Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The video received an incredible 5m views in five days, before pressure from Jay Z's legal team forced them to take it down. Though he refused to give a testimony, it emerged during the trial that Thomas was jealous that Konan had been dating his ex-girlfriend. Four months earlier, on 1 July , masked gunmen burst into the Thornton Heath home of Konan's mother, Donna Michael, and shot her in the leg.
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So what's next for this polite, softly spoken duo?
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Twitter, Instagram konann Facebook is what's sold this mixtape. Loading comments… Trouble loading? First, they restricted what could be heard ahead of release. Konan's stepfather, Carlton Ned, attempted to protect his wife and stepson from the bullets but was shot in the chest. The video received an incredible 5m views in five days, before pressure from Jay Z's legal team forced them to take it down.
Young Kingz might not be the most PC listen, but its lack of irreverent EDM or indeed any cynical bandwagon jumping speaks volumes to their small-but-dedicated fanbase. I basically ticked all of the boxes that said we owned the copyright, not having a clue that it would be an issue," admits Krept.
Undeterred, they released another cover, Drake's The Motto. Even now, there are no snippets on iTunes, and they made only two videos.
And it gave them the momentum they needed. You won't see their banner on the iTunes main page or hear them on Radio 1. Last month, Christopher Thomas was found guilty of Ned's murder and sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in jail. In August, shortly after Thomas was sentenced, the pair released the disturbingly evocative My Story, which describes the shooting in stark detail.
The pair, who met as teenagers, began rapping in So just how did two little-known MCs galvanise teenage music fans, a group now renowned for their reluctance to buy records?
It's been about word of mouth.
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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.
There are no Krept and Konan shops.
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. 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: Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Their first mixtape, 's Tsunami, was relatively well received with 2, sold and an estimated 60, illegal downloads.
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. 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.
Despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene. Though he refused to give a testimony, it emerged during the trial that Thomas was jealous that Konan had been dating his ex-girlfriend.
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Three days later, the pair yong notification from their distributors, Absolute, that the album was at No 8 in the midweeks. They're indifferent about signing a deal, pointing out that the indie route is serving them just fine for now.
Skepta says he took Krept and Konan on tour because he could tell they were both hardworking and talented. Show 25 25 50 All.