LAST OF THE OLD SCHOOL
Scottish hip hop collective LOTOS are back with the inimitable new album Renaissance, this is not just posturing superficial sounds, but something conscious and powerful. Featuring heavy weight hip hop Godfather of Scottish hip hop Revalation’s, Kope, and r n b singer Oggie, resulting in a sound that is hard hitting and strikingly fresh. With music from Scottish chart topping Show N Prove (2021 Number 1 UK Charts with KSI, and Ed Sheeran), Fumez The Engineer, Mazza, and Flames, crystal-clear production provides a prolific sound space for LOTOS to flex and flow over.
The album marks a rebirth of the legendary crew including Scotland’s first female rapper which is conspicuously powerful, forward thinking and dynamic. It has a strong sense of sincere optimism and humble determination, with indomitable conviction of experienced and talented mc’s, while orchestral stylings soften the raw, drill-infused beats in a blanket rich of emotion.
LOTOS are the first unsigned Scottish urban act to play Glastonbury, recieve major distribution and have toured in the UK, USA and EU with Ruff Ryders, WuTang, The Game, Dead Prez, Busta Rhymes, OT Genesis, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, Moss Def, The Roots, Grace Jones, Wiley, Skeptar, Kano, Roots Manuva, Stylo G, Skinnyman, Kano, Estelle, Tony Rotton, Yellow Man, John Holt, Mighty Diamonds, The Skatellities, Violadores Del Verso, Mungo's Hi Fi, Dan Penn and Michael Winslow. Renaissance affirms LOTOS as puritan’s in social justice, as both founders and leaders of the Scottish hip hop scene world wide.