Back To Mine with LOTOS

Scotland’s first female MC LOTOS returns with four genre spanning tracks and a collective of artists for new EP ‘Check Mate’. With her fist release in 2006 as a teenager to her first album ‘The Last Piece of The Puzzle’ in 2009 currently consigned to the National Museum of Scotland, LOTOS has toured the UK, USA and EU with Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Estelle, Skeptar, Busta Rhymes, The Game and Roots Manuva under Banana Clan. She was the first Scottish Hip Hop recognised by the MOBO awards, to appear on the Culture show, BBC 1xtra and to grace the stage at Glastonbury. Now back with a release filled with authentic drill, grime, hip hop and afrobeat flavours, the four-track release features Edinburgh-based MC Revelations, Glasgow’s Rudi Boy, and London-based reggae sensation Izreal. The opening track, Higher, featuring Rudi Boy and Revelations, sets the bar for Scottish rap over a beat produced by Fumez The Engineer who is famed for his work with rap sensation Rus Millions and his legendary ‘Plugged In Freestyle’ show. 

Track Link: here

And so what better time to extract a stunning Back To Mine 10 from LOTOS. Check this…


Fela Kuti – Zombie

This song has such historical relevance and Fela is someone who not only produced incredible music but literally changed lives.

Fela Kuti - Zombie

Bob Marley – Exodus

Every now and then you get a true purist and Bob Marley was just that. So much integrity and love for his people and the world. It’s a shame the industry doesn’t produce greats like this anymore

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (Live At The Rainbow 4th June 1977)

Futures Not Orange – Mungo’s Hi Fi

Legendary track that cheered me up on forlorn summer. Epic beat by fresh original Scottish Talent

NorthernXposure - The Future's Not Orange

Rage Against the Machine – Killin in The Name Off

This song is pls school but I just love the energy. I try to bring the same thing on stage. Love this track all about Revolution

Rage Against The Machine - Killing In the Name (Official Music Video)

Lauren Hill – Doo Wop

This woman’s music truly stands the test of time conscious, courageous, bold, resilient original talent. We still haven’t seen anyone come near

Lauryn Hill - Doo-Wop (That Thing) (Official Video)

Pa Salaui – Frontline

I love this track about real like for inner city youth today, their trails and tribulations. It’s really nice to see an artist from Gambia coming through

Pa Salieu - Frontline (Music Video) | @MixtapeMadness

Dave – Location
Amazing collaborations between Brit award living legend and Burns Boy. I’m a big big Afro-beats lover as it’s just so much fun
Dave - Location (ft. Burna Boy)

Stormzy – Shut Up

This track represents a change in UK Hip Hop with the first rapper I’ve ever seen in the UK really giving back to the Afro-Caribbean community

Central Cee – Molly

Drill is a new wave of hip hop taking over the world. It’s very controversial but I like this song simply because of the reality of the music. So much more needs to be done to prevent crime and to support new talent. But the hook really did it for me ‘Put my mum through to much drama maybe I should have went college’.

Central Cee - Molly [Music Video] | GRM Daily