Words: Dinesh Mattu
British rapper Slowthai has returned with a new single ‘ENEMY’
After his unsavoury appearance at the NME Awards earlier this year, British rapper Slowthai has returned with a new single ‘ENEMY’ to tell the world exactly how he feels about the incident.
Opening with a soundbite of The 1975’s Matt Healy joking about his whereabouts on that night, Slowthai flows over a self-produced aggressive, glitchy beat that sounds like a B-Side to A$AP Rocky’s ‘Babushka Boy.’
For a guy who thrives on his controversial persona, the title of the single is a sly dig at the NME Awards as he tells his haters ‘to keep his name out their dirty mouths,’ admitting to his mistakes.
There is no doubt that Slowthai is one of the most original rappers in the UK who brings to the British music scene a sound and flavour that is unapolagetically ‘him,’ and I’m sure there’s way more in store for the Northampton rapper, but I can’t see him being invited back on that stage when it comes round to the NME Awards next year.