Two of the Mid­lands hot­test artists Lyco & Lucas from Lotto Boyzz from Birm­ing­ham join forces for single ‘Ice N Rum’.

A fla­vour­some mix of UK Rap & Afrobeats for an end of Sum­mer tan­tal­ising sizz­ler. Lucas comes through with bars about a romance hav­ing trivi­al times and break­ing a cycle of argu­ments and drama, with Lyco provid­ing silky, smooth Afrobeats laced vocals that lead the track into a more upbeat dir­ec­tion for the rela­tion­ship.

The visu­als match the relaxed, melod­ic vibes of the track with the two sur­roun­ded by beau­ti­ful women, vibing at a casino and chilling and eat­ing with good food with their boys.

Full of upbeat tem­pos that pull togeth­er, inter­twin­ing UK rap and afrobeats with the vocal har­mon­ies of R&B to cre­ate a mem­or­able and mes­mer­ising track.

LYCO is a multi-genre sing­er-song­writer hail­ing from Birm­ing­ham, United King­dom. Being Nigeri­an born LYCO has been able to con­coct beau­ti­ful new dra­mat­ic fla­vours into Afrobeat uni­verse. He has writ­ten for the likes of Steff Lon­don, Ivori­an Doll and Birmingham’s own Lotto Boyzz.

LYCO has also found massive suc­cess on the Tik Tok plat­form amass­ing over 100,000 fol­low­ers through his com­edy and doc­u­ment­ary skits which has expan­ded his fan­base glob­ally pre­par­ing the way for inter­na­tion­al suc­cess on all fronts.

Former known from Birm­ing­ham’s “LYCO X WXYNE” duo, LYCO has branched out in pur­suit of a solo career to fur­ther express and deliv­er ground-break­ing melod­ies that will tran­scend the Afrobeats move­ment both loc­ally and abroad.

At first glance the ascent of Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz appears met­eor­ic. In Septem­ber 2016 the vocal duo Ash (21) and Lucas (22) released Hitl­ist; a sum­mery fusion of sweet RnB har­mon­ies, hot afrobeats rhythm and bass heavy dance­hall swag­ger, Hitl­ist effort­lessly reflec­ted the cur­rent fusion sound of Bri­tain, estab­lish­ing Lotto Boyzz as hotly tipped new artists in the UKs explod­ing afro­bash­ment scene. Before Hitl­ist had a chance to settle, they fol­lowed up with two more self-released singles, Bad Gyal and No Don, hon­ing their sound to a slick mix of ear­worm vocal hooks and irres­ist­ible dance floor energy. Draw­ing on afrobeats, rap, bash­ment and gos­pel, they had cre­ated a sound that was both famil­i­ar, yet unmis­tak­ably their own cre­ation, burst­ing onto the scene with three massive songs in the space of half a year, notch­ing up mil­lions of You­tube views along the way.

“we taught ourselves how to make all types of vibes.”

This lead us to embra­cing the embryon­ic afro­bash­ment sound being pro­duced by the UK scene now.l They switched up from being Ash & Lucas, became Lotto Boyzz (Lotto stand­ing for Last Of The Trill Ones), and cre­ated a new name for their sound; Afrobean, a word that high­lights how they mix afrobeats with their own Carib­bean roots.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.