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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Slowthai: 'I know who I am, I know what I stand for'
He’s no stranger to controversy, but few doubt the talent of Tyron Frampton, AKA Slowthai. He talks about his new album and paying tribute to the NHS

Miranda Sawyer

22, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Slowthai's harassment is a reminder of the need for music industry vigilance
The rapper’s leering display at the NME awards was laughed off by Katherine Ryan – but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored

Jemima Skala

13, Feb, 2020 @5:12 PM

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Slowthai in altercation at NME awards and harasses host Katherine Ryan
Video shows rapper throwing a drink at the crowd and jumping off stage before being held back by security

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Feb, 2020 @9:07 AM

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Mura Masa: RYC review – so mediocre, it's not even entertainingly bad
Clairo, Tirzah and Slowthai and other guests can’t polish the turds on producer Alex Crossan’s profoundly awful second album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2019, No 9: Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
The 24-year-old Northampton rapper has become the voice of a generation with witty, striking snapshots of working-class life

Hannah Ewens

10, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Grime4Corbyn artists step back from new campaign for Labour
Several of genre’s big names feel ‘youthquake’ unleashed in 2017 has petered out

Lanre Bakare

10, Nov, 2019 @4:20 PM

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Slowthai review – grandmaster of mayhem
The Northampton rapper Slowthai speaks truth to power with his unique brand of grime-punk

Kitty Empire

19, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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From Dave's deserved win to anti-Boris chants, this was a classic Mercury prize
Dave was a worthy winner on a night stuffed with bold, chaotic performances and challenging music born of a vital, thrilling scene

Alexis Petridis

19, Sep, 2019 @10:30 PM

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Mercury prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama, plus all the action as it happened
Streatham MC beats Idles and Slowthai for the most prestigious award in British music – follow our coverage here

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Sep, 2019 @9:43 PM

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'Most political in years': critics hail Mercury prize's return to protest music
Artists including Little Simz and slowthai tackle climate crisis, austerity and racism

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

18, Sep, 2019 @1:00 PM

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