UK ANTICS: K KOKE – THE ONLY ONE (BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO SHOOT)

I don’t normally post behind the scene footage of video shoots but I have decided to make an exception here because I find this shoot highly amusing for a variety of reasons (you will soon see why).

Rapper K Koke is signed to Jay-Z’s ROC Nation label and recently shot the video for his new single The Only One in Hackney, East London.

Check out the behind the scenes footage below.

[Via The Lala Report]

Your thoughts please….

22 replies »

  1. LMAO I think it must be me getting old, but that was beyond a joke ya c meh LMFAO and the women were even worse, Urban UK video girls just look busted.

    I don’t wanna hate but K Koke is going the same way as SAS he gets signed suddenly everyone in the UK is on him because they think he can link them with Jay-Z, then he gets dropped and forgotten about because, he’s not as good as half the unsigned US rappers and no one wants to knows him anymore. I hope I’m proved wrong but I doubt it.

  2. The video looks like it’s going to be a mess and I don’t know what to make of K Koke. What is it with these white guys trying to look and act like something they’re not?

  3. Minx :
    The video looks like it’s going to be a mess and I don’t know what to make of K Koke. What is it with these white guys trying to look and act like something they’re not?

    I agree with you 100% white boys trying so hard to be black is comical to me

  4. Minx :
    The video looks like it’s going to be a mess and I don’t know what to make of K Koke. What is it with these white guys trying to look and act like something they’re not?

    I personally disagree with that statement. We need to bring an end to this idea that ghetto street culture is part of being Black. Secondly, I don’t think K koke is trying to be anything other than what he is. It’s only natural for someone to adopt the characteristics of the surroundings he or she were raised in. You can’t expect a White boy born and raised in Brixton to speak, dress and act like the White boys from Bermondsey. This whole white boys ‘trying to be Black’ is out dated now.

  5. What makes me laugh is this you always get people defending white guys who talk like they want to be black for example using ya c meh all the time which is Jamacian, to me it just looked put on and fake I noticed that with the white boys talkind there accents were stronger than the black guys because they put it on.

    I personally know white guys born and raised on Brixton, Hackney etc council estates who don’t talk like K Koke but instead like geezers they understand all about black culture, have black friends, like the music, the food, the slang but don’t try to copy it.

    What you have now is what I knew was gonna happen, white boys copying black culture, getting black haircuts etc and then when you call it apart of black culture people say no it’s urban culture or ghetto culture, just like black music every kind of latin music and dance was orginally black, now look.

    What always confuses me is, we are quick to defend white guys, but never black guys when it’s the other way round, they are black but grew up in Surrey for example instead they’re called sell outs.

    LMAO……………@ Janice you killed it

  6. Well said Chico-Rei.
    I bet K Koke who is a British-Greek man doesn’t behave or use Jamaican slang when behind closed doors and around his family members. The same family members who probably cuss black people in their own language. The Greeks are known to be racist. It’s all put on. Just fake. Good question why are we always so quick to defend these white guys?

  7. Perhaps saying “acting black” isn’t the right term to use but Chico-Rei is spot on with his latest comment.

  8. Okay LOL, I see where this is going. Apparently now I’m defending White people. As a Black male, born in the 90’s who is actually from Brixton, I have never in my life met any White guy who was raised in Brixton, spent most of their time around Blacks, whose friends were primarily Black, that spoke like ‘geezers.’ That would make as much sense as someone from Jamaica speaking with an Irish accent.

    I see plenty of Black boys who are from an African background using Jamaican terms everyday. One example is Sneakbo who is a well known rapper from Brixton. He uses Jamaican terms in his tracks such as ‘how ya mean’ and ‘rasclart’ all the time. He’s one of the first and only rappers from the UK to rap over dancehall beats. He’s of a Nigerian background, but you won’t see me turn and say he thinks his Jamaican. He’s just a young man who grew up around Jamaicans that uses the influences that he’s been exposed to all his life in his music. Same with K koke.

    Last year during the riots, David starkey went on national TV and attributed violent, destructive, nihilistic gangster culture with Black culture. He claimed David lammy sounds White because he speaks proper english. I remember a lot of Black people, including myself, taking offense to those statements. So why is it that when White guys like K koke display those same characteristics that David starkey spoke about, some Black people are quick to claim that they think they’re Black and are copying Black culture?

    I wouldn’t call a Black guy a sell out because he grew up in Surrey and speaks a certain way. That’s just as ridiculous. I’ll call someone a sell out because of his actions, not for the way he speaks.

  9. You made some good points but let me explain something, the reason why these guys I’ve met speak like geezers is because that’s hows their family talk, I can’t believe you haven’t met any I met alot especially in Brixton even black guys who grew in Brixton in the 80s and 90s as teenagers who speak like that. I give you an example I know a boy whose 10 his mother is from Manchester he’s growing up in London and he speaks with a Manchester Twang.

    Sneakbo is talking like a Jamaican using those words regardless of if it’s now street talk and when he gets home trust me, his parents will tell him so, saying things to him like stop acting like ‘them’ or stop acting like a ‘Jamo’, I expect K.Koke’s family are the same, the reason why white boys like that annoy me is I know it’s just a phaze once they stop acting out their rich dad who owns the local resturant or shop whill have his son manager it etc and will then tell him to stop playing up and talk ‘normal’ so he does.

    I also find whiteboys like this go over the top with how they speak, walk, act because they are overcompensating for not being black and behind closed doors are more racist than BNP members, they are the ones who take as much as they can from black culture but give nothing back.

    Everywhere you go in the world from the US to the Carib black people speak different from white people and if a white person talks like that they are told stop talking like you’re black until like in places like Puerto Rico and now England.

    What we’re talking about is not the whole black culture, black culture is bigger than that but yes it’s apart of it wheter we like it or not, just like Hooligan culture and going to the pub, getting drunk and then getting into a fight is a part of white culture but not the whole culture that’s why people say black guys who do these things are acting white.

    So are you saying that black guys who grow up in places like Surrey and in the sticks and talk posh and have mainly white friends and white girlfriends because that’s all they know aren’t called sellouts by the black community?

  10. I totally agree with you Southwesttwo, your comment is on point! People pick up things and are influenced by what they have been exposed to…

    A lot of Black British artists copy American Black artists ( from mimics to accent) every-time and no one raise an eyebrow.

    For the poster saying that “this British-Greek man doesn’t behave or use Jamaican slang when behind closed doors and around his family members”

    Most of people ( young ones) don’t speak the same at home and around with their friends ( my daughter def don’t and neither did I)

    Also I would love people to stop saying the word Black to describe an entire race. We are not an homogeneous group.

  11. TeamJAMAICA :
    Well said Chico-Rei.
    I bet K Koke who is a British-Greek man doesn’t behave or use Jamaican slang when behind closed doors and around his family members. The same family members who probably cuss black people in their own language. The Greeks are known to be racist. It’s all put on. Just fake. Good question why are we always so quick to defend these white guys?

    I speak a certain way when I’m outdoors around my friends, but I don’t and wouldn’t speak that way to my parents or aunts and uncles and no one could ever say I’m fake or putting it on. K koke family members could very well be that way, who knows. What I will say is as someone who is half Nigerian, half Jamaican, I know first hand how negative some Nigerian parents views are of Caribbeans and vice versa. I some how get the impression you wouldn’t question Sneakbo, who British-Nigerian, authenticity as quick as you would for K koke.

    My objective here isn’t to defend White boys. I just disagree with idea that if a White guy from a Black area speaks like most of the people from that area, he must be putting it on. Secondly, I wouldn’t have a problem defending a White man if I thought he was right. If a White man and a Black man were arguing and the Black man was in the wrong, I would not defend the Black man, neither would I defend the White guy if he was in the wrong.

  12. Nubiahbella :
    I totally agree with you Southwesttwo, your comment is on point! People pick up things and are influenced by what they have been exposed to…
    A lot of Black British artists copy American Black artists ( from mimics to accent) every-time and no one raise an eyebrow.
    For the poster saying that “this British-Greek man doesn’t behave or use Jamaican slang when behind closed doors and around his family members”
    Most of people ( young ones) don’t speak the same at home and around with their friends ( my daughter def don’t and neither did I)
    Also I would love people to stop saying the word Black to describe an entire race. We are not an homogeneous group.

    People raise eyebrows all the time when black people talk in US accents and are from the UK or from Africa.

    Listen to K.Koke in the video and then listen to the other black guys it sounds natural with him it sounds put on, it’s so bad it made me cringe

  13. Chico-Rei :
    You made some good points but let me explain something, the reason why these guys I’ve met speak like geezers is because that’s hows their family talk, I can’t believe you haven’t met any I met alot especially in Brixton even black guys who grew in Brixton in the 80s and 90s as teenagers who speak like that. I give you an example I know a boy whose 10 his mother is from Manchester he’s growing up in London and he speaks with a Manchester Twang.
    Sneakbo is talking like a Jamaican using those words regardless of if it’s now street talk and when he gets home trust me, his parents will tell him so, saying things to him like stop acting like ‘them’ or stop acting like a ‘Jamo’, I expect K.Koke’s family are the same, the reason why white boys like that annoy me is I know it’s just a phaze once they stop acting out their rich dad who owns the local resturant or shop whill have his son manager it etc and will then tell him to stop playing up and talk ‘normal’ so he does.
    I also find whiteboys like this go over the top with how they speak, walk, act because they are overcompensating for not being black and behind closed doors are more racist than BNP members, they are the ones who take as much as they can from black culture but give nothing back.
    Everywhere you go in the world from the US to the Carib black people speak different from white people and if a white person talks like that they are told stop talking like you’re black until like in places like Puerto Rico and now England.
    What we’re talking about is not the whole black culture, black culture is bigger than that but yes it’s apart of it wheter we like it or not, just like Hooligan culture and going to the pub, getting drunk and then getting into a fight is a part of white culture but not the whole culture that’s why people say black guys who do these things are acting white.
    So are you saying that black guys who grow up in places like Surrey and in the sticks and talk posh and have mainly white friends and white girlfriends because that’s all they know aren’t called sellouts by the black community?

    I’m not saying they’re not called sell outs by some in the Black community, I’m just saying I wouldn’t call them that myself. To call them sellouts is just closed minded. I would call someone like Ashley cole a sellout due to his action, not for the way he speaks. A Black guy from the sticks speaking in a ghetto dialect is what I would call fake.

    I was referring to White boys from my generation or younger. I am yet to meet a White man from Brixton in his early 20/late teens that speaks cockney. As for the 10 year old boy whose mum is from Manchester, maybe I’m wrong, but I predict as he gets older and more independent outside of his parent, he will develop more of a London accent. I could be wrong. I hear what you’re saying about Sneakbo and your probably right, but what I’m saying is people like Sneakbo and K koke are a product of their environment. If K koke was from Birmingham, he most likely be speaking in a brummy accent. If Sneakbo was from Newcastle, he’d be speaking with a Geordie accent. In K koke case, I don’t think it’s a phase. He’s 27 now and I really doubt he’s anymore privileged than most Black inner city kids in London considering he grew up in a notorious crime ridden estate.

    What you said about some being one way outside, then expressing racist views when they are at home, I do agree with. I find that to be true with many Asians in particular. My point is that just because a White guy speaks in a dialect that’s synonymous with Blacks, doesn’t always mean his trying be Black.

  14. I hear you, but what I’ve found in every city in the UK like Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool etc is the black people talk different from the white people and when you have white people girls as well, that grow up around them they always overcompensate for not being black by overexaggerating everything they do, from their talk to their walk, even their haircuts they’re the kind of guys who still get designs in their hair and ask for skin fades. They put it on. Hearing K Koke in the video made me cringe and also when you’re at home you tone how you speak down but how can your accent change if it’s real?

    I understand what you’re saying about a black guy being from the sticks and talking in a ghetto accent being fake

  15. and another thing the reason why people say he sounds black is because that’s how alot of black people talk in London and have spoken for years it’s no different to me I’m black but speak with a cockney accent and am constantly told by white and black people that I sound white but no one ever makes a big deal out of that

  16. look the fact that black people segragate themselves is sad when a black guy is dressing as a white man no one cares smh if you ask me you need to let him do his thing along with other artists dont see white ppl calling obama a ‘bounty’ do you ?

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