With the new mixtape right around the corner, you can check out RKZ' latest shoot images in the Gallery section below! Photography by Kabilian Raviraj
The second edition of RKZ's Round Up sees the musician give props to the likes of Jhené Aiko, Taylor McFerrin, Vicktor Taiwo, Leo Kalyan and Sinead Harnett.
To celebrate the musician's birthday, artist and collaborator S Sid Ahmed created this limited edition painting of RKZ, which will be available for purchase soon!
"The art of looking effortlessly stylish is the eternal goal for every man. It is one that Mr Chauhan has already attained."
Read more about RKZ's feature in Entouraaj's Men of the Week over at their website.
Legendary author, poet, activist, playwright, singer and professor Maya Angelou passed away today aged 86. RKZ decided to sing The Dreamer, Common's record featuring James Fauntleroy and Maya Angelou, as tribute.
15 May | Drunk In Love Remix
SiNGAM drops his highly anticipated remix to Beyoncé & Jay Z's Drunk In Love, which features RKZ on additional vocals!
RKZ took to Soundcloud to release a new dub called A Song To Drink Tea To! This is the second dub he's done in recent weeks (following Old School) as he prepares the summer release of new mixtape, Science X Soul.
The second GV music video to be directed and produced by RKZ, check out the latest single from Old Habits Die Hard called GIRLS featuring Sudesh Kumari!
01 May | Kaly Interview
RKZ interviewed US-native Kaly for Sampleface to talk all things music, MIA and social media. Click above to read!
RKZ's Round Up sees the intrepid musician scope out some of the best tracks right now. Read #1 featuring Anjelihs, Ben Khan, Bobby French, Ego Ella May, Louis Futon and Mila J by clicking above.
25 March | Raxstar's Ego Remix
Sunit & Raxstar release the monster remix of Ego featuring worldwide heavyweights Fateh, TaZzZ, Badshah, Kaly, Humble The Poet & RKZ. The song is available on iTunes and YouTube by clicking above.
RKZ took to his blog to write a piece on Social Media and our digital selves. It discusses the #nomakeupselfie
, and the shift from self-love to insecurity through the dominance of social media. Read the article in full by clicking above.
21 February | Jem Cooke's Eyes Up
RKZ directed Jem Cooke's new video, Eyes Up featuring Rebler. The ADP-produced single is taken from her new album Cookie Jam, and you can watch it by clicking above.
16 February | Just Want To See You
RKZ covers Just Want To See You by UK singer, Shakka. #JWTSY is the third record taken from new mixtape Science X Soul, and is available for free download.
16 February | Crazy
Zaheer has created visuals for his collaboration with RKZ called Crazy. The video consists of footage from last year's build up to the Reading & Leeds Festivals.
6 February | The Soul Diaries: Chapter 9
Have a listen to Chapter 9 of The Soul Diaries featuring RKZ' new record, Elevation with Chakkra Tara! The weekly show playing the best in alternative soul sounds, airs live on Westside FM every Wednesday from 11pm.
RKZ teamed up with Philadelphia rapper Chakkra Tara to drop Elevation. The record was produced by Dela, and is available for free download.
18 November | Huw Stephens Podcast
Find You was Huw Stephen's Introducing Track of the Week on his BBC Radio 1 show, and you can download the 30 minute podcast featuring the record right here
!21 September | Spoken Word LIVE
RKZ was invited to perform a spoken word piece LIVE on Yasser's radio show a little while ago. The piece performed was written an hour before the show! Watch what happened here
!9 September | Kyra's #YSIISI
The incredibly talented singer Kyra
started a YouTube series called You Say It, I Sing It. Check out the latest instalment where she covers Waiting All Night/Feel The Love by Rudimental and White Noise by Disclosure. The video was produced by RKZ, and you can watch it here
5 September | An Insight To Reading
A documentary covering their performance at this year's Reading Festival has just been released courtesy of Bushy Beard Films! If you missed them perform this year, check out the video to get an access-all-areas pass of the set. | Watch here2 September | See Right Through You
After a two year delay, Jupiter Son have finally announced the release of See Right Through You, featuring RKZ & Kaly. You can order the record on iTunes here
, and watch the music video, here
26 August | Favourite Song
Following the performances at Reading & Leeds, RKZ rides the wave to release Spoken Word/Hip Hop record, Favourite Song. Listen & Download here
!23 August | Reading Festival!
Catch the live performance of Zaheer & ShaoDow's Liar featuring RKZ at this year's Reading Festival! Watch the video here
.19 August | Find You Jam Session
For RKZTV #5, RKZ and Chris Guthrie completely flip the latest single in a random room.. with a bike.. in London. Watch the video here
.19 August | Social Anxiety
"Feeling anxious can be an absolute nightmare and, much like depression, it's a lot more common than we believe it to be. Have a read of my latest write-up for CALM on what it is, and how it can be overcome." Read the article here
6 August | Nylo's Indigo Summer
Check out RKZ' review of Chi Town-native Nylo's "Indigo Summer" EP, for Sampleface! Read the review here
.3 August | Incisive's Winners
Check out RKZ' review of "Winners" by West London native, Incisive, featuring Julian Marley and Dionne Reid for Sampleface! Read the review here
.30 July | #SOULar: An Extended Look
Check out the brand new video where we give you complete insight to RKZ' new EP! You get to hear each record, get an exclusive look at the artwork, see the boys at work and most importantly.. the release date of #SOULar is revealed! Watch the video here!
29 July | Swami Baracus' The Recipe
One for the hip hop heads! Download the new mixtape from Swami Baracus for free! The 'tape includes 18 records, and features RKZ, Sway, Nutty P, Lost Souljah, MysDiggi and more! Download here
26 July | Reading & Leeds Festivals
RKZ will be performing a new track as part of Zaheer's BBC Introducing set at this year's Reading and Leeds' Festivals. You can catch them performing at Reading (23rd August) at 16.55, and Leeds (24th August) at 16.35 on the BBC Introducing Stages.22 July | Swami Baracus' Believe In Me
Check out the music video to Swami Baracus' new single, Believe In Me featuring RKZ! The track will officially be out for free download as part of Swami's new mixtape, The Recipe. Watch the music video here
!23 June | Words Ali's Double Burger
Check out the music video to Words Ali's Double Burger Freestyle! The video was directed by RKZ. Watch the music video here
!22 June | Ghostpoet's Some Say I..
For his first official post for Sampleface, RKZ reviews the new Ghostpoet album, Some Say I So I Say Light! Read the review here
.18 June | Rebler's Energy
Check out the lyric video to Rebler's Energy featuring Vee & Dot Rotten. The video was created by RKZ! Watch the lyric video here
!17 June | Find You Music Video
The official music video for RKZ' new single, Find You, is out! The music video was directed by RKZ, and stars pin-up Jessica Valentine. Watch the music video here
!5 June | Jiah Khan, Depression & SuicideIn light of his recent post regarding the untimely death of actress Jiah Khan, RKZ decided to extend his thoughts for the Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Read the article here
5 June | RKZ joins Sampleface!
RKZ is the newest member of the Sampleface writing team! Having worked with these guys for a few years at previous publications, they've decided to team up again to discuss all things Hip Hop!27 May | SOULar, the new EP!
During RKZ' last London gig, he announced the name of his new EP! The 4-track release is titled SOULar, with the first single (Find You) releasing in June 2013. Stay posted for more information, right here.
18 May | RKZ drops Namaste
Check out the brand new record from RKZ, called Namaste. It was released via Soundcloud
as a free download. An extended version of Namaste will be featured on RKZ' forthcoming 2013 mixtape.
25 April | 10 Essential Apps for the Essential Gent
Check out RKZ' latest article for CALM, where he reviews the manliest apps - designed for the modern day man! He reviews the apps, so you don't have to..
13 March | RKZTV Episode Two
In episode two, RKZ takes you behind-the-scenes of his live Superstars performance on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends radio show. He is accompanied by Sian Sanderson, plus band members Maestro, Tom Brown, Adam White & Drummer Boy Bav.
26 February | Verified on Rap Genius!
Rap Genius recently verified RKZ, so now you can read the official break down of his lyrics! Rap Genius is set up in order for the audience to decode lyrics of their favourite songs. A verified account means the break down comes straight from the artist themselves!
23 February | BBC Loose Ends
RKZ performed a live rendition of Superstars for BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends with Clive Anderson. He was accompanied by Sian Sanderson (vocals), Maestro (piano), Adam White (bass), Tom Brown (guitar) and Drummer Boy Bav (drums).
23 February | RKZTV Episode One
RKZ reintroduces his revamped RKZTV vlog series on YouTube. Episode One "February Sessions" follows RKZ in a week-long studio session with executive producer Gifted The Great.