Welcome back to The Cave, where today we are joined by our first guest from across the pond, U.K. legend slowthai. His vibe of choice: a combination of strippers, Scarface, and pasta. Kenny expertly constructs a Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce infused instrumental while slowthai initiates his transcendental, inner-truth-seeking creative process. After a series of advanced meditative techniques, including the ancient Taoist practice known in some rare traditional circles as the “outdoor cigarette and slow kick,” thai was ready to face the booth. His freestyle gives us entry to what English philosopher Aldous Huxley referred to as the doors of perception. Replete with the keys to enlightenment, slowthai’s bars begin to spill over like nectar of the Olympian gods overflowing their amphora vessels. Not long after rejecting the confines of the beat and continuing on into a cappella, our guest is asked to “get out the booth bruh, you’re done,” by which he graciously abides.
The Cave is a bi-weekly freestyle series hosted by Kenny Beats featuring a new artist each episode. One 10 minute beat from Kenny, 16-32 bars from a friend, every other week.
Shot & Edited by @sirasounds
Animations by @em0n33y
Starring: Zack Fox, Mekki Leeper, Justin Grant, Morgan Andersen
Directed by Alex Russell
DP & Editor: Aris Chatman
AD: Dylan Johnson
Produced by: Dom Glover, Michael Power, Jamz, Carlos Mendoza
Sound: Brian Niles
Lighting: Martin Velasquez