stormzy says shut up

i-D Class of 2015 Alumni drops new freestyle to silence the doubterz.

by Hattie Collins
18 May 2015, 10:15am

We've been huge fans of Stormzy since first hearing his #wickedskengman freestyle series. After featuring in our Class of 2015 line-up, the South London MC topped off 2014 with a MOBO award and a spot on Jools Holland, the first unsigned rapper to ever do so. So far in 2015, he's featured on numerous tip lists, appeared with Kanye West at the BRIT Awards and sold out two UK tours. Not bad for an unsigned MC.

But with success comes many detractors and Stormzy has decided the time is right to address a few issues via XTC's flute-driven Functions On The Low instrumental. Featuring an accompanying video from Jaiden Ramgeet - Stormzy's long-time videographer and friend - 'Shut Up' features lithe put-downs including 'I set trends, them man copy/ They catch feelings, I catch bodies."

Big Mike has spent the last few months shutting down shows all over the UK, including i-D Mix at Shapes in February. No doubt 'Shut Up' will be reloaded aplenty when he begins his next tour later in the year


Stormzy tours the UK in October


Photography Blaow Photography

Shut Up