K Koke

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K Koke
K Koke in 2021
K Koke in 2021
Background information
Birth nameKevin Georgiou
Born (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 36)
Stonebridge, London, England
Genres
Years active2005–present
LabelsU.S.G. (2005-present)
Roc Nation (2011–2013)
Universal Music (2015–present)

Kevin Georgiou (born 22 May 1985), known professionally as K Koke, is a British rapper from Stonebridge, North-West London. He is best known for his "Are You Alone" Diss track and Fire in the Booth freestyle on Charlie Sloth's show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, which has accumulated over 20 million YouTube views.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

His first mixtape, Pure Koke Volume One, was given away for free on various online outlets. Following extensive radio play, he signed a deal with Roc Nation.[3][4][5]

At the time of signing to Roc Nation, Georgiou was preparing to release Pure Koke Volume Two. He released visuals for singles "Nobody But Us" feat Abel Miller, "Lord Knows" feat Don Jaga and "Streets Are Cold" which features Birmingham's UK rap veteran Malik MD7. However, his 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 his disappearance.

Georgiou was later dropped from Roc Nation and in 2015 signed with Universal Music.

Attempted murder trial[edit]

Georgiou was charged with the attempted murder of an unidentified 27-year-old football player at Harlesden station on 9 March 2011 along with associate named Levi who was remanded in custody pending trial in October 2011.[6][7] The victim was shot in the back.[6] Georgiou stood trial on 4 October 2011 and was acquitted of all charges on 3 November 2011 after seven months on remand.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
I Ain't Perfect
  • Released: 31 October 2021
  • Label: STAY BIZZY
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Koke, Vol II
  • Released: 25 March 2011
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
FFF Prison
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Label: USG Entertainment
  • 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: 25 March 2011
  • Label: USG Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 3
  • Released: 10 January 2012
  • Label: Homealone/USG Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 4 UK: 60
  • Released: 7 July 2017
  • Label: USG Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[9]
SCO
[10]
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. ^ "K Koke - Fire in the Booth Part 1". YouTube. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ Gibbins, Paul (1 March 2016). "Which MC Recorded the Greatest 'Fire in the Booth'?". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ Jay-Z Inks a Deal With UK Rapper K Koke Archived 22 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. www.hiphopdx.com.
  4. ^ Jay-Z Adds Britain's K Koke To Roc Nation. RTTNews, www.rttnews.com.
  5. ^ Jay-Z Signs UK Rapper K Koke To Roc Nation. www.prefixmag.com.
  6. ^ a b "Stonebridge rapper K Koke charged with Harlesden shooting". Kilburn Times. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Stonebridge rapper K Koke to stand trial for attempted murder in October". Kilburn Times. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "K Koke > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland: