K Koke

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K. Koke
Birth name Kevin Georgiou
Born (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 29)
Origin Stonebridge, London, England
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2005–present
Labels

U.S.G.

Roc Nation (2011 - 2013)
Associated acts USG Charlie Sloth Rita Ora
Website usgent.com
RocNation.com/K Koke

Kevin Georgiou (born 22 May 1985), better known by his stage name K. Koke, is an English rapper of Greek Cypriot descent from Stonebridge, North West London.

Music career[edit]

He is part of one of the UK's most popular underground rap crews U.S.G.

His first mixtape Pure Koke Volume One was an underground success. Volume 1 was given away for free on various online outlets. Having gained considerable critical acclaim within the UK rap scene, he has recently signed with Roc Nation of Sony Music Entertainment and RCA.[1][2][3] Koke was given the chance to do a Fire In The Booth By Charlie Sloth, which helped Koke progress in his career.

Although just being signed to Roc Nation, K Koke was in the process of releasing the most anticipated "Pure Koke Volume two". He released visuals for 'Nobody But Us' & 'Lord Knows' which were instant hits on YouTube racking up thousands of views within days. He also released a video for 'Streets Are Cold', featuring Birmingham's Malik MD7. With Koke very much in the promotion stage for his highly anticipated mixtape, it was stopped abruptly as he was arrested for attempted murder. This meant 'Pure Koke: Volume 2' was released with very little promotion due to K Koke's absence.

Furthermore K Koke has been dropped from the record company ROC Nation as he was not meeting requirements.

Attempted murder trial[edit]

Koke was charged with the attempted murder of an unidentified 27-year-old football player at Harlesden train station on 9 March 2011 along with four teenagers, who were remanded in custody pending trial in October 2011.[4][5] The victim was shot in the back.[4] Koke's record deal with Roc Nation has not been affected by his arrest. Koke stood trial on 4 October 2011 and was acquitted of all charges on 3 November 2011 after 7 months on remand.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
I Ain't Perfect
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Roc Nation/Sony Music Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Koke, Vol II
  • Released: 25 March 2011
  • Label: Sony Music Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Mixtape details
Pure Koke: Volume 1
  • Released: 8 April 2010
  • Label: Suspect ENT/Ruthless Records
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 2
  • Released: 11 April 2011
  • Label: USG Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 3
  • Released: 1 October 2012
  • Label: Homealone/USG Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
SCO
[8]
2012 "Turn Back"
(featuring Maverick Sabre)
70 I Ain't Perfect
2013 "Lay Down Your Weapons"
(featuring Rita Ora)
18 19
2013 "My Time"
(featuring Bridget Kelly)
52
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jay-Z Inks a Deal With UK Rapper K Koke. www.hiphopdx.com.
  2. ^ Jay-Z Adds Britain's K Koke To Roc Nation. RTTNews, www.rttnews.com.
  3. ^ Jay-Z Signs UK Rapper K Koke To Roc Nation. www.prefixmag.com.
  4. ^ a b "Stonebridge rapper K Koke charged with Harlesden shooting". Kilburn Times. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Stonebridge rapper K Koke to stand trial for attempted murder in October". Kilburn Times. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "K Koke > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company. 
  8. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland: