Social media users have been posting and re-tweeting photos of billboards rolled out by slowthai as part of his debut album campaign.
The Northampton rapper, born Ty Frampton, is encouraging fans to locate various billboards in London, take some snaps, and send the images to him.
The political posters range from quoting a 123% surge in hate crime in the UK over the past five years, to statistics on the correlation between stop-and-search and being black. Each board carries the slogan, “Nothing Great About Britain”, which is also the name of his forthcoming record.
Check out some of the photos below:
— slowthai (@slowthai) April 3, 2019
— Russell Dean Stone (@rdeanstone) April 3, 2019
Last month slowthai announced that his album drops on May 17. It features an all-star line-up of guests and producers including Skepta (for the song, ‘Inglorious’), Jaykae (‘Grow Up’) and Slaves on production duties for ‘Missing’.
The rapper also shared the album’s striking cover art.
The confirmation of his debut followed the news that he’s been working on material with Mike Skinner.
In other news, on Monday (April 1) slowthai played a “triumphant” set at York Hall in London.
NME reviewer Dhruva Balram wrote that the in-the-round show was “a knockout to his Brexit Bandit tour”, adding that the audience was “transfixed by his every word”.