Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Kota the Friend is truly a musical renaissance man. Aside from writing, recording, and producing some of the best hip-hop we have heard in quite some time, he also plays the piano, guitar, bass, and trumpet. His number one focus and priority in his music are his fans, and, staying true to his name, he is a friend to each and every one of them.
We head the chance to showcase Kota the Friend’s impressive and emotionally-rich lyricism as part of our latest “All Eyes On” showcase series. Jumping into a rendition of FOTO’s standout single “Alkaline,” Kota the Friend showed us firsthand that the hype surrounding the Brooklyn artist and poet is very much real.
This striking sentimentality paired with an impressive level of emotional and artistic growth comes through in spades in Kota the Friend’s latest project, FOTO. The result is a project poised to not just shake up the hip-hop scene with an infectious mix of R&B, soul, and jazz, but an independent artist ready to turn the entire scene on its head. Catch our friend on his nearly sold out tour now at the dates below: