Manchester has a history in the sound of UK Rap/HipHop and this artist, G.Rok, definitely has a history in Manchester.
Born in the late 70s meant that he came up in the 80’s and 90’s undoubtedly HipHops golden era and the only place where any influences to his sound can be found. G.Rok came on the scene through the pirate radio circuit and hosted a show with D.Fox and Semtex on Love NRG.
By 1997 the vibe was changing and so did G.Rok’s life. He was convicted of murder and went to prison for almost 2 decades regardless of maintaining his innocence and pursuing appeals. Did he continue to listen to music or did he just stay on that golden era vibe? One thing is for sure, you can definitely hear that authentic HipHop vibe in his most recent music tracks entitled ‘Sat Down‘ and ‘Juggling‘ that are an example of his flows and story telling ability. Let’s hope this story gets to be finished this time around.