Steaming Kettle have started to work with UK conscious rapper Otis Mensah.
Soon to be Hip-Hop's first Poet Laureate; Otis Mensah is "a young story-teller-rapper-poet with a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life.” The alternative hip-hop artist has risen from a new wave; age and era, embodying a contemporary, poetic take on hip-hop music.
About his new single 'Solitude' Otis said:
"Again I found myself in a place of isolation like the daze of my teens, the silence leaves space for the voice and my purpose has been to scribe its words. So, much love from the other side of happiness. SAFE METAMORPHOSIS."
2017 could not have gone better for Otis, with his single 'First Summer' landing BBC 1Xtra Introducing Track of The Week, his track 'Free The Slaves' was featured on BBC Radio One by Huw Stephens as Introducing Track of the week, a performance at Glastonbury 2017 on the BBC Introducing Stage, and his song 'Creep & Crawl' was selected by BBC Introducing Sheffield as Number 1 Track of the Year.
Otis has also played live with the likes of Arrested Development, Killah Priest, Open Mike Eagle, Milo, P.O.S, Abstract Orchestra, Lowkey, The Mouse Outfit and as tour-support for Brother Ali and Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts.