While dons like Wiley, Skepta, and Dizzie Rascal might be the familiar names bearing the torch of grime across the Atlantic in recent years, there’s a youngster from Croydon making some major moves that any newfound fan of the genre needs to know about. STORMZY is a 22-year-old MC from South London who has racked up millions of listens over the past few years; most notably the handful of his latest uploads including “Know Me From“, “Shut Up“, and “Not That Deep“. There’s a striking charisma to his swagger, and his bars match up at the top with anyone.
Most recently, STORMZY teamed up with adidas and Japanese fashion icon, Nigo, to shoot the lookbook for the latest collection, and while the crew was out getting snapped, STORMZY dropped a 90-second freestyle worthy of its own music video. If you’re not already, get acquainted with STORMZY in “NIGO DUPPY” above and check out the rest of his impressive catalog on YouTube.