South London artist and creative Stepz, has released his highly anticipated debut EP "Step By Stepz."
Known as TikTok's #1 most-viewed UK artist, Stepz has quickly risen to prominence in the digital landscape. His debut EP showcases his addictive soundwaves and deep-rooted bars, focusing on ambition, purpose, and entrepreneurship rather than street life. He positions himself as a leading voice for the next generation looking to break societal constructs in the creative arts.
Opening with the playful track "Oh No," featuring vibrant melodies and bright-eyed percussion we are introduced to Stepz's stylish and authentic approach which can be heard throughout the project.
The mood quickly shifts into a menacing atmosphere with "Connect," a collaboration with UK royalty D Double E. The two MCs glide atop chest-rattling basslines and sharp drill textures, with D Double E displaying his signature finesse and Stepz delivering high-octane energy. Demonstrating Stepz's unwavering confidence and bouncy flows, he is able to hold his own with one of the UK's finest emcees.
Other highlights of the EP include "Grandpa Track" featuring South-East London duo Pete & Bas, a fervent bass-infused offering that allows Stepz's effortless lyrical delivery to shine. The project closes with "Book Bag" and "Truss," where Stepz displays his most effervescent energy, detailing a path away from violence and critiquing the destructive pressures of inner-city life..
Stepz's debut EP positions him as a true UK rap success story in the making. He is part of the UK management stable FlyStr8 and embodies a motivational and entrepreneurial spirit reminiscent of Grime icons like Dizzee Rascal and JME. Beyond music, Stepz recently unveiled his own school shoe brand called Steppers, aiming to provide affordable and stylish school gear for young people across the UK.
With his viral hit single "Pacman" featuring Fizzler, Stepz became the most viewed UK artist on TikTok in 2022, surpassing popular artists like Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, and Sam Smith. His unique artistry and visionary mindset have garnered critical attention from various publications and platforms. With support from artists like Michael Dapaah, AJ Tracey, and Dizzee Rascal, Stepz is solidifying his position as one of the brightest and most innovative new names in the UK music scene.
As Stepz prepares for his debut headline show at The O2 Islington in June, he is on a path towards mainstream recognition. With his EP, he marks a significant milestone in his already electrifying legacy.