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Birth nameDarren Kandler
Also known asRicochet Klashnekoff, K-Lash
Born1975 (age 42–43)
Hornsey, London, England
OriginHackney, London, England
GenresHip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Years active2001–present
Altered Ego
Riddim Killa
Abstract Urban
Associated actsTerra Firma, Usmaan, Lowkey, Kyzam, Skriblah

Darren Kandler, better known by his Stage name Klashnekoff (pronounced K-Lash-Nek-Off) or Ricochet Klashnekoff, is a Jamaican-English Rapper from Stoke Newington, London. Klashnekoff was born in Hornsey, but then moved to Hackney in London where he began his career in rapping. He was the founding member of the Terra Firma Crew.[1]

His debut album, The Sagas Of..., includes the singles "Murda" produced by UK producer Harry Love (which was later released on the movie album Kidulthood), "Zero", "All I Got" and "Black Rose'" and was released in 2004. Afterwards he released/ Lionheart: Tussle with the Beast, on 26 February 2007. Klashnekoff's last album was released on 12 April 2010 and is called Back to the Sagas.[2] He was nominated for the 2007 BET award for best U.K. Hip-Hop artist.[3]




  • Focus Mode (2005, Altered Ego)
  • Fu*k The Long Talk (2012, S.O.N Entertainment)


  • Darren Kandler, a.k.a. Klashnekoff (2007-09-03). Murda (YouTube). United Kingdom: itchfm.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  2. ^ http://www.ddotomen.com/2010/03/06/klashnekoff-uks-finest/
  3. ^ Bet Awards

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