MC Stormin, East London grime pioneer, member of the influential crew N.A.S.T.Y. as well as drum 'n' bass crew SASASAS, has passed away after a long battle with skin cancer.
He was diagnosed in 2016 and has publicly discussed his journey on his album 'Be Right Back' (released the same year) and also on his social media. He revealed that he had stage two skin cancer, which had spread to his neck. In November of last year, he happily reported that he was cancer free, but at the end of January, he shared an image of himself in the hospital on Instagram, sharing that he could not breathe or swallow properly. Just a week ago, he shared another picture from the hospital with the caption "keeping strong and fighting hard".
Stormin had also continued to release music, his last called 'Money Gram' with Jevvo released just earlier this month.
Friends and fans of Stormin have shared their condolences and fond memories of the "grime legend", as Giggs called him in his post on Twitter.
Sad, sad news today. Even sadder that we were all waiting for it. Cancer has taken away a pillar of the grime scene’s foundations and one of drum and bass’s most energetic performers. We’ll never forget you Stormin pic.twitter.com/F62yRuZdFT— Plastician (@Plastician) February 19, 2018