UK artist Kojo Funds sat down with VladTV for the first time to talk about his heritage, his East London upbringing, his eclectic taste in music, and how his career in music started to take off. “It got reception, and that’s when I thought I could do this singing kind of thing,” he says. Watch above
1) Kojo Funds on Singing Gangster Music, Gun Lyrics
2) Kojo Funds Refuses to Speak on J Hus Beef, Despite Diss Record
Kojo Funds stays tight-lipped as DJ Vlad asks him to explain the origin of his beef with fellow UK artist J Hus. While, the pair have exchanged diss records (“Delajore” & “Arriba!,”) aimed at one another, Kojo chooses to say “it’s nothing.” With an agenda to focus on his music over his beef, Kojo goes on to explain his Afro Swing style of music, which he describes as “the Afro element, the African element…and the swing is from genre to genre – Dancehall, Rap, New Jack Swing.” The Ghanian artist speaks on the mainstream acceptance of afrobeat, and the effect of Drake’s More Life playlist incorporating many UK elements into its sound.
3 Does Kojo Funds Have a Song with Young Thug? Dodges the Question
UK rapper Kojo Funds has gotten shout outs from some big name artists, including Young Thug and Ed Sheeran, which he spoke about during a recent interview with VladTV. While Kojo says he met and worked with Young Thug, he added that he’s never met Ed Sheeran before, but believes that his shout out is a testament that his music is getting somewhere.
4) Kojo Funds Getting Into Altercation with UK Police After Being Profiled
UK rapper Kojo Funds opened up to VladTV about his thoughts on the lack of collaborations between Reggae and Afrobeat artists, which he says needs to change. The conversation then led into Kojo’s thoughts on UK weed and how he would rank it against Amsterdam’s offerings. He explained that Amsterdam’s weed was more “loud,” but Kojo made it clear that the UK is lacking when it comes to herb.
During the sit-down, Kojo also answered questions on the social climate in the UK when it comes to racism, which Kojo said he’s never experienced. To hear more of what he had to say, including his run-ins with police, hit the above clip.
23rd July 2017
w/c 17th July 2017