KOTA the Friend Taps Joey Bada$$ & Bas for “BQE” Single

blame it on Shake May 1, 2020

After kicking the year off with some Lyrics To Go, Kota the Friend is now ready to release his sophomore album, EVERYTHING, on May 22nd.

A follow-up to last year’s stellar FOTO album, the Brooklyn rapper’s second full-length will be a little more upbeat compared to the first go around.

“I think the difference between this one and Foto is that this one is just a lot more up tempo. It has a lot more bops than Foto does,” Kota told our man Aaron Williams over at uproox. “One thing I wanted to focus on with this one is, I wanted to make it just a really feel-good album. I didn’t want one song to be a downer. I wanted every song be uplifting and just really get people hyped and get people in a good mood or feel a really good version of nostalgia.”

To kick off the campaign, Kota has teamed up with fellow New Yorkers Bas and Joey Bada$$ for a track called “BQE.”

“‘BQE’ is a song for my hometown. It’s about the come up and pushing through no matter what,” KOTA says. “I think what we did with this track was show New York that this too is what the cit sounds like.”

Check out the track below and get ready for the album.