That same year saw IYKZ work closely with old friend and now Afropop artist Maleek Berry on his next 3 projects with collaborations from artists such as Scorcher, Jermaine Riley and Afrobeats superstar Davido.
After 6 years under alias Ikes, the rebranded IYKZ revisits his Hackney routes on 2017 mixtape “Kings Crescent on Queens Drive” containing singles such as ‘KILO’ and ‘They Know (Wan Mo)’ ft Maleek Berry.
Feb 2018 saw IYKZ release project ‘Closure’ which proved to be his most focused and honest material to date. Based around the break-up with ex-girlfriend, IYKZ used 7 songs as therapy to deal with the pain.
Synergy with old friend Maleek Berry came about once more in their 2019 Summer anthem ‘Show Me Mercy’ produced by Legendury Beatz (Wizkid, NSG, Skepta, Drake).