Kota the Friend has released his third studio album, Everything.
The 12-track record is the follow-up to 2019’s FOTO, and features rappers such as Lil Kota, Joey Bada$$, Bas, KYLE, Braxton Cook and more. Kota also enlisted actors Lakeith Stanfield and Lupita Nyong’o for interludes on the record.
“I used to rap about really sad and depressing things. And I think I got to a point where I realized that just my words are powerful. So I decided to turn that around and start manifesting good things in my music,” Kota told OkayPlayer. “And with this new album, I want to make music that I needed to hear when I was down. I want to make music that people need to hear when they’re down so they can get up.”
The project also follows Kota’s Lyrics to Go, Vol 1 EP from earlier this year. Stream Everything below: