Clash 100 gives Stormzy, the grime MC who everyone’s talking about, his first cover feature.
It’s been a long time coming; famed for his lyrical dexterity, DIY visuals and sharp sense of humour, the south Londoner has reached dizzying heights in a minuscule space of time.
In this candid interview, the independent artist opens up about the whirlwind that’s taken him from MCing at youth clubs to being the first artist to smash the Top Ten with a freestyle, also speaking about his recent trip to Tokyo, his role in Noel Clarke’s upcoming BROTHERHOOD film, his highly-awaited debut album, and his “embarrassment” of the Brit Awards’ failure to recognise grime:
“I feel like [the Brit Awards] embarrassed themselves very badly,” Stormzy tells Clash, “to the point where it’s like, bruv, all the kids in Britain are listening to the likes of Skepta, Jme, Lethal Bizzle, Section Boyz... These are young British kids. They’re coming to the shows, buying the records. In British music you have indie, rock… Grime is now one of those pillars. It’s a foundation of British music.”
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