Watch Stormzy’s mesmerizing Gang Signs & Prayer film

The 16-minute film features narrative scenes and performances of tracks from the London MC’s debut album.

Stormzy has debuted a new film Gang Signs & Prayer, which was coproduced by The FADER and Somesuch. The Rollo Jackson-directed visual, which was made with support ​from ​YouTube, chronicles the MC's upbringing, including both narrative scenes and performances of songs from the London native's debut album of the same name.

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"Young ​youts ​like ​myself, ​that ​grow ​up ​in ​the ​hood, ​we ​often ​don't ​know ​that ​we ​are ​actually ​the masters ​of ​our ​own ​destiny,” ​Stormzy says of the film. ​“There ​are ​so ​many ​things ​that ​steer ​us ​in the ​wrong direction ​however, ​we ​decide ​what ​happens ​in ​our ​own ​lives ​and ​like ​my ​album, ​I endeavored for ​this ​film ​to ​portray ​just ​that. ​Derived ​from ​my ​album ​Gang ​Signs ​& ​Prayer, and ​written ​and directed ​by ​the ​legend ​that ​is ​Rollo, ​I'll ​let ​the ​visual ​do ​the ​talking."

Watch the Stomzy and The FADER's Gang Signs & Prayer film above.

September 26, 2017
Watch Stormzy’s mesmerizing Gang Signs & Prayer film