Stormzy has officially detailed his debut record Gang Signs & Prayer, which is out later this month.
The lead single from Gang Signs & Prayer is "Big For Your Boots" - it debuted on BBC Radio as the Hottest Record In The World, and you can check it out above.
Gang Signs & Prayer - 24th February 2017. Pre-order available from midnight (GMT)pic.twitter.com/6FT370Wocz— #MERKY (@Stormzy1) February 2, 2017
Late yesterday the London MC shared the tracklist, revealing guests Kehlani, MNEK, Raleigh Ritchie, J Hus, Wretch 21, and Ghetts. The album features production from Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Adele, Sam Smith).
"This is the moment that I have been waiting for my whole life," says Stormzy. "I am now ready to certify my position as a credible artist and someone who is here for the long run."
Stormzy's debut LP has been in the works for a while (we can't wait). Last year he told i-D that we "will hear Stormzy the son, the boyfriend, the brother, the bredrin, all of it. I will give you a moment in time in music."
In an interview with Clash the "Shut Up" star, real name Michael Omari, says the album will sound "like Michael personified."
"And I’m using Michael not Stormzy, because I feel like I need to get back to who I am," Omari says. "There’s been glimpses of people seeing who I am but I’m talking on a musical level. You’re getting the freestyles, you’re getting the records here and there, but you’re not getting who Stormzy is. I want you to understand who I am, what I love, what I hate, what I treasure, what has stunted my growth, helped my growth. I want everything to be in this record."
Hear a preview of album track "Cold", which was debuted at last year's Way Out West festival, below.