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Ikes ft Scorcher & Jermaine Riley.
IKES is a rapper from Hackney in East London, UK. Starting out as a Garage MC at the age of 14, IKES began honing his craft performing at under-18's event in the capital. Hailing from Hackney in East London IKES's potential was noticed and he was signed to Indie label Reignassance in 2004, at the time was home to artists including Chipmunk and Random Impulse.
Over the next few years IKES made significant progress and began releasing a number of mixtapes. His championing of grassroots Hip-hop gained a lot of attention in the US as well as in the UK. Over in the States, IKES appeared on two of DJ Infamous' 'In the Streets' mixtapes with his lyrical ability taking stage with new and established US artists including Drake, Fabolous and The Dream. IKES releases the latest in his The Intermission mixtape series 'Sliding Doors' in November 2012, alongside new single and music video 'The Concrete'.