Rising East London-based rapper and poet Kojey Radical tells us why he’s nuts about mixed martial arts in the latest episode of our podcast about celebrity obsessions.
The London-based rapper and poet is one of the artists redefining the boundaries of British rap. The son of Ghanaian immigrants, Kojey grew up in inner city East London and started writing stories at the age of 9. His first break came through performing spoken words in his school canteen as a teenager.
Now aged 25, he’s racked up collaborations with the likes of Ray BLK, Tomn Grennan, Wretch 32, Ghetts and Shola Ama. Last year he released the full length project In God’s Body, a record that told a story of generational angst across politics, race, love, youth and manhood, tied together with a soliloquy from Chewing Gum writer and actress Michaela Coel.
Kojey's a fan of mixed martial artists and wanted to tell us all about why it's the noblest sport of all. You can check out some of the clips he talked about over on our shownotes blog at talktheline.blog.
In our weekly podcast Talk the Line, we meet the people we love from music, film and television to find out about their passions and obsessions. A new episode drops every Friday - catch up with the episodes you've missed or subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast or TuneIn.