Sound Opinions: KOTA The Friend – Sand Castles f/ Danny Delavie & Radamiz


It’s refreshing to see collaborations in Brooklyn’s underground, in a culture where beef can be a gimmick, you tend to see the cliques and the sometimes discouraging dog-eat-dog mentality stop some dope pieces of art from being made. KOTA The Friend is just that, a friend, standing out on his own while also enlisting friends to showcase their talents, sweetening the pot as they say. Fresh out of the gate with a soundcloud full of feel good tracks with artists from the circuit on the rise, “Sand Castles” is an example of why it’s good to link up. Danny Delavie and Radamiz both handle business and the track makes it easy to digest.

These three artists matched up on the reflective and direct mood the production, also by KOTA, almost purposely. Rad, toning it down a bit to serve a spatial open dialogue, Danny speaking on how things change but somethings never do, and KOTA speaking on how he had to find his own way after getting some doors shut in his face, it all fits. This isn’t the same as the various “yo throw a verse on this” tracks that we hear, and for that, KOTA we thank you. We’re a bit behind but I encourage you to go through the other tracks and get caught up like we just did before writing this. No shame in my new fan game.

And you can DL it, so do that.

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Chris aka Profound aka Chris Beykhun is an editor and long time member of the team. His long history with The TakeOvah stems back to the early college radio days and have seen him tackle many new endeavors such as Brooklyn Canvas (photography), Bacon Life (BLC lifestyle brand), and artist management. A student of sound, a realist with a whimsical love for anime, a writer and aesthetic chaser, his thirst for knowledge and "look at it this way" mentality is one he puts into everything he does, and big things are on the horizon
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