Kojaque/ ‘Town’s Dead’/ Soft Boy Records
Rising young rapper/producer/artist Kojaque is poised to have a breakout 2021, and today has announced his debut album Town’s Dead, out June 25 on his own Soft Boy Records label via [PIAS]. Kojaque has toured with slowthai and Lana Del Rey, performed at Glastonbury and Pitchfork Paris, made his COLORS debut this past summer, and the record label he co-founded has been the subject of its own Boiler Room documentary. Kojaque first started writing Town’s Dead when he was 19, and made it mostly on his laptop in his bedroom and on tour busses. From spewing rage to tender ruminations, he confronts a broken system, the out of control gentrification of Dublin, toxic masculinity, the loss of his father, and more, all in the pressure cooker claustrophobia of a hometown.