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KOJ Makes a Bold Return with New Single ‘A REMINDER’

Koj - A Reminder

Liverpool rising rapper KOJ bursts back onto the scene with new single ‘A REMINDER’, the first of a series of releases teasing his forthcoming EP VILLAIN WITH A CONSCIENCE.

Boasting an old-school backbeat and braggadocious energy, ‘A REMINDER’ serves as an example of KOJ’s signature ability to fuse genres, here mixing between the electric rawness of UK grime culture and the classic swag of hip-hop – all while proudly spitting in a scouse flow. Produced by the award-winning team of artist and MD (Little Simz / Cleo Sol) TEE, and mix and mastering engineer Mike Cave (KRS One, Gil Scott-Heron, Professor Green), KOJ’s creative authenticity wraps personable lyrics of street tales and introspection in character, a talent sure to resonate with and captivate a wide audience in a way few artists can.

Speaking about the track, KOJ says, “The purpose of ‘A REMINDER’ is to literally remind everybody of the journey I’ve been on and the things we’ve experienced together. To remind everyone, I may have taken a short hiatus, but I’m still THAT GUY!”.

“This upcoming project is very special to me. I’ve been extremely vulnerable while pushing myself to the brink creatively, and it has resulted in a very unique, raw and authentic hip-hop sound with a modern twist”.

Since showcasing his amazing lyrical dexterity on his debut track, ‘Blue Notes’, KOJ has collected support from tastemakers in the space alongside critical attention from core national radio, such as 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, KISS FM and Rinse FM. KOJ has cultivated his musical family by impressing industry and artists alike, collaborating heavily with producer Jakebob, hitting the festival circuit with slots at Boomtown and Kendal Calling, and releasing music with Manchester Hip-Hop collective The Mouse Outfit.

Previously landing playlisting on BBC RADIO 1XTRA as well as a headline slot on BBC RADIO 1XTRA TOUCHDOWN TOUR with DJ Target, KOJ will return to the station in March to appear on Radio 1XTRA Talks with Richie Brave. Further key backing that month will see KOJ performing for BBC Introducing Merseyside.

A true multifaceted talent, KOJ continues to rise in his music, all whilst launching OzMOB – his creative community of visual and music artists. A singular artist quickly developing a reputation as the future of UK rap, KOJ’s all-around artistic ability indelibly marks him as a significant ‘one to watch’ in the creative spheres. With his EP later this year promising to be a raw and fresh collection of his best work to date, be sure to get early into the orbit of KOJ.

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