UK Grime star Stormzy has released a movie based on the themes of his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, with support from YouTube.
Stormzy has delivered a message that we are ‘masters of our own destiny’ in the new short film. Inspired by his rise to the top Britain’s grime scene, the film is out now on YouTube.
The film’s title is also the name of his number 1 debut album.
The 24-year-old Grime MC has previously dropped numerous teasers surrounding a ‘#GSAP’ film. He finally debuted the movie at YouTube Space in London.
The film is written and directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker and music video director Rollo Jackson. It is described as an ‘immersive portrait’ of Stormzy which blends narrative with live performances.
Tracks featured in the film include Return Of The Rucksack, Bad Boys and 100 Bags.
‘Young youts like myself, that grow up in the hood, we often don’t know that we are actually the masters of our own destiny,’ Stormzy said.
‘There are so many things that steer us in the wrong direction however, we decide what happens in our own lives and like my album, I endeavoured for this film to portray just that. Derived from my album Gang Signs & Prayer, and written and directed by the legend that is Rollo, I’ll let the visual do the talking.’
Stormzy claimed that he teamed up with Jackson after their amazing ‘chemistry’ having worked together on a project in Japan.
It follows a whirlwind year for Stormzy, after releasing his critically acclaimed debut album which bagged a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
The rapper, whose partner is Somali-Swedish TV presenter Maya Jama, also has a passion for mental health advocacy.
Back in April, he bravely spoke out about his personal struggle with depression.