We’ve long been fans of rising poet/rapper Kojey Radical, evidenced by the blistering stripped back session he did for us earlier in the year. After supporting Young Fathers on their UK tour, he’s performed recently on Channel 4’s ‘Four to the Floor’. Picking up admirers such as Paloma Faith, Maverick Sabre and GoldLink along the way.
He’s back with a new track, Open Hand, produced by New Machine. Opening like a spaghetti western, it soon moves into this blues guitar backing. As ever with Radical, his rhymes are clever, keenly observed and relevant, as he riffs around the idea of Gil Scott Herons The revolution must be televised, all backed with these stark 808s and electronic hue.
Check it out, here
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