A singer/songwriter, who created a Fixers music video in 2011, is releasing a single with a top UK rapper.
Rising star, Shakka Philip from Notting Hill was featured on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show after teaming up with UK rapper, Wretch 32.
The 23-year-old, whose Fixers music video promoted respect between men and women, was delighted to be given the chance to perform alongside Wretch 32.
‘It was nice collaborating with somebody who is as passionate about music as me,’ Shakka says.
‘Wretch is amazing and somebody I definitely look up to, so working with him on "Blackout" was amazing. And to have your work played on the radio, well, there’s nothing better than that.’
Shakka’s project with Fixers saw him produce a music video titled ‘Water in London’ (view above) in which he pokes fun at the way young people treat members of the opposite sex.
Shakka’s song writing is observational and draws on his experience growing up in West London.
‘It was really great working with Fixers and definitely helped me get noticed as an artist,’ he says.
‘The work they do is amazing because they listen to the concerns of young people like myself and then act on them.’
He hopes to inspire other young people and thinks music has the power to change things for the better.
‘Music brings back that sense of nostalgia, when we hear a note that reminds us of something, there is a lot of power in it. It provokes emotion and can get many messages across to people.
‘I want to use my music not only to sell records but to promote positive messages to young people.
‘We all have role models and I want to inspire others. I just love music and want to thank Fixers for giving me the opportunity to get my message out there.’