You can never quite tell who’s going to plucked from the UK’s exploding rap scene and offered an enviable deal with an of-the-moment label.

Today, UK rapper K.Koke is next up having just signed a joint venture deal with Roc Nation and RCA.

Hailing from Stonebridge, North West London, Koke met up with Roc Nation’s heavily anticipated North Carolina emcee J. Cole last Friday evening [pictured right] at the Birmingham leg of his Lightdreams & Nightmares tour with Drake.

On top of news of Koke’s recent deal, rumour has it a future collaboration between two might also be on the way…

In the meantime, check out Koke’s freestyle for Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth show on BBC 1Xtra, May 2010:

You can also sample Koke’s style on “Voices” from his forthcoming mixtape Pure Koke Vol. 2 which is set to drop in February;

UPDATE: Confirmation from the man himself.

K. Koke online: Twitter / Facebook / MySpace / YouTube