Is that video of Stormzy rapping as an 8 year old fake?

Yesterday, some very old school VHS footage of Stormzy was reportedly leaked to Noisey. The video supposedly depicts an eight year old Stormzy on mumzy’s sofa performing a self-written rap whilst banging out a PS2 sesh at home in 2001. The video was apparently found and leaked by Stormzy’s mum, who you may recognise from the “Know Me From” video.

Last year, Stormzy became the first ever unsigned rapper to appear on prestigious TV music showcase Later… With Jools Hollandand in October 2014 won a MOBO award for Best Grime Act as well as this year coming third in the BBC Sound of 2015 Awards.

However, there are already bare people calling BS on the vid, claiming it isn’t even Stormzy at all (with people going on that it’s actually his little bro) and is simply a constructed marketing scheme to draw attention to him. TBH, when I watched it, before I even read the youtube comments, I thought there was something bookey about the video and the way it is edited (proper looks like they tried to make it look old with crappy effects). The situation is not helped by the fact that the kid seems to be holding a PS3 controller (which obviously wasn’t even out yet in 2001) and the fact that it’s the SAME SOFA (though we’re well aware what African mums can be like lol). I’m honestly starting to think that it’s a bit of a marketing ploy to coincide with his newly announced October tour (see dates below) or some sort of weird early April Fools prank, but I could just be being dumb you know. Watch the video and lemme know what you man think.

Tour dates:

Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (October 21st)

Oxford, 02 Academy (October 23rd)

Manchester, Gorilla (October 24th)

BristolMarble Factory (October 26th)

Brighton, Concorde 2 (October 27th)

London, KoKo (October 29th)

Birmingham, Library (October 30th)

Compiled by @CareerEnderSam

Author: dontfckabout

A London kid's eye on the Hip Hop community.

3 thoughts

  1. No way it isn’t fake. Camera is near enough the same quality (too decent for when be was 8).
    They recorded vertically (when he was 8) and added those blurred effects to the sides to make it look authentic.

    Too amateur for it to be real. Not to mention the PS3 controller – obvious giveaway

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