slowthai & Mura Masa join forces for new single ‘Doorman’

Grant Brydon

2 years ago

By Grant Brydon

Before joining punk duo Slaves at Alexandra Palace this Saturday, slowthai returns today with new single ‘Doorman’.

The post-apocalyptic soundtrack sees the Northampton MC joining forces with Mura Masa to examine wealth disparity in the UK, inspired by a night out on which he saw multi-million pound paintings.

“I was at some yard in Chelsea after a night out and I saw 4.5 million pound paintings hanging on the wall and it made me sick…” he explains. “I went to the studio the next day and wrote ‘Doorman’. Doorman, let me in the door.”

Mura Masa adds: “slowthai is the embodiment of subversive and punk energy in UK rap. We knew we wanted to make something with a DIY, rebellious energy together, so we banged ‘Doorman’ together in a few hours, kept all the original takes and let it be what it is. It’s a record that challenges ideas about what rap can be, which I think the scene needs more of. I love it.”

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