Newly anticipated release from Shakk, ‘Toxic Rick’, is a follow up to the single ‘Pickle Rick’ which was released on the ‘I AM YOU’ EP.
Thriving energy is portrayed through the potent flow of bars and gritty backdrops to the visuals shot by Kracken Cinematic. Shakk takes this in his stride and if you are wondering what his live performances are like, picture this, but on stage. Immense presence. The bar ‘man was raised with lions‘ epitomises this. Hunger and determination to achieve. Smooth transitions from scene to scene complements the whole production: instrumental provided from ‘PremiseOnTheBeat’, producing, mixing and mastering from Chris Davison and Francis Gorini, it is top class!
Just a couple of my favourite lyrics include a reference to Shakespeare’s Macbeth with blood on the hands as well as a relational simile to football: ‘Try tackle me I’ll run you out like Maradona in Napoli’. The variation in topics when spitting is all down to his experience – knowledge is power, he possesses that vastly and applies it to his work with ease.
Shakk is emerging but without a doubt he is already hugely established. Representing Middlesbrough in addition to owning poignant links in London, he has worked with and received advice from some of the industry’s greatest. Never mind watching out for him, go and run up his music now, he thoroughly deserves the recognition.
Make sure to check out the video and form your own opinions from it, there is so much more to take and elaborate on.