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NEWS: Stormzy shares ‘Longevity Flow’ freestyle video featuring cameos from Tom Cruise, Dave, Lewis Hamilton and more

Multi-award-winning South London star Stormzy has just returned to the rap sphere with his latest track ‘Longevity Flow;’ a three-minute freestyle masterclass, detailing his ever-growing ten-year ascent.

Shot by Stormzy’s long-time Creative Director, Zebie, the majestic freestyle arrives alongside a candid performance-led visual. Filmed across a multitude of London locations, it includes impromptu archive footage taken of Stormzy over the last year and features cameos from the likes of Tom Cruise, Dave, Lewis Hamilton and more, with Cruise looking particularly delighted to be there.

“There’s a difference between doing music at 22 and when you’re about to turn 30,” Stormzy said in a recent interview for the cover of Dazed Magazine. “It’s the kind of peace and stability and stillness you can only get from maturity. You lose all the nervous shivers and the anxiety; you shake it off because now you’re a grown man coming into your skin.

Longevity Flow‘ comes hotly off the back of his latest searing single ‘Toxic Trait released just four days before this. A true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, Stormzy is one of the UK’s most inspiring figureheads who has consistently stood up for people from all areas of life; encouraging his fans and listeners alike to speak openly about their beliefs and fight for their rights.

In July 2018, he announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.

Since its launch, the scholarship has supported six Black students through their Cambridge education and in 2021, saw a very significant expansion with HSBC donating £2million to support 30 ‘Stormzy Scholars’ over the next 3 years. 

In June 2020, he announced the launch of his charity, #Merky Foundation, to which he pledged £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.

In November 2022 Stormzy announced the launch of his collaborative venture with Adidas titled #Merky FC; a programme committed to enhancing and protecting diverse representation within the football industry and in 2023 it has just been announced that he is set to become co-owner of AFC Croydon Athletic alongside football player Wilfried Zaha.

With three number one albums now under his belt, Britain’s national treasure is ever-present with the crown still firmly placed upon his head.

Watch Stormzy’s new freestyle ‘Longevity Flow’  below.


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