3. Stormzy

Gritty grime from South London

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Age
21
From
South London, UK

“Stormzy not only has incredible heat for his grime bars, but also possesses the ability to ride different styles and tempos effortlessly. This versatility sets him apart from the pack. 2015 looks very bright for him.” DJ Swerve, Presenter, Kiss

A true underground rapper that's on the fast lane to success without changing his style.
Enea Tanku, Co-Founder, Link Up TV

Raised in Croydon, Stormzy calls himself “a child of grime” who rejected slick US hip-hop for Britain’s harder, grittier scene. At the age of 11, he was winning rap battles at his local Youth Club, Rap Academy, and his charismatic freestyles have earned him a huge following on YouTube.

The first unsigned rapper to play Jools Holland, he also won a MOBO award this year on the strength of a solitary EP – The Dreamer’s Disease.

“Lyrically on the top of his game and a real music man at heart; as he manages to be accessible without having to dumb down his content I believe Stormzy will help take Grime culture to a bigger audience without compromise.” MistaJam, Presenter, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

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