Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Why does Stormzy feel the need to show his vulnerable, sensitive side on his debut album? Why does the inimitable rapper sing? The balladry, gospel and R&B bring everything down. It’s a shame, because bangers like ‘Big for your boots’ and ‘Mr Skeng’ come close to ‘Shut up‘ and ‘Know me from‘, the early hits that made us so excited for this record. The grime prodigy shows his versatility, but his only worthwhile side is undermined by the others.
Best song: Big For Your Boots