Une touche d’humour, des plages instrumentales influencées par les années 80, un style et une danse bien particulière, voici comment décrire la dernière sensation du hip-hop londonien : Jimothy Lacoste. A seulement 19 ans, il est déjà annoncé par Highsnobiety comme un des 10 rappeurs UK de l’année 2018.
‘Hates being lazy, hates being dumb, hangs with posh white kids and loves his darling mum.’ This introspective line from a year old freestyle is a quick summary of Timmy Gonzalez aka Jimothy Lacoste’s personality and left-of-centre outlook on his North London life. His music has tinges of Mike Skinner and draws accidental parallels to fellow north London dance-grime-electro collective Man Like Me, but his musical lineage seems more informed by an internal struggle with adolescent boredom and filling a void for the shy and insecure. In a world of constant bombardment of ‘new, hot’ 18-year-olds, Jimothy’s approach is more mature and considered, shying away from ‘living for the likes’. His lyrics and music have a more Tony Robbins feel while being framed in the backdrop of grime 2.0 and the new industry of UK road rap. Jimothy has had co-signs from the likes of Hypebeast (10 UK Rappers to Watch), Dazed (Top 20 Tracks of 2017) and Giggs.
Life is getting quite exciting.