Interview: Kojey Radical

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Kojey Radical is a poet, musician and visual artist whose multi-disciplinary vision touches a clutch of envelope-pushing projects.

As a musician, he’s drawn toward highly politicised spoken word that references fellow South Londoners Kate Tempest and Roots Manuva.

Rhymes are multi-purpose, carrying rhythm and reason, while his production values signpost the grime, alt-R&B and trap that permeates his hometown.

While not plying his musical trade, Kojey is creative director of PushCrayons, where he co-creates luxurious videos informed by contemporary dance and performance art. He’s also art director of menswear brand Chelsea Bravo.

Last week, he scored his first ever slot at the Afropunk weekender in London, and we were there to find out what gets his creative juices flowing and which new acts he’s tipping for success…