With mellow bars and a taste for soothing beats, KOTA The Friend is well on his way to becoming a household name. In addition to his freestyles over tracks like Kanye West‘s “Ultralight Beam” and Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone,” the Brooklyn artist has been holding us down with projects like Palm Tree Liquor and Paloma Beach.
KOTA makes his debut on our pages today with his new Anything EP. Featuring talent from fellow W&V favorites and contemporaries Khary, Childish Major, and Sylvan LaCue, KOTA paints a snapshot of his life over production from Secret Stash, Ashoku, and Mantra. KOTA finds balance between cuts like “Good” and “Sydney,” highlighting his versatility and another step forward in his sound. Tasteful hooks are paired with his introspective verses, culminating in a refreshing experience for fans to vibe along with.
Stream Anything below.