Young Kingz

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Young Kingz
Young Kingz - Krept and Konan.jpg
Mixtape by Krept and Konan
Released 2 September 2013 (2013-09-02)
Recorded 2011–13
Genre British hip hop
Length 67:53
Label Play Dirty, Def Jam, Virgin EMI
Producer
  • ADP (exec.)
  • AdotSkitz
  • Maestro
  • Scholar & Stix
  • Steel Banglez
  • Rymez
  • E.Y.
  • Reaper On Beatz
Krept and Konan chronology
Tsunami
(2010)Tsunami2010
Young Kingz
(2013)
The Long Way Home
(2015)The Long Way Home2015
Singles from Young Kingz
  1. "Don't Waste My Time"
    Released: 21 March 2014

Young Kingz is the third mixtape by the English hip hop duo Krept and Konan.[1] The mixtape was released on 2 September 2013 on Play Dirty.[2][3] It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 19 and the UK R&B Chart at number three.

Background and release[edit]

ADP of London Boy Entertainment[4] was the executive producer. Production also included Maestro, Scholar & Stix, Steel Banglez, Adot, Rymez, EY. The mixtape featured rappers such as Fekky, Tinie Tempah, Giggs, Chip, Yungen, and G FrSH, and was accompanied by spoken word artist George the Poet and singer Yana Toma. The first visual from the project was "My Story" published via YouTube on 4 August 2013.[5] It received 550,000 YouTube hits in less than 24 hours. The record explains Konan’s loss of his stepfather and the duo’s reason of why they pursued their music career in a poetic storytelling type of rap. "Don’t Waste My Time" was the second visual released also published on YouTube directed by Javier. The video was based in their hometown. The mixtape entered the Official UK Albums Chart update at number 10 on 4 September 2013, slipping to number 19 by the end of the week.[6] The duo won the Best Newcomer in the MOBO Awards 2013.[7] On 23 October 2013, they successfully signed a record deal with Virgin EMI.[8] The official remix of "Don't Waste My Time" premiered in January 2014 and features American rappers French Montana, Chinx Drugz, Lil Durk and British rappers Wretch 32, Fekky and Chip. A version featuring only the American rappers appears on Montana's Coke Boys 4 mixtape.[9] "Don't Waste My Time" rose to fame in the UK rap scene in January 2014, with other notable artists such as Stormzy, G FrSH, MNEK, Jacob Banks and Dot Rotten all contributing to unofficial remixes of the track. The song was released as a single in March 2014, and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 154.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Young Kingz, Pt. 1" (featuring George the Poet)ADP1:54
2."My Story"AdotSkitz4:43
3."Other Side" (featuring Ari)Maestro4:01
4."Too Young" (featuring Yungen)ADP3:39
5."Young n’ Reckless" (featuring Chip)ADP3:45
6."Don’t Waste My Time"AdotSkitz3:25
7."M.D.M.A" (featuring G FrSH)ADP3:39
8."We In Here"ADP3:10
9."Number 13" (featuring Yana Toma)Scholar & Stix3:07
10."My Name" (featuring Yana Toma)Steel Banglez4:14
11."Dancing On the Table"Rymez3:27
12."Lord Forgive Me" (Interlude)ADP0:31
13."Lord Forgive Me" (featuring Tinie Tempah)ADP4:59
14."Bloodclart" (featuring Giggs)ADP5:23
15."Green Street" (featuring Fekky)ADP4:31
16."Nightmares" (featuring Siah)E.Y.4:14
17."Brothers" (featuring Anthony Thomas)Adotskitz4:00
18."All Eyes On Me"Reaper On Beatz3:43
19."Young Kingz, Pt. 2" (featuring George the Poet)ADP1:28
Total length:67:53

Live show[edit]

Date City Region Venue
9 October 2013 London United Kingdom O2 Academy Islington
28 December 2013 London United Kingdom O2 Academy Islington

Awards[edit]

|- | UMA's | Best Album | Young Kingz | style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | 2013 | Best Mixtape | Young Kingz | style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | 2014 | MOBO Awards | Best album | Young Kingz | (pending) |-

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 19

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