• CUK meets Stormzy!

    CUK meets Stormzy!

    It’s been a busy year for Grime Artist Stormzy  from his MOBO nomination to both Fire In The Booth on BBC Radio 1Xtra and of course the release of Dreamers Disease, however on Thursday 25th September the Certified UK team managed to catch up with the Stiff Chocolate himself for a short but sweet interview! Certified -UK: It’s been quite a big year for you in terms of ‘Dreamers Disease’ and ‘Fire In The Booth’, what would you say has […]

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  • Little Simz – Age 101: Drop 2

    Little Simz – Age 101: Drop 2

    “Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better for North London raptress, she suprises again. This year we’ve already seen her support School Boy Q on tour, get a huge co-sign from Hip Hop veteran Snoop Dogg, and make a fan out of our beloved Andre 3000. As if that wasn’t enough for Little Simz, she recently released two E.P’s and was given two nods for this year MOBO Awards. Just to spoil her fans more, she recently followed […]

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  • Clee Clothing – 5th Birthday

    Clee Clothing – 5th Birthday

          “.. I’ve learnt that fear will hold you back, 100x more than any ‘lacks’ you perceive in yourself…” – Cleo Forstater Last night, Clee Clothing 5th birthday celebration brought us a fusion of inspiring fashion, hot talent and love love love all round. The news of the event hit the social world suddenly (two weeks to be precise before the event date) which caused a stir of excitement online which the actual night lived up to. The […]

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  • Yungen Releases ‘Project Black & Red’ Mixtape

    Yungen Releases ‘Project Black & Red’ Mixtape

    Yungen has been in the game a while now and although still only 21, he has a lot to show for himself as an artist, sharing a stage with Emeli Sande and Wretch 32 on the Naughty Boy tour and supporting music legend T Pain at the o2  on Tuesday  (23rd September). Yungen defies the conventional music release pattern by releasing not just one project, but two. The mixtape ‘Project Black & Red‘ sees Yungen cleverly deliver hard rap production with […]

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  • Izzy Bizu – Floating Lamps (Rooftop Session)

    British Soul artist Izzy Bizu shows off her amazing vocals on her recent video release ‘Floating Lamps’. The song is a rendition of her track taken from highly celebrated EP ‘Cool Beanz’. Izzy combines her cool funk and delicate vocals in this video and continues to impress us with her amazing songwriting with this track. The combination of soulful voice and a heart tugging lyrics equates to 3 minutes 46 seconds of music magic. Izzy’s career so far has been […]

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  • Tuki 我爱你 Series EP Review

    Tuki 我爱你 Series EP Review

    ​ Late last year Nehmy put out a track entitled Tuki an interlude to what is the newly Released Tuki 我爱你 Series EP. Having previously explored Nehmy’s work, Tuki (now Episode 2) was our first little taste of the softer lady loving side of the usually trap affiliated rapper.  Tuki samples Cassie’s ‘Me and U’ which is already quite an anthem of seduction;  this pushed Nehmy into a whole new space, and now we get a chance to venture into that space via the EP posted above. […]

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  • Che Lingo hints at new collaborations on upcoming EP

    Che Lingo hints at new collaborations on upcoming EP

    Certified UK sat down with South London rapper Che Lingo after his performance for Happy Days Comedy Show for Ice Cream Parties at Brunel University. The 22-year-old rapper has already worked Leon Jacques, Kojey Radical, George the Poet and such and hints at even more collaborations on his upcoming EP. CUK: How are you Che? Che: I’m good man. Just came off the stage… finished the event in Brunel University. It was a really good gig. A nice, intimate crowd. […]

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  • Bespoke EP – Barney Artist [DOWNLOAD x REVIEW]

    Bespoke EP – Barney Artist [DOWNLOAD x REVIEW]

    So much quality Soul and Hip-Hop music all in one EP, it’s incredible. This is my first time listening in to BARNEY and if I said I was just impressed, that’d be an understatement. It’s fantastically structured, showcasing Barney’s lyrical versatility and talents as an artist as well as the skills of some extremely capable multi-talented artists and producers, including the likes of ALFA MIST, EGO ELLA MAY and EMMAVIE. Its a sophisticated union of Neo-Soul & R&B with some conscious Rap […]

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  • ‘A night to remember!’ – Live and Direct UK Event Review.

    ‘A night to remember!’ – Live and Direct UK Event Review.

    Put the hottest spot in Shorditch , together with the hottest event organisers, partnered with best acts in the UK  and what do you get ? Yep it’s Live and Direct UK!!!  Last night brought us the return of the best showcase in London and deliver it surely did. From the very beginning, the atmosphere was buzzing. The line outside Rich Mix was bustling and disorderly, but we all knew what was about to go down during the night ahead. Before the audience […]

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  • Accidents (Part 5)- George The Poet [SPOKEN WORD]

    Accidents (Part 5)- George The Poet [SPOKEN WORD]

      GEORGE THE POET paints the most accurate image in his latest release “Accidents” (Part 5). The spoken piece tugs the emotional strings of the audience as it highlights the story of a troubled young woman who has just experienced a miscarriage. Without spoiling the plot of the poem too much, the storyline, narrated by the girl’s boyfriend, focuses on their ‘accidental relationship’ and the accidental events which indirectly leads to the accidental loss of life in the first half but […]

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  • An Evening With Nego True 15/8/14 [REVIEW]

    An Evening With Nego True 15/8/14 [REVIEW]

      Even hyperbole wouldn’t be enough to sufficiently describe what spoken word artist NEGO TRUE managed to do in his headline showcase. #AnEveningWithNegoTrue was unforgettable to say the least. The supporting acts were phenomenal. But then again, I expected no less from the members of THE TRUE FAMILY (TTF) and affiliated company with the collective- wordsmiths AYO shut it down as well as duo RARA and RAE POET who educated the audience on why no-one should “Die for a ReTweet”, a reference to the social […]

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  • Always Look Fresh – KY [MUSIC VIDEO]

    Always Look Fresh – KY [MUSIC VIDEO]

    KY’s EP “Nothing But Truth” went straight in to the Top 30 of the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Chart in the week of its release. And, after staying in the chart for the whole week, the video for single “Always Look Fresh” is now available for public viewing. KY clearly is dedicated to fashion, made apparent by his lyrics in the track which profess his desire at all times to be laced with the best apparel out there, maintaining his image of worth […]

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