Born in a ditch and you die in a box
But I’m on a mission, a man of ambition
Released back in 2020 with features from Joey Bada$$ and Bas, BQE starts off with an old school soulful trumpet before the beat drops and Kota the Friend goes in. Off his sophomore album Everything, Kota pays homage to his hometown of Brooklyn (BQE is an acronym for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) and recruits his fellow NYC artists for the ride. BQE was released during the peak of Covid back in the spring of 2020 so it’s understandable if you missed it when it dropped, but there’s no excuse now for not giving BQE a home on your Spotify favorites.
Kota released the time capsule-esque visuals for the 2020 single when it originally came out too.