Stormzy, the chart-topping grime MC, has returned with a new bop entitled "Vossi Bop", a party-ready rap banger inspired by a dance created by viral star NL Vossi.
Produced by Chris Andoh, the track is packed with the kind of playful punchlines that launched "Know Me From" and "Not That Deep" into the stratosphere all those years ago, taking potshots at Boris and making moves to your girl along the way. The video, directed by Henry Schofield, features Stormzy and countless dancers (and Idris Elba!) around the London landmarks before coming full circle with a shot that calls to mind the iconic cover of Gang Signs & Prayer.
In an interview with Beats 1's Julie Adenuga, Stormzy explained: "He was just dancing to this song. But it was just so infectious, and such a genuine joyous moment that for whatever reason, I went studio a couple weeks later, and I made this song called Vossi Bop. But this is like three years ago; 2016 I made this song. Or 2015. And yeah, I just had the spirit of Vossi in me. I think it just embodies everything that I'm about. The confidence, the humor, the style, the flair, the anarchy, the chaos, just the vibe. All of these things, I was like, 'This is me embodied.'"