As Krept & Konan prepare to drop their anticipated sophomore project, the duo share with us their lead single "Ban Drill" alongside its short film directed by Roc Nation’s recent signing Rapman of "Shiro's Story" fame.
The solemn record was produced by AdotSkitz (Stormzy, French Montana, Skepta) and sees the duo address the recent move by the UK government to specifically target Drill musicians as a way to tackle violent crime. Over a moody backdrop, we get to hear how lives are affected by a myriad of factors ranging from social economical background to the color of their skin amongst other issues. The stories are profound, heartrending and vivid enough to show the reality of marginalized youths whose chances of making it out remain slim.
Filmed in various London locations, the short film features cameo appearances from artists such as Dig Dat, Headie One, Unknown T, D Block Europe and K Trap, in addition to internet sensation Likkleman and actors Gerrome Stafia (who plays the lead role of Jayden in the short film), Malcolm Kamulete (Top Boy) Judith Jacob (EastEnders) and Tiffany Brown (Shiro’s Story). "Ban Drill" is taken from Krept & Konan’s upcoming LP. Get it on all platforms here.
To mark the release of Ban Drill and to drive home its message Krept & Konan have launched a petition in collaboration with Change.org asking the Crown Prosecution Service to stop the Police from being able to Ban Drill music by using the Serious Crime Act to prosecute artists.
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