Jamie T.

With his appealingly laid-back hip-hop vocal phrasing and an eclectic bedroom D.I.Y. musical palette, Jamie T. comes across like the love child of the Streets’ Mike Skinner and Badly Drawn Boy’s Damon Gough.

His clever pop sense is his own, however, and keeps the South Londoner from sounding like a mashup of his influences, which range from vintage Jamaican ska to the Beastie Boys by way of Tina Turner and the Clash.

Debuting in the early 2000s, he released his platinum-certified debut, Panic Prevention, in 2007. He continued with three additional Top Four U.K. efforts into the 2020s. After a six-year gap, he released his fifth set in 2022, The Theory of Whatever.