First a rapper, then a spoken word artist and now finally a singer and songwriter, RKZ has adopted many roles.
Really, though, these have only been rehearsals, a means for the London artist to experiment. Settling on a poetic sound which touches on neo-soul and trip hop, he fuses hip hop's production with a deeply British world view.
An ambassador for CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably - RKZ is able to match an down to earth worldview with a rare degree of emotional sensitivity.
New mixtape 'Science x Soul' is out now, but first Clash can unveil a sneak preview. The mixtape itself focusses on two lovers, their intertwined relationship, their trials, troubles and triumphs.
'Favourite Song' uses, well, a favourite song as a motif for exploring their emotional world. The production is languid, down tempo but with a bite, while RKZ's half-sung, half-rapped delivery is pitch perfect.
Check it out now.
Download 'Science x Soul' HERE.
Photo Credit: Kabilan Raviraj-Photography