was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart and won British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards 9 In 2019 Stormzy achieved his first UK number one single with Vossi Bop and his headline appearance at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival was widely praised he wore a Union Jack stab vest designed by Banksy in light of the rise in knife crime in London 10 His second album Heavy Is the Head was released on 13 December 2019 11 Contents 1 Early life 2 Music career 2 1 2014 2015 Dreamers Disease and Shut Up 2 2 2016 present Gang Signs amp Prayer Glastonbury and Heavy Is the Head 3 Style 4 Political activism 5 Personal life 6 Controversy 7 Scholarships 8 Publishing imprint 9 Awards 10 Discography 11 Tours 12 References 13 External linksEarly lifeMichael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr 12 13 was born on 26 July 1993 14 in Croydon London 15 His mother is Ghanaian 16 and he is a cousin of rapper Nadia Rose 17 18 He grew up in South Norwood London with his mother brother and two sisters 15 Stormzy did not come from a particularly musical household though he liked music 19 He attended Stanley Tech South Norwood 20 He began rapping at the age of 11 and would clash with older rappers at his local youth club 21 Stormzy has said about his school years I was a very naughty child on the verge of getting expelled but I wasn t a bad child everything I did was for my own entertainment But when I went into an exam I did really well 22 He said he got six A s three As and five Bs on his GCSEs but then only achieved a humbling ABCDE on his A Levels For someone who would cuss in class and was on the verge of being expelled it was A Levels that showed me that in life you need work ethic 22 He studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa Warwickshire and worked in quality assurance for two years at an oil refinery in Southampton Hampshire 23 22 Music career2014 2015 Dreamers Disease and Shut Up After garnering attention on the UK underground music scene via his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats 5 6 Stormzy released his debut EP Dreamers Disease independently in July 2014 24 On 22 October 2014 Stormzy won Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards Later that month he became the first unsigned rapper to appear on Later with Jools Holland performing the song Not That Deep from Dreamers Disease 5 In November 2014 Stormzy collaborated with rapper Chip and Shalo on the track I m Fine also appearing in a video for the song 25 On 7 January 2015 Stormzy came number 3 in the BBC Introducing top 5 on Radio 1 13 In March 2015 he released the single Know Me From which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 49 In September 2015 he released a final instalment to his WickedSkengMan freestyle series WickedSkengMan 4 onto iTunes along with a studio version of his Shut Up freestyle over XTC s Functions on the Low instrumental 26 The track debuted at number 18 on the UK chart dated 24 September becoming Stormzy s first top 40 hit and the first ever freestyle to reach the top 40 in the United Kingdom 27 On 12 December 2015 Stormzy performed Shut Up during British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua s ring walk for his fight versus Dillian Whyte 28 Originally Shut Up released as part of the WickedSkengMan 4 single EP in September 2015 charted at number 59 Since the performance it began climbing up the iTunes chart and into the top 40 As a result Stormzy launched a Christmas number 1 campaign to get the song to number 1 7 29 30 It generated a large amount of support which made it enter the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart on 18 December 2015 at number 8 a week prior to the Christmas number 1 week succeeding the chart position of WickedSkengMan 4 2016 present Gang Signs amp Prayer Glastonbury and Heavy Is the Head Stormzy on stage in 2018 In April 2016 Stormzy released the non album song Scary before he went into hiatus 31 32 After a year s hiatus from social media Stormzy returned in early February 2017 via a series of billboard campaigns across London displaying the hashtag GSAP 24 02 The album title was announced to be Gang Signs amp Prayer 33 The album was released on 24 February 2017 34 35 36 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart on 3 March 2017 37 Stormzy s headline appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival was widely praised 10 38 39 The performance featured a speech by the politician David Lammy that discussed the proportion of black and minority ethnic people in the British criminal justice system 40 and during Vossi Bop Stormzy encouraged the audience to join him in chanting Fuck the Government and fuck Boris the latter a reference to former London Mayor Boris Johnson s Conservative Party leadership campaign 41 The show included guest appearances by dance group Black Ballet and pop singer Chris Martin 40 Stormzy wore a Union Jack stab vest designed by the artist Banksy which was widely perceived as a comment on the rise in knife crime in London 10 42 He has reached number one on the UK Singles Chart four times firstly as part of Artists for Grenfell on 23 June 2017 with Bridge Over Troubled Water secondly with his own solo single Vossi Bop which debuted at number one upon its entry ahead of Me by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie by some 500 combined sales thirdly with his collaboration with Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran Own It and fourthly with as a featured artist on the Ed Sheeran single Take Me Back to London Stormzy later released the singles Crown Sounds of the Skeng 43 and Wiley Flow before announcing his second album Heavy Is the Head for release on 13 December 2019 44 In the 2020 action adventure game Watch Dogs Legion Stormzy appears as a fictionalized version of himself offering and a mission in which his character plays the track Rainfall from Heavy is the Head 45 The video for Rainfall appears in the mission showing Stormzy s motion capture performance over locations graphics and the fictionalized future London setting of the game 46 Stormzy was recognised for both his contributions to music and his activism landing him at number 5 in the Top 10 of the annual Powerlist in 2020 47 with an estimated net worth of 20 million in 2020 48 Heavy is the Head was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2020 This was the second nomination in his career In the Powerlist 2021 he ranked as the third most influential Black Briton for his advocacy against racial injustice and philanthropy pledging 10 million to charities 49 50 StyleStormzy describes himself as a child of grime influenced by the likes of Lethal Bizzle Bruza D Double E and Flirta D 51 but also cites R amp B singers such as Frank Ocean and Lauryn Hill as influences on his sound 6 Political activismIn May 2016 Stormzy endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian he spoke of his admiration for Corbyn s activism 52 On 24 June 2017 Stormzy performed a chant of Oh Jeremy Corbyn to the tune of The White Stripes Seven Nation Army on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival 53 He also performed a rap he had written for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire telling the festivalgoers to demand that the authorities tell the truth and for the Government to be held accountable 54 In September of that year after being presented with the Solo Artist of the Year award by Corbyn at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 55 Stormzy called Prime Minister Theresa May a paigon a Jamaican Patois word used to describe an untrustworthy person 56 On 21 February 2018 Stormzy performed a freestyle at the Brit Awards calling out May for her inaction in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire the previous year 57 The following day 10 Downing Street issued a statement defending the Prime Minister 58 In November 2019 along with other musicians Stormzy endorsed Corbyn in the 2019 UK general election with a call to end austerity He also said people led change can be possible under a Jeremy Corbyn Labour government 59 60 He described the Labour leader as the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people and branded Boris Johnson a sinister man 61 In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests Stormzy issued a statement via his label that he plans to donate 1 million a year for 10 years to charities organisations and movements that are committed to fight racial inequality justice reform and black empowerment in the United Kingdom 62 63 In an interview with the BBC Stormzy said Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it 63 Personal lifeStormzy is a Christian 64 on the BBC s Christmas Day lineup in 2019 he read a passage from the Gospel of Luke 65 Stormzy was previously involved in a long term relationship with presenter Maya Jama 66 ControversyIn November 2017 it was revealed that Stormzy had posted a series of messages on Twitter in 2011 that were deemed to be homophobic These included a tweet where he referred to a gay character on the soap opera EastEnders as a fucking fag He also asked another user who was discussing using hair straighteners if they were a fag and urged his followers to put on BBC1 this little black boy is a fucking fag 67 He later posted a series of tweets stating I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant Very hurtful and discriminative views that I ve unlearned as I ve grown up and become a man The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting full stop Comments that I regret and to everyone I ve offended I am sorry these are attitudes I ve left in the past I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn t reflect who I am today Again I m sorry to everyone I ve offended To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends my deepest apologies 68 69 He also attracted controversy on 7 October 2020 when grime artist Chip released a video of Stormzy and several others at Chip s house in June of that year The video was posted on Twitter and Instagram captioned June When you get sent a video of Stormzy amp friends tryna run up on your house 70 71 The event resulted in the police being called Chip deleted the video within a few hours but Stormzy was criticized for causing a heated argument with Chip s family and refusing to leave the building The altercation was allegedly in response to a perceived diss by Chip on the track Waze 71 ScholarshipsStormzy has funded the Stormzy Scholarship for Black UK Students at the University of Cambridge which covers tuition costs for two students and maintenance grants for up to four years 72 73 He had previously approached the University of Oxford who didn t want to get involved according to him 74 Publishing imprintIn July 2018 it was announced that Penguin Random House division William Heinemann was to launch a new imprint in partnership with Stormzy called Merky Books The imprint launched with Stormzy s first book Rise Up in autumn 2018 followed by Taking Up Space The Black Girl s Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi in summer 2019 That Reminds Me a novel in verse by Derek Owusu was released in November 2019 75 76 In October 2021 Merky Books released Keisha the Sket a viral serialised novel from the mid 2000s written by a Black London teenager in text speak slang the print publication includes both the original and a rewrite in standard English 77 AwardsMain article List of awards and nominations received by StormzyDiscographyMain article Stormzy discography Studio albums Gang Signs amp Prayer 2017 Heavy Is the Head 2019 Mixtapes 168 The Mixtape 2013 Extended plays Not That Deep with The HeavyTrackerz 2014 Dreamers Disease 2014 ToursGang Signs amp Prayers Tour 2017 78 Heavy is the Head Tour 2020 79 References Stormzy has many god given nicknames Capital Xtra Archived from the original on 29 March 2017 Retrieved 28 March 2017 Reni Eddo Lodge 10 October 2019 It s My Purpose to Shine a Light Where I Can How Rapper Stormzy Is Championing Black British Culture Time Archived from the original on 11 October 2019 Retrieved 11 October 2019 Garfitt Scott 16 May 2020 Stormzy net worth Sunday Times Rich List 2020 The Sunday Times Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 3 June 2020 What Is The Grace That Stormzy s Rapping About Articles Catholic Charismatic Renewal Ccr org uk Archived from the original on 14 December 2019 Retrieved 20 December 2019 a b c d BBC Music BBC Sound of 2015 Stormzy BBC Archived from the original on 4 December 2014 Retrieved 1 December 2014 a b c Fawcett Ben Exclusive Interview Stormzy It Used To Grind My Gears But Now I Actually Love Rap RWD Mag Archived from the original on 5 December 2014 Retrieved 1 December 2014 a b Beaumont Thomas Ben 14 December 2015 Grime MC Stormzy launches campaign for Christmas No 1 The Guardian ISSN 0261 3077 Archived from the original on 3 February 2017 Retrieved 6 February 2017 Ellis Petersen Hannah 23 October 2014 Mobo awards 2014 Sam Smith takes home four prizes The Guardian Archived from the original on 6 February 2017 Retrieved 16 December 2016 What Stormzy s Big Win at the Brits Means for Grime in the U K And What the Grammys Could Learn From It Billboard com 23 February 2018 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 21 May 2020 a b c Snuggs Tania 30 June 2019 Banksy reveals he made Stormzy s vest for historic Glastonbury gig Sky News Archived from the original on 29 June 2019 Retrieved 29 June 2019 Stormzy Details New Album Heavy Is the Head Pitchfork 19 November 2019 Archived from the original on 20 November 2019 Retrieved 7 December 2019 GRMDAILY 15 May 2017 Stormzy1 donated a huge amount of money to UK student s Harvard fun Tweet via Twitter a b Savage Mark 7 January 2015 BBC Sound Of 2015 Stormzy interview BBC News Archived from the original on 6 April 2015 Retrieved 8 June 2015 Watch Stormzy celebrate his birthday with a Shooey Triple J 26 July 2017 Archived from the original on 28 July 2017 Retrieved 18 March 2016 a b A Glastonbury shout out from Stormzy to new talent of South London South London News Londonnewsonline co uk 26 July 2019 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 21 May 2020 Halls Eleanor 29 June 2017 Stormzy interview the man that took grime to number one GQ Archived from the original on 27 February 2017 Retrieved 3 June 2017 Get to know Nadia Rose Mixmag Archived from the original on 29 November 2016 Retrieved 28 November 2016 Sound Of 5th Nadia Rose BBC Music 2017 Archived from the original on 6 January 2017 Retrieved 14 January 2017 Stormzy The full interview HungerTV 14 September 2017 Archived from the original on 29 July 2018 Retrieved 28 July 2018 Jameson Andrew 15 January 2015 Rapper Stormzy declares he ll be the biggest thing to ever come out of Croydon Archived 29 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Croydon Advertiser Retrieved 11 March 2016 Stormzy Grew Up on Grime Now He s Eclipsing His Heroes Noisey vice com 18 November 2014 Archived from the original on 5 December 2014 Retrieved 1 December 2014 a b c Thomas Helen Meriel 8 March 2016 Six Things We Learned From Stormzy s Oxford University Talk NME Archived from the original on 23 August 2017 Retrieved 30 August 2017 Smyth David 10 April 2015 Stormzy Kanye West endorsed South London rapper is the new king of grime London Evening Standard Archived from the original on 11 August 2017 Retrieved 5 April 2018 New EP Stormzy Dreamers Disease MOBO Archived from the original on 11 September 2018 Retrieved 1 December 2014 New Music Chip Feat Stormzy amp Shalo I m Fine MOBO 26 November 2014 Archived from the original on 2 September 2018 Retrieved 26 February 2015 WickedSkengMan4 Single by Stormzy iTunes UK 11 September 2015 Archived from the original on 3 October 2015 Retrieved 20 September 2015 Justin Bieber back at No 1 with What Do You Mean The Guardian 18 September 2015 Archived from the original on 27 December 2016 Retrieved 16 December 2016 Watch Stormzy Perform Shut Up During British Heavyweight Title Boxing Match Capital XTRA 14 December 2015 Archived from the original on 16 December 2015 Retrieved 14 December 2015 Stormzy And Twitter Want ShutUpForXmasNo1 Capital XTRA 14 December 2015 Archived from the original on 17 December 2015 Retrieved 14 December 2015 Britton Luke Morgan 14 December 2015 Odds on Stormzy getting Christmas Number One cut following Shut Up boxing performance NME Archived from the original on 14 December 2015 Retrieved 14 December 2015 Stormzy Scary Hotnewhiphop com 25 April 2016 Retrieved 21 May 2020 Stormzy opens up on battle with depression It was a realisation of how fragile we are Ibtimes co uk 2 March 2017 Archived from the original 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original on 30 June 2019 Retrieved 30 June 2019 Stormzy 29 August 2019 stormzy on Instagram Retrieved 29 August 2019 via Instagram Hussey Allison Strauss Matthew 19 November 2019 Stormzy Details New Album Heavy Is the Head Pitchfork Archived from the original on 20 November 2019 Retrieved 20 November 2019 Watch Dogs Legion will have special Stormzy mission available on launch day 10 September 2020 STORMZY RAINFALL FEAT TIANA MAJOR9 YouTube Archived from the original on 4 November 2021 Retrieved 23 October 2021 Busby Mattha 25 October 2019 Meghan and Stormzy named among most influential black people in UK The Guardian Retrieved 17 April 2020 Ed Sheeran tops young musicians Sunday Times Rich List with fortune of 200 million Metro 13 May 2020 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 16 May 2020 Lewis Hamilton named most influential black person in UK BBC News 17 November 2020 Retrieved 19 January 2021 Siddique Haroon 17 November 2020 Lewis Hamilton named most influential 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2018 Beaumont Thomas Ben 21 February 2018 Stormzy asks Theresa May where s the money for Grenfell at Brit awards The Guardian Archived from the original on 22 February 2018 Retrieved 23 February 2018 Theresa May where s the money for Grenfell he asked the prime minister adding that the government just forgot about Grenfell you criminals and you got the cheek to call us savages you should do some jail time you should pay some damages we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this Elgot Jessica 22 February 2018 No 10 defends PM after Stormzy s Grenfell freestyle at Brits The Guardian Archived from the original on 22 February 2018 Retrieved 23 February 2018 Saunders Emmeline 21 November 2019 Stormzy backs Labour and says change is possible under a Corbyn government Daily Mirror Archived from the original on 27 November 2019 Retrieved 27 November 2019 Musicians backing Jeremy Corbyn s Labour The Guardian 24 November 2019 Archived from the original on 25 November 2019 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University of Cambridge 16 August 2019 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 2 June 2020 Marsh Sarah Hancox Dan 8 November 2018 Stormzy Oxford University turned down my scholarship offer The Guardian ISSN 0261 3077 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 2 June 2020 Onwuemezi Natasha Stormzy launches Merky Books with PRH Archived 15 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine The Bookseller 6 July 2018 Allfree Claire 17 November 2019 Book reviews Thanks to Stormzy here s a poetic memoir of life as a black man Archived 8 December 2019 at the Wayback Machine Metro Grant Kirsty 14 October 2021 Keisha the Sket author says she felt shame at her viral story BBC News Stormzy Announces UK Tour Ahead Of New Album Gang Signs amp Prayer Capital Xtra 7 February 2017 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 Retrieved 13 June 2020 Stormzy 2020 World Tour Tickets Dates amp Prices Revealed Capital FM 5 December 2019 Archived from the original on 25 December 2020 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