Those with their ear to the ground will be well aware of slowthai and his infectious and ferocious flow. The Northampton boy has been creating some real buzz with recent releases and he’s now dropped his new EP RUNT
A 5-track EP this feels like “the one before the big one” as the crowds await the full-length record, but for now, they will be sated as Runt delivers a barking strength bigger than its title. slowthai has been rising up the hype chart with not only his flow, which is angular but wavy, but his outlook is what sets him apart.
Intelligent and determined to make a mark with it, slowthai seems hellbent not on fame or fortune but on opening the eyes and ears of the public to the society they’ve shut out for so long.
Born and bred in Northampton the rapper never really saw many opportunities outside of crime or music. Thankfully for us, he’s now moved into the limelight of UK Hip-Hop, but that doesn’t stop him delivering the kind of razor-sharp lines you’d only find in the gutter.
Stand out tracks from the EP are ‘Drug Dealer’, a track of the aforementioned cutting ability, and ‘Call My Own’ which has a firm but subtle flow that highlights slowthai’s ability to craft and culture a rhythm far beyond the beat he’s chosen.
What we’re saying is that you should get to know slowthai now before you get left behind. This guy is the real deal.
Take a listen to the EP RUNT below.