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Stormzy Hopes Album Gang Signs & Prayer Will Empower Young Black Men

His debut album is out February 25th.

February 19, 2017

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The long awaited debut album of Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer, is out this Friday and the UK grime rapper said he hopes it will empower his "young black kings," in an interview with The Guardian.

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Stormzy strives for all of his work to be the greatest in the UK and beyond, saying of the new project: “This album is good, this is incredible, this is heartfelt, this has been put together so well, so strategically, so neatly, so creatively – so respect me the same way you’re going to respect a Frank Ocean or an Adele.”

But over all, “the main thing with me is my young black kings,” he said. "So I need to talk to my young black kings, because I’m one of you, we who are always last. And I say to them, ‘You are sick, you’re nang, you can do this. You’re better than anything anyone’s ever told you that you are. You’re just as powerful as me."

Gang Signs & Prayer will be out February 25th, with The Gang Signs & Prayer tour beginning in Dublin, Ireland March 29th.

Stormzy Hopes Album Gang Signs & Prayer Will Empower Young Black Men