Where would TIW be without SHAKKA!?

I mean honestly… 
We checked in with the man himself ahead of the big ‘1 – 0’ and ask him 10 Wirey questions.

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10 QUESTIONS WITH SHAKKA

 1) TIW is 10 this year. What were you like when you were 10 years old?

At 10 years old, Shakka’s idol was Will Smith, his volume knob was broken so he was either asleep or loud, and his favourite 3 albums at the time was Destiny’s Child – Writings On The Wall, Nas’ Stillmatic, and “The Incredible Sound of the Dreem Team” hosted by DJ Spoony.

2) What’s the best advice would you give your 10 year old self?

Advice to 10 year old self: sack your barber, say less, and one day you’ll be a millionaire.

3) What’s your most memorable moment from your time at ThisIsWIRED?

My most memorable time was when Victor Taiwo performed live at Concrete / Shoreditch. Never before have I left earth without playing a playstation. That, and when Thundercat stopped time with a set at Shoreditch House.

4) How has your career developed since you first got Wirey with us back in 2009? What have been some major milestones?

Since man first got Wirey, I’ve toured internationally twice, won 2 consecutive MOBO’s, made the EPs of my dreams, rocked out Wireless, Glasto, and many other fests several times, sold out some iconic venues in the UK, had a bra given to me by a Lithuanian fan at my 4th show in Vilnius, signed a worldwide publishing deal with a dope team on High Street Kensington, all with the same manager from the first mixtape.

5) As you took to the stage and wowed the crowd beneath you with your undeniable, unstoppable musical ability… what kind of socks were you wearing?

What socks was I wearing when I first murked … white. Caramel high top converses: 

6) Tell us two things you want your fans to know about you that they don’t already.

2 things the fans don’t know bout me:

– I have 1 action figure which stands atop my speaker in my studio.
– His name is Ryu.
– He is one of the protagonists from the Street Fighter world.
– He is a symbol of perseverance and determination when I’m low in the perseverance and determination tanks.

I have another action figure, which stands atop my speaker in my studio.
– His name is Ken.
– He is the other of the protagonists from the Street Fighter world.
– He is a symbol of perseverance and determination when I’m low in the perseverance and determination tanks.

7) What are the last three songs you played on Spotify?

– Rollbank Funk – The Internet
– Kyle – Games
– Phil Collins – Feel It In The Air Tonight – Album Version

8) When we come back to you in the year 2028 on our 20th Birthday how do you think your music will have changed?

Godly.

9) And for our 20th birthday, which other artists do you think should be on our list?

Hamzaa, Victor Taiwo again, Nao…  yeah.

10) What gift would you like to give TIW on our 10th birthday?

Honestly, I don’t even know what gift to give. To be honest, there aren’t physical things that could represent my appreciation for the family, the network, the village….. come back to me.

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