Kota The Friend teams up with Statik Selektah for new album ‘To Kill A Sunrise’
The Brooklyn MC and legendary DJ/producer Statik Selektah link for some much needed heat.
Brooklyn bred emcee and independent artist, KOTA The Friend, continues to stake his claim in this thing we call music. In hindsight, the 28 year old has been slept on for some time now. But today should be the day you join the party — it’s not too late and all are welcome. Collaborating for a modern nostalgic, sharp, yet witty collaborative album with the legendary Statik Selektah, they have something special on their hands with the release of To Kill A Sunrise.
Being a sonic paring that’s been brewing for a few years now, To Kill A Sunrise is a PSA — as KOTA The Friend chants on the opening track “I ain’t the KOTA you first met — I. CAN’T. LOSE.” The confident rapper over the masterful production of Statik Selektah introduces a more seasoned musician while locking in his view on success, stepping out of his own way, and overall those who doubt the makings of an undeniable voice of a generation.
Coming off his ninth studio album, Statik Selektah takes a successful swing with KOTA The Friend. An early co-sign and friendship has produced one of the promising rising MC’s from Brooklyn. Statik’s unique ear and keen eye for talent has made him an undeniable force for both rising rappers and legends. Staying authentic and true to himself, Statik spoke on why this collaboration was essential for hip-hop:
“I’m excited for the world to hear this. Really serious soundtrack with him at his best lyrically. I love that Kota has made his own lane for himself the way he has so independently.”
The pair show no signs of stopping. Aside from his own music, Statik has continued to make noise through the airwaves on his weekly Thursday night show “ShowOff Radio” on Shade 45 Sirius XM. From taking on independence and ownership to receiving co-signs from SZA to NoName, Erykah Badu, RZA, and many others, KOTA The Friend continues to do outstanding things in his element while showing how pressure makes a diamond and depression makes a legend.
Peep To Kill A Sunrise below.
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