- 14 Jul 17
Kanye, Elton John, Robert Plant, Wiley and Jeremy Corbyn feature as Stormzy's friend and manager, Tobe Onwuka, reveals the inside story of how the Longitude headliner has become THE FIRST grime superstar.
When London was plunged into mourning last month for the victims of the Kensington high-rise fire, it was Stormzy who lead the music community’s response to the tragedy.
“I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you,” he raps at the start of the Artists For Grenfell’s emotionally charged re-working of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. “I refuse to be silenced, I refuse to neglect you/ That’s for every last soul up in Grenfell, even though I’ve never met you/ ‘Cause that could have been my Mum’s house or that could have been my nephew/ It could have been me up there, waving my plain T up there/ With my friends on the ground trying to see up there/ I just hope that you’re resting and free up there.” Earlier in the month, the Croydon spitter born Michael Owuo Jr. had leant his A-List support to the #Grime4Corbyn campaign, which contributed to the biggest youth turnout in a British General Election for over 40 years.