East London based rapper KO has released his debut mixtape ‘This Sh#ts Ments’ (#TSM) on Friday 26th October. KO first cemented his mark within the thriving drill scene just last year when he delivered one of the most impressive Mad About Bars freestyle’s, instantly making him one to watch.
Fast forward a few months later, KO returned with highly anticipated hit track #TSM, as well as 9er Ting alongside fellow rapper and close friend Unknown T, which has accumulated near to 2 million YouTube views and is currently on the verge of achieving 1 million streams across all major digital platforms.
With some of the most impressive bodies of work seen this year coming straight out of Hackney, KO has only advanced the bank of projects produced on the talented East London streets. The mixtape produced heavily by Tottenham based producer M1ONTHEBEAT, has already gained playlist support from both Apple and Spotify, displaying #TSM is moving well beyond the ears of core drill fans.
KO describes his area as being ‘…very communal’ revealing that he was first inspired to pursue music following continuous encouragement from his peers, who recognized his talent very early on in his career.
KO consistently displays a confident and skilled ability to rap over fundamental drill instrumentals yet simultaneously proves his versatility on tracks such as ‘Hold You Down’ featuring Hackney singer Toaozay.
Accompanying his Mixtape is a #TSM Visual Series which takes listeners on a very intense journey as KO and his peers are pursued by what seems to be an extremely intricate police investigation. All four videos see KO go from strength to strength becoming a force that is clearly difficult to overthrow, specifically with latest release Welcome to Homerton, an area which he clearly takes pride in being from.