credit: Fredrik Andersson
Khon Kaen born, Stockholm raised Thaiboy Digital´s life took quite an unexpected turn in early 2015; coming strong off his critically acclaimed mixtape ’ ส Tiger’ (featuring stand-out track ’ Diamonds’ featuring Yung Lean), touring across the globe with the SBE crew and only a few months away from his (Swedish equivalent to) collage graduation, for reasons mostly still unknown the Swedish Immigration Board decided he had to return to Thailand with immediate effect - a state he had very little connection to, exempt being his place of birth.
Posted up in the outskirts of Bangkok, Thaiboy was hard at work and quickly released the ’Lord of The Jewels’ mixtape, followed by standalone single releases produced by GUD, Palmistry and DJ Kenn. Then, in late 2016, the bladee collaborative album ’AvP’ dropped - clearly marking that through all the trials and tribulations, Thaiboy had continued to grow, constantly looking to evolve and find new ways of expression in order to escape this daily struggles. On his latest release ’S.O.S’ EP he emerged re-energised and re-invented, effortlessly floating across the rapping/singing border and back.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.