Today Stormzy was named 3rd on the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 List which shows emerging artists for the year. This accomplishment is something the Croydon rapper should be proud of, it’s definitely no small feat and means he has been widely acknowledged by industry experts as well as by the public.
He spoke on it to the BBC saying: “That’s a bit of an overachievement for me, I can’t lie. Especially being an unsigned act and an MC, it’s overwhelming”
Adding on being unsigned “I’m at that period now where people are showing an interest, but nothing’s happened. I’m focused on the music. All the politics and that, I don’t pay attention to. But there’s a lot of interest. People overestimate how big it is to sign or not to sign. Don’t get me twisted, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life – but in terms of focusing on being signed or not being signed, that’s not a good space to be in.”
I look at some of his biggest accomplishments in 2014
Performing On Jools Holland
This was huge news and one that most people fans or not, music industry or not when realising that Stormzy was a an unsigned,up and coming rapper had made it to perform live on one of the biggest music shows in the UK. This shows his already powerful and expanding status in music.
Releasing ‘Dreamer’s Disease’ EP
This was Stormzy’s first body of work to be released on iTunes and boy was it a goodun. It went in at No.1 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap chart and showed the haters that the South London MC was here to stay. 7 tracks deep with the hit ‘Not That Deep’ on it, it showcased the lyrical fury and ability of the fast rising talent.
Winning A MOBO
Stormzy beat nominees such as Skepta, JME, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and more to the post this year to be crowned Best Grime Act of 2014 in his hometown of London.
This is just the beginning for him!