Slowthai’s debut album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ makes every bit as much of a statement as its title might suggest. It’s a searing treatise on what it means to be British in 2019; one that deserves to be held aloft next to the likes of ‘Original Pirate Material’, ‘Boy In Da Corner’ and ‘Never Mind The Bollocks.’ The album’s opener and title track is packed with references to every day British life, ending with ‘Thai calling our Queen a cunt before letting loose the Mura Masa-produced punch to the jaw that is ‘Doorman.’
Birmingham MC Jaykae features on ‘Grow Up,’ and Skepta’s verse on ‘Inglorious’ offset Thai’s perfectly. This careful selection is typical of the album – yes it’s raucous, but it’s razor sharp in its indictments. Barely a bar wasted that’s not dripping with Slowthai’s sardonic world view. Stream below via SoundCloud.