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George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

Irish rapper Kojaque drops impossibly smooth new track featuring Biig Piig, ahead of his new album in October

Kojaque has announced his new album, ‘Phantom Of The Afters’ is to be released on October 7th. The rapper will then set off on a huge headline tour across the UK and Europe.

Alongside the announcement comes new track WOOF, featuring none other than Biig Piig. Kojaque describes the track as “when you get to that pointless stage of an argument with someone where neither of you are communicating anymore: no one’s looking for a resolution.”

With a beat from Karma Kid, hooks from Biig Piig and silky smooth verses from Kojaque, this collaboration really is a match made in heaven.

Kojaque’s voice has never sounded so good. Effortlessly flowing through his verses with his unique voice and lyrics, he really stands out in the modern hip-hop landscape. Even with a mid-song beat switch, Kojaque never falters, his voice now dripping in vocal effects and his flow completely transformed.

Biig Piig’s feature is also perfectly executed. Her soft vocals perfectly compliment the laid-back, sexy vibe of the track. Heavily soaked in reverb, her hooks feel classic and effortless. Her appearance feels less like a tacked on feature and more like a completely necessary puzzle piece that pulls everything together satisfyingly.

Watch/Listen to ‘WOOF’ here:

For Fans Of: Brockhampton, PinkPantheress

Catch Kojaque at the following:

Dolans, Limeric – 9th November

Set Theatre, Kilkenny – 10th November

Leisureland, Galway – 11th November

Cyprus Avenue, Cork – 14th November

Vicar Street, Dublin – 16th November

Limelight, Belfast – 18th November

SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow – 19th November

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds – 21st November

Mama Roux’s, Birmingham – 22nd November

Thekla, Bristol – 25th November

Rough Trade, Nottingham – 26th November

Botanique (Grand Salon), Brussels – 28th November

Bellvilloise, Paris – 29th November

Islington Assembly Hall, London – 1st December

Paradiso Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam – 2nd December

Vega, Copenhagen – 4th December

Vollektivet Livet, Stockholm – 5th December

Frannz, Berlin – 7th December

HelloS37, Cologne – 8th December