Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ inauguration playlist is taking Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend‘s career to brand-new heights … and he’s likewise offering thanks to Lupita Nyong’o.
Kota the Friend’s camp informs TMZ … the independent rapper was blindsided when his track, “Lupita’s Interlude,” was the very first tune in the main inauguration playlist, and now he’s profiting of a governmental shoutout.
Ever given that Kota was consisted of on the 46-song playlist together with the similarity Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder, his collab with Lupita has actually delighted in a substantial spike in listeners on Spotify and Apple Music, with streams increasing over 90% to 2.5 million overall.
Not bad for a Kota tune that does not even include his vocals … it’s simply 1 minute of Lupita reciting a spoken word poem about things that suggest whatever to her. The track’s the interlude to Kota’s 2020 album, “Everything.”
Kota’s associates state he’s likewise getting great deals of eyeballs on social networks … over 10,000 brand-new Instagram fans, over 11,000 brand-new likes on his Facebook page and over 13,500 brand-new fans on Spotify.
Hey, it assists to have a ticket with 81 million votes in your corner.
Kota the Friend informs TMZ … Lupita’s moving words should have been the driving force in getting the tune on the playlist, and he hopes the recovery nature of their work can assist the nation recover.