London-based rapper and poet Kojey Radical has been acclaimed as ‘the new voice of Britain’ and 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.

Outside of music, Kojey works as the Art Director of contemporary menswear brand Chelsea Bravo and has modelled for the likes of Maharishi, Oliver Spencer and most recently River Island at London Fashion Week.

In this episode of Talk The Line, Kojey tells us in detail about his passion for mixed martial arts. Below are the clips we talked about in the podcast.

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February 2, 2018