Biography of slow thai and music career

Published At: 19 January 2021 , 07:49 PM

Biography of slow thai

slow thai is a British rapper, an icon of the “Brexit era”. The singer survived the death of his brother, poverty, assassination attempt, addiction to Xanax, and drugs, but now he has been reborn and is ready for important changes in his personal life.

Childhood and youth

slow thai (Tyrone Kaimone Frampton) was born on December 18, 1994, in Northampton, UK. According to his own recollections, as a child, he was a closed, detached, but observant boy.

When asked about something, Tyrone answered indistinctly, and if not touched, he was almost always silent. For this, peers gave the guy the nickname slow thai (Slow Tai), which he made his stage name a few years later.

The rapper grew up in a poor family, he and his sister were raised by a single mother. From time to time, her boyfriends appeared in the house and immediately disappeared.

The childhood of the future celebrity was spent in a disadvantaged area, where the unemployed and drug addicts lived. When Tyrone was 8 years old, they tried to stab him with a screwdriver, and his mother was almost stabbed with a shard of glass.

At the age of 13, the teenager started smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey. Now he has given up alcohol because he has already ruined his liver.

The singer's younger brother, Michael, suffered from muscular dystrophy from birth and died in 2001 at the age of one. After that, Tyrone moved to the village of Hebaldstow in Scunthorpe, began dressing like emo, wearing dog chains and listening to Linkin Park.

At a young age, Tyrone practiced freestyle and began composing lyrics. The singer's aunt met with a promoter who was involved in the birth of grime - a mixture of reggae, acid house, and jungle. Frampton was also interested in this direction. And his stepfather introduced him to rock music.

In 2011, the guy entered Northampton College, where he was educated in the field of music technology. For some time he worked as a plasterer and an auxiliary worker in a clothing store.


Slowthai's stage career began with a performance in the basement of a club in London's Peckham district. Nobody knew the rapper, but he did not feel fear.

On May 17, 2017, slowthai released their debut album Nothing Great About Britain, which included the singles Doorman, Peace of Mind, and Gorgeous in addition to the title track. In his songs, the performer attacked the royal family and the Tory party, while at the same time acting on the side of ordinary people from the working class. Clash magazine critic Yasmin Cowman noted "sardonic wit, seething vocals, and painfully fearful beats."

According to the rapper, he once wondered why Britain received the title of "Great". Having studied the history of the country, the young man realized that it is "terrible shit." This fact pushed him to record the disc.

In December 2019, slowthai embarked on a US tour with Brockhampton, performing at Madison Square Garden in New York, Austin, Atlanta, and New Orleans. In the latter city, a crazy fan did not let the singer on stage because she wanted him to spit in her mouth. Which is what the rapper did. And after the concert, I went to a strip club for the first time.