- Words Miriam Balanescu
Dublin hip-hop prodigy Kojaque drops his debut album, ‘Town’s Dead’, and lets us in on his musical firsts – from watching School of Rock to meeting Mick McCarthy.
One of a compelling new generation of Irish artists, Kojaque, Dublin’s own “soft” hip-hopper, is making an eagerly awaited return.
Not only a musician, Kojaque is also an award-winning filmmaker (with Love in Technicolor), an artist – studying fine art at university, and going on to create work in residence at RHA Gallery – and founder of his own label and collective, Soft Boy.
Biting back at a broken system, Kojaque’s debut mixtape ‘Deli Daydreams’ was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and sent him off on tours with the likes of slowthai and Lana del Rey.
Now the artist is back with a new trance-like single “Wickid Tongues”, a punchy video for single “Town’s Dead”, and a debut album of the same name which is sure to walk in the path of his delicatessen-themed former project’s success. To top it all off, Kojaque also promises his biggest tour to date later this year.
Along with the release of ‘Town’s Dead’, Kojaque revealed his musical firsts, from ‘Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits’, to fondly remembering a toy plastic drumkit.