Stormzy - Big For Your Boots

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love it when a single drops and says, hi I'm an EVENT. a minute in I was just laughing at how good this was

debut album is called Gang Signs & Prayer, out 24 Feb

lex pretend, Friday, 3 February 2017 11:04 (five years ago) link

oh ffs can a mod correct the spelling? Stormzy

lex pretend, Friday, 3 February 2017 11:04 (five years ago) link


mod, Friday, 3 February 2017 11:06 (five years ago) link


lex pretend, Friday, 3 February 2017 11:09 (five years ago) link

Already one of the greatest grime MCs

paolo, Friday, 3 February 2017 16:05 (five years ago) link

You're never too big for Adele >>>

paolo, Friday, 3 February 2017 16:05 (five years ago) link

I'm not really big on his other singles but this is exactly what I wanted from him.

Matt DC, Friday, 3 February 2017 17:46 (five years ago) link

beat's cool, very event-y

not feeling the verses too much, but he's obv v talented

niels, Friday, 3 February 2017 18:51 (five years ago) link

hmm it's growing on me, and I'm def rooting for stormzy

there's perhaps just a hint of swedish chef in the chorus delivery...

niels, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:03 (five years ago) link

is this a grange hill spin off?

massaman gai, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:49 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Apparently every single song in this album is currently in Spotify's UK top 50. Whether that includes the Crazy Titch Interlude I have no idea.

Matt DC, Monday, 27 February 2017 14:06 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Stormzy's verse is quite good. The rest of the song is complete garbage

paolo, Friday, 14 April 2017 09:27 (five years ago) link

saw one of his videos on BET here in the states

curmudgeon, Friday, 14 April 2017 16:06 (five years ago) link

lol those are some muted guitars

niels, Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:36 (five years ago) link

Love this dude and maybe 3/4 of the album but I don't really see the point of trying to break him in America, especially like this.

Matt DC, Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:17 (five years ago) link

coachella crowd looked into it

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four months pass...

(Intro: Risse (sampled throughout)
In your town to–
In your town to–
In your town to–

Aha... and here's the original a cappella:

From Risse's "House Train", a tune from the golden era of Chicago pet ownership.

So those are the sample's lyrics! All my guesses resembled "critics fail to transcribe hip hop".

This track's my favourite so far this year, I think.

sbahnhof, Thursday, 31 August 2017 02:41 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Second album coming soon apparently...

paolo, Monday, 2 October 2017 18:45 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Did he really just send for Theresa May and tell the Daily Mail to suck his dick at the Brit awards?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:28 (four years ago) link

If so <3

Matt DC, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:28 (four years ago) link

He did! From 1:35 on

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:41 (four years ago) link

Better night than Pogba all things considered.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:45 (four years ago) link

don't tell Stella Creasy, she'll be trying do a citizen's arrest on him.

calzino, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:46 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

There's a new (non-grime) track. Fuck the government and fuck Boris

paolo, Friday, 3 May 2019 07:48 (three years ago) link

gahhhhhhhh Vossi Bop is the best!!!! why is he so good

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 3 May 2019 08:54 (three years ago) link

I love that he's going to have a number one with a song that goes "fuck the government and fuck Boris".

Matt DC, Friday, 3 May 2019 09:04 (three years ago) link

the video is awesome.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 3 May 2019 22:14 (three years ago) link

So on UK radio, they edit out “Fuck Boris” but let him talk about giving someone a facial several times in the chorus. It’s a funny old world

the article don, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 22:09 (three years ago) link

that is the best music video I've seen in forever

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 02:00 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Stormzy's headline glastonbury set is pretty good, only small complaints are: wish he would tone down the god stuff a bit, the band is worse than the original beats, also rapping over Shape of You was very much not good, could he please never do that again.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 28 June 2019 22:36 (three years ago) link

The new single is basically gospel with rapping. He's really not that great of a singer but big him up for trying something different.

paolo, Saturday, 29 June 2019 07:30 (three years ago) link

only small complaints are:

also I realise it's churlish but dude you really don't need a union flag of any kind on your person

nashwan, Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:43 (three years ago) link

Not even a BANSKY union jack?

Blandford Forum, Saturday, 29 June 2019 15:57 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

He's back doing grime again

paolo, Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:26 (three years ago) link


... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 September 2019 00:04 (three years ago) link

incredible video

Simon H., Sunday, 8 September 2019 00:32 (three years ago) link

He doesn't sound anything like Wiley on this btw. Nice wee kid in the dinner hall reference for all you old school grime fans though

paolo, Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:21 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

New album out next month.


01. ‘Big Michael’
02. ‘Audacity'(feat. Headie One)
03. ‘Crown’
04. ‘Rainfall’ (feat. Tiana Major9)
05. ‘Rachael’s Little Brother’
06. ‘Handsome’
07. ‘Do Better’
08. ‘Don’t Forget to Breathe’ (feat. YEBBA) (Interlude)
09. ‘One Second’ (feat. H.E.R.)
10. ‘Pop Boy’ (feat. Aitch)
11. ‘Own It’ (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)
12. ‘Wiley Flow’
13. ‘Bronze’
14. ‘Superheroes’
15. ‘Lessons’
16. ‘Vossi Bop’

Graham Kendrick Lamar (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:56 (three years ago) link

I knew the Sheeran feature was inevitable but still :/

Number None, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 22:14 (three years ago) link

Not really feeling it tbh

paolo, Sunday, 1 December 2019 10:51 (three years ago) link

Michael Gove's been sending for him as well

I set trends dem man copy

— Michael Gove (@michaelgove) November 26, 2019

This actually happened

paolo, Sunday, 1 December 2019 10:53 (three years ago) link

Unbelievable levels of cringe

paolo, Sunday, 1 December 2019 10:54 (three years ago) link

it’s all right, dan hannah chipping in makes it better

Big man ting!

— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) November 26, 2019

Fizzles, Sunday, 1 December 2019 11:06 (three years ago) link

hannan ffs

Fizzles, Sunday, 1 December 2019 11:06 (three years ago) link

Album out Friday and it's looking like it'll be at least as good as GS&P going by what we've heard so far

paolo, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:35 (two years ago) link

How big is Stormzy outside the UK?

paolo, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:36 (two years ago) link

Well, he's doing a tour here in May, and playing the Fox Theatre in Oakland as his Bay Area show -- it can hold almost 3000, though it's far from sold out yet. In terms of general knowledge, no real idea, but that's definitely not a promo club level show. (Kinda reminds me of when I saw the Streets/Dizzee Rascal over a decade back in LA at the Wiltern, though that holds only about 2000.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:38 (two years ago) link

He's doing Brooklyn Steel in NYC in june which is 1800 and likely will sell out. Seemed an underplay to me but maybe he'll add other shows.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 20:03 (two years ago) link

^^ Thought the same with Chicago's Metro, which only holds 1,100.

What a day to release an album, eh?

... (Eazy), Saturday, 14 December 2019 02:59 (two years ago) link

This is fantastic. There's quite a lot of variety but it sounds more focused than GS&P. Even that goddamn Sheeran track has grown on me. Would have been nice to have some Spyro beats though.

paolo, Sunday, 15 December 2019 15:06 (two years ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 December 2019 01:19 (two years ago) link

the biggest improvement is in the r&b-adjacent tracks

ufo, Monday, 16 December 2019 02:14 (two years ago) link

ITV you lot can suck my dick for this

— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) December 22, 2019

Stormz has been a bit vocal about politics recently, and surprisingly enough there's been something of a backlash. If I didn't know better I'd say that there's a lot of people in the UK media (and on social media) who have a real problem with young black people expressing their opinions

paolo, Sunday, 22 December 2019 11:50 (two years ago) link

They've fixed the headline and posted an update on Twitter. All those page hits must be tempting though.

koogs, Sunday, 22 December 2019 15:05 (two years ago) link

Boomers: where are all the politicised pop stars? The Dylan, the Lennon, the Strummer of today? In my time, musicians had something to say.

Stormzy: Britain is racist

Boomers: Shut up you uppity thug!Stick to rapping, no one wants to hear you speak on politics.


— Kojo Koram (@KojoKoram) December 22, 2019

glindr jackson (gyac), Monday, 23 December 2019 11:54 (two years ago) link

missed this story when it broke yesterday so just googled stormzy itv and got the daily mail headline ‘Stormzy launches vile Twitter attack on the UK media over reports of him branding Britain racist’

clicking on the headline now takes you to the slightly less inflammatory ‘ITV apologises to Stormzy after rapper accused broadcaster of 'spinning his words' in coverage of him saying 'definitely, 100%' when Italian newspaper asked him whether Britain is racist’

i guess stormzy has solved racism in the uk, good work everyone

brought a kiss to the knife fight (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 23 December 2019 12:59 (two years ago) link

Is this a safe space to admit that the track with Burna Boy is a banger despite Sheeran involvement?

Matt DC, Monday, 23 December 2019 13:15 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

He’ll be on Fallon next week, according to his Instagram.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 18:38 (two years ago) link

There's no time for that - he's too busy clashing with Wiley (if anyone's missed it). He's not mad, he's just disappointed

"I can hear all my stylies again" - a thread for Wiley's 'Eediyat Skengman 1 (Stormzy Send)'

sbahnhof, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 07:11 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

||||||||, Saturday, 1 February 2020 11:38 (two years ago) link

Cheers Toddla for this essential public service.

Matt DC, Saturday, 1 February 2020 12:30 (two years ago) link


||||||||, Saturday, 1 February 2020 12:34 (two years ago) link

Better than the original, but then again I could have made an edit in Ableton without Sheeran's bit and that would have been better than the original as well

paolo, Saturday, 1 February 2020 13:35 (two years ago) link

oh joy!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:39 (two years ago) link

That new GQ piece with Gary Younge is as good as people are saying.

There was no single moment, person, book or event that shaped his world-view. He imbibed it less through his mother’s milk than her sweat. Stormzy is a child of crises. He was nine when the Iraq war started; 15 when the financial crash hit; 17 when austerity started; 18 when riots spread through Britain like a bushfire, with young people looting and confronting the police in several English towns. He could not avoid it. His intervention is authentic. This is not the story of a musician who is getting into politics but of politics coming out of a musician.

hyds (gyac), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:14 (two years ago) link

it's a good read

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 8 February 2020 03:31 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

How's about this then

paolo, Friday, 23 September 2022 08:04 (two months ago) link

Like a whole miniseries in 9+ minutes.

I think of Stormzy more than anyone as someone put on pause by the pandemic, at least specifically in the U.S. He had a summer 2020 tour set here, was just starting to do Fallon and an hour-long Charlemagne interview when things shut down.

Anyway, love the new video, and this seems to put it into context for an outsider like me:

Stormzy is not just a great artist but a Black-British archivist, documenting history and giving people their flowers while they are around & even when they’ve passed on too soon (Jamal Edwards💐🕊)

Mel Made Me Do It

— tobí rachel (@TobiRachel_) September 23, 2022

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Friday, 23 September 2022 16:00 (two months ago) link

this is........ sick

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 25 September 2022 21:34 (two months ago) link

lotta bars!

one month passes...

new album will be very afro-heavy.

My album family 🤎 #ThisIsWhatIMean

— Stormzy (@stormzy) November 22, 2022

features include: Oxlade, Ayra Starr, Amaarae, Teni, Black Sherif
producers include: Tempoe, Juls, P2J

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 11:21 (one week ago) link

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