photo by Corey Smith-West
Kota the Friend stated, “Memo is an album about emotional growth. It’s like the end of a long journey. You can finally rest; appreciate how far you’ve come and build a house that you can call home. It’s about acquiring an inner peace that the world can’t take away from you no matter how hard it tries.”
The sequel to his 2019 breakthrough project FOTO, Kota’s newest work is equally rich with themes of family, self-growth, and independence. The Brooklyn-born artist battles indignation as he digs deep into the stresses of insincere relationships, media speculation, and genuine hostility. Once again, Kota perseveres, reaching a pinnacle of inner peace.
Kota added, “I’m looking forward to continuing the creative journey beyond music, for myself and everyone who is a part of the Flight Boys (FLTBYS) creative family.”
Produced by Kota, and longtime DJ e madonna, MEMO’s tracks range from the triumphant highs of UP to the downtempo chords of Good To Be Home II. Kota’s range in riveting songwriting, sonic presentation, and understated discernment make MEMO an album entwined with the souls of a new hip hop generation.
A Limited Special Edition color MEMO Vinyl Album is available for pre-order.
Kota the Friend also owns the Flight Night Music Festival, which is an independent global music festival featuring local artists. Flight Night (NYC) recently sold out but Kota announced that they added a second NYC show. The NYC shows are July 22 and 23 at Sony Hall. You can go to flightnight.com for the full schedule, which includes US, Europe and Australia.