A lot of things have changed since Krept & Konan dropped their first mixtape ‘Red Rum’ (click here to download) in 2010. Who would have thought back then that these two rappers from the streets of South London would play such an influential hand in bridging the Hip-Hop gap between the U.K and the U.S. It wasn’t too long ago - or maybe it was and i’m just getting old - that i thought it near impossible for a U.K Hip-Hop act to reach the heights their U.S. counterparts. Yet here we are in 2015, in the aftermath of Krept & Konan breaking into the top ten with a beat produced by DJ Mustard and a feature from one of Americas hottest R&B singers. Make no mistakes about it ‘Freak Of The Week’ is a colossal triumph for the U.K. urban scene.
Their refined laid back portentous stye holds up well against like minded U.S. heavyweights. In what can only be describe as a resounding success their debut studio album features the likes of Rick Ross, YG, Wiz Khalifa, any many illustrious homegrown artists. I know that ultimately money talks, and of course it helps having the backing of Virgin EMI and Def Jam. Still, taking all that into consideration it would be hard to dismiss their achievements or to make an argument against their endeavour. Without fabricating accents they manage to produce the kind heat worthy of a Hot 97 playlist. Most impressively they go toe-to-toe with the best of the U.S without sticking out like a sore thumb. In fact you may be of the opinion that these boys smash the likes of Wiz Khalifa?
One thing is for certain, these guys have come a long way in a short period, and to think it all started from Gipset - a group of friends who rapped together in the metropolis of South London where prospects are slim for a young black male. This is a clear demonstration of what is possible for those who preserver with tenacity. From mixtapes to MOBO’s, from budget videos to a BET, you can see why many admire their audacity and ability.
And so they continue to progress and transcend boundaries as they embark on their latest tour hyping up venues up and down the country. With the O2 already sold out, those who live in the South East of England would be forgiven for thinking they would have to travel far to see Krept & Konan perform live anytime soon. However we are pleased to announce that Southend’s number one venue, Talk Nightclub has seized the opportunity to booked the boys for a special performance. In a night that promises to take gas meter readings to the next level you can expect nothing but the biggest tunes from Rugged N Baldy as Krept & Konan light up the stage. Who knows they may even perform their controversial remix of ‘Otis’ that catapulted their status into international recognition.