Posted October 22, 2020 in Featured News

“Our shit is great to us.

Stormzy's 'Crown' is up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and the grime superstar and his co-writer MJ Cole will battle it out with Jamie Cullum's 'Age of Anxiety' and Sam Fender's 'Dead Boys' to claim the crown.

The 10 tracks will be listed in no particular order. So why can’t the US support the UK, too? FPL: Join our Fantasy Football League and win a prize if you finish first, Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43 after losing his battle with colon cancer, Bando Diaries: With over 60m views from 7 tracks in 2020, Dutchavelli continues hot streak with another viral offering, Crabs In A Bucket: Nines ups the levels with the release of his third studio album.

He’s gonna beat him up for sure. Stormzy, however, threw the knockout punch on this round, with 7.2 million views for ‘Disappointed’ and a jaw-dropping 13 million for ‘Still Disappointed’, bringing his total YouTube views up to 20.2 million and overtaking Wiley by 18,095,000 views. ‘Viva la Vida’ was the band’s first ever number one single when it was released in 2008 and is the title track from their fourth studio album ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’. But none of the above represents the kind of sustained impact you might expect. Still, it’s hard to argue that there’s a language barrier in place when Spanish-speaking Latin-trap is colossal. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. The winners across all categories - also including original music for dramas, documentaries and video games - will be announced on September 2. Stormzy’s really going to be deeping life. But they’re not going crazy for the song exactly, it’s actually one of the lyrics. Since Wiley made it personal Stormzy clapped back with ‘Still Disappointed’, accusing Wiley of putting his own mum’s “life in danger” and called the Heatwave hitmaker’s sister a “little b****.”. Fraser T. Smith - who has worked with the likes of Adele, Stormzy and Sam Smith, to name a few - is teamed up with genre-busting artist Mysie. The couple had met backstage at one of Coldplay's concert in the weeks after the TV and movie producer died. With their distinctive tones and London accents, they managed to set them apart from their American counterparts. The dub makes a mockery out of Stormzy’s ‘Wicked Skengman’, implying that Stormzy is an idiot and “worse than Ed Sheeran” – ruthless. Well, that’s their problem. Winner: Both of them stooped to low levels, but loved ones should be off-limits. The ballad was written by Chris Martin to comfort his wife Gwyneth Paltrow following the death of her father, Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002. Who knows, but the memes are hilarious. But who really won the public face-off – are you Team Wiley, or Team Stormzy? After a cussing match between the two on Twitter died down, Wiley threw the first punch with the release of his dub ‘Eediyat Skengman 1’ at the start of the year. The song had a memorable video which featured four CGI chimpanzees that discover a Beats Pill speaker under a pile of leaves and after discovering the power of music they form a band which resembled the members of Coldplay. But the pair went through an explosive split in 2019, and the relationship was over forever. In recent years, huge stars such as Stormzy, Skepta and recent Mercury Prize winner Dave have taken over the rap world. Stormzy was previously involved in a long term relationship with presenter Maya Jama. He said: "The album is designed as a whole piece. Drake name-dropped Maya Jama in his new track and now people are wondering what Stormzy would think. Or maybe it’s down to the fact that they cannot follow our coded lingo (“Jakes”, “crud” and “wap”, anyone?). Stormzy when Drake dropped Maya Jama in his track pic.twitter.com/Rui1yoyraN, Stormzy hearing drake calling Maya Jama a sweet one pic.twitter.com/Bo4DtS72zS. Dave is nominated alongside Fraser T Smith for Black, his screed against bigotry that he used to castigate Boris Johnson as “a real racist” at this year’s Brit awards; J Hus is nominated alongside Jae5 for his UK top five hit Must Be. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. With two points to Stormzy, the Take Me Back to London rapper is crowned as the champion of this feud at a tight 2-1. I was left in awe by the cocky, twisted deliveries from these young boys in trackies. So much so, that the dup helped to drive rap and hip hop to its biggest share of the UK music market last year, meaning British artists now account for 42% of rap single sales and streams in the UK, … The latter hit is up for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work accolade and faces fierce competition with Lewis Capaldi's 'Hold Me While You Wait' and Rag'n'Bone Man and Calvin Harris' 'Giant' also up for the top prize. In this edition, two UK greats, Dave and Stormzy, will square off in this head-to-head hit battle. Although I am a huge fan of US rap, when it comes to defending my country’s skills, I do so to the fullest. In the film score category, 2018 winner Mica Levi is nominated for her score to Monos, with Bobby Krlic also nominated for horror film Midsommar, and Nainita Desai for Bafta-winning documentary For Sama. A war between artists which has gone on since 2015 was resumed when the relentless Dot Rotten released a dub called ‘Original Real Talk’ criticising the grime scene in general.

And Stefflon Don‘s massive stateside hit ‘Hurtin’ Me’ didn’t get her any further than a XXL magazine co-sign. I was recently scrolling through Instagram and came across an American hip-hop page with a suggestive comment about UK rap. Late Night: Deutschrap in zehn Jahren, Clo1444 vs. Jaysus? In one of the verses, Drake name-drops British television and radio presenter Maya Jama, and fans can’t believe it. These are questions that will never be answered. This year, rap and spoken word features heavily across the songwriting categories. We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.”. Stormzy fired back, taking a more personal and attacking approach, making reference to substance abuse and calling the 41-year-old rapper a “crackhead c**t” and a “p***k.” Crikey. In short, I ranted about US drill song ‘Welcome to the Party’ having been produced by east Londoner 808Melo. ‘Paradise’ was the lead singer from Coldplay’s fifth studio album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’, released in September 2011. But I was once naïve, too. Speaking about the song, Gwyneth’s mother Blythe Danner said: "‘I weep every time I hear it.". Like pretty much all industries, the music industry has come to something of a standstill because of the coronavirus lockdown. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Stormzy vs Drake Memes go viral: “Sweet one” Maya Jama at the centre of Twitter attention! Not bad!

They prove time and time again that there is something magical about UK rap. Dave won this category in 2018 for Question Time, another track criticising the Tory government. The Ivors - which celebrates the music industry's finest songwriters and composers - is set to honour and support the best new talent with five nominees selected and handed their own industry mentors. Canada supports us with the likes of Drake and Tory Lanez, who have done a great deal of co-signage with UK artists – including Dave, Wiley, and Nafe Smallz. Have something to tell us about this article?

'Adventure of a Lifetime' was the lead single from Coldplay's seventh LP 'A Head Full of Dreams' released in 2015.

Extra realistic! Kate and her producer Dan Carey are also up for Best Album for her powerful LP, 'The Book of Traps and Lessons', and they will go up against Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 'Ghosteen' and Little Simz's 'Grey Area' in the category. The rapper's politically-charged song 'Black' - which saw him accuse Boris Johnson of being "a real racist" in an adapted version of the track performed at the BRIT Awards earlier this year - is up for Best Contemporary Song along with spoken word artist Kate's track 'Firesmoke' and fellow UK rap star J Hus' 'Must Be'. In Still Disappointed, Stormzy claimed that Wiley’s mother was forced to move to Cyprus after her house was shot at. But the UK’s love for US artists has rarely been reciprocated by those across the pond. “No one can understand them”, said another.

But what do you expect when 99.987% of the rappers you saw on MTV were American? Secondly, there will be a few editorial picks as well, as we aim to select a list of sound clash-type tracks rather than deeper, introspective tracks. The single charted in the top 10 in over 16 countries and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. Rap and spoken word are well represented – as well as Kate Tempest, Stormzy and Little Simz, there are also nominations for Dave and J Hus in the best contemporary song category. However, it was ineligible to chart in the United Kingdom due to tit being made available as an immediate download for anyone who pre-ordered the LP. Watch for updates on the Microsoft News Blog. There may be instances where stats are put to one side and commercial songs are left off in favour of better tracks elsewhere in an artist’s catalogue. In total, Wiley earned impressive 2,105,000 views. Even when UK rappers do break through to America, it often seems like an isolated success for each artist. ‘The Scientist’ was written collaboratively by the band in 2002 for their second album ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ and was inspired by George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ album. Wiley didn’t back down and sent for Stormzy again with ‘Eediyat Skengman 2’ – this time throwing shots at the south London MC’s Mum (yikes) and alleging that Stormzy owes his career to the success of Wiley’s generation. Stormzy is a Christian, on the BBC's Christmas day lineup in 2019 he read a passage from the Gospel of Luke. A post shared by PLUGSVILLE (@plugsville). In November 2017, it was revealed that Stormzy had posted a series of messages on Twitter in 2011 that were deemed to be homophobic. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Speaking about the track at the time, Chris said: "I really wanted to try and work out the George Harrison song ‘Isn’t it a Pity’, but I couldn’t. Slim Patches: Do They Help You Lose Weight? Stormzy and Maya dated for a really long time, and everyone thought they were going to be together forever. With two points to Stormzy, the Take Me Back to London rapper is crowned as the champion of this feud at a tight 2-1. Stormzy and Dave are leading the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. Have something to tell us about this article? Four individuals lead with two nominations each. Cullum’s Age of Anxiety addresses a litany of issues including immigration, Brexit and self-doubt, while Fender’s Dead Boys confronts depression among young men. Dave and Stormzy are two of the UK’s biggest artists across any genre. When it was released in 2000 the track went straight to Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. Despite this – and I speak from experience, having defended my country’s musical talents time and again – US rap patriots are the hardest to convince. Yet as British rappers flood the UK charts, many across the pond still cannot accept that UK rap is a thing. Taking the last swing in this diss track brawl, Wiley responded with ‘Eediyat Skengman 3’, addressing Stormzy’s claims that he moved his mother to Cyprus because she feared for her life. Wiley bagged himself an impressive amount of views on his diss tracks, with 247,000 views for ‘Eediyat Skengman’, a massive 1.6 million for ‘Eediyat Skengman 2’ and 258,000 views for his final diss ‘Eediyat Skengman 3’. Sure, AJ Tracey and Dave embarked on a joint three-date tour in 2017. When I was young I believed that to be a rapper, you had to be American. Grime stars Wiley and Wiley have announced that their feud has ended after getting caught up in the ‘Grime war’ reignited by fellow rapper Zeph Ellis – aka Dot Rotten – earlier this year.

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