KREPT & KONAN RELEASE ‘I SPY’ FT. HEADIE ONE AND K TRAP
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“Krept and Konan are the most ambitious force in UK rap.” - The Evening Standard
“Krept and Konan have long cemented themselves in the elite tier of the UK rap scene.” - Q
“They've made a habit of shattering records and breaking new ground.” - XXL
I Spy, produced by BKay (Skengdo & AM, Digdat, Nines) is the first official single to be lifted from Krept & Konan’s highly anticipated second studio album. It features fellow South Londoner K Trap who released his No Magic mixtape (the follow up his critically acclaimed The Last Whip) last month, and Tottenham based Headie One who released new single Back To Basics (feat. Skepta) hot on the heels of performing at Glastonbury.
The accompanying music video for I Spy is directed by Wowa (Hardy Caprio, Ms Banks, Yxng Bane, Lady Leshurr).
Krept & Konan’s I Spy follows their release of Ban Drill last month (with its accompanying Rapman directed shortfilm), which addressed the controversial move by the State and the Police to Ban Drill music. Around the release of Ban Drill, Krept & Konan launched a change.org petition (asking the CPS to ‘stop silencing musicians’) and were invited by Diane Abbott MP to the Houses of Parliament to debate whether or not censoring Drill music and prosecuting Drill artists is an effective way to combat crime.
In 2017 Krept and Konan made history with 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS, when they became the first act ever to have two mixtapes simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart. They’ve now notched up a #2 album, two top 10 mixtapes (with 7 DAYS now certified silver), one platinum single (Freak Of The Week ft. Jeremih), three silver singles, and a total of over half a billion streams. The past year alone has seen Krept & Konan sell out a headline show at Alexandra Palace, perform main slots at Wireless and Reading & Leeds Festivals, and successfully launch their restaurant Crepes & Cones in their native Croydon.
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Krept & Konan made chart history in 2017 with the release of mixtapes 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS when they became the first act ever to have two mixtapes simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart. A UK first (no other British artist has released two mixtapes on the same day), 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS reflect the two sides of Krept & Konan’s signature sound and boast features from the likes of J Hus, Skepta, Stormzy, Abra Cadabra, Jhene Aiko, Hudson East, Tory Lanez and more.
Krept & Konan have repeatedly broken records while consistently breaking ground – this recent record, is the third the duo have broken: In 2013 their Young Kingz mixtape shot into the top 20 of the Official UK album charts, earning them a world record for the Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act. In 2015 their debut album The Long Way Home became the highest charting British Rap album in UK chart history after debuting at no. 2 in the official UK album charts.
Krept & Konan, who have received numerous awards (including a BET Award and five MOBO Awards), are universally acclaimed and respected within the global music community. They have collaborated with renowned MCs and singer-songwriters on both sides of the pond – including (but not limited to): Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Stormzy, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremiah, Skepta, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande. Their ongoing critical acclaim and chart success has helped pave the way for the likes of J-Hus, Kojo Funds, Abra Cadabra, Yungen, Mo Stack and Section Boys (to name but a few): if Wiley is the Godfather of Grime, then Krept & Konan are the trailblazers of a second generation/ wave in British urban music artists – from Rap to Afrobeat. In the words of Stormzy, Krept & Konan are “UK rap royalty”.
Krept & Konan have a huge live following. In addition to performing on the main stages at multiple festivals (V, Wireless, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds), they have embarked on numerous sold-out UK & European headline tours, most recently performing two back to back shows at Kentish Town Forum and a triumphant sold out date at Alexandra Palace.
Aside from a busy live schedule, the last year has seen Krept & Konan launch their own restaurant Crepes & Cones in Croydon, where business has been thriving since launch. Their second studio album is set for release in 2019.
Source Stoked PR
July 11, 2019 8:15pm ET by Pressparty