- 25 Nov 21
"In the past I never felt confident enough in myself to call any of my works ALBUMS... I am ready now,” Kojey Radical explains.
Hip-hop rising star Kojey Radical has announced the release of his debut LP Reason to Smile.
The London-native has released four short EPs since his debut, but the upcoming 15-track record will mark the rapper's first full-length project. Kojey released his first EP Dear Daisy: Opium in 2014, right after graduating from university.
“This is the first time I’ve done it to the scale and ambition of what I speak," the rapper explains. "Previously it’s been ‘I’m warming, I’m warming, I’m warming up.’ But I’m warm now—put me in the game.”
Over the years, the rapper has developed a reputation for speaking out about several sensitive topics - ranging from socio-political issues to the African diaspora. In 2018, he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO awards.
I still can’t believe I’m saying this, but… My debut ALBUM “Reason To Smile” is available to pre-order right now! And will be officially released MARCH 4TH 2022. https://t.co/WT679Fo0Z6 pic.twitter.com/lduhfI8y3R
— kojeyRadical (@KojeyRadical) November 24, 2021
A number of singles from the albums have already been released, including 'War Outside' featuring Lex Amor. The music video for the latest song to be released ahead of the album, 'Gangsta', was released last week (November 17th)
The record is set to release on March 4th, 2022, via Asylum and Atlantic Records. The album will feature guest appearances from Tiana Major9, Masego, Shaé Universe, Cashh, Kelis, Lex Amor, and more.
You can check out Kojey Radical latest music video below: