FM Premiere: Zoka The Author’s ‘Net Like Kobe’

"It's a song about the digital systems that ensnare us (the titular “Net”), and the importance of educating ourselves on these systems in order to overcome them, thus the chorus “I know about the net like Kobe."
3 November 2021

By Frank Bell

One of UK hip hop’s most exciting new rap prospects, Zoka The Author returns with his new single ‘Net Like Kobe’, set to be released on November 5th.

Zoka The Author has been raising intrigue with his witty lyricism and undeniable charm. The impressive new single has Zoka using complex rhyme patterns and grime/rap-inspired instrumentation to prove once again why he is one of the UK’s most exciting rap prospects. 

Produced by Evil Genius, Zoka elaborates on the inspiration behind the new release. He explains “Net Like Kobe is quite simply my favorite single yet. It’s a song about the digital systems that ensnare us (the titular “Net”), and the importance of educating ourselves on these systems in order to overcome them, thus the chorus “I know about the net like Kobe. It’s also the only song I’ve ever made that I’m still not tired of listening to.

His uncommon lyrical precision has set him apart from his contemporaries. In 2019, his debut single ‘The Mindset’ landed itself on BBC Radio London and Norfolk and was made Rellik Tha Don’s track of the week on Reprezent Radio, which led to his sold-out headline show at O2 Academy Islington shortly afterward.  After dropping his debut EP ‘Reflections’ last year, he has caught the attention of Jo Whiley who spun him on BBC Radio 2, and he is set to push himself even further into the limelight with his pipeline of releases planned for the year. 

Fresh and versatile, Zoka The Author is relentless in his pursuit of finding a place for himself in the music scene. An artist you don’t want to miss! 

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