K Koke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from I Ain't Perfect)
Jump to: navigation, search
K Koke
Birth name Kevin Georgiou
Born (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 31)
Origin Harlesden, London, England
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2005–present
Labels U.S.G.
Roc Nation (2011–2013)
Universal Music (2015–present)
Associated acts USG Charlie Sloth Rita Ora Jay Z
Website usgent.com
RocNation.com/K Koke

Kevin Georgiou (born 22 May 1985), better known by his stage name K. Koke, is a British rapper of Greek Cypriot descent from Stonebridge, North West London, He is best known for his Fire in the Booth freestyle on Charlie Sloth's show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, which has accumulated over seven million YouTube views.[1]

Music career[edit]

Koke is part of UK rap crew USG.

His first mixtape, Pure Koke Volume One, was given away for free on various online outlets. Following extensive radio play, Koke signed a deal with Roc Nation.[2][3][4]

At the time of signing to Roc Nation, Koke was preparing to release Pure Koke Volume Two. He released visuals for singles "Nobody But Us", "Lord Knows" and "Streets Are Cold", the latter of which features Birmingham's Malik MD7. Koke's music career 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.

Koke was later dropped from Roc Nation.

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.[5][6] The victim was shot in the back.[5] Koke stood trial on 4 October 2011 and was acquitted of all charges on 3 November 2011 after 7 months remand.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
I Ain't Perfect

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
[8]
SCO
[9]
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. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgtYHlKhqA
  2. ^ Jay-Z Inks a Deal With UK Rapper K Koke. www.hiphopdx.com.
  3. ^ Jay-Z Adds Britain's K Koke To Roc Nation. RTTNews, www.rttnews.com.
  4. ^ Jay-Z Signs UK Rapper K Koke To Roc Nation. www.prefixmag.com.
  5. ^ a b "Stonebridge rapper K Koke charged with Harlesden shooting". Kilburn Times. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Stonebridge rapper K Koke to stand trial for attempted murder in October". Kilburn Times. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "K Koke > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company. 
  9. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland: