What Is the Grace that Stormzy's rapping about?



Grime artist Stormzy - real name Michael Omari - is one of the hottest talents in British music right now - headlining at Glastonbury this weekend.

His debut album entered the charts at number one, and his rapping on Ed Sheeran's 'The Shape of You' was one of the highlights of the 2017 Brit Awards.

And while much of his music reflects the tough street bravado typical of grime and hip-hop - his breakthrough hit was titled 'Shut Up' - his album Gang Signs and Prayer also reveals a softer more vulnerable side: there are tracks about his battle with depression, his difficult relationship with estranged father, and one song that begins with his mother praying over him.

However, the subject that he dedicates two songs on the album to is God's grace.

Where the first track, Blinded By Your Grace part 1, is a chilled Gospel-flavoured interlude, the second, Blinded By Your Grace Part 2, is an all-out power ballad complete with Gospel choir and electric guitars.

Read John McKenna's report for Catholic Charismatic Renewal and watch the video HERE

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