Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. Get the best of Broadsheet straight to your inbox. With his fan base steadily growing and an imminent national tour and a music video in the works for the second single from FYG , Kolawole laughs as he remembers the experience of hearing himself played on the radio for the first time. Kolawole, 25, a brash, ferocious rapper with confident charisma to burn, collaborated with everyone from Flume and Damon Albarn to Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and Sticky Fingers.
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Rapper Remi Kolawole opens up about depression on new album Divas and Demons. But Kolawole broke up with his long-term girlfriend and fell into an unexpectedly rapid mental spiral, compounded by long-suppressed racial abuse issues he is of mixed Nigerian-Australian heritage and drug and alcohol abuse.
Following a gap year after high school, Remk discovered his newfound career path during a brief stint at university. With his fan base steadily growing and an imminent national tour and a music video in the works for the second single from FYGKolawole laughs as he remembers the sangroa of hearing himself played on the radio for the first time.
Divas and Demons is out now. Since Raw x InfinityKolawole has continued to speak out on race issues at shows, on social media and in interviews, informed by some of his own ugly experiences. Get the best of Broadsheet straight to your inbox.
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Recently playing support slots to acts kklawole Pharcyde and Danny Brown, Kolawole has come a long way in a short time. But there will also be many other things that can come through and affect you. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. The year-old is at home in front of our camera and exudes the same youthful exuberance that colours his records.
When you're depressed, you have no confidence and you can't think of anything but sadness. Bopp and Tone Restaurant. Fans initially drawn to live shows by the party favours of breakthrough single Sangria may have been taken aback by Kolawole's stories of personal racism, traced back to his childhood and continuing to this day.
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Recorded over two years at Smith's Oakleigh home studio, Kolawole's illness is laid bare on Divas and Demons. You May Also Like. It shouldn't have got to the point where I had to write a whole album about it, but it did.
While Kolawole made ground with the collaboration, it was his debut LP, Sangriaa People Shitwhich gained him a national audience. He received a modest reception, but honed his skills further while working on a side project, the RunForYourLife collaboration, which collected the Hilltop Hoods Initiative grant for emerging Australian hip-hop talent.
Today, on the eve of his first national tour, he is nostalgic about the unusual genesis of his hip-hop journey. Remi subsequently played to enthusiastic crowds in the US, Europe and the UK, as well as fanatical crowds at festivals kolaaole their own shows in Australia. Kolawole, reni, a brash, ferocious rapper with confident charisma to burn, collaborated with everyone from Flume and Damon Albarn to Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and Sticky Fingers.
He knows that airplay is the key to building an audience for an independent artist. While recovering, Kolawole experienced debilitating writer's block, unable to write about anything other than his malaise, so he decided to channel the demons into diary-style lyrics for the Raw x Infinity follow-up.
The most regular thing about depression is that it usually happens to people you don't expect it samgria.
It might come as a surprise to many that Remi Kolawole who, with producer Justin "Sensible J" Smith, makes up Remi experienced a deep mental crash in the aftermath of the breakthrough, critically acclaimed album, Raw x Infinity. But it seems like there are more people standing alongside us in some of our beliefs, and also educating themselves on some of those beliefs and teaching me things I didn't know.
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Published on 18 July There was much to celebrate and an exciting future seemed assured. The Sydney Morning Herald. Remi Kolawole is standing in his favourite Melbourne hangout, Northside Recordscalling across the shop: