SOUTH LONDON rappers Krept and Konan have announced they will run workshops in their Croydon borough aimed at inspiring the next generation.
The MOBO Award-winning duo, who took home Best Album for The Long Way Home and Best Hip Hop at the annual ceremony, will run the scheme through their Positive Direction Foundation.
The workshops, which will run in partnership with the council, will see the musicians provide sessions in songwriting, sound engineering, graphic design and programming for children between 11 and 18.
Each school involved in the project will be offered up to 30 places on the programme, which will also include mentoring sessions, access to an online community to connect and network, and a closing graduation ceremony for students to showcase their work to the rap stars.
Konan, from Thornton Heath, told the Croydon Advertiser: “I chose to give something back to Croydon because it made me who I am today.
“I’ve lost and gained so much over the years, but now in my position, I want to breathe life back into the community. ”
Krept, also from Thornton Heath, added: “We want to give the youth of Croydon a chance that we never had.
“Paving the way for the next generation is a matter of the heart, and the Positive Direction Foundation is in our hearts.”
Tony Newman, leader of the council, said he was “delighted” to work with the “talented duo” on the project.
“It shows just how passionate they are about sharing in their success and leaving a positive and lasting legacy on their own community,” he said.