Tag : Stormzy

Musicians Tackle Online Trolling Head-On

1 week ago / 0 comments

The ever-expanding phenomenon of social media most definitely has its pros. It allows us to keep in contact with those that we’d be unlikely to otherwise, it increases voter participation, helping to bring about political change, and even provides creative outlets with the tap of a screen. However, the epitome … Read More

Campus Watch

2 months ago / 0 comments

Cambridge: Stormzy Launches a New Scholarship for Black Students On A-Level results day the rapper announced that he will pay the tuition fees for two black students to complete undergraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is in response to Cambridge failing to admit any black pupils from … Read More

The Beat & The Ballot Box: Politics’ place in music

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Brit Awards 2018 provided yet another yearly dose of lacklustre ‘banter’, gentrified drab and predictable winners for this year’s cosy creations. The one uplifting moment which stood out above the vapid, however, was Stormzy’s crowning of Best British Male Solo Artist, accompanied with the British Album of the Year … Read More

Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds may be well and truly (ish) warming up for the summer, but the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in March was inside the small, dark O2 Academy, breaking a sweat with the London grime artist taking the UK by storm. In case the pun was missed, … Read More

Preview: Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

Stormzy? Average? I don’t think so. His hard-line hit ‘Shut Up’ was both his first to climb into the UK Top 40, and the first ever freestyle to accomplish that feat.  His performance on Jools Holland in 2014 made him the first unsigned rapper to have made the cut for … Read More

Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy

2 years ago / 0 comments

This is the one album I have been baiting my breath for. With Stormzy vanishing without a trace from social media after being so interactive with his fans, I had no idea what to expect. Then out of the silence burst ominous billboards appearing around London, an advert during the … Read More

Feature – An Interview with Dialect

2 years ago / 0 comments

In conjunction with the Leeds edition of the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour, Christopher Jenkins met up with local Leeds lad and one of Grime’s finest, Dialect, to find out why the city absorbs all genres and to discuss the growth of Grime. I first wanted to ask why … Read More

Grime and Hip-Hop, A Separation

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s taken almost two decades and a return to London, but as of 2014 the Music Of Black Origin Awards finally have a dedicated grime category. It may be a landmark long overdue, but it’s another occasion where the proverb rings true: It’s better late than never. “This new step … Read More