TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2019

2019 in Britain has been tumultuous; despite endless discussion, we’re no closer to a harmonious Brexit, and Boris Johnson has the overwhelming support of the majority – trying times, to say the least.  And it’s been reflected in the music.  This year’s Mercury Prize Awards was possibly the most angry in history.  Bands like IDLES…

STORMZY – HEAVY IS THE HEAD

Stormzy’s sophomore album comes in the form of ‘Heavy Is the Head,’ a 16 track collection featuring singles ‘Vossi Bop,’ ‘Wiley Flow,’ ‘Crown‘ and ‘Own It.’  The album’s title and central theme explores the weight of expectation on Big Mike following his recent successes.  It’s a kind of humble brag that allows Stormzy to make…

STORMZY – AUDACITY [FT. HEADIE ONE]

With his second album ‘H.I.T.H’ due for release this Friday, Stormzy drops a new track featuring Headie One. Big Mike’s not suffering fools gladly on ‘Audacity’: “Mad man, they go mad for me / Who the fuck went and gassed you up? / Like you’re good enough to be clashing me? / Oh please stop…

STORMZY – WILEY FLOW

Stormzy channels the Godfather of Grime on new track, ‘Wiley Flow’: “Bruv, I didn’t look at it this way before, but as I approach my birthday, all you men are my youngers.” On the track, Stormzy borrows flows from ‘Bad Em Up’ and ‘Nightbus Dubplate’ over a menacing instrumental from producer EY. It must be…

STORMZY – SOUNDS OF THE SKENG

Stormzy teased new single ‘Sounds of the Skeng’ with a photo of him boxing last week.  While the tabloids speculated whether or not this was a reference to his recent ex-girlfriend’s new friendship with boxer Anthony Joshua, Stormzy remained quiet and let the music do the talking.  ‘Sounds of The Skeng’ is a Sir Spyro-produced…

STORMZY – CROWN

“My second single ‘Crown’ drops at midnight,’ Stormzy told us on Thursday. “I’ve been struggling to find words to describe how much this song means to me… struggling to explain exactly why I felt the need to say what I’ve said on the record… and can’t quite summarise the journey of emotions the song takes…

STORMZY – VOSSI BOP

Stormzy is back with his first solo single since 2017.  The track’s title is inspired by a viral dance move created by a now-suspended twitter account, @NL_Vossi.  Over a dark beat from producer Chris Andoh, Stormz takes shots at Boris Johnson and the British government, and also shouts out girlfriend Maya Jama – calling her…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017

2017 was the year that the world celebrated such triumphs as NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson spending a record-breaking 665 cumulative days in orbit, as well as Salt Bae exhibiting the most majestic seasoning technique known to man.  We also saw the inaugural Fyre Festival fail in spectacular style, and said goodbye to musicians such as…

STORMZY – BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE PT. 2 [VIDEO]

Stormzy drops a new visual for MNEK-featured ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ cut ‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2’.  The visual sees him performing the track surrounded by children [he is gunning for Christmas number one.  He also pauses for a few video selfies with the kids because, you know, Nokia didn’t shell out all that…

STORMZY – 4PM IN LONDON

Just days after releasing the ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ Short Film, Stormzy releases a new freestyle visual in the form of ‘4pm In London’.  Clearly aligned with Big Mike’s Mercury-nominated album, the Kaylum Dennis-directed video takes its visual cues from the ‘GSAP’ album cover – seeing a hooded Stormzy in all black perform to camera…