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Coco

Sheffield, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Sheffield, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Coco- Q&A"

1) If you had to explain who Coco is, how would you describe yourself?

Im a crazy Northerner. A Sheffield MC with a lot of energy and originality.

2) For those in the United States who have no idea what Grime is. What is it and how has it influenced you?

Grime is a true representation of UK Hip Hop. Its a great way to express yourself and your surroundings.

3) Some may think you are a new artist but you've been producing music grime music for close to 10 years. How have you been able to develop as an artist since then? Why do you think some people are starting to now know who you are after 10 years, do you think your development has played a role?

Up North people have known me for a long time. I've worked and collaborated with some great people, which has immensely helped my development. In the last 12 months i have been getting more music to radio which greatly helps my exposure.


4) Do you have any plans to work on converting or creating the grime sound in a way that it can translate over to the United States? Like covering a United States hit song but in grime form?

Im not really into covering tracks, i dont feel that's necessary. We don't need to translate grime to an American market, let's just keep creating and let the music do the talking. The American seem to be happy lapping it up at the moment, which is sick, let's just keep that energy going.

5) Are there any artists in the United States that you've worked with or would love to work with? Vic Mensa and OT Genasis have talked about mixing and meddling in grime.


I would love to work with the Godfather, Dr Dre! Who wouldn't? All roads lead back to Dre, it would be immense to work with him.
6) I've watched several videos of you freestyling, are you a big freestyler? Over here, you can either be a freestyler or a rapper. Not everyone can be both, in the grime scene over there, do you feel like i's important for artists to be able to make grime music and also freestyle well?

This really comes back to your originality. I personally love that im able to Freestyle & Rap, but i fully appreciate that every artist is different.

7) Who are some of your influences within Grime and around where you are? Do you have any influences from the states?

The scene in the UK at the moment is big! Stormzy, Skepta, JME & Wiley are leading the pack and nailing it. AJ Tracey is another good artist who is coming through...


8) What was the meaning behind "Target Practice"? what inspired the lyrics for it?

Once i heard the beats i knew exactly how the flow would go... My inspiration is normally having a great beat to write too.


9) I've noticed on your Twitter that you've posted Skepta several time, is Skepta one of the leaders of Grime now? A fan favorite and a favorite of yours? If so, why?

Skepta is the man. He's been doing this for years - flying the flag for Grime - worldwide!

10) What can we expect from you in the future? Any future projects or tracks?

Im busy busy busy....
My next release is Sept 25th - Big Bou Yah
Then in November i have a collaboration being released with my fam in Sheffield, Sticky Blood.
Expect lots of music over the next 12 months. -


"My G"

COCO || MY G
RELEASE: 16/06/16 || IMPACT: 12/08/16 || LABEL: INDEPENDENT


Knocking out punchlines and hooks like a heavyweight champ, Coco drops the almighty ‘My G’.

Police sirens, check.
Big, dutty bassline, check.
Smoking lyrics and fire bars, check.

Yes, the mighty Coco comes straight off the back of his massive ‘Big N Serious’ Remix, featuring AJ Tracey and Nadia Rose, and the recent announcement of his first ever headline show at the London O2 Academy2, Islington on September 22nd (www.gigsandtours.com), to deliver his brand new single.

Having soared in to 2016 being named in Mixmag, as one of Annie Mac’s artists to watch, Coco has proven over and above as to why he earned the title. Gaining an unprecedented amount of support from music tastemakers and fans, thanks to his intoxicating flows, witty and lyrical bars and his energetic punchlines, Coco has been regularly featured on the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist with further support across Capital Xtra, Kiss FM, Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show and even seen him deliver an almighty Fire in the Booth for BBC DJ Charlie Sloth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onB7BP2DZAE

The summer is set to take the Sheffield ambassador to new levels once again having been named by Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens, to represent BBC Introducing on their stage at Glastonbury, which will be followed by performances at Bestival, Red Bull’s Manchester Carnival and Ibiza Rocks.

Prepare to hear this one throughout the Summer, it’s one for the skankers, the carnival crew and the straight up vibsing crew, ‘My G’ is about to shut it down!

Official Links: || Twitter: @TheCocoUK || Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCocoUK ||
|| Soundcloud: TheCocoUK ||


For press and interview enquiries: || shireen@tenletter.co.uk || @TenLetterPR ||
For TV & Radio Enquiries: || cat@tenletter.co.uk || 07793 206 262 ||@TenLetterPR || - TenLetterPR


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Still working on that hot first release.

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