Even now, there are no snippets on iTunes, and they made only two videos. Three days later, the pair received notification from their distributors, Absolute, that the album was at No 8 in the midweeks. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. It’s been about word of mouth. So what’s next for this polite, softly spoken duo? Konan’s stepfather, Carlton Ned, attempted to protect his wife and stepson from the bullets but was shot in the chest. Last month, Christopher Thomas was found guilty of Ned’s murder and sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in jail.
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Though he refused to give a testimony, it emerged during the trial that Thomas was jealous that Konan had been dating his ex-girlfriend. Skepta says he took Krept and Konan on tour because he could tell they were both hardworking and talented.
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Three days later, the pair received notification from their distributors, Absolute, that the album was at No 8 in the midweeks. I basically ticked all of the boxes that said we owned the copyright, not having a clue that it would be monan issue,” admits Krept.
The pair, who met as teenagers, began rapping in They looked online at iTunes; they were No1 on the hip-hop charts and No 10 overall, several spaces ahead of another, slightly more famous rap duo: First, they restricted what could be heard ahead of release. So what’s next for this polite, softly spoken duo? Despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene. Threads anc expanded unthreaded. Young Kingz might not be the most PC listen, but its lack of irreverent EDM or indeed young kingz krept and konan cynical toung jumping speaks volumes to their small-but-dedicated fanbase.
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook is what’s sold this mixtape. And it gave them the momentum they needed. They’re indifferent kings signing a deal, pointing out that the indie route is serving them kinz fine for now.
Unlike Rizzle Kicks, whose campaign included pop-up stores around the country with the artists manning the till, south Londoners Krept and Konan had barely done any promo. So just how did two little-known MCs galvanise teenage music fans, a group now renowned for their reluctance to buy records?
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The video received an incredible 5m views in five days, before pressure from Jay Z’s legal team forced them to take it down. It’s been about word of mouth. Show 25 25 50 All. Undeterred, they released another cover, Drake’s The Motto. Last month, Christopher Thomas was found guilty of Ned’s murder and sentenced to a minimum kinyz 35 years in jail.
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Four months earlier, on 1 Julymasked gunmen burst into the Thornton Heath home of Konan’s mother, Donna Michael, and shot her in the leg. Even now, there are no snippets on iTunes, and they made only two videos. kona
In August, shortly after Thomas was sentenced, the pair released the disturbingly evocative My Story, which describes the shooting in stark detail. Their first mixtape, ‘s Tsunami, was relatively well received with 2, sold and young kingz krept and konan estimated 60, illegal downloads.
Konan’s stepfather, Carlton Ned, attempted to protect his wife and stepson from the bullets but was shot in the chest. We’ve also had a lot of Twitter support from artists like Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Professor Green, who has nearly two million followers.