Stormzy is back to the barracks after nearly 2 years on the sidelines.
Within hours of publishing "Vossi Bop" on streaming platforms, Stormzy dropped a memorable video to go with it. "Vossi Bop" marks his return to the square circle - mind you, Stormzy has been actively touring during his so-called hiatus and has been equally active on the political front as well. As for those political inclinations, Stormzy looks set to make a mockery of the bungling bureaucrats taking office in British parliaments (through his musical platform). The "Vossi Bop" video might seem overly playful at first glance, but rest assured, there's a lot to unpack.
For starters, Stormzy passes the camera over the Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, and the Big Ben monument, with clear intent and purpose, for they all signify the "ivory tower" of the British order.
Secondly, Idris Elba takes to his cameo with the ease of a person who's been behind the camera once before. Just as Stormzy raps, "When I'm James Bond, tryna live my movie like I'm Idris," the actor comes into view like an ephemeral flashcard. Within seconds, Elba is sectioned off, and we never see him again. Such is life.