Kojaque’s ‘Phantom Of The Afters’ positions him as an artist changing the rap landscape and Irish culture for good. Following the Irish hip-hop artist’s transformative works ‘Deli Daydreams’ and ‘Town’s Dead’, this album navigates the turbulent waters of life’s transitions.
Written and composed at time of personal tumult, upheaval, and literal eviction, the result is a heart-spilling album to savour. He’s produced a timeless body of work, that will undoubtedly soundtrack’s the lives of the masses with its flawless beats profoundly relatable lyrics. From introspective tracks like ‘Wagyu’ to a scathing critique of clout-chasing culture in the title track, Kojaque’s storytelling prowess shines.
This album is a testament to self-acceptance and artistic growth, cementing Kojaque’s status as a visionary artist who is only just getting started.
Words: Josh Crowe