Kota the Friend


August 14


07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Aspire Presents

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Radio Room

110 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29609

Greenville, SC, US, 29609

Kota the Friend + Special Guests at Radio Room
From Rolling Stone:
Kota The Friend‘s “Solar Return,” featuring Saba, is a refreshingly new take. Melancholic, grateful and tender, the independent Brooklyn rapper — who’s quickly gaining a robust audience — spins a ground level story that darts between generations. Kota’s mom is “praying for his liver,” while his son is dealing with sharing his dad “with the world.” The song teeters on the edge of intense sincerity and too-sweet sentimentality, but it’s countered by a subtle beat and the perspective of a musician experiencing a new level of success for the first time. Mournful keys and soft horns provide a nostalgic backdrop for Kota to assure his son he’ll return home. It’s a simple concept, and it coalesces during the song’s climax. As the beat switches to a more forceful piano melody, Kota momentarily comes to terms with himself, his demons and career: “My son don’t even like me going to the store/He be thinking it’s another tour,” he raps at the end of his second verse. Before sadness can creep in, Kota promises “I’ma see you when I’m back home.”

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