Rapper / producer
“If there was such a thing as an orgasm in the ear - an eargasm, if you will - it would sound like Krafty. Or feel like Krafty. Whichever one makes more sense.”
Krafty is a British rapper and producer based in the South East of England.
Having spent his teenage years studying the likes of Big L, Eminem and Redman, Krafty has developed his own distinct style combining cheeky punchlines and melodic choruses over dope Hip-Hop beats.
At age 12, Krafty was booking studio time and cutting demos at Back Alley Studios in Maidstone and practising his rhymes on a karaoke machine in his bedroom. This initiative eventually led him to buying his own studio equipment and turning his room into his own make-shift recording booth.
From topping the U.K. SoundClick Charts to being nominated Best Hip-Hop at Peoples Choice Awards, the rapper has more than proven his worth in the underground hip-hop scene. Several of his releases have become fan favourites, including the foul-mouthed single Fuck Everything and the sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek I Wanna Get Signed.
In 2018, Krafty made the decision to become more hands on with his music by dedicating a year to learning more about music production. The results of which can be heard on 2019’s album Show Must Go On with the songs Brainwashed and Coulda Remix (the latter featuring long-time collaborator and cousin JackPot).
After relying on the talents of producers Sinima, Oskar Mike and several others over the years, Krafty decided the only way to go further in his career was by producing everything himself. This will be seen with his upcoming self-produced album (title to be announced).
INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL
Since 2014, Krafty has been releasing music under his own independent record label, Monumental Records. "Nobody wanted to sign me, so I signed myself."
The label has since gone on to scout and offer services to other independent hip-hop artists in the U.K. and will begin promoting and releasing new artists in 2020. Learn more at www.monumentalrecords.co.uk
2007 - Krafty his #1 on U.K. Charts on SoundClick for most downloads/plays
2008 - Krafty is offered record deals at age 18
2009 - Krafty freestyles on B-Box for Bebo.com and gains 1,000,000 views in under a week
2009 - Krafty is interviewed on Radio Cardiff
2010 - Nominated for Best Hip-Hop by People's Choice Awards
2011 - Krafty directs and shoots his first solo music video 'Gone'
2011 - Krafty is played on BBC Radio as well as other FM stations in the U.K.
2014 - Promoted by BET, Rolling Stone, MTV, YouTube, Vibe, Amazon, NME and more