slowthai Bashes His Haters in Surprise Single "ENEMY"

Cheekily addressing an encounter with a fan at the 2020 NME Awards.

By
Music
3,248 Hypes 1 Comments

Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album last year, Nothing Great About Britain, which went to earn him a nod for the 2019 Mercury Prize, Northhampton’s genre-bending slowthai has returned with a brand new single and video titled “ENEMY.” The track follows a feature for Gorillaz’ recent track “Momentary Bliss” as well as a cameo on Headie One & Fred Again..’s GANG mixtape.

On “ENEMY,” slowthai cheekily addresses his title (whether self-proclaimed or given) as an “enemy,” whereby he’s continued to build his image around often swept-under-the-rug topics through notoriously crude and outlandishly gritty bars. The track is most likely a direct response to his fight with a fan at 2020 NME Awards, which inevitably led to a slew of criticism towards the artist. “F*ck a fortune teller, I’m a force of nature/Have ups and downs like a elevator/I’m the instigator, you’re a non-disclosure/Piss tape and now I got a boner,” he raps on the first verse.

In the visual, slowthai can be seen in a similar manner to his 2017 music video for “T N Biscuits,” showcasing an up-close shot of slowthai as he continues to deliver his turbulent energy.

Watch the music video for “ENEMY” above.

For more related releases, listen to Headie One’s new drill track “Rose Gold.”

Read Full Article
Image Credit
Burak Cingi/Getty Images

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

102 Users Online

What to Read Next

'Community' Cast Reunites via Zoom on 'The Darkest Timeline' Podcast Ahead of Table Read Release
Entertainment

'Community' Cast Reunites via Zoom on 'The Darkest Timeline' Podcast Ahead of Table Read Release

Reminiscing the group’s time working together on the show.

Drake's Decade-Long No. 1 Streak Ends With 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes'
Music

Drake's Decade-Long No. 1 Streak Ends With 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes'

The project couldn’t keep up with Kenny Chesney’s latest album ‘Here and Now.’

San Diego Comic-Con to be Streamed Online
Entertainment

San Diego Comic-Con to be Streamed Online

After being cancelled for the first time in 50 years.


SoleFly Delivers Its Take on Air Jordan 10 Retro SP for 10th-Anniversary
Footwear

SoleFly Delivers Its Take on Air Jordan 10 Retro SP for 10th-Anniversary

With a portion of the proceeds going to the Miami Freedom Tower.

Temuera Morrison Makes 'Star Wars' Return as Boba Fett in 'The Mandalorian'
Entertainment

Temuera Morrison Makes 'Star Wars' Return as Boba Fett in 'The Mandalorian'

After previously portraying clone source Jango Fett in ‘Attack of the Clones.’

Guidi Utilizes Leather Expertise to Craft Two-Tone Leash
Fashion

Guidi Utilizes Leather Expertise to Craft Two-Tone Leash

The latest from the storied Tuscan shoemaker.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.