Loki The Scottish Rapper is the critically acclaimed musical alter-ego of Darren McGarvey. With a string of releases from 2003 – 2008, including Friendly World and Summer Knows A Darker Shade of Grey, Loki became one of Scottish Hip Hop’s most influential artists; contributing to the popularisation of the Scottish accent in rap music. His more recent works include Government Issue Music Protest and Trigger Warning; two interconnected conceptual albums exploring themes of identity, class and nationalism. In 2018, Loki staged the 60-minute show Poverty Safari Live at the Edinburgh Fringe, blending elements of rap, music, spoken word and stand-up comedy. The show was well-received by audiences and reviewers alike and a national tour is now in the works. In short, Loki’s influence is present wherever Scottish rap is found.

Loki The Scottish Rapper is the critically acclaimed musical alter-ego of Darren McGarvey. With a string of releases from 2003 – 2008, including Friendly World and Summer Knows A Darker Shade of Grey, Loki became one of Scottish Hip Hop’s most influential artists; contributing to the popularisation of the Scottish accent in rap music. His more recent works include Government Issue Music Protest and Trigger Warning; two interconnected conceptual albums exploring themes of identity, class and nationalism. In 2018, Loki staged the 60-minute show Poverty Safari Live at the Edinburgh Fringe, blending elements of rap, music, spoken word and stand-up comedy. The show was well-received by audiences and reviewers alike and a national tour is now in the works. In short, Loki’s influence is present wherever Scottish rap is found.

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