Kota the Friend Net Worth $750 Thousand
Avery Marcel Joshua Jones (born October 16, 1992), known by his stage name Kota the Friend, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Kota the Friend released his debut mixtape, Palm Tree Liquor in 2016, followed by his second mixtape Paloma Beach in 2017. In 2018, he released his first independent studio album Anything. In 2019, he released Foto, followed by Lyrics to GO, Vol. 1 in January 2020 and Everything in late May. Kota then went on to release Lyrics to GO, Vol.2 in January 2021 and To Kill A Sunrise with Statik Selektah in March 2021.
Kota the Friend has remained an independent act throughout his career—turning down 3 major record labels; instead, creating his own label and apparel store FLTBYS. He frequently cites a do-it-yourself mentality, such as filming his own music videos, recording within a home setup, and producing most of his discography. His mentality was fueled by a desire for freedom and to avoid the sense of musical confinement.
In his third studio album Foto, Kota featured appearances from artists Saba and Hello Oshay. Focusing on mellow and jazzy beats, it was praised by many for its quality and attention to detail. Foto was ranked the 17th best hip-hop album of 2019 by Rolling Stone. He subsequently embarked on his first headlining tour, called the Foto Tour.
His fourth studio album, Everything, featured appearances from artists such as Joey Badass, Bas, and KYLE, among others. In addition, he featured actress Lupita Nyong’o and actor Lakeith Stanfield in interludes. The album went on to peak at number 162 on the Billboard 200.