While on Beats 1 on Friday (4 March) Stormzy freestyled over Charli XCX‘s single ‘Vroom Vroom’.
The grime artist was talking on Julie Adenuga’s show about how she scored him his own Beats 1 show, #MERKY, which kicked off in November last year.
The two also discussed the fact that Stormzy will now be alternating his #MERKY show with Charli XCX, who will present her own show, The Candy Shop, every other Friday.
“I feel like i know her because she’s bubbly, she’s a bit mad,” Stormzy told Adenuga, before she suggested that it’d be a great idea to merge his and Charli XCX’s talents. Adenuga then played the beat from ‘Vroom Vroom’ for Stormzy to freestyle over.
Listen to the full interview below, including Stormzy’s freestyle over ‘Vroom Vroom’.
Earlier this year (22 January) Stormzy hit back at the lack of representation for grime artists in this year’s Brit Awards nominations.
The Brit Awards 2016 took place last month, where Adele dominated, picking up four awards, including British Female Solo Artist, British Single for ‘Hello’ and Mastercard British Album Of The Year. Coldplay also won best British Group while Bjork picked up best International Female Solo Artist.
Stormzy, one of the frontrunners in the grime resurgence, has described the lack of representation for the genre as “such a shame”.
He told Radio 1: “It was such a great year for grime and underground music… I thought maybe this year it might get celebrated.”
“You know when you’ve got that little bit of hope and that little bit of faith, and then they didn’t. I thought it was such a shame”.
However, Stormzy has said that he remains optimistic of mainstream recognition for the genre: “It’s just a matter of breaking the doors down and carrying on”.