Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:59am ET by Newsdesk
Stormzy: 'Everything I’ve achieved so far always looked so far-fetched'
Stormzy unveiled his highly anticipated album 'Gang Signs & Prayer' this week and he has now revealed what his favourite lyric from the offering is.
He told Beats 1: "There’s a lyric from Cold, “All my young black kings rise up man this is our year”, and I was just like, Im happy to be in the position where I’ve been blessed and I’ve progressed and I’m now someone that a few people know and I can say that."
"That is what it’s about, I’m on this platform now and I’m saying ‘Yo, it’s not just me. Rise up, everyone can do this’. That what I always bang one about because I think it’s such a facade. I don’t know where it comes from, whether its systematical or political but there’s so many youth out there who would look at myself or look at Captain or Skepta and think ‘Oh my god’ or they’ll look at a businessman or look at a man with a Rolls Royce or a man with 50 houses and they’ll think ‘oh my god, how do you get there?’"
He went onto add that now he's seeing what kinds of things he can achieve with his music, he wants to keep pushing for more because he feels as though the highest accolades are within his reach:
"It’s sick and we respect it because those people have worked hard but you can definitely do that. I don’t know where people have been gassed to think that they cant do it and it’s so far fetched. It’s not far fetched and it’s there. Everything I’ve achieved I always thought it looked far-fetched, so now something like a Grammy is not far-fetched. It’s there, why can’t I?"
Watch the interview in full here:
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