Nothing Great About Britain: Slowthai announces details of debut album

“Tea, biscuits, the roads: everything we associate with being British isn’t British”

Slowthai has announced that he’ll release his debut album, ‘Nothing Great About Britain’, on May 17.

The Northampton rapper spent the majority of 2018 recording the record in East London – and it’s packed with an all-star line up of guests and producers.

Skepta will appear on ‘Inglorious’, while Birmingham’s Jaykae guests on ‘Grow Up’. Slaves have also been enlisted to produce ‘Missing’.

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“Tea, biscuits, the roads: everything we associate with being British isn’t British,” Slowthai says of the record.

“What’s so great about Britain? The fact we were an empire based off of raping and pillaging and killing, and taking other people’s culture and making it our own?”

He’s also released new single ‘Gorgeous’ – which sees him offering a heartfelt plea for unity in music.

“Music to me is the biggest connector of people,” said Slowthai.

“It don’t matter what social circle you’re from, it bonds people across divides. And that’s why I do music: to bridge the gap and bring people together.”

Check out the striking album artwork in full below.

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The confirmation of his debut album comes after Slowthai previously revealed that he’s been working on material with Mike Skinner.

Appearing on Beats 1 with Matt Wilkinson, he was asked if a collaboration is on the cards after previously singing Skinner’s praises.

The rapper – real name Tyron Kaymone Frampton – responded: “Definitely. There’s a couple of things in the pipeline already.”

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