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KOTA THE FRIEND JOINS FORCES WITH WU-TANG CLAN LEGEND GZA FOR 10 NATIONWIDE SHOWS

 KOTA THE FRIEND JOINS FORCES WITH WU-TANG CLAN LEGEND GZA FOR 10 NATIONWIDE SHOWS

Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend stands poised at the precipice of a monumental collaboration as he joins forces with the legendary GZA of the notorious Wu-Tang Clan.

Right after kicking off his Lyrics to GO, 5-year anniversary European tour, where he’s set to captivate audiences across Germany, Netherlands, France, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Kota returns to his roots with a newfound vigor. With his lyrical prowess and magnetic stage presence, Kota is now gearing up to join GZA on stage as a special guest in NYC (April 10th, 2024), right before officially co-headlining the remaining 10 U.S. shows which will take place from April 10th to July 21st.

In a fusion of old-school wisdom and contemporary finesse, Kota is set to ignite stages across the United States alongside GZA. Embarking on a journey that promises to redefine the essence of hip-hop collaborations between old-school and new-school. With ten shows slated across the nation, Kota's seamless blend of introspective lyricism and infectious beats will undoubtedly leave audiences spellbound.

For Kota the Friend, this isn't merely a tour— it's a homecoming, a celebration of his journey thus far, and a testament to his unwavering dedication to his craft. As he prepares to take the stage alongside one of hip-hop's most iconic figures, Kota stands as a beacon of inspiration for a new generation of artists, proving that with talent, tenacity, and an unyielding passion for music, anything is possible.

In the realm where Brooklyn's rich musical legacy meets the timeless allure of Wu-Tang Clan, Kota the Friend shines brightly, ready to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of hip-hop.

Kota celebrates these monumental announcements on the heels of releasing his latest single “PNW.” The laidback new single follows Kota’s recurring theme of using locations as song titles and introduces a familiar mellow, easygoing vibe that Kota is known for as he raps about the PNW (Pacific NorthWest). That tone is reiterated throughout the song’s entirety, finding the multi-gifted artist in a romantic mood as he muses about his love interest.



LYRICS TO GO, 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EURO TOUR

Sun Mar 24 — Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg Oude Zaal (Purchase tickets HERE)
Mon Mar 25 — Cologne, GER — Kร–LN | Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (Purchase tickets HERE)
Wed Mar 27 — Paris, FR — Cabaret Sauvage (Purchase tickets HERE)
Thur Mar 28 — Lisbon, PORT — B.Leza, Lisboa (Purchase tickets HERE)
Sat Mar 30 — Manchester, UK — Manchester Academy 3 (Purchase tickets HERE)
Sun Mar 31 — London, UK — Islington Assembly Hall (Purchase tickets HERE) 

GZA x KOTA THE FRIEND U.S. TOUR DATES

April 10 New York, NY (Sony Hall) - Purchase Tickets HERE 
April 17 Salt Lake City, UT (SKY)  - Purchase Tickets HERE
April 18 Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)  - Purchase Tickets HERE 
May 4 Sacramento, CA (Sol Blume)  - Purchase Tickets HERE
June 21 Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Soundstage) - Purchase Tickets HERE 
June 22 Harrisburg, PA (HMAC)  - Purchase Tickets HERE 
July 18 Orlando, FL (The Vanguard)  - Purchase Tickets HERE 
July 19 St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Live)  - Purchase Tickets HERE 
July 20 Miami, FL (Miami Beach Bandshell) - Purchase Tickets HERE  
July 21 Stuart, FL (Terra Fermata) - Purchase Tickets HERE 

Critical Praise:

“‘Lyrics to Go’ has distilled his musical essence into short clips, complete with minimalist visuals and yellow subtitles that ensure you don’t miss a word” – HipHopDX

“Yes, [Lyrics to GO, Vol. 2] may only be 15 minutes long with tracks that range between one and two minutes — similar to the format of Vol. 1 — but even within these micro tracks, he manages to pack a punch” – UPROXX

“Earlier in 2022, he also shared the third volume of Lyrics to GO – also containing 10 featureless tracks. Since its debut, "Dear Fear," "Bitter," and "Scapegoat" have become the most popular songs on Spotify” – HotNewHipHop

“Brooklyn’s own KOTA The Friend is "really him" across the length of Lyrics to GO, Vol. 4.” – Okayplayer

“Kota The Friend is carving his own lane as one of the most recognizable and multi-talented voices across the rap landscape” – Wonderland Magazine


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