Stormzy's Glastonbury Performance Made A Whole Heap Of People Proud And Here's Why
So by now you should be more than familiar with this guy. His name is Stormzy, Big Mike, Stiff Chocolate, and is also known as The Problem.
For his opening, the 25-year-old rapper gave the audience a glimpse into a private conversation he’d had with — no big deal — Jay-Z. Jay, like Stormzy, received a fair share of scepticism and critique when he was announced as the festival’s first rap headliner in 2008.
During the exchange, Jay told the south London rapper to consider his show as a moment to “create a culture”.
“It’s important for you to take that and say, ‘Okay, how can I create a culture around this whole thing?’ Because culture moves the world,” advised the 49-year-old rapper, before assuring Stormzy the world was “ready”.
He added: “Point is, the world is ready for it, so when you step on that stage you’re going to see it because they’re really ready. That’s culture, that’s culture. You gotta show up and be you. That’s done.”
Emerging on stage, the south London rapper rocked a black Union Jack stab-proof vest.
Ade Onibada is a junior reporter at BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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