Official Music Video Drop for Memorial Day Titled ‘Vietnam” by KOTA the Friend

photo credit: Leandro Lara

On Memorial Day, Brooklyn’s own hip hop artist and producer, Kota the Friend, unveiled his latest music video for “Vietnam,” a track from his acclaimed album “Lyrics to Go Volume 5.” The video serves as a heartfelt homage to his grandfather, who fought in the Vietnam War, and to all veterans who have faced the horrors of combat.

The song “Vietnam” stands out as a deeply personal tribute, illustrating the bravery and sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans through the intimate perspective of Kota’s family history. It blends Kota’s sharp lyrical skills with evocative beats, crafting a narrative that not only honors his grandfather’s valor but also shines a light on the often overlooked struggles of veterans.

Expressing his connection to the track, Kota the Friend shared, “This song is very close to my heart. It reflects the stories I grew up hearing about my grandfather’s experiences in Vietnam. With this video, I want to honor him and all the veterans who served under incredibly challenging circumstances.”

The decision to release the video on Memorial Day was purposeful, aiming to underscore the significance of reflecting on and respecting the enduring impacts faced by veterans long after their service. The release acts as a poignant reminder of the personal ties many hold to significant historical events, vividly brought to life through the universal language of music.

Fans can stream “Vietnam” from the “Lyrics to Go Volume 5” album on all major music platforms. The music video is now available for viewing on Kota the Friend’s official YouTube channel, providing a visual and emotional complement to the deeply reflective track.

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