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Krept & Konan

Krept and Konan are a British hip hop duo from London, consisting of Casyo Valentine “Krept” Johnson BEM (born 4 February 1990, Gipsy Hill) and Karl Dominic “Konan” Wilson BEM (born 3 September 1989, Thornton Heath), the son of Delroy Wilson otherwise known as ‘Jamaica’s first child star’. Their first major release was the mixtape Young Kingz, released on 2 September 2013. As of 3 May 2013, Krept and Konan signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records.

Their debut album The Long Way Home was released on 5 July 2015 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2. The duo’s highest-charting single is “Freak of the Week” featuring Jeremih, which charted at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Krept and Konan have both starred together in the film The Intent (2016) and reprised their roles in the prequel The Intent 2: The Come Up (2018).

In 2013, the duo broke the record for ‘Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act’. The pair earned the title with Young Kingz, which entered into the top 20 in the UK Albums Chart. Following the rap duo success, they won a MOBO award (Best Hip-Hop Act 2014) and BET award.

Both were awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to music and the community in Croydon.