Jay-Z Inks A Deal With UK Rapper K Koke

Jigga adds the British emcee to his ever expanding Roc Nation roster

Just a week after signing English pop singer Cher Lloyd Jay-Z has once again gone across the pond for talent. His latest signee to the Roc Nation imprint is K Koke, a rapper from the Stonebridge neighborhood of London. According to Bristish music site Soul Culture the deal is a joint venture between Koke’s Suspect Entertainment and Jay’s Roc Nation and parent corporation RCA.

Koke is getting ready to drop his next release, Pure Koke Volume 2. As for his crew Suspect Entertainment was founded in 2005 and features Lefty, Capo, Lil Shan, Leokins, and other UK rappers.

Roc Nation now features a growing list of talent, much of it international, such as Rihanna, J. Cole, Sean Garrett, Willow Smith, and more.

52 Comments

  • Vee'Ess

    K KOKE Best in UK No JOKE, Spits the truth! LONDON!

  • charlie o'leary

    K KOKE IS SHIT HAHA WHAT A SAD BRE, 26 AND JUST GOT SIGNED UP BY RUBBER LIP MAN. BTW I FUCKED YOUR GIRL AND YOUR MUM, DNT TAKE IT PERSONAL ITS JUS COZ UR SHIT AND IM NOT. WOODNARM OUT HERE YOU BATTY MAN !!!!!!!!!

  • jessicareid

    Jay-Z just signed this guy from Toronto as well...YES, ANOTHER WHITE RAPPER!! His name is PRODi-J, very diverse when it comes to signing and rapping! here is my fav song by him http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/en/play/s/6b779d7-178803/ Jay-Z Signs Toronto Native PRODi-J

  • AK

    K KOKE IS STRAIGHT FIRE....IF YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF HOMIE, TAKE HIS SHIT IN....HARDEST SHIT COMING OUT OF LONDON....HOMIE IS REAL BIG OUT HERE IN TORONTO.

  • rdavis.folife

    this coo' n all but how about focusing on pushing the J.COLE album. he's too talented to not come out n shine.

  • oifnwe

    This dude is sickk Check out his BBC 1xtra freestyle. suprisingly verry good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgtYHlKhqA

  • Anonymous

    he is a sickkkk check out his BBC 1xtra Freestyle, suprised me a lot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgtYHlKhqA

  • j

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............

  • Scottie Minor

    white people try so hard to look black rap musik or hip hop was created by black people... so when another race does it ... it looks funny... white people always trying to be black... you wiggas watch to many movies... these rappers that u white people listen to ... half of yor favorite rappers dont even like white people... the biggest joke of all time in musik history is (vanilla ice)everybody makes fun of him.... and yo tell me why u see a white boy with a doo rag on... that shit is to funny... eminem rockin a doo rag and shit lol he cant get no waves in hiz hair ... and dont say eminem is hood or gangster ... he grew up in fucking 8 mile in a trailer lol lol lol ..thats why he's not a real lyricist ... thats why most of his raps are about playing and joking... he raps about killing his mom and how he hates his wife lol... now nas is a real lyricist.. he's a good storyteller ... when nas raps ...you get hyped up because u can feel what he's talking about.. nas puts you right there at the scene when he raps ... who the fuk can relate to wanting to kill their mom and their wife .. thatz corny white boy shit... eminem trys so hard to act black ...trying moving his body like a black person lol lol lol lol lol .. white people please dont try and dance like us or dress like us ...... it looks to funnnnnnnnnnnnny

    • magmatic123

      you ever heard of being a product of your envirnment... swagg and struggle dont have a race. its black and white unemployment, suicides, murders rape, opression, every race has a ghetto. my friends brother is white he stitting in prison for murder just like a black dude would so dont tell me a white dude cant be a thug. cleveland nigga

    • Dx253

      @Scottie-Yo B you hella hating on this dude. Knowing you don't have half the flows as cats like Em, Yelawolf, and K-Koke. Your light skinned hating ass. My daughter is half Mexican/White and she's darker than you fool. You want to talk about white boys. UK or US if you got flows, you got flows, regardless of the skin color or where your from.

    • TRUTHENOLA

      Dude you're crazy ignorant. eminem has lyrical skills and story telling ability. you feel Nas cause maybe you grew up in a similar environment,,. some white kids grew up exactly like eminem, and deal with the situations he is talking about.personally im a huge Jay-z fan cause i love his choice in topics and have seen his growth, but my first cassette was whodini, my second one was de la soul 3 feet high and rising. so i know real skill and lyrical ability, you makeing hip hop a color thing just shows your ignorance dude. keep down loading waka flocka and gucci baby . you a bad look for hip hop.

    • Je moeder

      Like us? you aint even half black urself you ignorant motherfucker. And i dont think any white guy would like to look like you with ur rapist mustache and that retarded look on ur face

  • Jay Luciano

    K koke got mad skills.. good move HOVA

  • Danny B

    WOT'S WRONG WITH ALL THESE AMERICAN'S HATING ON THE WHITE BOYS MAKING REAL HIP HOP?? IF YOU CAME OVER TO THE U.K YOU WOULD REALISE WE DON'T HAVE BLACK AND WHITE. WE IN THIS TOGETHER. OUR MAJOR CITIES LIKE LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, MANCHESTER etc ARE THE MOST MULTI COULTURAL PLACES ON EARTH. WE DON'T DO RACISM. REAL HIP HOP IS ABOUT TELLING YOUR OWN STORY LIKE IT IS. HOW ARE YOU LOT GONNA MAKE THESE NARROW MINDED COMMENTS WHEN ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS ALIVE IS WHITE (EMINEM) THE U.K TAKING OVER ANYWAY. IF YOU DON'T KNOW K KOKE GOT SKILLS THEN GO YOUTUBE AND TYPE IN "K KOKE - FIRE IN THE BOOTH"

    • onthereal

      EXACTLY. The UK doesn't do racism on a white rapper. UK is all multicultural. It's different to the US. Theres just as many whites out there livin rough as blacks. im sayin this guy did, i dont know. but i just thought id throw that in for those of u americans who are ignorant.

    • Paul McDonald

      first sensible comment i seen on here, LISTEN BEFORE YOU JUDGE, this guy is sick

  • Rachael Misek

    Cleveland Indians? Maybe he is a Bone Thugs fan.

  • Thomas

    koke signd publishing deal wid roc nation. hes not signed to them as a artist. he justt signd a deal wid rca. i live in stonebridge endz so i no

  • jDOT

    This some sort of sick joke? Lol.

  • Au Pied De Cochon

    Yeah I just listened to this dude on Youtube.........................he's never gonna put an album out, cornball wigger bitch.

  • da1

    Jay signing all these acts and only less then half of these cats are going to drop. I think he just signing people just to make his label look big. When is j.cole going to drop? When is Willow smith going to drop? When will this cat that this article is talking about is going to drop?

    • G

      Cole gets NO exposure. Explain that (not fussing, just sayin). Electronica is too early. Willow.......eh. Cole is not even getting a OUNCE of exposure in ANYTHING. I see the same for Boy Jay Elec and Cole past Spring. I think jay did the right thing by signing Cole and Electronica. As for Willow.......eh. IMO those 2 MCs are much better than Hov. If he sighed eLZhi or Blu, it'd be a rap.

    • Angelo Jaramillo

      I forgot to mention this was BARELY posted not more then a few hours ago. The guy hasn't even settled into Roc Nation. You got to atleast give them a chance to put something out there about him even being on Roc Nation other then a confirmed signing. I'm not even a Jay-Z fan but damn.

    • Angelo Jaramillo

      You act like he signed them years ago.. He Signed J. Cole, Willow Smith, & Jay Electronica not very long ago. Cole said himself his album is being worked on and was not completely finished. He has his single, "Who Dat" out and is constantly doing interviews and being on radio shows. He also has been doing a handful of features on big name artists tracks. Jay Electronica recently got that endorsement with Moutain Dew, and states he's working on some sort of release too. Electronica is always quite elusive with his work and what he drops though, so you can't really expect to hear a lot on him. Willow Smith has a hit single out and is milking all the cash off it. She will probably drop another 1 or 2 singles and then Drop her debut album. It's a little early to already be implying they won't drop when J. Cole was the first artist signed to Roc Nation which honestly wasn't THAT long ago.

  • SCOTTIE CRACKER

    i got 2O G'S FOR A NIGGUH THAT BRING ME SCOTTIE MINERS HEAD. P.S. Young Cracker

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  • Anonymous

    I can't believe people are dickriding Jay-z over this lol

  • jemepea

    @scottie UK is different than the states don't hate why does everyone always bring up race???

  • UnOrthoDox23

    ...but that's not legendary UK rapper Lowkey.

  • Nico 3

    Scottie: A real thug wouldn't be on-line. He'd be in a line-up.

  • Scottie Minor

    looks like a wigga to me ...white people shouldn't have the right to judge who's corny or not or what rap song is hot or not..... ... a lot of malibu's most wanted on here lol lol...look at all these wiggas on a black website trying to be black...white people still feel they can comment on hip hop... how can u comment on something if its not a part of your culture... white people try so hard to be black.. you know how stupid u look when u try and act and dress black... they made a movie making fun of white people trying to be black (malibu most wanted)... how does it feel to listen to something u can't relate to... for an example.. when you listen to nas (second childhood)or (destroy & rebuild) or too short (the ghetto)or watch (boyz n the hood)... how can a white person relate to any of those... you cant really get into the song white people because u dont go through what they rapping about... u got some white people on here commenting saying they live in the hood... first off lets define (hood)... just cause you or yor boyz slang a lil crakk and hang on the corner (thats not the hood).... just cause u and yor boyz own a gun (thats not tha hood).... just cause one of yor boyz got murked (thats not tha hood)... jus cause u shot someone (thatz not the tha hood)... know in the real hood . the housing authority... when a white person walks through the projects.. everybody starts looking at him for to rob him or sell him drugs.. when a white person shows up in my hood or housing authority .. everbody jus stop and look with they mouth open... cause they gonna either rob that muthafuker or serve him... i seen a thousand times a white wigga come in the hood trying to black and get hiz goofy azz robbed... whu got that (hood 2 hood)dvd... they go through every hood in the united states jus about.. not one white person on the whole dvd... lol lol lol.... to all the white people trying to be black ... hip hop is for black race created by the black race... go look at a paul wall video and look at the way he moves his body trying to look black .. that shit never comes out right.. cause white people have no Rhythm.... thats like the funnyiest thing when whites act or dance black lol lol lol lol lol

    • Danny B

      WOT'S WRONG WITH ALL THESE AMERICAN'S HATING ON THE WHITE BOYS MAKING REAL HIP HOP?? IF YOU CAME OVER TO THE U.K YOU WOULD REALISE WE DON'T HAVE BLACK AND WHITE. WE IN THIS TOGETHER. OUR MAJOR CITIES LIKE LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, MANCHESTER etc ARE THE MOST MULTI COULTURAL PLACES ON EARTH. WE DON'T DO RACISM. REAL HIP HOP IS ABOUT TELLING YOUR OWN STORY LIKE IT IS. HOW ARE YOU LOT GONNA MAKE THESE NARROW MINDED COMMENTS WHEN ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS ALIVE IS WHITE (EMINEM) THE U.K TAKING OVER ANYWAY. IF YOU DON'T KNOW K KOKE GOT SKILLS THEN GO YOUTUBE AND TYPE IN "K KOKE - FIRE IN THE BOOTH" open ya narrow mind u racist clown

    • nath

      for one you gotta be some fascist joker to waist your time and keep replying to this guy, your really no better, thats my word!!!

    • Anonymous

      "white people have no ryhthm"..... um, i believe that one of the best rappers EVER, and definately one with the best FLOW (or rythm) is..... um...... WHITE (and i aint no stan). i hope a real crip'll step up and smoke ure ass

    • Angelo Jaramillo

      How can you even define hip hop as being for, "blacks". Do you ever listen to the fathers of hip hop? The experienced leaders that have been in the world of hip hop for over decades now? Not only is hiphop really just too damn young to even brand yet, there are countless white people, indian people, black people, mexican people, all races you can imagine just killing tracks. It's people like you who keep hip hop from growing by making others who are impressionable by your opinion not want to listen to hip hop because you made them feel out of place. Hip Hop has a million different styles within it's self. You know why? Because It is DIVERSE. Can you catch that? Do you get that? DIVERSE. Your saying people can't relate unless they are black, had a rough up bringing, and committed crimes. Your putting hip hop and your own self in a box. This shit's bigger then you. Let me guess, you only explore one part of hip hop. Maybe JUST gangster rap perhaps? If you love hip hop so much and it was made just for you how come you know nothing about it? If I were you I would go and do some research, come back, write another long ignorant ass comment about how it's made for only one group of people, and I'll shoot it down cause I actually am not close minded.

    • YOUAJOKE

      SCOTTIE YOU LOOK HALF WHITE YOU DUMBASS... YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO QUESTION ANYONE WITH THAT BIT A FLUFF ON YOUR TOP LIP

    • Kerosene

      Wow... speaking of talking about something that you have no authority on... it's clear that this fuckin idiot has probably never even left his city in his entire life. If he had seen or realized anything about the rest of the world, or at least took the time to do a lil research to have any real grasp on what the fuck he's TRYING to talk about, then he'd know that America is one of the only places where race and class (especially the "hood") and thrown together so tightly. In the rest of the world (especially the UK), that changes DRASTICALLY. But I'm not gonna get into that or take the time to go in on this El Debarge gay-ass internet thug. But I will say, if he knew ANYTHING about the hood Koke is from (Stonebridge), then he'd think much harder before he speaks out his ignorant ass mouth.

    • scottie fucks minors

      dude looks like a lite skin steve harvey

    • what's wrong with yall?

      YOU GUYS ARE STILL RESPONDING TO THIS LOSER? HE'S BEEN POSTIN THE SAME CRAP FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS NOW, I'M SURE JUST TO UPSET PEOPLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE STOP FALLING FOR HIS BUSLLSHIT AND STOP ENTERTAINING HIM BY RESPONDING TO HIM

    • AnonymousUser

      Either this dude "Scottie" is dumb as hell or he has some balls to link up his FB page with HHDX! No offense, but you (Scottie) look like a MEXICANO! JAJAJA! Maybe even half-white! What makes you think you say "nigga" this, "nigga" that? You ain't look like NO NIGGA TO ME! You look like a fake ass PUNK! What the fuck do you know about black culture then, Cheech? You're a fuckin' clown, man. "Malibu's Most Wanted".. I bet you watch that clown-ass movie every night, don't you? That movie was for fun.. you're just a fuckin' hater. Like others say.. why are these black artists these days dressing up in tight jeans and shades? Why did Jay-Z sign a wigga if he didn't think he was hot on the mic? OMG, is Jay-Z betraying his race then?! Fuck outta here. You're fuckin' stupid, dude. Obviously someone like Jay-Z don't sit on a computer all day bringing up race and shit. He's a businessman, yeah, but I'm sure he doesn't have the mind of a peanut like you do, Scottie Majorfail! Fuck outta here with that shit!

    • Anonymous

      why do you fucking idiots even respond. He's obviously not listening. He posts this shit under every article. Why the fuck are you responding dumbass.

    • Rob Outten

      "How can you comment on something if it's not a part of your culture". My response to that statement: by respectfully trying to learn, understand it and embrace it. How is your post anymore constructive than cultural appropriation? It's not. 1) Hip-hop is more than the negative aspects a hood life--which your post primarily focused on. You can grow up in the hood surrounded by hip-hop culture and not sell crack and bust guns. There is more to the Black experience than that. 2) There are plenty of White people in hip-hop who make valuable contributions to the art form that is hip-hop (e.g., Apathy, Brother Ali, Celph Titled, The Alchemist). 3) There are plenty of Black people within hip-hop who contribute nothing whatsoever to hip-hop culture (e.g., Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane). For what it's worth I'm Black and proud. Happy MLK Day!

  • kennyken

    what? man that's why i treat rap music like i treat new friends. they may be cool, but that's 1 less person i gotta get to know.

  • LCDB

    its good to see different artists sign to roc nation, kokes been goin hard chek dis freestyle

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    jay-z! doez it again. roc nation iz growin n2 a huge force. cum money betta fall back. we gon take ova diz year. RNGMB BITCH!

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