16 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For several years before this debut album, Michael Omari, Jr. was the chosen one—the artist to lead grime’s successful occupation of popular British music. A startlingly accomplished first LP, Gang Signs & Prayer sees Stormzy take on, conquer and obliterate the mainstream. “I was in the O2 singing my lungs out, rude boy”, he proudly announces on “Big for Your Boots”. “You’re never too big for Adele”. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing wrong with world-beating success. “Big for Your Boots”, “Cold” and “Bad Boys” join “Shut Up” as gold-standard grime anthems, but it’s the easy way Stormzy embraces R&B slow jams (Kehlani hook-up “Cigarettes & Cush”) and opens up on "100 Bags" and the two-part “Blinded by Your Grace” that prove that his arena-sized talents match his ambition.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For several years before this debut album, Michael Omari, Jr. was the chosen one—the artist to lead grime’s successful occupation of popular British music. A startlingly accomplished first LP, Gang Signs & Prayer sees Stormzy take on, conquer and obliterate the mainstream. “I was in the O2 singing my lungs out, rude boy”, he proudly announces on “Big for Your Boots”. “You’re never too big for Adele”. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing wrong with world-beating success. “Big for Your Boots”, “Cold” and “Bad Boys” join “Shut Up” as gold-standard grime anthems, but it’s the easy way Stormzy embraces R&B slow jams (Kehlani hook-up “Cigarettes & Cush”) and opens up on "100 Bags" and the two-part “Blinded by Your Grace” that prove that his arena-sized talents match his ambition.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings
ThrobbingDonger ,

Great Album!

Stormzy delivers with this album. Great production and great lyrics. I'm sure that my pal, Pogba agrees. #GGMU

Dinosaursrreals ,

Stormy’s gonna kill it in 2017

Stormy’s been working on this album for over a year, I have no doubt he’s gonna deliver. The lead single is certainly worthy of praise as an incredible banger.

Jackson23a ,

The Best

You fricking killed it geez that is gire

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