Stormzy Makes U.K. Chart History

“WickedSkengman 4” is the first freestyle to crack the U.K.’s top 20.

September 18, 2015

Earlier this month Stormzy unveiled the fourth installment of his "WickedSkengman" freestyle series. The song went on to set a record by speeding to No. 18 on the U.K. chart. No other grime freestyle has ever made it past the 40th spot. (JME reached 40 with "96 Fuckries" in 2013.)

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Stormzy released a statement thanking his fans. "Thank you to every single one of my supporters this week," he wrote. "They are the real winners; because with no label, and no radio play, there's no way in hell I could of done this. It sounds very cliche; but from the heart...thank you. They're like family to me. We've got a grime freestyle into the U.K. Top 20, history for us all."

Many of his supporters showed up to help the MC celebrate his accomplishment yesterday. During an impromptu performance of "Shut Up," Stormzy handed the mic over to one fan who proceeded to nail every word. Watch her impressive rendition of the track below.

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