Review of Certified by Krept and Konan ft Rick Ross
It seems like Krept & Konan have been going around since god was a boy. So it seems amazing that Certified is the release track from their debut, yes I said debut album The Long Way Home due for release on 6 July, 2015. This recording has been so eagerly anticipated it got to number 2 on the iTunes chart (as a pre-order). The Long Way Home is a real mash of US and UK with a huge list of collaborations including Rick Ross, man of the moment Skepta, Wiz Khalifa and more surprisingly Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and Jeremih.
It is on Certified that Rick Ross, perhaps the biggest hitter of the lot makes an appearance. Certified is what you would expect from Krept & Konan. Hard lyrics layered and some dirty hard core hip hop beats and some quality production. Krept & Konan as we all know, always deliver tight flow and they work so effortlessly together.
My favourite line has to be “tell the waiter I want more cheese on my bolognese” proper London Hip Hop. Whilst the production does have a bit of American feel, it does have the grimey London beats shining through. Rick Ross makes a good guest appearance, but such is the strength of Krept & Konan, he probably isn’t need. But we won’t complain, because his verse was something else.
You have to listen to Certified. When you do, let us know what you think. Tweet us @musiceyz or comment below.