Stormzy - 'Gang Signs & Prayer'
Few artists have seen a rise as incredible as Stormzy’s in 2017. Gaining countless endorsements before it even arrived, his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer landed with a thud when it came out earlier this year. It even had the honor of becoming the first grime album to reach number one in the UK, entering the mainstream with more pop friendly songs ("Blinded By Your Grace," Cigarettes & cush") coexisting alongside gritty anthems ("Bad Boys," "Mr Skeng"). There’s something for everyone on Stormzy's debut album, an impressive first project from a burgeoning superstar.