slowthai announces debut LP, Nothing Great About Britain, shares “Gorgeous”: Stream

Plus, the rising British rapper announces his first US shows

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slowthai, photo by Crowns & Owls

    British rapper slowthai has been using his grime-y bars to reveal personal insights and take his home country to task on numerous singles and EPs over the last few years. Now, the rising MC is set to drop his debut full-length, Nothing Great About Britain, on May 17th via True Panther Records/Method Records.

    The 11-track effort finds the 24-year-old using his own story to make a greater point about life in the United Kingdom. Explaining the album in a press release, slowthai said,

    “It’s basically my experience of growing up [in the UK]; of having a family that were immigrants originally, of the stories they’ve told me, of my childhood and how I’ve lived my life. Through it, I’ve gone on a journey of explaining how everything I was chasing to make me feel good only clouded my judgement. And it took me going through a ton of shit to realise that none of these things – no money, no drugs, no fake relationships – is gonna make me happy, or make me a good person.”

    Nothing Great About Britain features production from Kwes Darko, with Mura Masa and Slaves helping on the tracks “Doorman” and “Missing”. slowthai’s fellow grime artists Jaykae and Skepta also appear on “Grow Up” and “Inglorious”, respectively. As a first listen to the record, slowthai has shared the lead single “Gorgeous”, which you can stream below.


    Pre-order the album here.

    Nothing Great About Britain Artwork:

    Nothing Great About Britain slowthai album cover artwork

    Nothing Great About Britain Tracklist:
    01. Nothing Great About Britain
    02. Doorman
    03. Dead Leaves
    04. Gorgeous
    05. Crack
    06. Grow Up (feat. Jaykae)
    07. Inglorious (feat. Skepta)
    08. Toaster
    09. Peace of Mind
    10. Missing
    11. Northampton’s Child

    slowthai is also set to make his live US debut with a pair of shows in Los Angeles and New York. Find his full schedule below, and get tickets here.

    slowthai 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/28 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
    03/29 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
    03/30 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Guild of Students – Mountford Hall (BBC 6 Music Festival)
    03/31 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    04/01 – London, UK @ York Hall Leisure Centre
    06/08 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife Festival
    06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Zone One)
    07/07 – Dublin, IE @ Marlay Park
    07/12 – London, UK @ Lovebox Festival
    08/09 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
    08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
    08/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
    08/24 – Reading, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival
    08/25 – Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival
    09/13 – Lisbon, PT @ LX Factory & Village Underground