Its been a long time coming but Shakka finally drops a new Shakkappella and it is off the rockers!!! Man is actually rapping in FRENCH!!! Ridiculous! No other words needed just watch and listen! Props to House of Alt on the visuals with Shakka who as per usual deliver quality images.
A few weeks ago Shakka dropped a remix to MNEK’s summertime jam “Wrote A Song About You” featuring Shakka flipping the tune on its head and dropping some bars over it too. Obviously it was a banger! So Shakka teamed up with longtime collaborators House Of Alt (guys behind the Shakkapella visuals) to film a quick Lyric video for it. It’s not the full track just Shakka’s bars and a chorus but as expected it is like no other lyric video that you have ever seen! Quality visuals and of course Shakka is a natural in front of the camera. Enjoy!
What can i say about this guy’s rise? Shakka had us all gassing in 2012 with the Shakka Crown Affair and his Shakkappelas earning him rave reviews and new fans. If you had caught his YoYo set in 2012 however you knew he had new material waiting to drop that we all eagerly anticipated but what did he go and do first??? He only landed himself on the lead single from Wretch 32′s sophomore Album “Blackout”. Tune was insane and of course Shakka’s performance was insane but what it did was put him on the screens and into households across Britain. Wretch took him everywhere helping him gain the recognition and spotlight he deserved. Off the back of that he joined the Basement Jaxx crew as a vocalist and earned a support slot on another one of 2013′s big achievers Rudimental. He was hitting the big stages and his fan base was growing as was to be expected from someone as infectious as Shaks.
The core fan base was still waiting for new material though and when it did drop BWOY did it drop. “Tribe” is a masterpiece. There is something for everyone in there taking you on a journey to find out and discover just what this man and his sound is about. He regularly describes it as a blend of Coldplay and Bob Marley and its pretty spot on. The musicianship is incredible with synths, snares and cymbals causing explosions in your eardrums throughout whilst baselines drive all the tracks. There are some gorgeous guitar melodies and solos in their to boot and Shakka’s vocals just bring it all together. Tracks like “Strength of an Ox” and “Go Lady” (why are there not videos for these two tunes) are straight up anthems that deserve to be performed on the biggest stages in the country. If he continues at the pace he is going and keeps the quality i have no doubt it will not be too long before that is a reality. He is a shining light and example to all that the scene can create stars who can play the game their way and win you just gotta put that work in and the talent will shine through. He deserves every success and i am certain he has not peaked just yet. Shakka with two Ks… the future looks bright sir… onwards and upwards!
Few out there thought he could top the lastShakkapella alongside the awesomeness that is Vula but this is soooooo gooooood. Taking a song that for many is a childhood classic and mashing it up in his own unique way with a current pop/R&bB/Dance hit is a stroke of genius. Something that really shouldn’t work but just does! Great performance from Tanya Lacey but as always Shakka steals the show. His light continues to shine bright i don’t think the powers that be can sleep on him for too much longer. Love it!
Also big up House of Alt for the quality visuals job very well done!
Shakka and Vula on a video TOGETHER!!!!! OH MY DAYS!!!! THE HARMONIES!!! THE PERFORMANCE!!! Have I put enough exclamations marks in? Baddest Shakkapella yet Ridiculous this guy gets bigger and bigger. House of Alt on it again with the visuals.
AGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH This is just RIDICULOUS! Another Shakkapella and another innovative and inspired cover from the man like Shakka. Another example of just how awesome this guy is and how massive he will become. What song shall he do next…