Having a massive hit with one of your first tracks isn’t always a blessing. In SL’s case, it also came while he was still only 15. His track ‘Gentleman’ dropped on Mixtape Madness’s YouTube channel in March 2017, and went on to be viewed over 13 million times. A combination of his weirdly stretched flow – like a teenage Giggs – and a haunted, funeral-paced beat made the track pick up fans as far afield as Toronto, which would be enough to mess with any kid from Croydon’s head. Silence followed, and it looked like SL might be a one hit wonder.
However, after another couple of releases, it looks like the grime artist is here to stay.
SL tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Sep 2018.