Charlie Sloth

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Charlie Sloth
Born (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 29)
Origin Somers Town, London, England
Genres Hip hop, grime, political hip hop
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, radio host, actor, TV presenter,
Labels Grimey Limey
Associated acts Rick Ross, Wretch 32, Akala, Giggs, Bugzy Malone, K Koke, Lowkey Ace Hood
Website charliesloth.com

Charlie Sloth (born 20 August 1987) is an English DJ, producer, actor and TV presenter who was born and raised in Somers Town, North West London, England.[1]

Career[edit]

Sloth is a stage name in that his DJ scratch style is quite slow.[citation needed] His career began in 2007 after he won "Most Original Video" at the CraveFest awards Canada for music video, "Guided Tour of Camden".[2]

Sloth is a DJ on BBC Radio 1, presenting The Rap Show,[3] and a presenter on the weekday drivetime BBC Radio 1Xtra show.[citation needed] His trademark segment on both BBC shows, Fire in the Booth, is "regarded as a real mark of prestige in the scene, especially for newcomers" with MCs from grime and hip-hop coming into the studio to freestyle.[3] Akala, Avelino, Devlin, Professor Green, K Koke, Lowkey, Bugzy Malone, Big Narstie, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and others have performed on Fire in the Booth.[3]

Sloth is also a TV presenter and has presented Channel 4's House Party series, plus other shows on BBC One, BBC Three and online.[citation needed] He founded record label Grimey Limey, which was instrumental to the careers of Bugzy Malone and Potter Payper.[citation needed] Bugzy's Walk with Me EP peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.[4]

2003-2006-[edit]

Sloth was prominent on London pirate radio stations such as RawFM, Freek FM, Deja Vu FM and Raw Mission FM.

2007-[edit]

Sloth created 'Being Charlie Sloth' which was picked up by WorldStarHipHop.com. The show ran for 58 episodes, and every Monday, a new episode was made live and would be watched by millions of people.[5]

2008-[edit]

In 2008 Sloth won "Best Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B Unsigned Artist" at the CraveFest awards in Canada.[6] Sloth released 'Hard Being Good' in 2008.[7]

He won 'Best Radio Show' at the 2012 & 2013 Urban Music Awards and was nominated for two Sony Radio Academy Awards for 'Best Entertainment Programme' and 'Music Personality of the Year' in 2013.[citation needed]

It was announced on 27 July 2013 that Sloth would take over from Tim Westwood on Saturday Nights on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, which is the flagship time for new urban music.[citation needed]

As of February 2016, Sloth appears on 6 radio shows a week for the BBC.[8]

Sloth produced the track "Of Course" by Giggs featuring Rico Love, taken from Giggs' critically acclaimed fourth album, Landlord (2016).

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Big Boot (2004)
  • Secret Society (2006)
  • Hard Being Good (2008)
  • The Black Book (2010)

Albums[edit]

  • Hood Heat VOL1 (Virgin records) (2014)
  • Hood Heat VOL2 (2015)

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