Grime luminary, Stormzy, celebrates the unveiling of his long-awaited debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer via #MERKY Records.
The London-born artist, who has already sold 1 million singles worldwide and accumulated a staggering 115 million hits on his official Youtube channel, ‘StormzyTV’, has unveiled and made his sixteen-track debut record available to purchase across the world, as of today (24 February).
Produced by Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Sam Smith) Gang Signs & Prayer features tracks including: ‘Shut Up’, ‘Mr.Skeng’ and Stormzy’s latest single, ‘Big For Your Boots’. The latter was aired live in the Radio 1 Lounge last week. You can watch the performance below.
Not only has Stormzy released Gang Signs & Prayer and found himself in the Live Lounge this week, but the up-and-coming ‘Prince Of Grime’ has also collaborated with heavyweight singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran live at the BRIT Awards 2017. The pair showcased a remix of Sheeran’s global number one single ‘Shape Of You’, which can be seen here. Stormzy himself was nominated for an award at this year’s BRIT ceremony.
Gang Signs & Prayer sees an array of names drafted in to make the first album from the twenty-three year old his finest piece of work. Massive artists such as: MNEK (‘Blinded by Your Graces Pt.2’), Tottenham’s Wretch 32 (‘21 Gun Salute’) and Game Of Thrones actor/grime artist, Raleigh Ritchie (‘Don’t Cry For Me’), have all put their stamp on the colossal record.
About the release of Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy himself has said:
“This is the moment that I have been waiting for my whole life. I am now ready to certify my position as a credible artist and someone who is here for the long run.”
Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy is available for purchase now, as well as streaming via Spotify.
Gang Signs & Prayer Tracklist:
‘First Things First’
‘Bad Boys’ (Ft. Ghetts and J Hus)
‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1’
‘Big For your Boots’
‘Cigarettes & Cush’ (Ft. Kehlani)
’21 Gun Salute’ (Ft. Wretch 32)
‘Blinded By Your Graces Pt. 2 (Ft. MNEK)
‘Return Of The Rucksack’
‘Don’t Cry For Me’ (Ft. Raleigh Ritchie)
‘Lay Me Bare’