Tonight on the 2019 Mercury Prize ceremony, slowthai took to the stage for a efficiency. Throughout his set the rapper brandished an effigy of Boris Johnson’s decapitated head within the air. “Fuck Boris Johnson!” slowthai shouted, including: “Fuck everything… there ain’t nothing great about Britain!” Watch all of it go down beneath.
slowthai’s debut album Nothing Nice About Britain was nominated for the Mercury Prize this 12 months, however it misplaced out to South London MC Dave’s LP Psychodrama. Different nominees included the 1975, black midi, Foals, Nao, Little Simz, and extra.
slowthai lately added a “Fuck Boris” t-shirt to the merchandise part of his web site. The shirt options bare cartoons of the Prime Minister.
Learn Pitchfork’s Rising interview “Get to Know Slowthai, the Most Exciting—and Excitable—New UK Rapper Out Right Now.”
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