Artist: Jake Aldridge
ARTIST/LOCATION: Norfolk, UK
Award-winning hip-hop artist Jake Aldridge’s new single, Poison, is the first song in which he doesn’t rap a single verse.
Released on August 2nd, 2019, the pop-dance track features no guest vocals, with Aldridge taking all the singing credits himself. It was produced by RedNek, who has previously collaborated and performed with Tinie Tempah and 50 Cent.
Aldridge says: “The truth is that I always wanted to be a singer, I just never had the confidence to give it a try. I’m having singing lessons now and I feel like this song marks a new beginning for me and my music and I am really excited about what’s to come.”
Aldridge won Male Act of the Year at the 2018 International Achievers’ Awards and also beat more than 100 other artists to the Audience Choice Award at the 2017 New Music Generator (NMG) Awards. He was also invited to perform at the London Hippodrome in 2017 by Dingwalls owner Maria Kempinska.
The 31-year-old’s music has been played on US and UK television including the documentary ‘Beating the Odds’, which follows American students on a cross-country road trip that features Michelle Obama. His tracks have been played on BBC Introducing dozens of times, as well as BBC Radio 6.
Aldridge was brought up in Reydon, Suffolk with two siblings, and was born to a Bangladeshi father and Canadian mother. Jake was just eleven when his father was killed after being struck by lightning during a family fishing trip, and this life-defining event has informed much of his work since.