Kofi Returns to R&B and Hip-Hop Roots with “We Don’t Make Sense” via Red Bull Records

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Breakout rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer Kofi is back with his second single of the year, “We Don’t Make Sense,” released today on Red Bull Records. In this track, the Afro-Canadian artist returns to his hip-hop roots, rapping hard truths over sharp beats. Despite the raw lyrics, Kofi still showcases his smooth vocals, marking a shift from his recent upbeat single, “Impatient.” If summer needs a breakup anthem, Kofi’s got you covered. Listen here.

Explaining the inspiration behind the song, Kofi says, “’We Don’t Make Sense’ is about realizing a relationship isn’t working and choosing to move on and focus on yourself.”

Kofi’s journey is nothing short of remarkable. Once an all-star player on UCLA’s volleyball team in 2020, he stepped away from sports to chase his musical dreams. Four years and several albums later, he’s returned to volleyball, playing for Finland’s pro league and training with Team Canada. Just last month, he led his team to victory in the Finnish championship, winning the series 4-0. His prowess in both music and volleyball makes him a double threat to watch this year.

With over 144K YouTube subscribers, 38.3K TikTok followers, and more than 187k monthly listeners on streaming platforms, Kofi’s music has a global reach, especially in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which rank among his top 15 streaming countries.

About Kofi

Kofi’s path has been shaped by his diverse experiences, evolving from a humble start in Scarborough, Toronto, to a college volleyball star, and now a rising cultural force in music. His heritage, with a Ghanaian immigrant father and a Polish-Jewish mother, enriches his musical style, which spans hip-hop to Afrobeats, inspired by artists like Akon and J. Cole.

Kofi’s musical journey began in high school, where he taught himself to produce and became a sought-after engineer for local artists. At UCLA, he balanced his volleyball career with releasing independent singles, gaining attention with tracks like “Came Up” and “Wake Up.” His collaboration with multi-Platinum Canadian rapper Pressa on “Snow” and a feature on the NBA 2K20 Soundtrack with “Hold Me Down” boosted his profile.

Signing with Red Bull Records in 2020, Kofi dropped the ‘Story of My Life’ EP, producing half of its tracks. The single “Babygirl” hit top spots on the SoundCloud charts, attracting high-profile fans like Drake, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, Preme, and Kardinal Offishall.

When the pandemic paused his volleyball season and UCLA classes, Kofi returned to Scarborough to focus on his music, creating the album ‘Why Not.’ His growth is evident in singles like “Haunt Me” featuring 2KBABY, blending head-nodding beats and catchy guitar lines with his infectious chorus.

After amassing tens of millions of streams and earning praise from The New York Times, Complex, HotNewHipHop, and others, Kofi released his latest EP ‘Just To Piss You Off,’ featuring artists like Boslen and Kuami Eugene. This collection showcases bold, unapologetic tracks, highlighting Kofi’s confident vocals and crisp beats. With his talent in songwriting, producing, mixing, and mastering, Kofi’s latest chapter is a testament to his dynamic artistry and unfiltered attitude.

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