"WALTER MITTY" x KING KOFI
UK hip-hop artist King Kofi released a new single "Walter Mitty" via the This Is Not Yellow label on the 1st of March 2018.
‘Walter Mitty’, lifted from his current debut album ‘Summer with the Wolves’, is accompanied by a video which was shot and directed by longtime collaborator Peter Judge-Fernandez.
King Kofi is one of the most diverse artists to emerge out of North London's hip-hop scene. The release of 2016’s ‘Just A Dude In Need Of A Chance’ mixtape saw the 22 year old rapper gain a respectable online fan-base. He then followed up the project recently with the release of his debut studio effort ‘Summer With The Wolves’ which cemented the artist as one of the UK's most conceptual storytellers.
The rapper's early mentors include London producer and songwriter Semothy Jones (best known for his work with Plan B, Lily Allen and Professor Green) and Ben Anderson who’s worked with acclaimed UK music collective Rudimental. Other collaborators include East London producer Svmmo (The Square/ Elf Kid, Ghetts, Nike Air) and Urban Monk (Wiley, Professor Green).
He’s taken inspiration from Hip-Hop icons such as Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West together with bands such as The Middle East and The Naked And Famous, but the debut album suggested the rapper had found his own sound and footing. Seamlessly merging the sounds of indie music, UK trap and experimental rock, the long player featured on 50 Cent's blog 'This Is 50' and it’s title track 'Summer With The Wolves' appeared in i-D Magazine’s ‘Best New Music’ playlist. King Kofi has also premiered in Clash Magazine, featured in a London In Stereo playlist alongside famous contemporaries Chance The Rapper and Travis Scott and appeared in a double page spread in Disorder Magazine.
Filmed on an iPhone X, the video is a personal reflection of Kofi's life growing up in London and explores social issues faced by the artist at the time of writing his album. The new track's title comes from his favourite story, which he uses as a metaphor for his feeling of disassociation from the environment in which he was raised as a result of the current political climate.