Interviews Videos 6 February 2017
Author: Alex Griffin

Stormzy reveals his favourite ‘GSAP’ lyric & more to Julie Adenuga

6 February 2017

With his debut album Gang Signs And Prayer fast approaching on February 24th, Stormzy headed to Beats 1 recently to talk to Julie Adenuga about the project.

The Wicked Skengman spoke on how he made the album he wanted to, his plans leading up to the release, his thoughts on the BRIT Awards and plenty more.

Stormzy even revealed what his favourite lyrics from the album is, divulging that it comes from the hotly anticipated tune “Cold”. He told Julie the lyric, “’All my young black kings rise up man this is our year…’”,

“I’m happy to be in the position where I’ve been blessed and I’ve progressed and I’m now someone that a few people know and I can say that. That is what it’s about, I’m on this platform now and I’m saying ‘Yo, it’s not just me. Rise up, everyone can do this’. That what I always bang one about because I think it’s such a facade.

“I don’t know where it comes from, whether its systematical or political but there’s so many youth out there who would look at myself or look  Skepta and think ‘Oh my god’ or they’ll look at a businessman or look at a man with a Rolls Royce or a man with 50 houses and they’ll think ‘oh my god, how do you get there?’ That is do dead because you can.

“Everything I’ve achieved, I always thought it looked far fetched, so now something like a Grammy is not far fetched. It’s there, why can’t I [achieve it]?”

Watch the interview in full above now and catch up on GSAP’s lead single “Big For Your Boots” on GRM Daily too.