PEERLESS PICK OF THE WEEK: PAIGEY CAKEY
A British MC, Singer and Actress all rolled in to one from Hackney, London, Paigey Cakey emerges from the murkiness of East London as a essential voice on the scene. With worldwide streams and stardom ellabarating her unmistakable confiedence, Paigey Cakey boasts an undeniable charm and alluring nature that captivates her thousands of disciples. Taking the name 'Cakey' from the UK slang for money, Paige was known for owning the latest trainers, gadgets as a child and was quickly coined as being 'Cakey' hence the name Paigey Cakey.
Over the last few years Paige has proved she has a very special voice that is full of confidence and is notorious for spitting rhymes with real narrative and panache. She distills the world around her into compelling tracks and is a multi talented live performer who has also been in films such as Attack The Block, popular BBC drama Waterloo Road and the BBC's critically acclaimed Secrets. Paigey Cakey has toured Europe, playing gigs with London peer Lady Leshurr, as well as playing slots at events like the Hackney Weekender. She has performed on stage as support for Lil Kim, Eve, The Game, Azealia Banks, Dappy, So Solid Crew, Krept and Konan, Stormzy and Geko and has sold out two launch parties in a matter of days in 2013-14, with support from major sign and unsigned artists.
As well as touring with heavyweights from both the grime and rap scene, she has also carried out a successful schools tour of over 20 school across the country, and her considerable influence on young people meant she was continually requested for similar shows. Despite Paige being in her early twenties, it is easy to see why Paigey Cakey has made such an impact on the music scene.