KOTA The Friend

KOTA The Friend

The Brooklyn MC's critically acclaimed album 'FOTO' rising rapidly with 160+ million global streams to date.


Brooklyn Bred MC and Independent Artist, KOTA the Friend, returns to the scene with his new single ‘BQE’ featuring Joey Bada$$ and Bas. The song comes off his sophomore album ‘EVERYTHING’, independently via FLTBYS Music. The track, co-signed by Ebro Darden in a Beats Radio global premiere, has the city buzzing with excitement. ‘BQE’ is an early indicator of what fans can expect since KOTA’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘FOTO‘ – the no-filler LP that was wildly celebrated and coined “one of the best rap albums of 2019″ by RollingstoneDJBoothOnes To WatchHNHHREVOLTPop Sugar Lyrical LemonadeHypebeast and many others. The trio sets the tone for NYC, reminding people of the heat coming from the city and holding it down Brooklyn and Queens. Joining forces to show lyricism and vibes aren’t dead— the collab also acts as a rite of passage for the independent musician as he makes his meteoric rise. 

KOTA says of forthcoming single… “BQE is a song for my hometown. It’s about the come up and pushing through no matter what. I think what we did with this track was show New York that this too is what the cit sounds like.”

Since early this, year Kota has been feeding his fans, starting with his “Lyrics To Go Vol. 1” mixtape.  The tape, an extension from his notable “Lyrics-To-Go” content series on YouTube has seen over 40 million views. This new music came on the heels of his sold out 47-city   

US and European headlining tour. Gearing up for his sophomore album, Kota the Friend will take fans and critics alike deeper into his world— reminding them of his lyrical abilities, the unique way he reaches the hearts of listeners and creates social conversation of self-reflection.  With over 160+ Million streams to date, he is just getting started.  Stay tuned for more information from Kota the Friend.  A voice of this decade to watch! 

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