The UK music industry is a tough place for male artists, with few lucky to experience a long stint at the top. One of the most promising talents making waves this side of the pond at the moment is Shakka, a multi-dimensional singer from London. With his hands in all kinds of pots (singing, songwriting, production and rapping), Shakka has original written all over him and it shows in his material.
Having made his way up thanks to a number of well received EPs (Foolishness Vol.1, and The Shakka Crown Affair), his ‘Shakkapella’ video series of fresh mashups on YouTube and now in the charts with Wretch 32 on Blackout, the only way is up. Check out his creative Shakkapella refix of Frank Ocean’s Thinkin Bout You and click to read on.
Not afraid to experiment, Shakka draws in elements of Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and even Jazz and Electronic music, to produce a distinctive, well-rounded sound. His latest single, Sooner or Later, sums up the artists’ diversity and is available on iTunes here. Peep the music video:
On Take Our Time, my personal favourite from his Shakka Crown Affair EP, Shakka lays his unique vocals over the classic J Dilla beat “So Far To Go” and the result is unusual but dope. The music video is equally as inventive, see for yourself: