In an era of generic urban music, Mumzy Stranger is conquering the music scene with a style that is entirely his own. Raised in East London, Mumzy’s music blends the R&B & Hip Hop beats of his childhood with the New Jack Swing riffs and reggae-inspired rhythms of his teenage years. Whether he’s rapping or singing, producing or song writing, Mumzy Stranger’s wide-ranging musical abilities set him apart from the masses. Now signed to Tiffin Beats Records, Award winning urban sensation unleashes his distinct blend of bashment-flavoured R&B & Pop on the world through his remarkable songs including his hit single ‘Mama Used To Say’ featuring the legendary Grammy award winning artist Junior.
Mumzy Stranger not only has a rope of single successes but his only album entitled ‘Journey Begins’ which surfaced on 12.12.10 left the fans hypnotised by its originality. Tracks like ‘Spaceman’ that feature Wiley the Godfather of Grime were religiously played across radio stations all over the UK. The album has been one of the biggest successes to date for Mumzy Stranger as it reached Number 4 on the official iTunes Hip Hop album chart. After releasing such an epic piece Mumzy felt he needed to do more for his fans so he went on to perform a live concert for the first time ever showcasing his talents to huge crowds in Stratford Circus at the heart of home town in East London.
Mumzy’s eclectic sound is the result of a childhood spent soaking up the huge range of music being played at home via three older brothers. It wasn’t long before Mumzy made his first tentative steps towards developing his own style. ‘When I heard something I’d just copy it. It could be the riffs on a movie soundtrack or verses from dancehall artists like Buju Banton and Shabba Ranx.’ Eventually, imitation gave way to creation and Mumzy began to pen his own bars. ‘Slowly I started writing raps. This was 2001 and I was heavily influenced by garage music, because most of my friends were making it.’
Living in the hub of the flourishing urban music scene, Mumzy in he’s early days began MCing alongside More Fire Crew and N.A.S.T.Y. Crew at the infamous garage raves of the era. Mumzy Stranger now a Business graduate from the University of Westminster embraces each chapter of his musical life in the most positive way possible undertaking anything thrown at him. The urban star holding a strong international fan-base has performed alongside the likes of superstars Jay Sean, Skepta and Chipmunk to performing with artists Aggro Santos, Loick Essien and Griminal.
His success has led to him winning the Best Urban Act Award at the UK AMAS and the Best British Asian Urban Act at the 2010 BritAsia awards. The rising star has also lent his vocals to the likes of ex-Eastenders actress & singer Preeya Kalidas and many more. As Mumzy continues to work on developing his career further, he balances on the cusp of mainstream stardom. But whatever comes next for this incredibly determined and focused artist, you can be certain he’s ready to face it head on. ‘Because I’ve had such a difficult ride, I welcome anything harder. I’m still on the ride. I don’t feel like my ride’s stopping. I’m on a rollercoaster and I don’t want to get off.’