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Stormzy has left Atlantic Records after just one album to sign with iconic hip-hop label Def Jam.

Stormzy has signed a deal with new UK 0207 Def Jam.

The iconic rap monster recently touched down in the UK, having 0207 Def Jam claiming a new chapter for all involved.

The first signing to the label is Stormzy, meaning the BRIT Award winning rapper leaving Atlantic has happened.

The news was confirmed a few not long ago, with Stormzy’s previous two studio albums being released through #Merky / Atlantic.

0207 Def Jam / Universal Music Group appears to be his new HQ, and the pic up top depicts Stormzy with the following people: Tobe Onwuka (Stormzy’s manager), Alec Boateng (co-president, 0207 Def Jam), Sir Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group), Alex Boateng (co-president, 0207 Def Jam) and David Joseph (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK).

This is right of the back off fued with rapper chipmunk, releasing rainfall and flavour with Loski.

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D Double E wants answers about Stormzy and Chip’s feud as much as the rest of us, with the rapper admitting he ‘doesn’t like what’s happened’.  Last month, Chip shared footage showing Stormzy turning up to his apartment block with a group of friends for an un arranged meeting. Chip released several diss tracks aimed at now rival Stormzy, but Stormy hasn’t spoken out about their beef and fans are still confused as to what went wrong between them. 


East London Rapper D Double E told the Metro.co.uk: ‘I respect Chip because at the end of the day, if someone came to your yard and disrespect you at your yard, and you didn’t even do nothing back to them and you just took it on the head, the least you can do is speak innit? 

In moving to 0207 Def Jam, the rapper follows A&R executive Alec Boateng – aka Twin B – who was a valuable player in signing him to Atlantic two years ago.

Boateng and his brother Alex were announced as the heads of the UK label. This London imprint is part of a mark for global expansion for Def Jam, which is looking beyond the horizons of US hip-hop with ventures in South Africa, Nigeria, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, among other countries.

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LStormzy’s Heavy Is The Head is currently the fifth best-selling album of 2020 in the UK.

 

 

In June, the star and his brand #Merky revealed that they would be donating £10m over 10 years to black organisations in the UK to fight racial inequality. 

His pledge was to “elevate, support and amplify the issues and the voices of the black community” as well as donate to causes “that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK”.

He pays for two black student to go to Cambridge each years and has given another £500,000 in Augest towards grants for young people to take part in any kind of educational activity, as well as joining Black Lives Matter protests in London during the summer.


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