PAPER People: slowthai
PAPER People

PAPER People: slowthai

If there's a soundtrack to Brexit, it's Slowthai. The 24-year-old rapper (real name: Tyron Frampton) grew up on a council estate in Northhampton, UK, and takes issue with Teresa May's legacy on his grimey debut album Nothing Great About Britain. The "Slowthai" moniker was a childhood nickname — he spoke slowly, and his first name is Tyron, you do the math — but behind the mic he sounds pretty quick witted to us. He actually might be the only person across the pond making any damn sense? Catch him supporting BROCKHAMPTON on their North American tour this fall and winter. BYO tea and biscuits. — Katherine Gillespie

What's the biggest misconception about you?

That I'm never sad.

What has been your best night out?

Every night.

What was the last text you sent?

Surely the first bit they know.

What's something no one knows about you but you wish people did?

I play guitar and I don't like mushrooms unless they're magic.

What was the last song you listened to?

Gab3, "No Sleep."

What's an interview question you never want to be asked again?

Any question, in my opinion mystery is better than knowing everything.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing for a career?

Tryna get you on my line.

What's the most stressful thing about being you?

Being so laid back I nearly fall over, I don't really get stressed unless I can't find socks.

What's your biggest irrational fear?

I fear clowns.

Where do you want to be when the world ends?

I wanna be in the pit hotstepping on people foreheads.

When was the last time you cried?

I cry myself to sleep every night.

What gives you hope in 2019?

That there's another year to hope.

What's your biggest regret?

I don't regret nothing, learn from your mistakes.

What's your go-to karaoke song?

"Pina Colada."

What's your favorite meme right now?

The photo of Kwes in the circle of friends at Glastonbury.

Photographer: Jason Rowe
Photo Assistant: Anjelica Jardiel
Stylist: slowthai
Groomer: Sadhvi Babu