Overnight, Stormzy became the most in demand musician…again. A prelude to a new album, ‘Mel made me do it’ will wake up the most sleepy of critics.
Returning with solid proof of his skillset, the UK rapper leaves a commentary on many aspects of all scenes. Void of hooks and choruses, Stormzy reinvents his style and flow for a new format like Canibus’ hookless tracks that focus on rhyme schemes and lyrical prowess.
Though the idea of a track without a hook is nothing new, in today’s scene where most songs lack ability to move past 2 minutes, much of that is filled with a hook or a chorus.
Enter ‘Mel made me do it’, with 7 minutes of artistry and verbal skill. Saluting himself and circling his jackals, Stormzy’s refreshing intent to galvanize his fans and new listeners alike has worked. Everyone is talking about not only his new drop, but the visuals and message they both exude.
Featuring cameos from Jose Mourinho, Louis Theroux, Lil Simz, Dave & Gabrielle, it’s one heck of a video.
Full cameo list:
Jade LB (A.K.A. Keisha The Sket)
No Signal FM (Taja Boodie, Huda Ahmed, RBC (Anthony Ewetade), Jojo Sonubi, David Sonubi)
Posty (of GRM Daily)
Rashid (of Link Up TV)