"F**k it!" Friday: Stormzy
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What’s up ppl it’s FINALLY FRIDAY which can only mean one thing here at MTV Breaks: it’s “F**k It!” Friday, our weekly feature celebrating all the celebs who have reached the pinnacles of their careers by saying two immortal words – “f**k it!”. Probably.
Because to make your ideas become a reality you’ve got to just 100% give it your all – seeing it through is the hardest part!
Who’s getting our FIF crown this week? It’s STORMZY!
Stormzy, AKA Michael Omari, is one of the biggest UK grime artists around right now. His debut album Gang Signs & Prayer shot to number one in the charts and received the most first-week streams for a Number 1 album in CHART HISTORY. That means he beat Drake and Bieber’s huge Purpose album. Stormzy has become a commercial grime artist, even though he released the album independently.
It’s clear that Stormzy has well and truly made it, but what makes him our FIF man of the hour?
Stormzy was always involved in grime and rap as lots of his friends were experimenting themselves. But what made Stormzy stand out? He said “f**k it!” (probably) and started up his own YouTube channel to showcase his work. When he brought out his series All Wicked Skengman which just showed him rapping with some of his friends in the background it caused a commotion online. Grime artist Skepta (who Stormzy was always very inspired by) was one of those talking about him, and the bookings started rolling in.
In 2014 Stormzy made a leap of faith and quit his nine to five job in order to pursue his grime artist dreams. “I was so wrapped up in making this happen that it almost felt like a disease—it was all I could think about,” he told Complex magazine. “It was the only thing that was on my mind. I was hell-bent on making it happen.” Basically he said a further “f**k it” and committed himself to releasing his debut project Dreamers Disease.
Not only did Stormzy climb his way up to great music industry heights, but he’s always believed in his own way of doing things. “I never try and fall into line with what people feel like I should do cos that’s not what it’s about… it’s about what I want to do, it’s about my artistic ambition,” he said in a GQ interview.
That includes being an unsigned artist – Stormzy is unsigned and says he will only sign a contract if he truly wants to and never will if he doesn’t feel it’s right. He likes the freedom being an independent artist - it’s Stormzy’s way or the highway.
Basically, Stormzy is a FIF King and well deserving of the crown this week. We’ll leave you with some valuable words from his Complex magazine interview. “I'm a strong believer that if you deserve it, you will get it. I don't think anyone's just given things, especially in music.”
So if you want to follow in Stormzy’s footsteps – f**k it – make it happen!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!