Exploding onto the UK music scene with manic nervous energy, wicked humour and real insight into modern British society, Slowthai is undoubtedly one of the most inventive and compelling MCs in the country.
Blurring genres but pushing a distinctly British sound, Slowthai’s bubbling blend of high-octane grime, and punk-ish rage hit big in 2019, with the release of his Mercury-nominated debut Nothing Great About Britain.
From the blissed-out haze and tumbling piano riff of Gorgeous, through the breakneck rush of Doorman, to the political grime of title-track Nothing Great About Britain, Slowthai is nothing if not inventive, original and experimental.
Right the way through the debut album, Slowthai’s wit and humour elevates him above the majority of British MCs. Influenced by the godfathers of the contemporary UK hip hop scene, Dizzee Rascal and The Streets, Slowthai’s ability to relate to his audience and speak of their day to day lives puts him up there with the best in the game.
Tattooed, sweat-soaked and often stripped to his underwear, Slowthai’s live performances also showcase both the MC’s raw energy and the connection he shares with his listeners. Intense, breathless and always honest, these performances have established his reputation as one of the most authentic, distinctive and vital voices in UK Hip Hop.