MANCHESTER HIP/HOP RAP ARTIST ON THE RISE BLACK JACK UK CHATS HIS NEW SINGLE ‘STAND UP’ AND UPCOMING SHOWS!

What is your name?
BlackJack UK

 

What is your genre of music?
HipHop/Rap

 

 

Give us a little bio about you.
I was born 1990 in the south Manchester area, Wythenshawe estate. My mother raised me with no father figure. I have 3 brothers and 1 younger sister. I ended up getting in a lot of trouble as a teenager and ended up in prison a number of times, it was in prison where I stared to write music and when I was released for the last time I put my lyrics into action and started recording music and having videos shot for me. And that is where it all started.

 

Are you signed?
No

 

You have released ‘Stand Up’ , tell us more about it.
Stand up is a song I wrote about myself and for my city “Manchester” to show I am coming “I’m Here” “Stand Up” referring to the new artist that’s in town etc

 

It features ‘Godfather Part 3’ how did that come about?
I was a big fan of GodFather/Infamous Mobb as a child and grew up on his music and this one day I connected with him through Instagram and started to network with him and that is where it begun.

 

 

What is the message you are trying to tell your fans?
I would say a veriety of things really but mainly, Hope and that you can change for the better. but also I speak about real life situations that a lot of people avoid.

 

You have released your album ‘Real Talk’ tell us more about it?
The album was put together from 9 of my songs that I previously recorded before I even decided to put an album together, but when I came across Hook and Rhyme Records I decided to piece one together and titled it “Real Talk” because that is exactly what it is.

 

Does the album have any other features on?
Yes one other song on the album titled “Mary Jane” has NuBreed featuring on.

 

Do you have any gigs coming up, if so where will you be heading?
Yes I have a slot at Manchester Carnival on 13th August but most importantly I am supporting GodFather Part 3/Infamous Mobb Deep,Big Noyd on 22nd September in Manchester at Rebelion Club

 

Where can you get tickets?
You can get tickets on Skiddle

 

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any other artists or bands?
Yes

 

Would you be up for collaborating with artists or bands?
Yes

 

What made you go in to music?
I loved music as a child and always wanted to be able to do it myself.

 

Do you play any instruments?
No

 

Who are your influences?
As a child it was “Mobb Deep” but now a variety of artists.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Through the life I have lived and the things I have seen.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully doing music full time.

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Work as a builder.

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
K Koke, Pure Koke album “Letter Home”

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To Rap in my own accent as when I first started I rapped like I was from America.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
To stay humble.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
REAL TALK

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Your lyrics, backing tracks, they are the only 2 things I can think of, Your one mic is optional etc at most places.

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes I have Instagram , Twitter, Facebook , YouTube

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