News / 18.11.22

Stormzy announces three day programme of events in London

The pop-up coincides with the release of his upcoming third album, This Is What I Mean.

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News / 10.11.22

Stormzy shares new single Firebabe, featuring Sampha

The new track also features guest vocals from Jacob Collier and fellow 0207 Def Jam signee Debbie and is accompanied by a video from British director Edem Wornoo

News / 12.09.22

Stormzy joins protest demanding justice for Chris Kaba

The rapper also gave a short speech at the march, organised over the weekend to demand justice for Chris Kaba, who was fatally shot by the police last week

News / 13.08.21

Stormzy wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds

“I can’t lie, it’s one of my proudest moments”

Action / 17.08.20

Stormzy donates £500,000 to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students

The donation comes after Stormzy pledged £10 million to causes tackling racial inequality in June….

News / 04.08.20

Stormzy reportedly working on children’s book series

The series is still in the early stages of development. Stormzy is reportedly in talks…

Action / 15.06.20

Stormzy, AJ Tracey and more take part in Grenfell United stream

The artists were among many taking part in the stream to remember victims and demand…

Action / 11.06.20

Stormzy pledges £10 million to Black British causes

The superstar will donate £10 million over the next 10 years. Stormzy has pledged to…

BRIT Awards

5 key takeaways from the 2020 BRIT Awards

Billie Eilish’s nails! Dave calling Boris Johnson racist! Stormzy in the rain! Here’s the best of last night’s BRIT Awards

Burna Boy © Michelle Helena Janssen
News / 18.02.20

Burna Boy joins Stormzy on stage at BRIT Awards, performs Anybody

Burna Boy performed ‘Own It’ with Stormzy and his own track ‘Anybody’

News / 18.02.20

Stormzy wins BRIT Award for Male Solo Artist

The Croydon MC also won the award in 2018. Stormzy has won the award for…

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News / 04.02.20

Caribou, Stormzy, Kaytranada and Angel Olsen join Lowlands Festival line-up

The Dutch event is set to celebrate its 27th edition

News / 29.01.20

FKA twigs announced for Pohoda Festival 2020

FKA twigs joins a spectacular line-up of artists at Pohoda 2020 this summer – check out the line up here.

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News / 17.01.20

FKA Twigs, Stormzy, Bikini Kill and more join Flow Festival 2020 line-up

Chromatics, Mac DeMarco and Bon Iver are also locked in for performances at Flow Festival 2020

history of war dubs

The history of war dubs: How technology has changed the art of clashing

Jesse Bernard charts how technology has shaped the history of war dubs and clashing in grime

Eediyat Skengman 3
News / 10.01.20

Wiley compares Stormzy to Chewbacca on Eediyat Skengman 3

Round three gets underway with another dub from Wiley

News / 08.01.20

Stormzy shares second Wiley diss Still Disappointed

Stormzy returns fire at Wiley on his latest wardub ‘Still Disappointed’

Eediyat Skengman 3
News / 08.01.20

Wiley fires back at Stormzy on Eediyat Skengman 2

Wiley sends for Stormzy again on latest wardub ‘Eediyat Skengman 2’

News / 06.01.20

Stormzy releases new Wiley diss track Disappointed

Wiley has been sending for Stormzy on Twitter and on record since the end of last year


Stormzy – Heavy Is the Head

Stormzy’s latest record secures his place on the throne but fails to offer anything new

News / 19.11.19

Stormzy announces second album Heavy Is the Head

The grime MC had been teasing the release in London

Britain’s rap revolution

The 2010s have been a dramatic time for Britain’s rappers and MCs. We trace the journey of UK rap through the decade – from grime’s identity crisis to Glastonbury fame and accolades

News / 05.11.19

Stormzy calls on Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to resign after Grenfell comments

Stormzy has called on Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to resign after he seemed to suggest that the victims of the Grenfell tower fire lacked “common sense”

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News / 25.10.19

FKA twigs, Stormzy and Loyle Carner win at the UK Music Video Awards

The awards celebrate the best music videos of the last twelve months

News / 15.08.19

Stormzy announces second year of Cambridge scholarship

Stormzy will fund the degrees of another two students at Cambridge University this year. Stormzy…

Whose master’s voice? Why artists need to take ownership in the age of independence

With rumblings about master rights and money troubles in the music industry growing louder, artists need to be more aware of their ownership options than ever before

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News / 01.07.19

Janelle Monae called for Donald Trump’s impeachment at Glastonbury

Janelle Monae rounded off a politically-charged weekend at Glastonbury last night

News / 29.06.19

Stormzy samples David Lammy in powerful Glastonbury performance

The grime star used his headline slot on the Pyramid Stage to highlight inequality in the justice system and recidivism among black men

Still Disappointed
News / 12.04.19

Stormzy cancels Snowbombing Festival appearance due to “racial profiling”

The grime artist has accused the Austrian event of targeting his team in their search for a weapon

A list of all the cameos in Dave’s powerful new video Black

Stormzy, Ozwald Boateng, Tiffany Calver and more star in the visual directed by Nathan James Tettey

Janelle Monae live at Amsterdam Paradiso
News / 07.01.19

Janelle Monáe to headline West Holts stage at Glastonbury

The American singer joins Stormzy and Kylie Minogue on the 2019 bill

News / 15.11.18

Stormzy confirmed as Glastonbury 2019 headliner

The grime MC will headline the Pyramid Stage on 28 June

News / 03.10.18

Bicep, Palms Trax, Stormzy and Hunee announced for Snowbombing 2019

The Austrian festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Mayrhofen on 8-13 April

News / 16.08.18

Stormzy to fund Cambridge scholarships for two black students

Stormzy Scholarships will pay the tuition fees and maintenance grants for two teens

Drake, Wireless Festival 2018

Despite the line-up chaos, Wireless still stands as the UK’s most essential rap festival

Though the London festival experienced a string of cancellations, its adrenaline levels remained at a high

News / 05.07.18

Stormzy to release a new book and launch a publishing imprint

Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far will land on 1 November

Stormzy MERKY Festival
News / 04.07.18

Stormzy stopped a show to watch England’s penalty shootout

The grime MC paused his headline slot at last night’s #MERKY Festival

News / 22.02.18

Downing Street responds to Stormzy’s BRIT Awards performance

Last night, Stormzy closed out the 2018 BRIT Awards having picked up two awards. During…

News / 21.02.18

Stormzy calls out Theresa May at the 2018 Brit Awards

The grime MC called for justice for Grenfell Tower

News / 21.02.18

Stormzy wins British Male Solo Artist at 2018 Brit Awards

“Big up the mandem”

Still Disappointed
News / 07.02.18

Stormzy, J Hus and IAMDDB to play Secret Solstice 2018

The Icelandic festival will stage its fifth edition at Reykjavík in June

Events / 31.01.18

Gorillaz, Stormzy and Kendrick Lamar to perform at Lowlands Festival

25 acts have been announced for the Dutch three-dayer

News / 15.01.18

Stormzy, Kendrick Lamar and J Hus nominated for 2018 Brit Awards

Winners will be announced at London’s O2 Arena on 21 February

Still Disappointed
News / 29.12.17

Stormzy responds to “anti-black” Daily Mail article claiming grime artists are fuelling skunk use

“White rockstars (and pop stars) have been sniffing coke and taking MDMA and singing about it since the beginning of music”

News / 29.11.17

Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer revealed as MOBO Awards’ Best Album

He also took home the awards for Best Grime Act and Best Male Act

Events / 15.11.17

Stormzy and Gorillaz announced for Roskilde Festival

11 new acts have been revealed for the non-profit event

News / 30.10.17

MNEK replaced by Simon Cowell-signed artist Labrinth on Stormzy’s X Factor performance

The vocalist took to Twitter to reveal that he wasn’t made aware of his replacement

News / 02.10.17

Stormzy references J Hus in new freestyle 4pm in London

In the visual, the grime MC also references Drake, Lethal Bizzle and Pogba

News / 05.09.17

Jeremy Corbyn writes a touching note about Stormzy after presenting him with a GQ Award

Jeremy Corbyn was at the British GQ Awards tonight and he presented Stormzy with an…

News / 01.09.17

Listen to a heartwarming conversation between Novelist and his mum

BBC 1Xtra’s Grime Mums is back, also featuring Jammz, Lioness, Coco and Joe Grind Four…

News / 09.08.17

Dave, Stormzy and Nick Cave nominated for AIM Awards 2017

The nominees for this year’s Association of Independent Music Awards have been announced


Dave’s Got a Plan

South London rapper Dave has proven himself as one of the country’s most compelling new voices. Duncan Harrison profiles a gifted artist on the rise.

News / 21.07.17

Stormzy appeared on last night’s Love Island

The grime MC gave the contestants some advice

News / 11.07.17

Stormzy awarded Person Of The Year by Oxford University society

The award comes from the university’s African and Caribbean Society

News / 10.07.17

Newspaper runs a photo of Stormzy to report on Lukaku signing for Manchester United

Ireland’s The Evening Herald have today (10 July) reported on footballer Romelu Lukaku signing for Manchester United – with a photo of Stormzy

News / 25.06.17

Watch Stormzy’s magnificent Glastonbury set in full

Continuing an epic year, Stormzy played Glastonbury Festival yesterday (24 June). Playing on the Other…

News / 24.06.17

Watch Stormzy live from Glastonbury Festival

Up on the Other Stage now

News / 22.06.17

Grenfell Tower charity single scores biggest first day sales of any single this decade

According to the Official Charts Company, the Grenfell Tower charity single Bridge Over Troubled Water is set…

News / 14.04.17

Listen: Linkin Park and Stormzy team up for ‘Good Goodbye’

The nu-metal band have delivered on their promise of a collaboration

News / 10.04.17

Linkin Park discuss Stormzy collaboration

Not much is known but it’s happening

News / 27.03.17

Watch: Stormzy’s Live Lounge special with J Hus, Ghetts and more

Including an acoustic performance of Frank Ocean’s ‘Godspeed’

News / 16.03.17

Stormzy lashes out at NME, calls them ‘a bunch of real life fucking pussyholes’

The magazine has angered the grime MC by presenting him as a spokesperson for depression without his permission

Jon Snow on Stormzy
News / 07.03.17

Watch Jon Snow deliver his verdict on Stormzy’s GSAP

“A modern-day Gandhi”

News / 03.03.17

Stormzy smashes the record for first week streams on Spotify

All hail Stormzy

News / 01.03.17

Watch: Stormzy discusses depression with Channel 4 News

In an interview with Channel 4 News, Stormzy discusses his personal experiences of depression. He…

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy’s much anticipated album is the sound of an artist truly comfortable in his own skin, says Tomas Fraser

News / 28.02.17

Watch Stormzy’s set with Spyro, Izzie Gibbs, Jaykae and Dapz On The Map

The grime MC spits live with Sir Spyro on the decks at Rinse FM

We spoke to Jenny Francis, the iconic radio DJ featured on Stormzy’s album

The star of ‘Jenny Francis Interlude’ explains how she ended up on the album and what makes Stormzy so special

Eight talking points from Gang Signs & Prayer

Carlos, Crazy Titch, confessions and Mumzy. #GSAP has got the timeline on fire, here are the initial takeaways.

News / 24.02.17

Listen to Stormzy’s ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ now

The wait is finally over. Stormzy’s much anticipated debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer is…

Long Reads / 23.02.17

Brits 2017: A continued snub of the black British experience

Last night the #BritsSoWhite backlash reappeared. Bex Shorunke argues that the racial undertones are not imagined here, they are apparent.

News / 22.02.17

Brits 2017: Skepta and Stormzy lost Best Breakthrough Artist to Rag’n’Bone Man and the internet isn’t happy


Rise of The Wicked Skengman: Stormzy‘s Story So Far

From freestyles in the park to stadium ring walks, prepare for ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ by retracing Big Mike’s strides to the stop

News / 17.02.17

Stormzy covers Ultralight Beam for Radio One Live Lounge – listen

Stormzy dropped by Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today and – for his cover –…

When We Gonna Be Together: The Best Grime Love Songs

A selection of street serenades to soundtrack your Valentines Day, featuring Stormzy, Skepta, Ruff Sqwad and many more throwback classics

Events / 13.02.17

Crack Magazine to present Stormzy’s German tour

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Melt Booking to present the German leg…

London turns out for Wiley‘s landmark Roundhouse show

Walking into The Roundhouse, the space already packed by 8pm, the audience a mixture of…

News / 07.02.17

Stormzy announces UK tour

Following the announcement of his debut album, Gang Signs and Prayer, Stormzy has announced a…

We spoke to Daps, director of Stormzy’s Big For Your Boots video

The LA-based director is also responsible two Migos videos – ‘Bad & Boujee’ and ‘T-Shirt’

News / 03.02.17

Listen to Stormzy talk about his debut album with Julie Adenuga

Following the news that his debut album, Gang Signs and Prayer will drop on 24…

News / 02.02.17

Stormzy unveils debut album artwork and title

It turns out #GSAP stands for Gang Signs & Prayer

News / 01.02.17

Stormzy confirms debut album tracklist

The wait and the speculation is over. Stormzy’s debut album is officially on its way….

News / 30.01.17

Stormzy teases debut album

After a prolonged absence from the limelight, it would appear that Stormzy is preparing to…

News / 19.01.17

Watch Stormzy and Dev Hynes in new Adidas Originals advert

Hot on the heels of FKA twigs’ self-directed commercial video for Nike, Adidas Originals have…

Stormzy for Crack Magazine
News / 16.01.17

Stormzy included in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe

The 23-year-old grime artist makes the cut alongside Ollie Ashley, Julie Adenuga and The 1975 in…

Stormzy for Crack Magazine
Events / 03.11.16

Hideout Festival announce Stormzy and more

The Croatian festival have announced their 2017 lineup with Major Lazer, Stormzy, Diplo and more…

News / 06.09.16

There was a storm at a Stormzy show

Stormzy played a show at Outlook Festival over the weekend and, as if by magic,…

At the razor’s edge: Flow Festival reviewed

My sense of what a music festival is comes from being a teenager at psy-trance…

News / 15.08.16

Stormzy shares new song Birthday Girl

Stormzy’s latest track is a romantic ode to his radio and TV presenter girlfriend Maya…

News / 08.07.16

Stormzy makes statement on police brutality

The grime MC is the latest high-profile artist to make their voice heard following two…

Stormzy for Crack Magazine
News / 16.06.16

Stormzy is taking 200 fans to Thorpe Park

Big Mike posted a series of Tweets about his birthday plans, Thorpe Park agreed to…

News / 11.05.16

Stormzy and David Beckham unveil Manchester United’s new away kit

UK grime legend Stormzy teamed up with ex-footballer and general lovely man David Beckham today…

News / 06.05.16

Stormzy and RAY BLK link up on new track My Hood

Up-and-coming London RnB singer RAY BLK has acquired the skills of beloved grime MC Stormzy for…

News / 05.05.16

Jeremy Corbyn follows Stormzy on Twitter

The Labour leader followed the grime don after Stormzy warned his followers against voting Goldsmith…

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6 New Videos You Need To See

Stormzy gets Scary and Skepta trashes a car in this week’s roundup of the best music videos out there

News / 17.03.16

Wiley announces new album

Godfather is dropping on 2 September Grime powerhouse Wiley took to Twitter this morning to…

News / 07.03.16

Listen to Stormzy freestyle over Charli XCX and SOPHIE’s Vroom Vroom

Stormzy tackled the beat on Julie Adenuga’s Beats 1 show Stormzy laid down a verse…

Big Narstie criticises lack of diversity at Brits

The organisers of the Brit Awards, which will take place tonight, have come under fire for the ceremony’s vastly white nominees

Stormzy for Crack Magazine
Events / 24.02.16

The Great Escape 2015 announces Stormzy, Craig David, and more

Skinny Girl Diet, Eagulls and Porches will also appear at the festival Brighton’s The Great…

Events / 16.02.16

Fabric to host stage at Lovebox, more names announced

East London’s Lovebox have announced more names for their 2016 weekender Having already announced two…

Stormzy for Crack Magazine
Long Reads / 04.02.16

#AwardsSoWhite: how minority achievement is
being blacked out

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff offers her thoughts on increasingly out of touch awards ceremonies that fail to tackle minority representation

News / 28.01.16

20 more artists added to Hideout 2016 line-up

The new additions will join Skepta, Stormzy, Seth Troxler and more on the idyllic Zrce…

Events / 27.01.16

Love Saves The Day announces 2016 line-up

Stormzy, Rustie, Roman Flügel, Paranoid London, and Dizzee Rascal will appear in Eastville Park The…

6 New Videos You Need To See

Each week we round-up the best (and worst) new music videos out there

Events / 25.01.16

Outlook share first names for 2016 festival

Stormzy, Little Simz and more announced for Outlook 2016 Croatian festival Outlook have announced the…

Events / 25.01.16

Sónar adds Jean-Michel Jarre, Stormzy and more to 2016 line-up

Sónar have just announced a host of extra names for 2016 Good news if you’re…

News / 07.01.16

Novelist samples David Cameron in Street Politician

“Fuck these feds, they don’t give a damn about the mandem” Recent Crack cover star…

Events / 16.12.15

First acts announced for Øya

Stormzy, Foals and Lush are amongst the acts planned to appear at the Norwegian festival…

Events / 16.12.15

Stormzy, Four Tet and more announced for Flow Festival

Finland’s Flow Festival have announced the line-up for their 2016 edition Flow Festival consistently provides one…

News / 14.12.15

Stormzy is gunning for Christmas number 1

Big Mike has launched a campaign to make Shut Up number 1 this Christmas Another…

Playlists / 04.12.15

December 2015 Playlist: EOTY Special

Our latest playlist is compiled entirely from our top 100 albums and our 50 favourite tracks of 2015

News / 23.11.15

Stormzy drops video for Beats 1-premiered new track

The video for Standard features Stormzy and Flipz going mad in a carpark wearing matching…

News / 18.11.15

Stormzy’s new Beats 1 show will be called #MERKY

Cadbury Heath’s finest has bagged himself a weekly Friday night slot on the Apple radio…

Events / 04.11.15

Hideout prepares for 2016 outing

The Croatian festival will welcome the likes of Skepta, Stormy and Jamie xx to its sunny shores

News / 07.10.15

Artist Reuben Dangoor reimagines grime stars as historical figures

D Double E, Stormzy and Skepta all feature As a tribute to the grime scene…

News / 23.09.15

Tabloids are reporting Lily Allen took a swing for Skepta

The incident allegedly occurred backstage at LFW

News / 04.09.15

Watch Novelist & The Square’s Black Cab Session

The Lewisham grime collective perform Lewisham McDeez with their former leader Following this week’s announcement…

Love Saves
The Day

It once felt like Castle Park would always be the spiritual home of Love Saves…


The rise of Big Mike

“I think the humour comes naturally,” drawls Stormzy. “A lot of grime lyrics are just funny.”

News / 18.05.15

Stormzy drops new freestyle ‘Shut Up’

The 21-year-old MC spits over a classic beat. Following his appearance at The Great Escape…

News / 31.03.15

Watch an 8-year-old Stormzy rap

Stormzy’s mum has done the right thing and leaked footage of the Grime MC spitting…

News / 25.02.15

Watch Kanye West deliver mind-blowing performance of new track ‘All Day’

Novelist, Stormzy, Theophilius London, current Crack cover star Skepta and numerous members of Boy Better Know…