Top Three Stormzy songs

Stormzy’s career began in Thornton Heath’s back alleys and has grown to include the headline spot on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. He rose to prominence at the forefront of grime’s mid-2010s second wind. He is now a household name, almost as widely recognized for his Cambridge scholarships and publishing company, Penguin, as he is for his music. However, everything flows via his music, as one would expect. Since his WickedSkengMan freestyles garnered worldwide recognition three years ago, Stormzy’s relentless rise has been the biggest grime tale. Since then, his charisma, integrity, and charm as a man of the people have helped him become the kind of mainstream notoriety that grime musicians rarely achieve.

Before Stormzy released Gang Signs & Prayer, organs, gospel choirs, and humble prayers to the Lord weren’t commonplace elements of a grime album. However, grime albums topping the charts at the time weren’t typical either. Blinded By Your Grace Pt.2, a standout from his ground-breaking debut, highlighted the south Londoner’s loftier goals. This was arguably best demonstrated by his memorable performance at the 2018 BRIT Awards, which was drenched in rain while performing.

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When Stormzy released “Shut Up,” which was initially a B-Side to “WickedSkengMan Part 4”, his freestyle talent had gained notoriety. However, for many people, this certified anthem was the point at which he rose to a new level. It is simply a diss track, but Stormzy delivers it with such unstoppable virtuosity, seriousness, and contagious humor that it has transcended any feud in the grime scene.

The top of the cream, at last, Vossi Bop announced Stormzy’s comeback in the most carefree manner possible with a louche lean, backsliding kick drums, and an irresistibly groovy video. The best year of his career thus far, in which he headlined Glastonbury, featured on the cover of TIME, and released his second album to critical acclaim, was made possible by it, giving him his first number-one single.