been in “his own wars in his mind”, but he is determined to make it out of the “rubble
and rise like a diamond”, as he raps on ‘focus’. His ability to bear his imperfections
and contradictions makes his second studio album ‘TYRON' an album that is the antithesis of a culture of
purity. A resistance to the rising tide of moral one-upmanship and the pervasive self-
righteousness that blinds us to our own fallibility.
What sets slowthai apart from his peers is his distinctive aggrieved sound, a hybrid between Grime in its
infancy, and a coarseness comparable to the London Calling era of punk. You could
say that slowthai is a quintessentially (vexed) British artist.
- Ayishat Akanbi, November 2020