Photo: Screenshot from slowthai’s “Selfish” video
  /  01.25.2023

On March 3, slowthai will unveil his third studio LP, UGLY. In a recent social media post, he explained the meaning behind the title while hinting at the album’s emotionally charged subject matter:

“At a time when I hated myself, creating this album saved me and taught me how to love myself. U GOTTA LOVE YOURSELF.”

Today (Jan. 25), he premieres the first official single from UGLY titled “Selfish,” an energetic offering that sees production from Dan Carey and Kwes Darko. The track blends together rap and punk vibes as slowthai expresses his disdain for disloyal loved ones, groupthinkers, and the self-centered masses enthralled by money and fame:

“People suck d**k to climb a pyramid, it makes me sick, but they just thinkin’ for themselves, rich get rich and I been one of them, I still see it in my friends, the jealousy, they wanna be me, the grass ain’t always green on the other side, a scary sight at Halloween, I got a few tricks, so we can get a treat, the victories all come from defeats, I’m just thinkin’ for myself…”

It’s been about two years since slowthai released his sophomore LP, TYRON, a 14-track offering with collaborations alongside Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Dominic Fike, Denzel Curry, James Blake, and Mount Kimbie. TYRON received both critical and commercial acclaim and landed at No. 1 on the U.K. Official Albums chart. Since then, the Northampton talent remained at the forefront by contributing to notable cuts like Pa Salieu’s “Glidin’,” Kevin Abstract’s “SLUGGER,” James Blake’s “Funeral (Remix),” Denzel Curry’s “Zatoichi,” Kenny Beats’ “Family Tree,” and Mura Masa’s “up all week.” Check out “Selfish” and the full tracklisting for UGLY below.

UGLY tracklist:

  1. “Yum”
  2. Selfish
  3. “Sooner”
  4. “Feel Good”
  5. “Never Again”
  6. “F**k It Puppet”
  7. “HAPPY”
  8. “UGLY”
  9. “Falling”
  10. “Wotz Funny”
  11. “Tourniquet”
  12. “25% Club”



View More



View More


Curated by Questlove, the 2023 Grammys hip hop tribute was one for the ages

The 50th-anniversary celebration saw appearances from Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, and more.
  /  02.05.2023

Seventh Memphis officer relieved of duty in Tyre Nichols case

The Tyre Nichols case is ongoing and more details are expected “in the coming days,” ...
  /  01.31.2023

JAY-Z and Bacardi officially end multibillion-dollar legal battle

“I am excited to renew this partnership with Bacardi,” the rap mogul said in a ...
  /  02.03.2023

T.I. talks snitching on his dead cousin: "Ain’t nobody worrying about that s**t"

The cast of ‘Fear’ dropped by for this week’s “Drink Champs” episode, and T.I. cleared ...
  /  02.04.2023
View More