- The NME Big Read – Slowthai: “Is Britain actually great, or are you?”
The Northampton rapper, who announced his first full-length album last month, was speaking on Beats 1 when host Matt Wilkinson drew comparisons between his and Skinner’s work.
“It’s a similar thing,” Slowthai replied. “Birmingham [Skinner’s home city] didn’t click with him when he first come around, and same as Northampton – they didn’t really click with me. It’s like the city [and] the hipsters first – they’re like, ‘Yeah! This is the cool thing’.”
Speaking of being inspired by The Streets’ frontman, he added: “I do connect with a lot of what Mike says and how he is.”
After being asked if a collaboration is on the cards, the rapper – real name Tyron Kaymone Frampton – responded: “Definitely. There’s a couple of things in the pipeline already.”
Frampton went on to reveal that Skinner has even visited his house and met his mum. “She is definitely a fangirl,” he joked.
The full Beats 1 interview will be broadcast tomorrow (March 13) at 11 am.
Meanwhile, Slowthai recently previewed his upcoming album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ with the single ‘Peace Of Mind’. Its accompanying surreal video features the rising star being sucked through a hole in his bed and transported to various scenarios.
Slowthai will tour the UK in March and April. See the full schedule and ticket links below.
26 – Glasgow, SWG3 (Buy tickets here)
27 – Birmingham, O2 Institute Birmingham (Buy tickets here)
28 – Manchester, O2 Ritz (Buy tickets here)
29 – Bristol, SWX (Buy tickets here)
31 – Brighton, Concorde 2 (Buy tickets here)
1 – London, York Hall (Buy tickets here)
In other news, The Streets are set to headline Boomtown 2019 alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill and Prophets of Rage this summer. The eleventh edition of the festival will be held from August 7-11 in Matterley Bowl, Hampshire