6 February | Taboo/Paranoid
RKZ and Gifted took to Soundcloud to release a record they made during a 2014 session last year. Having challenged Gifted to sample Ramta Jogi, RKZ then wrote and recorded 'Taboo/Paranoid'. The song is available to stream/download by clicking the image!
28 January | The Soul Diaries: RKZ Exclusive
RKZ joins Nikita on The Soul Diaries to premiere the latest single Visionaries. He talks all things music in 2015, plus performs an impromptu spoken word piece. Listen back here.
25 January | Latir's Train of Thought
RKZ directed and produced the latest visuals for singer Latir's session, Train of Thought. Produced by DA, it was filmed last year in Shoreditch. Watch here.
20 January | Interview on Tax Twerk
RKZ talks all things business with Tax Twerk in their latest interview. Covering project management, BORN SOCIAL, branding and camera techniques.
9 January | Diamonds (B-Side)
RKZ and Handbook drop the b-side to their single Visionaries on Soundcloud! Have a listen to Diamonds now and download both records PLUS instrumental on iTunes!
4 January | Acoustic Afternoon
Acoustic Live kick off the New Year with Acoustic Afternoon at BoxPark, Shoreditch. The event itself takes place on the BoxPark Roof between 1-4pm and is a free event. RKZ is on stage from 1.30pm.
26 December | First Ear's Best of 2014
First Ear Radio selected RKZ's A Song To Drink Tea To as part of their best of 2014. Have a listen to the show here.
19 December | First Ear Radio
First Ear's Jackson Waites presents the latest show featuring The Soul Diaries - head over to listen to the show as they spin RKZ's new single, Visionaries.
15 December | Visionaries Out Now!
RKZ has released his latest single, Visionaries, along with b-side Diamonds. The Handbook-produced record is available to download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.
14 December | Roundhouse Radio
RKZ will be on The Soul Diaries today at 3.30pm premiering his new single, Visionaries. You can tune in as he talks to host Nikita about the record, the year in review and what's to come next year. Tune in at 3.30pm.
1 December | Movember
Movember comes to an end, with £326 being raised by you incredible people! RKZ has been campaigning for Men's Mental Health, and these donations have been critical to the progress and awareness. Thank you to the following for donating: Krishan V, Vinny, Chandan, Sonal Kara, Hammy & Sai Meera, Imtiyaz, Kavya, Isabelle, ADP, Niraj, Blaise, Shamaiza, Tania, Sheena, Provost, Bee, Niru, Avni, Naf, Pritika, Sunita, Ayesha, Krishan P, Jason, Deepa, Jake, Veena, Rheazy, Qirat, Kreesha and Poonam.
16 November | Wonder Out Now
Following the various teasers online, RKZ finally released his new song, Wonder (Can I Be). The dub, originally by French beatmaker CYGN, sees RKZ sing and rap over pulsing synths, grooves and breaks and is a free download.
12 November | Movember, Mo's & Mental Health
RKZ wrote a guest post for men's fashion and lifestyle site, The Idle Man. Titled Movember, Mo's & Mental Health, RKZ writes about the importance of Movember, understanding mental health and how to groom the perfect mo! Read here.
10 November | Wonder
RKZ has been working in the studio, writing articles on Mental Health and growing a killer mo' so far this month! He also released the artwork for his forthcoming song, Wonder:
2 October | Spoken Sessions: Art
To celebrate #NationalPoetryDay, RKZ released his second Spoken Sessions instalment, entitled Art. It was shot, produced and recorded in one evening, and stars Alex Stanley-Dower. Click the image to watch.
27 September | Bang Bang
Check out RKZ's latest InstaSession as he flips Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj!
12 September | Jeni
RKZ took to Soundcloud to drop a new dub called Jeni. Click the image below to listen!
10 September | World Suicide Prevention Day
I am a man, and I refuse to be a #ManDown! Support CALM's campaign for WSPD14. It's all about raising awareness of the fact that suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 50. It's about encouraging men to recognise when they are finding life difficult and talk to someone, rather than reach a point of crisis. Most importantly, it's about encouraging us to look out for our mates. Head to CALM's website for more information.
28 August | What's Good Interview
RKZ waxes lyrical with What's Good, talking all things music, Science X Soul, career and he tells us his best joke!
27 August | Favourite Song on CLASH
CLASH premiered the brand new music video to Favourite Song. Read the post, and watch the video by clicking the image:
21 August | Download Science X Soul
The long wait is finally over, you can now download the 16-track mixtape for free over at SXS.RKZUK.com!
18 August | Science X Soul Mini-Mix
You can now preview the ENTIRE Science X Soul mixtape on Soundcloud! RKZ took to his music page to unveil the tracklist, and give followers a taste of what's to come this Thursday!
05 August | Think Of Me feat. Shawn Sanderson
RKZ released the second single from Science X Soul called Think Of Me. The Handbook x Gifted produced record features sultry vocals of long-time collaborator Shawn Sanderson. Listen here.
04 August | Still Oceans on MTV Wrap Up
Momentum for Science X Soul is gaining quickly, with none other than MTV being the latest platform to blog RKZ's video to Still Oceans! Watch the video and read more here.
02 August | ROTW Festival, Hitchin
RKZ performs at Hitchin's Rhythms of the World festival today as part of Zaheer's set for BBC Introducing. He'll be performing Crazy, See Me (with Swami Baracus), Problem Music (with Ruthless) and Assemble. Catch the collective on stage from 4.45pm.
01 August | Music, Musings & Such
RKZ spoke to Sam of Music, Musings & Such for an in depth interview about his new music, Science X Soul, humanitarian work and much more. Read more.
30 July | Urban Development Interview
RKZ sat down with UD's Leyla Ava to talk Science X Soul, Still Oceans, CALM and the debut LP as part of their #SnackChat series. Read more.29 July | Still Oceans Music Video
Premiered via Link Up TV
, RKZ released the brand new visuals to his single, Still Oceans. The track will be released as part of the Science X Soul mixtape on 21 August, 2014. Watch the music video at SXS.RKZUK.com
RKZ recently collaborated with Australian producer Frankee More on the new song, Burlington.
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.