Manchester musician Shak Illmatik

24-year-old Manchester musician SHAK ILLMATIK started as an underground grime rap mc, but later moved on to a career in Bhangra. He released an E.P last year and is now working on a new single to be released before the new year.

An artist determined to make his mark, he joins Talat-Farooq Awan in the Desi Nation studio. In this excerpt from the interview he begins by explaining the roots behind his mysterious name...

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