Krept & Konan
Live Nation & SJM Concerts Present Krept & Konan at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Plus Special Guests
South London based rap duo Krept & Konan formed in 2009 after operating as individual artists and as part of the rap group Gipset, who were in action throughout the back end of the 00’s. Krept & Konan released their first two mix tapes back in 2010, which took different routes of collaborating with underground artists in the first and more mainstream artists in the second. Tsunami, the second mixtape, featured the likes of Giggs, Wretch 32, Scorcher and Ghetts and sold over 60,000 copies.
During the following months, Krept & Konan covered collaborations between Drake & Lil’ Wayne (The Motto) and Kanye West & Jay-Z (Otis), the latter of which mounted over 5 million views on YouTube in one week. Preceding this, Skepta asked the pair to join him on tour in the UK.
The third mix that Krept & Konan released fused the hip-hop underground with other mainstream names the pair had worked with before or had aspired to. Young Kingz featured the likes of George The Poet, Tinie Tempah, Ari, Tungen, Chip, Fekky, G FrSH and much more, with the album’s lead single Don’t Waste My Time being remixed by the likes of French Montana, MNEK, Lady Leshurr and Wretch 32 after attracting lots of attention amongst UK grime artists. Not only that, the mix tape also won a world record for being the highest charting UK album by an unsigned group.
Since gaining the accolade Krept & Konan have signed with Virgin EMI and have won a number of awards including Best International Act at the BET Awards and Best Newcomer at The MOBO Awards in 2013. The duo has kicked off the year with 2 singles Certified and Freak Of The Week, which featured Jeremih and Rick Ross.
The O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire is one of the most iconic theatre music venues in the capital, being voted ‘Best Venue’ on five separate occasions at the Music Week Awards for hosting first class live entertainment for over 10 years. It’s intimate and historic interior holds a respectable 2000, with the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Hunter Hayes, Public Image and Tony Visconti billed to play in the coming months. Krept & Konan will be playing at The O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire on Thursday the 26th of November 2015.
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