An extended intro both visually and musically creates a vast sense of anticipation before the UK’s own Kojay injects his uniquely storytelling rap style with character and confidence.
Piece Of The Pie is a motivational hip hop track at its core, but there’s a clear edge of identity to everything from the vocal tone to the varied flow of the bars and the detail in the lyrics.
Reflecting on the times and staying focused on the climb, the drive and the journey all at once, Piece Of The Pie feels like an intense yet minimalist anthem for those who pave the way independently.
The fall back and subsequent drop in of the beat brings a level of weight and rhythm that energises. And as a result of all this, the sub-three-minute track feels much more epic than it ought to – resolving to a perfectly satisfying degree as the title-line kicks in to close things down.
Well-crafted, clever and bold in a quiet, spacious kind of a way. An impressive artist, with everything just as needs to be.