HERITAGE: Revisit Stormzy's Debut "WickedSkengMan" Freestyle (2013)

HERITAGE: Revisit Stormzy's Debut "WickedSkengMan" Freestyle (2013)

June 28, 2019

2013 seems like a life time ago. The world has transformed beyond recognition in the past few years, and that goes tenfold for Stormzy who this year will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

Ahead of this historic moment this weekend, we're dipping back to his first ever "WickedSkengMan" freestyle recorded back in 2013. Taking on Dot Rotten's classic radio set favourite "Rowdy Riddim", Stormzy lays out the blueprint for his meteoric rise to the top.

As we all know, the fourth edition of the freestyle series ended up charting at number 18 before "Shut Up" then overtook it to reach number 8 in the chart, but this freestyle below was where it all started.

Photography: Charlotte Patmore