Photography Faye Brown
Only 22 and without a doubt on a very steady climb to the peak, we met the over two meter tall Croydon native Michael Omari or better known as Stormzy at 2015’s Appelsap Fresh Music Festival in Amsterdam. He had just finished his performance to an insanely wild crowd of grime fans from all over Europe, eager to light the spliff he began telling us how overwhelmed and blessed he felt to have his career moving in such a rapid positive path. When compared to grime legend Skepta, Stormzy explained there is no competition as he will always look up to those who have been around for years prior to him and it’s all about respecting those who brought you there. A strong love for tracksuits and humble way of life are only two of the many reasons we’re obsessing with the man who calls himself “Stiff Chocolate”.
By Olive Duran