Tyron Frampton One Of The Dopest MC Out Of Great Britain
Tyron Frampton resides in Great Britain and his most recent album, “Nothing Great About
Britain” delineates the divisive nature of the United Kingdom. His moniker, “slowthai” derives
from a derogatory nickname kids gave him due to the fact that he would slur, mumble and have
difficulty focusing his attention for any major spans of time. Proudly representing the Bush
sector of Northampton, slowthai brings about nihilistic optimism and creates a caricature of the
current state of affairs within his country across the water.
NGAB deals with many tropes, one of them being an inner conflict with his ‘ends’ or hometown.
While he still resides in Northampton, slowthai clearly feels the pull that has started to occur
from his burgeoning musical efforts. He is fiercely loyal and proud of his hometown, yet remains
outward looking. Many ideologies, topics and characteristics that comprise slowthai deals with
contradiction. As a matter of fact, contradiction is present within every human as we exist as
rather paradoxical creatures.
The way slowthai composes his tracks empowers others to wear their heart on their sleeve.
With no hesitancy to exhibit vulnerability, this man sees music much like a diary space and does
not exist within any boundaries or limitations. With internalized dialogue that often bounces back
and forth from different realms of self, slowthai can be very reflective in nature. With that being
said, he juxtaposes that calming inner depth with aggression and he does so extremely well. He
attacks the mic with abrasive energy, scowling tones and visceral tones of inflection.
Regardless, he has an extremely impressionable personality and contagious enthusiasm.
Nothing Great About Britain (Method Records) is cynical yet sincere and thrusts cultural
commodities into tiers of public conscious. It captures specific societal experiences and
illuminates existing cultural disposition. Slowthai demonstrates sharp wit, frenetic energy and
cheekiness en route to shattering genre confines. On the flip side, he also conveys empathetic
expression, understanding, joviality and internal duality. Clearly, a multifaceted artists reveals
tremendous imagery through theatrical, urgent and uncompromising lyrical utterances. Catch
slowthai in concert at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29th.
Written by: Ian Romaker