Stormzy’s a pro at harnessing the power of the internet. Last December, he launched the #ShutUpForXmasNo1 campaign to get his take on 2004 instrumental "Functions On The Low” to the top of the U.K. charts. It may not have totally succeeded , but the south London MC still made history when "Shut Up" became the first grime freestyle to enter the British top ten.
Today, June 24, it was announced that Britain will leave the E.U., with David Cameron resigning in the wake of the decision. Artists and activists responded with shock and dismay in the hours following the result, but Stormzy took the news pragmatically, putting himself forward as 10 Downing Street’s next resident. "How many retweets do I need to become prime minister,” the MC tweeted at 9:24 a.m. U.K. time today. The answer is probably close to 33 million to get a majority from the British public, but two hours after his tweet, he’s already hit 23,000 RTs.
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