The UK grime duo have released their latest single titled ‘Certified’. The track which is taken off their upcoming album ‘The Long Way Home’ features American rapper Rick Ross.
The record is a true representation of their signature mash up of UK and US styles featuring a massive roster of collaborations including Rick Ross, Skepta, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, YG, Emeli Sandé and Jeremih to name but a few.
Krept & Konan are currently spearheading a new wave of UK hip hop and grime; standing as forerunners in their scene and commanding a huge fan base that pushed their last mixtape into the top 20 – the highest ranking unsigned release in British chart history. ‘The Long Way Home’ sees a collection of artists so rarely seen on a debut record, from the hottest property in UK Grime at the moment Skepta to ‘Da Boss’ himself Rick Ross and Grammy nominated Ed Sheeran. The band have pulled together collaborations through relationships forged by talent and hard work, relying on artists loving their work and genuinely wanting to be involved with the project.
2014 was a phenomenal year for the band; they released a record breaking mixtape, won BET and MOBO Awards – including an unforgettable performance at the latter, sold out headline shows and then kicked off 2015 being crowned winners of MTV Brand New as well as joining Kanye West onstage during his now infamous BRIT Awards performance. This year will see them hitting festival stages around the world including Glastonbury and Wireless for a second time after a rammed set at last year’s festival.
‘The Long Way Home‘ will be released via Virgin EMI on July 6th.