In episode 7 of The Going Out Podcast, we welcome East London born, Birmingham raised rapper and gifted wordsmith - Kofi Stone.
Inspired by the greats of '90s hip hop, the likes of Nas and Talib Kweli, Kofi Stone was compelled to the art form at the tender age of just 11 years old.
Exhibiting an early ability to pen knowledgeable and thought provoking lyrical content beyond his years, with a near flawless flow to boot (listen to track 'Busker Flow'), the burgeoning rapstar first began honing the skills of his trade on the rap battle grounds of his former school yard.
Without question now one of the UK’s brightest rap talents, Kofi's music blends that classic, golden-era hip hop feel with his signature, complex and contemporary spitting style.
He's taken his sound to venues across the UK, selling out headline shows in the English capital, and performed on some of the worlds biggest musical stages, the likes of Glastonbury Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival.
We talked to Kofi about his experiences of growing up in Birmingham; going out on Broad Street, performing at his first ever open mic gigs, supporting the late, great Mac Miller (wow), and partying in Chelsea with Fat Man Scoop and Migos.
He talked to us about the projects since his 2019 album ‘Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does’, staying creative during the pandemic and new collaborations with some more exciting artists coming very soon...
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Series 1 Episodes:
S1 Ep1 - Solardo
S1 Ep2 - Cheddar Gorgeous
S1 Ep3 - La La
S1 Ep4 - Mason Collective
S1 Ep5 - Dannielle Moore
S1 Ep6 - Nova Twins
S1 Ep7 - Kofi Stone
S1 Ep8 - Thom Rylance - The Lottery Winners