• IKES – No Commercial

    IKES – No Commercial

    London recording Ikes recently released the audio to his brand new single ‘No Commercial’. The sound track which is already getting love over in the United States is a pure bass heavy rap record. The track was produced by Freek van Workum, who is better known for his production for B.O.B, Doe B and T.i. The Hackney MC recently gained support from prominent figures from across the Atlantic, including from Dj Whoo Kid. Ikes has been making huge movements around […]

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  • The Boy Meets Man Experiment- Isaac Danquah [REVIEW]

    The Boy Meets Man Experiment- Isaac Danquah [REVIEW]

      Somewhere between exceptional and superstardom, somewhere between Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop, somewhere between Drake and Dwele… Lyricist ISAAC DANQUAH embodies the incredible amounts of talent, versatility, originality and distinctive artistry at the very heart of the rapidly-rising UK entertainment scene. Isaac is what you call a true artiste and his project ‘Boy Meets Man Experiment’ showcases how awesome he is as a pioneer for Rap and Soul-Infused Hip-Hop.   The mixtape is a compilation of conscious hip-hop powered tracks with a […]

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  • Subjectivity Showcase: Equality

    Subjectivity Showcase: Equality

    Building on the success of previous events, one of UK’s thought provoking event ‘Subjectivity’ is back this winter for it’s ‘End of Year special’ showcase. This event will bring together the hottest talent in spoken word and the most epic panel to discuss controversial issues based equality from the male and female perspective. Subjectivity is an entertaining and thought provoking evening, that thrives on the intellectual and interesting debates held on the nights. The night will also have prize give […]

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  • CUK Introducing: Sammy Holmes

    CUK Introducing: Sammy Holmes

    It’s always refreshing to come across fresh talent, working the circuits of the underground, grabbing the attention of fans. With that said it gives Certified UK great pleasure to introduce, UK lyrical heavy weight and new comer Sammy Holmes. When describing an artist that has great flow and versatility in style Sammy Holmes one that comes to mind. The rapper who is quickly grabbing UK hip hop follower’s attention has recently released two singles on his Sound Cloud ‘Laser Lunch’ […]

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  • Image God drops his first GRM Daily #Rated!

    Image God dropped his first ever GRM Daily #Rated debut  just recently on GRM daily’s freestyle series. Image God is often described as being as real as they come, which is most definitely illustrated in this thought provoking piece. He seems to spin bars based on personal life trials, taking it’s listeners though his journey of loss of religion, family, disappointments and his perseverance to achieve through life’s challenges. Take a listen here and let Image God do the talking: […]

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  • Introducing Nií and her new single “WAISTD” !

    Introducing Nií and her new single “WAISTD” !

    Mysterious new artist Nií pronounced “Nee-Yee” (As she would very much like us to remember) has released a new single by the title of “WAISTD” which is set to be on her forthcoming project “Paradoxology”. Paradoxology? That’s intriguing but what exactly dos this mean, you may ask. Well Níí is a lover of scrabble and art and culture but hates tickles and eggs! Wait .. a hater of Eggs? I think we have a rebel on our hands folks! Haha, […]

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  • Stormzy the Problem… Stormzy the Solution.

    Stormzy the Problem… Stormzy the Solution.

    Make no mistake. History was made on Tuesday October 28th 2014. One of the most sacred music slots in television was given to an unsigned grime artist from South East London that not many white, middle-class viewers had heard of before . MOBO winner Stormzy performed his underground anthem ‘Not That Deep’ on the BBC programme ‘Later… With Jools Holland. We need to consider this for a moment. This is the same stage that has been graced by some of […]

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  • Ms Banks – Fire in The Streets

    Ms Banks – Fire in The Streets

    Charlie Sloth is bringing the newest rappers to the forefront,  making noise for themselves, creating enough buzz so that they notices by him & and he has brought Rapper Ms Banks in from of the camera! The South London female lyricist, brings a realness in this freestyle. Hope to hear more from her in the near future. What do you think of it? Follow Ms Banks on Twitter and check out the couple of tracks she has on Soundcloud here […]

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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 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. A very […]

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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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