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“I’M Back”, Ko-Jo Cue’s new project.

“Ain’t no such thing as a happy ending” – Track 7

Ghanaian hip-hop sensation Ko-Jo Cue has made a triumphant return to the music scene with his latest EP, “I’M Back.” After treating fans to the infectious vibes of “Free Throw” and a memorable appearance in the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Ko-Jo Cue’s seven-track project dropped on November 16, marking his first release in two years. “I’M Back” is a bold homage to the roots of hip-hop, emphasizing rhymes, flows, and technical prowess.

The EP’s rollout draws inspiration from basketball and sports imagery, creating a thematic backdrop for Ko-Jo Cue’s lyrical journey. Collaborating with a stellar lineup of Ghanaian rap stars including Joey B, Kwaku DMC, Tulenkey, Strongman, YPee, Kweku Smoke, and Ria Boss, Ko-Jo Cue explores themes of self-expression, celebration, hustle, and seizing the day. The production, handled by talents like Fortune Dane, iPappi, Retro, Kobe Norths, and the return of long-term collaborator Peewezel, adds depth to the EP’s sonic landscape.

Ko-Jo Cue’s storytelling prowess shines through in tracks like “Mac Tontoh,” where he pays homage to key figures in his journey, and “Someway,” a bold commentary on those living inauthentic lives seeking external validation. The EP culminates in “Happy Endings,” a reflective collaboration with Ria Boss that explores the unpredictability of life, personal tragedies, and the pursuit of genuine fulfillment.

Cover for single “Free Throw”  ft Joey B.

“I’M Back” is more than just an album; it’s a statement from Ko-Jo Cue, celebrating authentic hip-hop, paying tribute to his inspirations, and addressing societal issues with dedication. As he puts it, “I’ve been gone for a bit, and I started feeling a lot of the energy that made me fall in love with hip-hop.” This release is a testament to Ko-Jo Cue’s commitment to the genre and his ability to captivate audiences with his unique blend of storytelling and socially conscious narratives.

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