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Stormzy – Sounds Of The Skeng

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Following on from their iconic video for Vossi BopCaviar's Henry Scholfield and UK rapper Stormzy once again hit promo gold in their latest collaboration.

Slinging the artist between quick cutting vignettes, Sounds of the Skeng sees 'Big Mike' tutoring two young lads (Stormzy's real-life nephews) in the ways of the world. 

Full of swagger and Scholfield's trademark visual flair, the promo is another barnstormer, matching technical artistry with smile-inducing wit.

I wanted to make a visual that quipped on the lyrics and felt like a proper  ‘grime video’, but with all the elemental ambitions of an old school Hype Williams clip.

“When we were doing rehearsals for Vossi Bop," Scholfield explains, "I was watching Stormz with his two little nephews. He was explaining to them what was going on, educating them but also telling them how to behave themselves... he was kinda something this Uncle Junior… that’s what he is to them. 

"So when this came along that kinda popped into my head… him telling them all about who Mr. Skeng is. Stormz and I wanted to make a visual that quipped on the lyrics and felt like a proper  ‘grime video’, but with all the elemental ambitions of an old school Hype Williams clip. So it all kinda fell into place. 

“Allyas and Omari (his nephews) were brilliant in a way it was kinda like art (or whatever!) imitating life, with Stormz giving them beats, direction and keeping them on track and in check. 

"They had a lot of fun… we all did!”

You can check out our in-depth profile on Schofield and his music video work here.

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