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Papi K ‘Kobe’: The Mamba Mentality – Out Now!

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Kobe‘ is Papi K’s latest track – a showcase of his consistent, deliberate flow on top of a steady hip hop beat with inspirational lyrics all in commemoration to the late Kobe Bryant. – Out Now!

‘Kobe’: Carrying On A Legacy

Filled to the brim with rampant wordplay and infectious beats ‘Kobe‘ is a perfect example of how lyricism can flow across the track, in perfect sync with the soundscape.

Inspiration for the track was ignited after the passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, inspiring him to carry on their legacy. ‘Kobe‘ is a reminder never to give up, no matter how many shots you miss, you will always come back stronger. It carries a powerful message to dominate in whatever they do in life and inspire others to do the same.

I want this track to revive the “Mamba Mentality” that Kobe always preached, and to be something that will remind listeners of it whenever they play this track: to succeed and dominate in whatever they do in life, and inspire themselves and others to leave a legacy.” – Papi K.

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Papi’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Los Angeles. Papi cites that the track was created by instinct, a feeling, merely allowing the words to flow off his tongue.

Who Is Papi K?

Papi K is a Hip-Hop & R&B artist who boasts more than 1 million streams from over 74 countries across all major platforms. He started selling out shows in his hometown of Columbus; Ohio, after graduating from high school in 2015.

Born in Minnesota, Papi K spent many summers in Yemen with his family, learning about his culture and immersing himself in his Ethiopian and Yemeni roots. After enrolling at Ohio State University as a Communication Major, Papi K wrote his first track ‘Cycles‘ in his dorm room’s closet using Audacity and an Xbox microphone.

The hype for Papi K has stretched across the globe, but a key highlight for him so far is Waka Flocka featuring on his track ‘Beat The Block‘. Presiding in Los Angeles, California, Papi K is gearing up to release his highly anticipated album ‘S** T’S DIFFERENT‘.

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