Gang Signs & Prayer is the debut studio album by English rapper Stormzy. It was released on 24 February 2017 independently through Records while being distributed by ADA of Warner Music Group. It is Stormzy's first major commercial release, following the Dreamers Disease EP (2014). The album features guest appearances from fellow MCs Wretch 32, Ghetts and J Hus, along with singers Kehlani, Raleigh Ritchie and MNEK. It features production from Fraser T Smith and Sir Spyro, among others.
Stormzy brings this battle rap mentality to Gang Signs & Prayer from the get-go. Opening track First Things First was intended to be a punch in the face, and the hyped-up grime rippers like Cold and Big for Your Boots are full of dire warnings to lesser rappers that might consider challenging his supremacy. But while he’s made a name for himself battling, it’s clear that he’s set his sights on something bigger: Stormzy fancies himself a crooner.
Overall, Gang Signs & Prayer is a daring debut. Stormzy could have played it safe with this album, but rather challenged himself with gospel. A key factor about this album is the complexities to Stormzy’s a multi-dimensional black British man who goes against a simplified image that’s usually portrayed. Balance makes this album beautiful, as Stormzy worships on "Blinded by Your Grace Pt 1 & 2," falls in love on "Velvet" and raps his socks off on "Cold.
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Stormzy’s Debut Album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ Has Arrived: Stream it here no. Following Stormzy’s historic performance at the BRITs with Ed Sheeran, the British Grime MC finally unveils his debut album today, Gang Signs & Prayer. The highly anticipated effort is an emotionally raw project and features brilliant collaborations with Ghetts, J Hus, Wretch 32 and Kehlani. He’s joined by a cast of music giants who also dropped albums today that include Future, Thundercat, Nav and about dozen others.
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Gang Signs & Prayer does a brilliant job of introducing the world to the full scope of his talent, dismissing any notion of him being a one-trick pony. This is the work of a man who is comfortable pushing his craft to the limits and blurring the boundaries. It’s not perfect – it’s too disjointed for that bold tag – but the ambition is extraordinary. Stormzy makes every minute of this album count. By giving a voice to both the street and religious sides of his life he is able to produce a well-rounded, exciting project.