When you see Lil Lotus, you don’t necessarily think he’d have the voice of an angel. You might think the tattooed, crazy haired guy might be nothing but trouble. But instead of being someone who yells through their pain, Lotus sings his. And when he does, the melodies are ungodly beautiful, even if the lyrics are not. Lotus has had his share of hard times in his short life. The cognitive dissonance between his heavenly vocals and his heavy lyrics is very much on purpose. “I wish the words were as pretty as the melodies,” says Lotus. “But the words are the reality.” Its his take on life’s pain that has made him a pioneer of what some would call the Soundcloud emo rap scene.