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Kota the Friend

Rap / Alternative / R&B

Kota the Friend

From: Brooklyn, NY

Related Artists: Logic, Frank Ocean, The Notorious B.I.G.

KOTA The Friend is a hip hop artist and musician from Brooklyn, NY. At an early age he found his love for music and hip hop, R & B, Jazz and Soul music during the infamous 90's era. By the time young KOTA was 8 years old he joined his school's music program and excelled as a trumpet player. In high school KOTA was the leader of the trumpet section while teaching himself to play the guitar and piano. During this time he also picked up two-weekend jobs to build a home studio where he would record hip hop tracks as well as folk songs that were accompanied by his guitar playing. After high school, KOTA would later go on to attend schools for the performing arts. Mastering instrument after instrument, he is a guitarist, keyboardist, and bass player, now producing/writing his own music. KOTA has been releasing music non-stop and has since been featured by XXL magazine, FADER, BILLBOARD, Pigeons & Plans, HipHopDX, NYLON, The Source, MILK, and many other blogs. But more than anything, he continues to make music for the people that need it... his fans.

Kota released his first studio release titled "FOTO" In May and will be touring the US and Europe in the summer and fall embarking on his first Headlining Tour.
FOTO

Latest Album:

FOTO

Release Date:

May 14, 2019

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Band Videos

Kota the Friend - "Alkaline" [Live + Interview] | All Eyes On

KOTA The Friend - SEDONA (Official Video)

KOTA The Friend - BIRDIE

KOTA The Friend - Chicago Diner

KOTA The Friend - COLORADO

KOTA The Friend - FULL BLOOM

KOTA The Friend - SYDNEY [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From the Blog

Kota the Friend Shares a Piece of Himself on "Dear Fear"

Kota the Friend Shares a Piece of Himself on "Dear Fear"

January 10, 2022 Kota flawlessly spits timeless advice and hard-hitting, life-learned lessons.
Author: Nathan Ahamed
rap
Kota The Friend and Statik Selektah Make a Run For Album of the Year Contender With 'To Kill A Sunrise'

Kota The Friend and Statik Selektah Make a Run For Album of the Year Contender With 'To Kill A Sunrise'

March 31, 2021 Over 34 minutes of classic mixes that only an East Coast legend could provide, Kota refuses to hold back.
Author: Carter Fife
rap
Kota the Friend Takes a Victory Lap on "Lyrics to Go Vol. 2"

Kota the Friend Takes a Victory Lap on "Lyrics to Go Vol. 2"

January 20, 2021 On Lyrics to GO Vol. 2, KOTA the Friend delivers his signature laid-back raps with an extra dose of reflection this time around.
Author: Carter Fife
Rap
Kota the Friend Continues to Pave His Own Path in  'EVERYTHING' [Q&A]

Kota the Friend Continues to Pave His Own Path in  'EVERYTHING' [Q&A]

May 22, 2020 Kota the Friend is aiming to build a legacy. One he hopes his kids can inherit.
Author: Ruby Scott
rap
Kota the Friend Keeps It Real in 'Lyrics to Go, Vol. 1'

Kota the Friend Keeps It Real in 'Lyrics to Go, Vol. 1'

January 27, 2020 Kota the Friend's distinctive brand of hip-hop is rooted in complex ideas and thoughtful interpretation.
Author: Emily Bird
rap
Kota the Friend, keshi, DaniLeigh, and More Artists You Should Listen to Now | #NowWatching Playlist

Kota the Friend, keshi, DaniLeigh, and More Artists You Should Listen to Now | #NowWatching Playlist

December 20, 2019 Consider this week's new music roundup a gift from us to you.
Author: Maxamillion Polo

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