by Jack Carenza TodaysHipHop.com
The album, To See a Sunset is a true masterpiece, showcasing the finest elements of hip-hop. The collaboration between Kota the Friend and Statik Selektah is a perfect example of two brilliant minds coming together, with each artist’s distinct style complementing the other’s. They seamlessly merge their talents and encourage each other to reach new heights, resulting in a harmonious and captivating listening journey. The chemistry between them is undeniable, as they create a cohesive and addictive sound that is sure to leave a lasting impression on any music lover.
Perhaps no song captures this cohesive collaboration more fully than track 4, Go Brooklyn. This vibrant, and dynamic track pays homage to the essence of Kota’s hometown, and its importance to his identity. The lyrics reflect on the struggles and triumphs of growing up in Brooklyn. As well as the challenges and opportunities that come with living in a city that is both gritty and dynamic.
He speaks candidly about the harsh realities of life in the city. From the snakes in the grass to the crabs in the barrel. “Must come a time when the city take yo innocence/Gotta stay alive bro, wise, stay vigilant.” But despite these challenges, he remains proud of his roots and the community that has shaped him into the person he is today. Kota references the personal significance of landmarks like Clinton Hill and Bushwick. As well as the diverse array of people who call the borough home. By doing so, he celebrates the vibrant tapestry of cultures and experiences that make Brooklyn such a unique and special place.
Kota just released a visually stunning music video to accompany the song, with the trademark yellow captions of his Lyrics to Go series, but with cinematography that sees him traversing his hometown.
From the Subway, to the Barclay’s Center and simply walking the streets, Kota visually shows love to his stomping grounds, donning a bucket hat and a slick FLTBYS hoodie. From Myrtle Ave, to Fort Green, to Clinton Hill, nothing feels more at home than some dope lyrics from Kota in the neighborhoods where they were born.