Award winning hip-hop artist Jake Aldridge
is taking the leap of a lifetime as he leaves Rap behind for the release of his
first Country-Pop song, ‘Partners
Composed by Matt Knight, former right-hand man of chart-topping producer Andy
Whitmore, Partners In Crime
was released to all digital stores on 17th April. Co-written with
David Booth, Jake’s mentor throughout his transition of rapping to singing, the
song features backing vocals by Leanne Louise. The new single is devilishly
cheeky, with the change in genre exposing Jake’s mischievous side.
“It’s a huge change. Singing in general, is scary as
hell for me! I’ve fallen in love with Country music though and one thing that
hasn’t changed, is my eagerness to only release music that I’m passionate about”.
Just 15 minutes from Ed Sheerans hometown, Aldridge was brought up in Reydon,
Suffolk with his 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.
Struggling to deal with his bereavement, Aldridge began writing poetry. Having
grown up to handed down cassette tapes of rappers from the late 90’s, he became
inspired by Hip-Hop music and eventually turned his poems into raps.
Aldridge first became intrigued by Country music when he heard Florida Georgia
Line’s collaboration with Nelly in 2012, on a remix for their song ‘Cruise’.
Subtly, Jake began to incorporate elements of the genre into his own music.
Jake’s song, ‘Gullible’,
for example, was very much a hybrid of the two genres. The track features
country vocals by British Country Music Association award winner, Kezia Gill.
Aldridge won Male Act of the Year at the
2018 International Achievers’ Awards and beat more than 100 other artists to
the Audience Choice Award at the 2017 New Music Generator (NMG) Awards. The 32-year-old’s
music later aired on U.S television in a documentary titled ‘Beating the Odds’.
Featuring Michelle Obama, the series follows American students on a
cross-country road trip helping young people to find career and life fulfilment.
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