#NewMusic | Krept & Konan - Ban Drill
Today, record-breaking rap duo Krept & Konan release 'Ban Drill' and accompanying short film with the same title.
Ban Drill is the first track to be lifted from Krept & Konan’s highly anticipated second studio album. Produced by AdotSkitz (Stormzy, French Montana, Skepta), ‘Ban Drill’ addresses the controversial move by the State and the Police to use Drill music as a scapegoat to tackle violent crime in the UK. The single is out now on all digital channels.
It also follows the premiere of the short film directed by Roc Nation’s recent signing Rapman (Shiro’s Story). It is an emotional journey into the reality of a marginalised youth, largely demonized and forgotten by authorities, for whom making music provides a ‘way out’. Filmed in various London locations, the short film features cameo appearances from artists such as Dig Dat, Headie One, Unknown T, D Block Europe and K Trap, plus internet sensation Likkleman and actors Gerrome Stafia (who plays the lead role of Jayden in the short film), Malcolm Kamulete (Top Boy) Judith Jacob (EastEnders) and Tiffany Brown (Shiro’s Story).
To mark the release of ‘Ban Drill’ and to drive home its message, Krept & Konan have launched a petition in collaboration with Change.org asking the Crown Prosecution Service to stop the Police from being able to Ban Drill music by using the Serious Crime Act to prosecute artists. Click here to sign the petition.
After becoming the first act ever to have two mixtapes '7 Days' and '7 Nights' simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart, the past year has seen Krept & Konan headline a sold out date at Alexandra Palace, a main slot at Wireless and Reading & Leeds Festivals, as well as successfully launching their restaurant Crepes & Cones in their native Croydon.
‘Ban Drill’ Is OUT NOW on all digital platforms:
Watch a ‘Ban Drill’ short film here: