If you never heard of the name ‘Kojey Radical’, you have been missing out on one of the best inspiration sources of the past couple of years. Referred to as the Basquiat of alternative urban music, the artist/poet/musician/director and occasional designer (amongst other things) will go to extremes to keep his creativity flowing. He recently launched his single ‘OPEN HAND’, a powerful tune dealing with the race stigma in our society. With his new concept brand ‘Francis and the artist’, he proves yet again that art can go beyond superficiality.
“The revolution is not in the closed fist, it’s in the open hand”
Kojey is not afraid to deal with world problems right handed. His last EP ‘OPEN HAND’ is as beautiful as it is meaningful. Produced by fellow London artist ‘New Machine’, he managed to find the words many aren’t capable of finding, striving for people to embrace acceptance.
“Those who will… and those who actually will…”
Knowing the struggle of receiving recognition in the creative sector, ‘Francis and the artist’, Kojey's new concept brand, is a project that hands over part of the creation to new artists. Fusing his background in contemporary art and his love for fashion, Kojey breaks down the basic constructs of the everyday garment, giving young talent the opportunity to make an art work and translate it into a piece of clothing. The first piece is curated by the artist himself, commissioning work from upcoming artist ‘Palime Demanet’ for “The Archetypal T-Shirt”.
The brand will be launched and available for everyone on the 2nd of November at 17:00 GMT. Prepare yourself for a 48 -hour race to get your exemplar at https://andtheartist.com