South African-born and South Manchester-raised rapper KGOSI, releases his newest offering ‘Slide’, the perfect feel-good track that we seriously needed to hear right now. The single is inspired by both Triller and TikTok, and aims to get listeners up and moving. He 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 delivers a fresh genre-blending sound to the UK rap scene, with a brand that is bold, experimental and full of personality. 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.”
Influenced by a variety of sounds from 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar, to UK Afro-Swing artists J Hus, MoStack and NSG, KGOSI is always one step ahead and is making all the right moves. With a bright future ahead, we can’t wait to see what is in store for this fearless artist.