Stormzy Is On A Mission To Ensure Black Artists Get Equality

Stormzy is more than just one of the UK’s dopest rappers. He’s also an activist looking out for his fellow artists.

(AllHipHop News) Stormzy is using his platform to ensure black artists are given equal representation.

The grime star is one of Britain’s biggest musical acts and returned after a two-year break earlier this year with the first new material from his upcoming sophomore album.

And the star, who in June became the first homegrown black solo musician to headline Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, told British GQ magazine that performing his chart-topping hit “Vossi Bop” was a special moment.

During the gig, the crowd joined in on the track, with lyrics including, “F##k the government and f##k Boris” – a dig at Conservative party politician Boris Johnson who, shortly afterward, became Britain’s Prime Minister.

Reflecting on the moment, the star, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr., explained its significance, sharing: “I was stood arm-in-arm with so many people up there.

“I’ve always had a sense of duty in my career. As much as I might be the artist up there, I’ve risen from a community. I’ve been championed by the public and by my people. Every time I’m on the stage like that it’s because of so many different people,” the “Crown” star continued. “Often in British culture, there has only been one or two or three black people in the spotlight at one time. But, nah, that’s over now. There are so many of us that the world should hear.

“So when I did that, I was just thinking that I need to let people know that it’s not just myself. It’s not just Stormzy. There are bare of us…”