Krept and Konan o2 Brixton Review by Kaleam Razak
Krept and Konan’s A Night to Remember tour was definitely a night to remember as they embraced all things British.
With the stage set up as a London Underground station, the duo showed us just how long they were planning to stay with their sold out show at the Brixton 02 Academy. Next stop… Wembley Arena!
Performing their smash hits ‘Falling’, ‘Freak of the Week’ and ‘Don’t Waste My Time’, Konan opened the show performing ‘Last Night in LA’, giving the crowd some lyrical flavour to get them warmed up for what was in store. The whole vibe of the night gave me summertime butterflies as if I was attending a festival in the middle of June. A Night to Remember didn’t only celebrate the duo, but paid homage to today’s UK hip-hop culture sense with unexpected performances from Craig David, WSTRN, Emily Sande and Stormzy to name a few.
The pair were definitely able to manage the crowds emotions from high to low, performing ‘My Story’ with a special appearance from Konan’s mum, who held his hand tight as they relived the night that changed not only his life but hers. It was a nice feeling to see how far they had come with a quick reminder that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
With opening act Ty Dolla Sign, Krept and Konan were able to bring some US flair to the night, with Young Thug’s ‘With That’ performed by Yungen and Sneakbo – plus, a nice little snippet of Rihanna’s ‘Work’ was mixed into ‘Freak of the Week’, which had all the girls shaking their hips.
All in all, Krept and Konan kept the crowd engaged from start to finish performing tracks from ‘A Long Way Home’ and their ‘Young Kingz’ mixtape. The show wasn’t just focused on the boys – it was nice to see them embrace many artists with a platform to show their own, and to be honest I didn’t want the show to end as they had provided a wicked experience not only for me but the rest of their fans. I look forward to seeing what Krept and Konan have coming up in the near future.