Stefflon Don has a BANGER out right now. Now this is not FRESH OUT THE BOX new, ‘Hurtin Me’ video actually came out in September 2017, but it is really GAINING some momentum right now. So just who is Stefflon Don?
Stephanie Allen, the 26-year-old MC known as Stefflon Don is ready as the NEXT big thing to come across the POND! In 2017, she made inroads by appearing with Demi Lovato on Jax Jones’ samba-house romp, “Instruction,” a No. 22 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Now, her official debut single, the lithe, French Montana-featuring “Hurtin’ Me,” is climbing the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart, recently peaking at No. 23. She has notched over 20 million on-demand streams in the United States (according to Nielsen Music), where, in January, Apple named her its first British Up Next rising-star artist.
Stefflon is succeeding where many talented British MCs have fallen short. The uncut London accents that made grime Britain’s first truly homegrown form of hip-hop are a tough sell for American audiences, thwarting scene leaders from Dizzee Rascal to Wiley. Stefflon’s performing voice, however, is a fluid, frictionless blend of London, America and Jamaica that gels seamlessly with hip-hop, grime, dancehall, R&B and house. The range of her guest spots (Lil Yachty, Tinie Tempah, Charli XCX) and collaborations (Sean Paul, Jeremih, Skepta) during the past 18 months speaks volumes. [Billboard]
Let’s get into the video for her INFECTIOUS soon to be HIT, ‘Hurtin Me’!