Interview: Kojey Radical

‘I’ve always paid attention to songwriting and I’ve always wanted to contribute really great music. I think it always starts with the pen,’ says Best Contemporary Song nominee Kojey Radical.

Kojey attended the 2019 edition of The Ivors at London’s Grosvenor house yesterday (Thursday) where he was nominated for his contribution to Ghetts’ single Black Rose.

The two-time MOBO nominee has so far released three EPs that touch on a range of socio-political issues, which is a characteristic that is very much present on his collaboration with Ghetts on the powerful Black Rose.

The rapper started out at a spoken work poet and mixed media illustrator before branching out into music with his debut EP, Dear Daisy : Opium, which was released in 2014.

He subsequently put out the 23Winters EP in 2016 and In Gods Body 2017 and is set to release a new project this year.

We caught up with Kojey on The Ivors red carpet ahead of the ceremony to get the skinny on his upcoming project, his advice for budding songwriters, and the special lady that is his biggest inspiration. Tune in below…