Tag: Stormzy

STORMZY – ‘RISE UP’ book review – Evening Standard, 1 Nov 2018

Stormzy Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far (Edited and co-written by Jude Yawson) (#Merky Books, £16.99) South London rapper Stormzy is attacking the world of publishing in a similar way to his music: remaining as independent as possible, starting his own label and bringing numerous people from similar backgrounds to his along for the ride. Launching #Merky Books, a… Read more →

BRIT AWARDS 2018 commentary – Evening Standard, 22 Feb 2018

It was worth watching the BRIT Awards all the way to the end – traditionally the point when the Lifetime Achievement winner is trudging into their ninth song – to see, instead, Stormzy demonstrating why he more than deserved his status as man of the night. First seen on the BRITs stage as part of Kanye West’s backing crew in… Read more →

STORMZY interview – Evening Standard, 10 April 2015

It’s early days, but already everyone from Kanye West to Jools Holland has endorsed Stormzy’s sound. He’s been on Later, was named Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards, landed bronze position on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 poll and appeared amid Kanye’s hooded army of grime royalty at the BRITs ceremony – all without signing a record deal.  … Read more →

BBC RADIO 1 FUTURE FESTIVAL, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 14 Jan 2015

The class of 2015 gathered in the BBC’s venerable Maida Vale Studios to present the hit songs of the next 12 months, in an annual exercise broadcast live by Radio 1 that invariably proves prescient. After performing here this time last year, Sam Smith, George Ezra and Royal Blood all made number one albums, so it was worth 120 ballot… Read more →