Hogtown Grime: STORMZY makes Toronto debut this weekend

"Shut up - That's not me! Mans don't care bout all that..."

If you're going to be at the Velvet Underground this Saturday (March 19), you might hear a lot of that. That's because British Grime king Stormzy will be turning the crowd up at his first Toronto show.

The sold out event promoted by Embrace (known for bringing you MDBP and Bestival) was only announced a month ago, and tickets ran dry in about five hours. Stormzy, born Michael Omari in the Thornton Heath neighbourhood of London, is a self-proclaimed 'child of grime,' heavily inspired by forefathers Wiley and Skepta. Hewon Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards, and was recently dubbed one of BBC's most influential on their Sound of 2015 list. He got his start with the track, "Not That Deep," and has gone on to collaborate with Chip, Lethal Bizzle, Big Narstie, Tinie Tempah and Jadakiss, among others.

Warming up the stage for Stormzy are Toronto natives Internet Daughter and TRP's Freeza Chin.

10 pm - 19 +
The Velvet Underground
508 Queen St. West

Listen to Internet Daughter's latest track "Ignorital," here:

Check out Freeza Chin's D Double Mini Mix:

#MERKY: Watch Stormzy's one-take freestyle: