UK rap duo KREPT & KONAN release their latest mixtape [02.09.2013] entitled YOUNG KINGZ. 18+ tracks featuring a who’s who of the UK Grime scene; TINIE TEMPAH, G.FrSH, GIGGS, YUNGEN, FEKKY and CHIP all feature as Krept & Konan deliver a piece of work that will firmly establish them amongst the next big things and hopefully propel them from the underground to main street.
As I write this the record has just been released less than 24hrs ago, it is that fresh. The lead single from the mixtape entitled MY STORY has received much love not only because of the tight wordplay and delivery but also because the subject matter resonates with the inner city youths of today, who’s real lives are more dramatic than any TOP BOY [Channel4] scene. With personal shouts to VASH [Alwayz Recordingz] and SKEPTA [Boy Better Know] for their part in the Krept & Konan story the record gives you a little insight into the recent lives of the Play Dirty rappers.
So many times people equate UK Rap with road life and yes there is often a link but the two are not dependant on each other. However it is interesting that Krept says “The music chose us, we didn’t choose it” taken out of context this may suggest to some that they fell upon their success. To the contrary, instead it is more a case that they built a foundation that enabled them to be noticed, the success subsequently followed.
There are many high profile collaborations on this mixtape as highlighted above. Two other artists to feature are vocalist YANA TOMA who adds another dimension to the record on track MY NAME; and artist SIAH who features on track NIGHTMARES; both artists help to make the two tracks amongst my favourites at the moment. However this may change as the record continues to simmer and different aromas come out of the pot.
UK Hiphop and Grime fans will undoubtedly love this mixtape because ‘It’s redder than red‘.
You can download it here | YOUNG KINGZ DOWNLOAD