10 things you didnt know about Shakka (the guy in the Wretch32 ‘Blackout’ tune)


You may have heard of Shakka recently because of his duo with Wretch32 ‘Blackout’ currently in the charts.  What a tuunnnee for the summer!  If, like us, you immediately fell for the guys velvety smooth vocals on the track, you’ll want to find out more … so here it is …. 10 things you didn’t know about Shakka.

1.  Shakka is of Dominican origin, and his father was guitarist and producer of reggae band “The Foreigners Crew”

2.  Shakka grew up in  Notting Hill, London, England

3.  He has a band called ‘The Shakkapellas’ that produce accapella covers on you tube

4.  Shakka can beat box 🙂

5.  Rita Ora wants to work with him

6.  Shakka likes to play his own version of ‘Simon Says’ during live performances called ‘Shakka Says’

7.  He was a runner-up in the MTV Brand New Unsigned 2013 competition

8.  Shakka describes his vibe as if he was “Bob Marley and Chris Martins love child (and Andre 3000‘s cousin)!!”

9.  Shakka has a single out called ‘Sooner or Later’ (watch it below)

10.  Shakka studied Music Production and Theory, Classical Piano, Percussion and Vocals at CYM (centre for young musicians) in London

‘Take our Time’ is also a pretty cool chilled song from Shakka – back from 2011. Enjoy…