“Krept needs Konan, and Konan needs Krept!”
British rap duo Krept & Konan have used their platform for the greater good this week, to speak up and encourage fans of music, TV, films, sports, games and eBooks to get the content they love from genuine sites, by releasing a new tongue in cheek short film as part of a campaign by Get It Right.
The parody sees the Freak Of The Week rappers discuss the difficulties of being apart from friends, as well as each other, during lockdown (amid the coronavirus pandemic) and celebrate all of the great content that has helped get them through it.
As the duo reflect on missing one another, they share some of the situations they’ve found themselves in during their time apart – whether it was streaming music videos whilst cooking a dish in the kitchen, putting together a playlist whilst brushing their teeth or playing video games together online to stay connected – the duo demonstrate how great content, from genuine sites, has seen them through the last few months.
Watch the short film below:
“Backing this campaign gives us a chance to recognise the music, TV shows, sport and video games that got us through the last few months.” Krept (real name Casyo Johnson) says. “When we record a track, we put our all into it, but there are also so many people behind the scenes who make it what it is too – and the same goes for the TV, film and games and other creative industries.”
“By getting the things you love from genuine, safe sites you can help all these people – and carry on destroying your mates at FIFA, sound tracking your evening with your favourite album or chatting with your boys about that must-have TV show.”
Konan (real name Janayd Karl Wilson) adds: “With both of us being apart from our friends and each other during lockdown, entertainment was a massive part of what kept us going – and I’m sure many felt the same. Krept and I would share playlists and TV recommendations with each other, and of course played a lot of games online – it definitely made lockdown more bearable.”
“When great content has done so much for us, it’s important to give back to the hardworking people that made it possible. To the runners, the sound technicians, the set designers, film crew and to so many more – thank you.”
Krept & Konan (Featuring WizKid) – G Love
CCUK Programme Coordinator, James Gardiner from Creative Content UK (CCUK), who back the Get It Right campaign, comments: “Fans have a clear choice – if they really value the entertainment they love – then they must get it right from genuine sites rather than from infringing ones that rip off creators and deny them the fair rewards their hard work, talent and creativity deserves.
“If fans show support in this way, creators and those that back them will be able to invest more of their time and creativity into producing more of the content we all love. If they don’t, we risk songs not being recorded, movies not being made and games not being developed, particularly by grassroots creators who need that income most – and especially now.”