Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ inauguration playlist is taking Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend‘s career to new heights … and he’s additionally giving due to Lupita Nyong’o.
Kota the Friend’s camp tells TMZ … the unbiased rapper was blindsided when his monitor, “Lupita’s Interlude,” was the primary tune within the official inauguration playlist, and now he’s reaping the advantages of a presidential shoutout.
Ever since Kota was included on the 46-song playlist alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder, his collab with Lupita has loved an enormous spike in listeners on Spotify and Apple Music, with streams growing over 90% to 2.5 million complete.
Not unhealthy for a Kota tune that doesn’t even function his vocals … it’s simply 1 minute of Lupita reciting a spoken phrase poem about issues that imply every little thing to her. The monitor’s the interlude to Kota’s 2020 album, “Everything.”
Kota’s reps say he’s additionally getting plenty of eyeballs on social media … over 10,000 new Instagram followers, over 11,000 new likes on his Facebook web page and over 13,500 new followers on Spotify.
Hey, it helps to have a ticket with 81 million votes in your aspect.
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Kota the Friend tells TMZ … Lupita’s transferring phrases should have been the driving pressure in getting the tune on the playlist, and he hopes the therapeutic nature of their work might help the nation heal.