KREPT & KONAN
Talking their new album, the Rap Show & their restaurant.
“We’re just kind of using it as therapy.”
Now critically acclaimed with several projects, a TV show and a restaurant under their belt, Krept and Konan have come a long from their entry into the UK music scene. Following up their last effort, ‘7 Days and 7 Nights,’ which included hits such as ‘Wo Wo Wo,’ the rap duo recently released their ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ album which sees a star-studded feature list including Headie One, Stormzy and the late Cadet.
PAUSE caught up with the rap duo to discuss all that’s been happening since our last interview in 2015. Read what happened below:
What can people expect from the new album?
Konan: Litness, no, I’m joking. What people can expect from the album is a journey, I feel like we tried to make a body of work that kind of brings you on a journey of how we’re feeling right now like the mindset we’re in, and we’re just kind of using it as therapy.
Krept: Trench Coat – Burberry (Flannels), Jeans – Amiri, Trainers – Nike (Schuh). Konan: Jacket – Gucci (Flannels), Jeans – Amiri (MatchesFashion), Trainers- Nike (Schuh), Glasses- VintzShop
Krept: When I look back at some outfits that I was wearing, like in some old picture, what was I smoking then? That looked mad! There was a stage where I was wearing leather trousers.
Konan: And leather tops! PVC joints.
Krept: It’s crazy. What was I thinking! But I just feel like when you get older, you start getting more realistic with it, you start wearing fitted stuff, nice drops, it’s not about designers. A lot of people think if you put designer on that’s the drip but its not. I’ve seen people in head to toe designer, and they still look like a mess. It’s about how you put together clothes, what fits good with what, what complements the other. You start getting a mature approach to it instead of thinking, let’s just buy Gucci and Louis Vuitton, no you just have to tailor everything to whatever it is you feel like you want to wear.
Would you like to get into the fashion industry?
Konan: 100% that a goal to get into the fashion industry with our own style. Obviously, we’ve done merch before but to actually make a clothing brand that’s something we’re trying to head towards. Behind the scenes we’re working on a few pieces, so you’ll probably see it soon. Or you might not know it’s ours – don’t want the pressure. We’ll see how it goes, but we should be coming with something soon definitely.