Krept and Konan- The Murky undertones of ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ album review
Krept and Konan have undoubtedly become one of the best rap duo’s to come from the UK. With a BET award and five MOBO’s already under their belts, the pair are set for more success with the release of their brand-new album Revenge Is Sweet.
In contrast to earlier releases, Revenge Is Sweet is the most personal of their projects. With the loss of Krept’s cousin Cadet earlier this year, track 2 Salaam reveals a vulnerable side to Krept and Konan.
I Spy is the standout track that is an edgy reminder of the grime genre the rappers own, with the jumpy background vocals and bouncy bass notes, this track sets the tone for the next track Keep Talking featuring Skepta and Cadet.
The album reveals the duo’s versatility in multiple or merging genre’s, track 6 Revenge Is Sweet provides murky undertones moving swiftly into the R’n’B genre. Features from Wizkid and Tory Lanez add dancehall elements with infectious instrumentals.
The album heads out first with a Skit from Barking singer Ramz, speaking of the struggles he has faced with mental health. The final track Broski is an ode to their business partner and friend Nash Chagonda who sadly committed suicide. Ending on a vulnerable and emotional note, Broski wraps up a great record and shows a glimpse of what Krept and Konan have had to endure over the past few years. Their experiences have made for an animated, versatile and vulnerable album which is set for success.