Hiphop is vulnerable
The Ambition London Edition #3
“If I wasn’t prepared to consistently face my fears within music, I should probably just stop making it”
A key artist that embodies the vulnerable, genre-bending aspect of Hiphop like no other is Kojey Radical. The artist is dubbed the renaissance man of UK rap for good reason. With a multidisciplinary approach, he embodies the millions of facets that Hiphop culture unites. His newly released record “Reasons to Smile” merges poetry, storytelling and rap with lyrics that deserve a second, even a third listen to fully grasp their substance and depth.
Wary of popular stereotypes, he weaves brutal honesty and vulnerability into a culture that, to this day, is attributed with prejudgement from outside beholders, and sometimes, the industry itself. What these people misunderstand is the power of the culture, and the core principles that Hiphop has shaped. Hanna Linnéa Mödder has spoken to the artist about what Hiphop is to him, his perception of the commercial music industry, and why vulnerability is key to the culture.
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