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Birth nameTimothy Gonzales
Also known asJimothy Lacoste
Born1999 (age 19–20)[1]
London, England
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present

Timothy Gonzales (born 1999),[2][3] better known by his stage name, Jimothy, is a rapper and musician from Camden, North London,[4] associated with the bedroom pop and DIY genres.[4][3]


Lacoste started posting music online in 2016,[2] but his breakthrough track was "Getting Busy", released on Youtube on 28 July 2017.[2][3] Since then, he has had a series of viral hits,[3] and received considerable media attention in London and from music websites.[2] Lacoste started performing live in 2018, including festivals such as Field Day, where he received positive reviews from The Guardian, which described him as "North London's viral wonderkid".[5]


Lacoste's music consists of deadpan vocals laid over lo-fi midi beats.[2] His lyrics reflect an optimistic worldview and usually relate to inane everyday scenarios.[2] A review in The Guardian characterised his music as "absurd iPad pop".[5] The success of his tracks online has been credited to the low-budget humorous videos that accompany them,[2] which invariably feature Lacoste dancing alone or in idiosyncratic situations, and frequent visual references to public transport.[2] His catchphrase, first mentioned in "Getting Busy", is "Life is getting quite exciting".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lacoste has dyscalculia and attended a school for children with special educational needs, which he has credited with giving him confidence and allowing him to follow his interest in music.[4]


  1. ^ "Dazed 100: Jimothy Lacoste". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Reed, Davy. "Meet Jimothy Lacoste, the north London rapper making life Quite Exciting". Red Bull Music. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Bulut, Selim (23 March 2018). "North London viral musician Jimothy Lacoste is a true original". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Beale, Steve (20 April 2017). "Crocodile Rock". Boy's Own. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Ravens, Chal (3 June 2018). "Field Day review – shifting sounds tighten up London's festival scene". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2018.