KGOSI drops brand new single ‘Slide’
Author: Link Up TV Admin | Friday 6th November 2020
South African-born, South Manchester-raised rapper KGOSI, bursts back on the scene with his stand-out Triller and TikTok inspired track ‘Slide’. KGOSI aims to get his listeners up and moving for the #SlideChallenge, making for an infectious, party-starting single that has a seriously slick vibe. Already making a name for himself amongst the new generation of UK rappers, KGOSI’s style is impressively diverse and distinctive, bursting with a playful energy that will keep his tracks on repeat and replaying in your mind.
Discussing the single, KGOSI said: “Slide is the product of being up late at night full of creative energy. When I was sent the beat by the producer, within 30 seconds of listening to the beat I had the basic structure of the chorus. I wanted to create a high energy, fun track that everybody could vibe to and do some simple dance moves to. When writing the song I took some inspiration from Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble’ for the energy in the delivery and Drake - ‘Toosie Slide’ in the way he instructs people to do the dance moves.”
KGOSI also explains: “As I say in the song ‘This is for Triller and TikTok’, it is aimed at people that like to get involved in challenges. When the track is released, I’m looking to get the #SlideChallenge going and getting as many people involved. A lot of the time when writing a track I envision how it would be to perform the song live and I know this would be a mosh pit starter!”
KGOSI’s passion for music was ignited at a young age, and he began writing his own songs at the age of 13 with the guidance of his older brother. Now aged 24, he has honed his craft to create a blend of ear catching experimental vocal lines and a wave of gravitating energy. Influenced by the sounds of 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar, as well as UK Afro-Swing artists including J Hus, MoStack and NSG, KGOSI’s musical style fuses all the right sounds to make something remarkably bold and original. We can’t wait to see what KGOSI will serve next, and his journey is certainly one to keep an eye on.