Dancing on tubes, dads in Spain, wearing Burberry socks… just a few of the topics that old Jimothy covers in his idiosyncratic pop-rap.
Breaking onto the scene with the now viral Getting Busy! two years ago, the London trickster has gone on to build a loyal fanbase who go ga-ga for his signature dance moves, motivational lyrics and bonkers music videos.
Smashing Glastonbury, headlining a sold-out Koko London show, clocking up millions of streams; it’s been a good year for the rising star. One that proves that there’s truth to his deadpan catchphrase: “Life is getting quite exciting.”
What did you want to be when you were seven years old?
“I wanted to be a marine biologist because I was obsessed with lizards. But like, the sea lizard. That’s where the marine comes in. And then, after like four years, I was like: ‘Yeah, that’s not happening.’ ”
If you could be any rapper, past or present, who would you be?
“Tommy Wright III.”
Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?
Have you ever had a crush on a popstar?
“Yes. Miley Cyrus.”
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done so far?
“I did an Australian tour opening up for Reggie Snow. That in itself was really exciting, but the funnest thing was jet-skiing. The promoters at the festival organise these things for all the artists. I went super-fast over waves and too far at one point to a bit where you’re not allowed where there was a shark. It was the funnest time of my life.”
Director Marcus McSweeney (@thirdchannelfilm) DOP Jaime Ackroyd (@jaimeackroyd) Exec Producer Jennifer Byrne (@jennbyrne_) Producer Rosanna Gouldman (@insta__ro) Production Manager Katherine Bampton (@_bampy) Editor Laura Reyes at Stitch Grade Jason Wallis at ETC (@jasoncolourist)
THANKS to @kodak_shootfilm, Stitch, Electric Theatre Collective, Rhythm & Sync, Glo Film Lighting and Aim Image.