K Koke

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K Koke
Birth nameKevin Georgiou
Born (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 34)
OriginStonebridge, London
GenresBritish hip hop
Years active2005–present
Roc Nation (2011–2013)
Universal Music (2015–present)
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, He is best known for his Fire in the Booth freestyle on Charlie Sloth's show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, which has accumulated over 13 million YouTube views.[1][2]

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.[3][4][5]

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 and in 2015 signed with Universal Music.

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 associate named Levi who was remanded in custody pending trial in October 2011.[6][7] The victim was shot in the back.[6] Koke stood trial on 4 October 2011 and was acquitted of all charges on 3 November 2011 after 7 months remand.[8]



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
FFF Prison
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Label: USG Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download


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 Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 3
  • Released: 10 January 2012
  • Label: Homealone/USG Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download
Pure Koke: Volume 4 UK: 60
  • Released: 7 July 2017
  • Label: USG Entertaintment
  • Format: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
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)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgtYHlKhqA
  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. 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. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "K Koke > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland: