It’s hard to think of many that have had as good a year as UK rapper Stormzy. Initially he was named on BBC’s Sound of 2015 list and since then he’s gone onto have at least two massive tracks with Know Me From and WickedSkengMan 4 which both nabbed chart positions in his home country. It’s even crazier to think that the second was a freestyle.
Now, he’s ending the year with a bang dropping new track Standard which has already amassed 100,000 views in eight hours. It’s a massive tune bound by a vocal sample that repeats, “standard,” as Stormzy assumes his position on the throne. He attacks the beat harder than anybody in the game right now and as such he absolutely murders this beat. It’s hard to think of many MCs that are giving this much energy right now on tape. Phenomenal.