slowthai – Rainbow

Grime seemed to have a lot of hype behind it a couple years ago and there was a lot of love over here in the states for the big acts but still the biggest grime star in America seemed to end up being Big Shaq. slowthai‘s a rapper out of the UK but his sound really isn’t grime. He’s got a thick British accent but his sound is super unique and definitely not definable as grime. There’s influences of it but slowthai has a sound of his own, one that can really translate in a global market I think. His energy is infectious and this kid’s got an incredible grasp for writing melodies and things that will stick with you. His newest song “Rainbow” is another example of that. Take a listen below, he’s a special talent.

Oh and as a sidenote, slowthai lowkey looks like Brother Nature.