Posts tagged ‘Krept & Konan’

February 28, 2014

Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time Remix ft Chip, French Montana, Wretch 32, Chinx Drugz & Fekky [Music Video]

The unstoppable duo Krept & Konan release the visuals to their massive official remix to Don’t Waste My Time with verses from Chip, French Montana, Wretch 32, Chinx Drugz and Fekky

 

 

January 21, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

This duo are an unstoppable force and 2014 begun with a whole host of artists remixing their hit track ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ including Lady LeshurrShystie and A.DotDru BluYoungs TeflonBonkazStormzySwift and many more.

Krept & Konan made another power move last week, flying to New York to visit the Bad Boy head office where they became the first UK rappers to film for Diddy’s Revolt TV. I can’t wait to see the footage, and we can only expect bigger and better things from them this year.

Giggs released the video to ‘Mr Kool’ featuring soul legend Anthony Hamilton; it’s my favourite track from his ‘When Will It Stop’ album. I guess he’s really not stopping for anybody, as him and Lolo also released the video to their track ‘Gangsters’. Lolo, who hails from Memphis, enlisted the South London rapper to feature on her soulful track to give it that Bonnie & Clyde edge with his bars.

After the success of his first track ‘What You Got’ to be heard off his ‘The African Dream’ EP that is slated for a release date of February 17, Negash Ali returns with his lead single ‘Fire In The Sky’ produced by Focus and featuring a hook from Siff.

The 23-year-old has already worked with Chris Brown and Jadakiss and opened for Ne-YoNasDamian Marley and Wiz Khalifa. Expect to hear more from him this year.

South East London rapper Snap Capone released his 24-track mixtape ‘The Memoir’ last month and last week dropped the video to ‘Gangster’s Tale’ from there. Snap Capone is rated highly in the scene and this year I’m looking forward to seeing his progress and what is to come from him.

Two members of USG last week released music. The first was Exo who gave fans a free mixtape of 18 tracks which saw features from DVSScorcher, Ard Adz, Sho Shallow and more. You can get ‘The Best Of Exo Vo.1 from Hood Tapes for free now.

Manchester based Geko and youngest in charge got influenced by Mic Righteous for his track ‘Mind Games’ – instead of a pen, he talked about headphones and a bed… you’ll have to listen to it to understand.

Until next time!

January 17, 2014

Krept (@kreptplaydirty) & Konan (@konanplaydirty) Will Be The First UK Rappers To Feature On Revolt TV [News]

Krept & Konan recently flew to the New York to make some power moves, one of them being the first UK rappers to be on P.Diddy’s Revolt TV.

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Revolt TV is the mogul’s TV network and features the biggest names in hip hop from Rick Ross to Ice Cube. For Krept & Konan to be on their is such a big move and really shows how these two are a force to be reckoned with.

They also met up with French Montana who was on their official remix to Don’t Waste My Time. We can only expect big things from the rap duo this year…I can’t wait.

January 10, 2014

Krept & Konan Dont Waste My Time Remix Ft Dru Blu (@DonDruBlu) [Audio]

Dru Blu switches it up for his version of Krept & Konan’s Don’t Waste My Time – “Play Dirty and Hit Em With The Blue Steel”.

 

January 8, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

2014 has begun with a bang in the world of UK rap. Firstly lets begin with Krept & Konan whose show we attended at 02 Islington Academy on December 28 and featured guests included ChipYungenG FrSH and Sneakbo who performed ‘Jetski Wave’, Gracious Kthe ‘Migraine Skank’ and Wretch 32 ‘Traktor’ for us. The crowd went absolutely mental especially for ‘Lord Forgive Me’, ‘M.D.M.A’ and ‘Don’t Waste My Time’.

At the end we were treated to the first listen of the official ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ remix featuring Chip, Fekky, Wretch 32, French Montana and Chinx DrugzThe audio is now out now and has got a wicked response, with French also putting another remix with Lil Durk on his ‘Coke Boys 4’ mixtape which is amazing for a US artist to take a UK track and cover it also keeping the hook the same. This will help the guys get recognition out in the US and 2014 should be bigger for them than 2013. (They were also on 1Xtra’s Hot for 2014 list).

Yesterday another remix dropped of ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ this was from Play Dirty member Yungen and Play Hard’s Sneakbo. Yungen spits, “Krept and Kon didn’t bother put me on the remix, won’t catch me bitching cuz their my n****’s.”

Two South London native’s Sho Shallow and Ard Adz have really got off to a good start this year dropping their new mixtape ‘Salute Me Or Shoot Me 2’ which is 20 tracks deep and include features from Goldie 1Jaja SozeWholagun and STP with production from Ayo BeatzHT BeatsWesty Beats and more. Before the tape dropped they also released a video off there, ‘Laugh Out Loud’, warming everyone up for it.

Young Adz is one I’ve been keeping an eye on for some time as he is very talented and I think has a bright future. Last year hip-hop legend Jadakiss also noticed him and signed him to D Block Europe. Young Adz has begun the year in the right way and that’s dropping some new material in the form of new video ‘#HellaThings’ and hopefully he has lots more lined up for us.

DVS took to channel PressPlay to announce that he has moved the date back only by just over a week for his new mixtape ‘London Boy American Dreaming’ to January 13. He also revealed the track listing which has some big collaborations and got me quite excited, they include Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Sneakbo, Youngs Teflon, Wretch 32, Young Spray, Krept & Konan, SqueeksJoe Black, G FrSH, J Spades and more. Although dropping at the beginning of the year this may be one of the best 2014 has to offer, we’ve got to wait a whole year to see!

Three of the STP team from South London also dropped a banger for us last week. This street track titled ‘Heaven Or Hell’ refixed Luniz ‘I Got Five On It’. With Mitch and Timbo handling the verses and Cass the hook they definitely did the song justice.

I also want to shout out Scrufizzer who over the last week has delivered two songs on his Soundcloud. He really deserves to do well as his consistency and quality of work has always remained solid. He released a preview just over a minute long of perhaps his next single produced by Preditah ‘Flow Don-Don’, which sounds great. He also put out a more mellow full track ‘No Need 2 Rush’ with a West Coast vibe on the production and sees him talking about love.

January 5, 2014

DVS (@TheRealDVS) Reveals Official Track List for London Boy American Dreaming Mixtape [News]

This is a mixtape that a lot of people have been waiting for and it sounds like London Boy American Dreaming is going to be worth the wait. DVS releases the tracklisting with some big features including Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Sneakbo, Youngs Teflon, Wretch 32, Young Spray, Krept & Konan, Squeeks, Joe Black, G Frsh, J Spades, Margs, Syikes and more. With DVS being one of the best the UK has to offer and with these colloborations also including the most highly rated rappers this is definitely going to be a mixtape not to miss out on. He has confirmed it will be dropping on 13th January which is 2 days after my birthday so looks like I’ll be getting a late present 😉

DVS London boy

October 23, 2013

Krept & Konan Sign To Virgin EMI

Krept & Konan have been having a lot to celebrate over the past months. From getting in the Top 20 Official Charts with there mixtape ‘Young Kingz‘ to winning Best Newcomers at the MOBO’s.

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Yesterday on Twitter Krept said, “GOT A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE TOMORROW!!!!” We all knew it was going to be something massive!

Konan put a picture up on Instagram saying “Me and krept just signed to @virginemi big up@glynaikins and our new team #youngkingz #playdirty #virgin”.

 

Krept said of the news, “We will always be Krept & Konan and i’m glad we have a major label willing support us for what WE do that dont want us to change :)”

Congratulations have already flooded in from Mistajam, Sway, Maxsta Mz Bratt and more. Well done guys!

October 17, 2013

Krept & Konan – Young N Reckless (Ft Chip) [Music Video]

Krept & Konan drop another hot visual from their Young Kingz mixtape. This one is Young N Reckless featuring Chip.

 

May 15, 2013

They Got It Wrong (Remix) Lethal Bizzle Feat. Krept & Konan, Kano, Squeeks, Wiley [Music Video]

Too much talent on this remix to Lethal Bizzle‘s They Got It Wrong and here is the video to the track featuring Krept & Konan, Kano, Squeeks, and Wiley.

 

April 16, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Last week I went down to Geko’s show in north London to find a queue and crowd of screaming, fanatical fans (mainly girls). The young rapper from Manchester who is part of USG performed tracks from his mixtape ‘Voice Of The Future’, bringing out special guests Ard Adz and Sho Shallow, also bringing in other young talent as support acts which was great to see…

Yungen dropped his ‘Topic Of Discussion’ mixtape which has 16 tracks and includes features from SqueeksCashtasticG FrSH and others with production from Steel BanglezKnox BrownRymezS-X and more. The video to track ‘F**k Them’ off the tape featuring his Play Dirty family Krept & Konan was also released, with some dark visuals.

Coops is an artist I have been hearing a lot about recently, with his name buzzing around on the scene. He released his debut mixtape ‘What Do You See’ in February, showcasing his ability on the 24-track tape. Last week saw him release the video to ‘My State Of Mind’, which samples Nas’ classic joint ‘NY State Of Mind’.

From the Str88 Cash team comes Kerz ‘Real Rap’ mixtape with a good 22 tracks produced by DJTR Beats the whole way through. Kerz delivers a good tape, making more people take notice. He covers a variety of topics, showing his depth and versatility as an artist.

Mozart’s Shizzle releases the video to ‘Crown Me’, a motivational and emotional track at the same time. The track is taken from his ‘It’s Mozart Baby’ mixtape which dropped right at the beginning on 2013.

The audio to Sneakbo’s new track ‘Ring A Ling’ was put online for all of our listening pleasure and samples Shabba Ranks, fusing bashment and bass music, and is musically different to anything heard from Sneakbo before. He talked to Mistajam on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show on Wednesday where he announced he is still working on the new EP ‘Certified’ and we can expect it this summer.

If you’re free on Saturday, April 20, get yourselves down to ‘Hip Hop Isn’t Dead’ at The Garage in London where there will be live performances from English FrankSkinnymanKlashnekoffDurrty GoodzBlack The RipperMic RighteousLogicMystroGenesis ElijahJaja Soze and others. The night will hosted by Charlie Sloth, A Squeezy and Big Cakes; plus there will be an open mic competition. See you there!