A pioneer of Australian premier 7 piece hip-hop act, Culture Connect, who have supported some of that country’s biggest bands, including Blue King Brown, and Resin Dogs, kOJO Saffu has recently released a music video for his track, ‘Can’t Stop This’. It’s the lead single from his upcoming EP, ‘Musings’, set for release on 20 September.

kOJO has been praised by Paul Petran from Radio National as “a lyrical genius and a great freestyler, winning over audiences with his heartfelt testimony and occasional crooning”, and as having “good energy, primo beats, charisma and sharp delivery”, by Claude Aranui, from Groove Magazine. His release follows his EP ‘kOJ’ and singles, ‘Ghanian Australian’, and ‘Over’, in previous years.

‘Can’t Stop This’ blends NuSoul hooks with boom-bap rhymes: the message is loud and clear, as kOJO explains, “it’s a message for listeners to focus on their self-belief and not to be driven by what motivates others”.

‘Musings’ crosses genre boundries, crediting producers Dizz1, Future Roots & Dustin Maclean, and is an introspective project, with themes of love, philosophy, vulnerability, and strength. Altogether the track and EP go a long way to provide insight into kOJOs  complex character.

You can find kOJO Saffu online on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Spotify.’Can’t Stop This’ and ‘Musings’ will be available on all digital platforms, from 20 September.

Can't Stop This


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