UTM ARTIST

IYKZ

Hip Hop | London

TRACK LISTING

TRACK

MOOD

BPM

3 Sides

Hip Hop

90

Alone

Hip Hop

73

Heart Surgery

Hip Hop

85

ISSA LIE

Hip Hop

75

Kilo

Hip Hop

55

Mood

Hip Hop

60

On The Run ft. Maleek Berry

Hip Hop

70

Paint Me Ugly

Hip Hop

60

ROOTS

Hip Hop

90

Show Me Mercy ft. Maleek Berry (Rhodymajor remix)

Hip Hop

53

Show Me Mercy ft. Maleek Berry

Hip Hop

105

Your Body

Hip Hop

107

Sick & Tied

Hip Hop

83

They Know ft. Maleek Berry

Hip Hop

98

About IYKZ

Having begun his journey of music at the tender age of 14 as a garage MC, IYKZ hailing from the north side of Hackney, honed his musical skills by studying the crafts of some of the greats such as Tupac, Biggie, Michael Jackson and more.

IYKZ was committed to finishing his education. Whilst studying for a degree at University, he found a small following on Myspace after being pushed to make a profile by a friend. This lead to his first mixtape ‘P2P’ with his music videos featured by platforms such as GRM Daily & All HipHop. Rave reviews on IYKZ’ ‘Warm Up Session’ for SB.TV lead to the creator Jamal Edwards MBE later featuring it in the company’s advert for Google Chrome, broadcasted in 2012.

That same year saw IYKZ work closely with old friend and now Afropop artist Maleek Berry on his next 3 projects with collaborations from artists such as Scorcher, Jermaine Riley and Afrobeats superstar Davido.

After 6 years under alias Ikes, the rebranded IYKZ was to revisit his Hackney routes on 2017 mixtape “Kings Crescent on Queens Drive” containing singles such as ‘KILO’ and ‘They Know (Wan Mo)’ ft Maleek Berry.

Feb 2018 saw IYKZ release project ‘Closure’ which proved to be his most focused and honest material to date. Based around the break-up with ex-girlfriend, IYKZ used 7 songs as therapy to deal with the trauma and healing process.

Synergy with old friend Maleek Berry came about once more in their 2019 Summer anthem ‘Show Me Mercy’ produced by Legendary Beatz (Wizkid, NSG, Skepta, Drake). This year would also see IYKZ collaborate with ‘underrated legend’ Cadet before his untimely demise. The song has yet to be released, although IYKZ sees it as just another chapter to his intricate story.

A series of online freestyles, content pieces and singles such “Sick & Tied” & “Roots” kept IYKZ busy as he adapted to the lockdown, now recording himself in his simple yet efficient home studio setup.

“It’s a volume game now; in the past I’ve been way too precious with my material. This climate gives me a chance to stay consistent, hungry and create forward…” – IYKZ

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