Who is Slowthai? Find out everything we know about the rapper here

19 September 2019, 16:26 | Updated: 13 February 2020, 16:50

Slowthai performs at THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. Picture: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Find out more about the Northampton rapper, who caused a stir this week, here...

This week saw slowthai hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, causing offence with his behaviour at this year's NME Awards.

The Nothing Great About Britain rapper attended the awards ceremony on Wednesday 12 February, to receive his gong for Hero of the Year at the show, which was co-hosted by the comedian.

The grime star, however, started behaving lewdly towards Katherine Ryan, before getting into an altercation with members of the crowd.

The grime star has since apologised to the comedian and to anyone who he offended with his "shameful actions", but he's definitely become a name on everyone's lips this week.

Find out everything you need to know about slowthai here...

Who is slowthai?

Slowthai - whose name is characterised with a small 's' is an English rapper and grime star.

What is slowthai's real name?

Slowthai's real name is Tyron Kaymone Frampton.

Where is slowthai from?

Slowthai is from Northampton and is of mixed Bajan and Irish descent.

Why is he called slowthai?

The rapper's moniker came from his nickname at school, Slow Ty, which referred to his speech impediment which caused him to speak slowly and with a drawl.

How old is slowthai?

The hip-hop and grime star was born on 18 December 1994, so is 25 at the time of writing this article.

Did slowthai win the Mercury Award?

Slowthai was among the acts who was recognised with a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination.

The rapper was up for the prestigious award for his Nothing Great About Britain album this year, alongside the likes of Foals who have been nominated for Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and The 1975 who have received a nod for A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

The winner of the Mercury was Dave, who took home the prestigious prize for his debut album Psychodrama.

What has slowthai released so far and where has he performed?

The UK rapper, who is known for his politically-charged lyrics, released his debut studio album Nothing Great About Britain in May 2019.

The record includes the single Inglorious, which features the Mercury Prize-winning grime rapper Skeptka.

Watch the video for Inglorious below:

slowthai - Inglorious ft. Skepta

The rapper has also supported the likes of Slaves on tour and jplayed a set at the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury 2019.

How did Liam Gallagher come across slowthai?

According to the NME, Gallagher was first introduced to the rapper by his son Gene, and he thinks he has a bit of a punk vibe.

The Shockwave singer told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1: “I’ve seen slowthai on Soccer AM and he had a bit of a Johnny Rotten vibe about him."

Last year, Gallagher revealed that slowthai will no longer be supporting him on his UK tour dates.

Taking to Twitter the former Oasis rocker wrote: "Listen up all you boppers out there in the big city all you street people with an ear for the action slowthai has pulled out of the UK Tour Gutted I still love ya homeboy good luck in the USA LG x"

It appears that slowthai has chosen to embark on a US tour instead, which starts the month before he was due to support the Manchester legend.

Listen to slowthai's album here:

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