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Koncept 14 Hours Ahead – 29 Facts

• June 14, 2017
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koncept 14 hours ahead

We usually share 25 tracks, but Koncept drops some serious knowledge regarding his latest album “14 Hours Ahead”. Enjoy the Koncept 14 Hours Ahead 29 facts!

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1 – I flew to Seoul, South Korea from LAX airport in California the night of Thanksgiving. I spent it with my LA family, ate a bunch of turkey and mashed potatoes, and drank some wine, and then headed to the airport.

2 – I was only supposed to be in Seoul for only 2 weeks to play some shows and be in the studio. I’ve been here in Asia now for 6 months.

3 – This album is one of the main reasons that made my decision to stay here.

4 – I’m Irish, German, Mexican and Hungarian.

5 – I never expected to live in Asia.

6 – I don’t speak Korean yet, but I am learning. I try to learn at least one sentence a day.

7 – I don’t eat seafood. I’m not allergic, I just didn’t grow up eating it, and I’m just not into it. Although, I should just tell people that I’m allergic so I’m not always looked at like there’s something wrong with me when I tell people.
“Wait, like you don’t east shrimp? Salmon?”

Koncept - 14 Hours Ahead - 29 Facts

Koncept – 14 Hours Ahead – 29 Facts

8 – Some songs on this album were recorded in Brooklyn at Optiks’ apartment. Some songs were recorded in the apartment where I used to live in Manhattan. Some songs were recorded in LA at Tenacity‘s studio aka The Labrynth. Sometimes he engineered them, and sometimes he’d go to sleep and I would record myself all night. Some songs were recorded in my studio that I had in Warwick, NY while visiting family and taking a break from chaos. A couple songs were recorded in Seoul, South Korea.

9 – Tenacity was supposed to be on the beat for Evicted before it evolved into the song it currently is, but we drank too much whiskey the night we first started working on it.

10 – The idea of title “14 Hours Ahead” originally came from the time difference of New York and Seoul, South Korea where I am currently residing.

11 – It’s so much more than that though. It’s being ahead of yourself. Knowing where you’re going to be, knowing what you’ll achieve. Living and working for your future. Manifesting your life.

12 – Most of my clothes and belongings are still in LA. 14 Hours Behind Me. Does someone want to bring some stuff to me?

13 – I miss the taco truck lady at my favorite spot in Korea town in LA. It’s at 8th Street and S. Serrano. Can someone bring me some tacos too?

14 – It’s hard to find a pair of size 11 sneakers in Korea. Size 290 out here.

15 – I designed the artwork for the album. Rob Taylor took the photo of me. Sasha Amesiu helped with some of the photoshop work.

16 – “Photoshop? You weren’t really holding onto that wing outside of the plane?”

17 – The cover art that is being used is the 3rd cover that I had designed to be the official cover. I blame one not working on the very cold weather at the time, and the other… well, it just wasn’t perfect. I’ll post it on my instagram soon. —–> @champagnekonny

Koncept - 14 Hours Ahead - 29 Facts

Koncept – 14 Hours Ahead – 29 Facts

18 – We shot the video for “Understand Me” in Los Angeles before knowing that it was going to be on this album. Shouts to DJ TJ.

19 – It’s the only video for this album that is shot in the states. The rest of the videos are shot all around Asia.

20 – The music video for the song “Overboard” (which will be out in a few weeks) was shot in Thailand.

21 – I had shot a completely different video for that song in Seoul, which is great too, but once I got to Thailand I knew I had to reshoot it on the beautiful island that I was on.

22 – Drake wanted to be on 14 Hours Ahead, I felt he didn’t fit on the project.

23 – My exes inspired some of the songs on this album. Still Drake did not fit this album. Maybe the next though.

21 – I lost a few good friends in 2016. They also inspired some of these songs.

22 – I’ll never again avoid a red flag.

23 – Is there a pun on that last one? Check the track list….. Listen to it.

23 – I had a couple friends let me stay on their couch while I worked to accomplish my goals. I’ll forever be grateful for them. I will buy them a pool in the near future.

24 – I don’t plan on telling them when the pool is going to arrive at their doorstep.

25 – If they live in an apartment, I will make sure to get them a customized pool that fits. And that they can still do a backstroke in.

26 – Hug Someone was recorded in LA right before I flew to Korea. It was a few days after Trump was elected. The US felt like chaos. I was seeing people lose their minds all around me. Even people and reasons that had nothing to do with the Presidency. Just life in general. I felt like people just needed a hug. Maybe it could help. Even if just a little bit. It would at least be a step in the right direction.

27 – Ryan and I met while I was on tour in the UK about 5 years ago in Leeds. He had interviewed me before the show. We became friends instantly. The next time I was touring the UK we had a crazy night that resulted in someone falling asleep at the after party and him getting “Human Jenga’d”. Human Jenga is when you pile everything you can find on top of a person that is passed out. I think he even had a microwave on top of him. haha

28 – I just want to thank you for reading this, and listening to my music. My album is out now, and I really hope you take the time to listen. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to write to me on any of my social media pages, and I will respond to you. I would love to hear your thoughts on the music, and how it makes you feel. Much love.

29 – Believe in yourself. Work for what you want, and get what you deserve. You can.

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Koncept 14 Hours Ahead (iTunes Pre Order Link and Tracklisting)

• June 9, 2017
Koncept 14 Hours Ahead Album Cover

Koncept 14 Hours Ahead Album Cover

We’re about to hear brand new music from Koncept. The Koncept 14 Hours Ahead album is about to be released, so please pre-order from iTunes.

Hip-Hop Kings will be more than familiar with Koncept, so we hope you share our excitement on the 14 Hours Ahead release. Koncept 14 Hours Ahead is called that for a reason. The album is being released in Asia, which is 14 hours ahead of America in regard to timezones. Koncept has made an incredible journey since moving to the other side of the world, inking a deal with Sony Asia who have a global distribution network.

We can’t wait to get into some new Koncept music, which is now only moments away from reaching our inbox. We have shared the iTunes link above, so please click, pre-order and support Koncept. We have also shard the album artwork (above) and we have the official tracklisting. If you weren’t convinced already, we have  a video for the track “Trip”. The new video has been uploaded to YouTube and is getting rave reviews. We will also be sharing a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive in the forthcoming weeks. Make sure you come back and watch out for that one!
You can view the official artwork and tracklisting for Koncept – 14 Hours Ahead here.
1. Koncept – Time To Go (ft Akie Bermiss)
2. Koncept – Understand Me (ft Mike Two)
3. Koncept – Adidas
4. Koncept – Almost (ft Matt Stamm)
5. Koncept – Hurricane (ft Leen and Mike Two)
6. Koncept – You Music
7. Koncept – Overboard
8. Koncept – Reloaded (ft Tenancity)
9. Koncept – Evicted
10. Koncept – Boat (ft Mike Two)
11. Koncept – Never Again (ft Mike Two)
12. Koncept – Hug Someone
13. Koncept – Wait (ft Ariano)

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Part Time Cooks and Koncept – Calling Me Video

• May 24, 2017
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Part Time Cooks x Koncept – Calling Me Video

Hip-Hop crew Part Time Cooks and Koncept have teamed up for an official project. The Calling Me video is the first offering from the collaboration.

We were sent the Calling Me Video a few days ago from Brown Bag All-Stars member Koncept, who’s having an excellent time throughout Asia. Part Time Cooks and Koncept will be releasing the project via Korean label Vismajor later this year. We will of course be posting the official artwork and tracklisting when we receive it. Calling Me is sure to be featured along with a host of other brand new music.

 

We’ve heavily featured Koncept over the years on Hip-Hop Kings. As previously mentioned, the rapper has released inked a deal with Sony Asia. Koncept has been touring different countries within the continent including Thailand and the Philippines. It’s awesome to see an artist we admire and support doing great things oversee’s. Make sure you check the Hip-Hop Kings archives and look out for the previous music including the likes of “Hug Someone” and “Understand Me” which features Mike Two.

It’s only right that we place a disclaimer before you read further. In the below video, President Ronald Trump does lines of “flour”, gets pissed on by a Pikachu-stroking Mafia boss, and takes a dance class with a Zulu King. If that sounds like your brand of vodka, feel free to watch below.

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Koncept – Hug Someone (Official Video)

• May 10, 2017
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Koncept – Hug Someone

Here is the brand new video from Koncept for his single Hug Someone which has been uploaded to his official YouTube channel.

It’s great to hear some new music from Koncept, who’s moved out to Seoul and has signed a deal with Sony Music Asia. Hug Someone is the latest offering from the Brown Bag AllStars rapper, who has also announced he’ll be releasing his next solo album titled “14 Hours Ahead”. Hug Someone is the first official single from the upcoming project, and we expect to hear many more. Credits go to Optiks who produced the track, along with “Fantastic A.J” who filmed and directed the video. We will be posting more information about 14 Hours Ahead as soon as we receive it. The album will be released on 9th June 2017 via Champagne Konny Inc / Sony Music Asia. It will also be available 14 hours ahead of NYC time (notice the reason for the album title) and also 8  hours ahead of UK time. We’ll be sharing the download link once it’s live.

Make sure you follow Koncept on Twitter for the latest news and music. You can watch Koncept – “Hug Someone” on the YouTube player below.

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Koncept – Understand Me ft Mike Two

• January 7, 2017
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Koncept – Understand Me ft Mike Two

We have the brand new video from Brown Bag Allstars Koncept, and Mike Two for the single “Understand Me” which has been uploaded to Koncept’s VEVO channel.

When speaking about the single and video, Koncept said “I’m releasing this video for “Understand Me” featuring Mike Two, produced by Optiks and Max Landry from 14 hours ahead in Seoul, South Korea. I came here for two weeks to play some shows, and while here I got booked for a bunch more in different cities around the country, which led to me pushing my flight back a few weeks.” The video for “Understand Me” was shot and directed in Los Angeles by DJ TJ, and was done right before Koncept headed across to Asia. He’s had a hell of a year and we predict that 2017 is going to be even bigger!

We have been promised a bunch of new music from Koncept in 2017 including the highly anticipated “Flight” album with J57,  an Asian tour and a worldwide tour this summer. To keep up to date with the latest from Koncept make sure you follow him on Twitter (@Koncept). You can watch the brand new video for Koncept – Understand Me ft Mike Two on the YouTube player below.

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Koncept and J57 – Jump ft Akie Bermiss

• September 26, 2016
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Koncept and J57 – Jump ft Akie Bermiss

The Brown Bag All Stars are back! Koncept and J57 – Jump ft Akie Bermiss is the latest video to be shared from the long time friends and collaborators.

Taken from the Fuel EP, Koncept and J57 – Jump ft Akie Bermiss is the latest video which has been uploaded to the Kon and J57 YouTube page. The track features some typically excellent vocals from Akie Bermiss who’s worked with Koncept and J57 on various projects and tracks in the past. The video is testement to the single which rates highly among Kon and J’s discography.

The Fuel EP is still available to download from iTunes and serves as a prelude to the “Flight” album which we are itching to hear in the very near future. Make sure you check the new video for “Jump” below, and I’ve also posted the official track listing to the Fuel EP here.

1 Porcelain (feat. Hollis)
2 The Fuel (feat. Akie Bermiss)
3 Excitement (feat. Andrew Thomas Reid)
4 Crazy Is Beautiful (feat. Nevaeh)
5 Live Forever (feat. Dice Raw)
6 Jump (feat. Akie Bermiss)
7 Patience (feat. Denitia)
8 Plane Ticket (feat. The Grand Concourse)

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Koncept New Single Adidas

• September 15, 2016
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Koncept New Single Adidas

Koncept New Single Adidas is the latest offering from the Brown Bag All Stars member, released via his own imprint Champagne Konny, Inc.

As a huge advocate of the brand, Koncept releases the themed single which is available to download from iTunes now. Koncept New Single Adidas contains the hard bars and liquid flows which you would expect from Kon, along with the accessible appeal which has seen him rise to one of the most exciting rappers we’ve heard in a long time. Full production credits go to Optiks & Brett Cimbalik with instruments played by Brett Cimbalik. We have another excellent display of lyricism from Koncept who seems to be able to use metaphors so easily, and I’ve posted the opening bars from the single below.

I practically already bought my Lamborghini //
A toy model version that sits right beside me //
And everytime I see it, it keeps me reminded //
That I need to work harder to keep the fucking champ beneath me.

Look out for plenty of more Koncept music in the forthcoming weeks and especially the Flight LP which will be available soon. You can follow Koncept on Twitter (@Koncept) and listen to Koncept New Single Adidas on the soundcloud player below.

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Koncept – Almost ft Matt Stamm

• September 12, 2016
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Koncept – Almost ft Matt Stamm

This is the brand new single from Brown Bag AllStars member Koncept titled “Almost”. Koncept – Almost ft Matt Stamm is available to download from iTunes now.

Koncept has spoken about the single which he’s released through his own imprint, Champagne Konny Inc. He’s released a series of new tracks every Thursday, which have been uploaded to Koncept’s soundcloud page.

“You can achieve anything that you want as long as you believe in it, and are willing to work for it. It’s all at an arms reach away, but you do have to reach your arm out. I’ve worked endless days and nights on my music. I’ve jeopardized relationships, friendships, money, my health, all because I love music so much, and I believe in it. Sometimes you can be so far from reaching your dreams, yet so close. I’ve opened these doors myself, worked my way towards the front, and I’m now sitting in the 4th row. I’m almost here.”

Make sure you follow Koncept on Twitter (@Koncept) and keep checking back with Hip-Hop Kings for new music from the artist, including a join album with J57 titled “Flight”. You can listen to Koncept – Almost ft Matt Stamm  on the soundcloud player below.

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Koncept and Mike Two – Boat

• September 2, 2016
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koncept and mike two – boat

This is the new single from our friend Koncept and Mike Two titled “Boat”. The collaboration is now available to stream on soundcloud and download from iTunes.

As Hip-Hop Kings readers will be aware, both Koncept and Mike Two have been featured regularly in the past on the website. Koncept released the high profile “The Fuel” EP with J57, and they plan on the full length project “Flight” which we anticipate will be available later this year. Mike Two continues to work on music and is an artist on J57’s “FiveSe7en Music” label, which also is home to the likes of F Virtue and Mean Joe Scheme among others. Koncept and Mike Two – Boat is the latest offering from the duo which can be downloaded from iTunes here.

Look out for more music from the duo which we will be posting as we receive it. You can listen to Koncept and Mike Two – Boat on the soundcloud player below.

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Koncept – Smile (Mac Miller Remix)

• February 4, 2016
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koncept – smile (mac miller remix)

DOWNLOAD | Koncept and J57 – The Fuel

EXCLUSIVE | 25 Facts About Koncept and J57 – The Fuel

Brown Bag AllStars member Koncept has released a new track today titled “Smile” which is available as a free download from his soundcloud page. Koncept’s smile is taken from the new Mac Miller (Larry Fisherman instrumental project) and speaks his mind (que the F bombs) in the latest release. Koncept is still promoting the release of his latest project “The Fuel” that he released with J57 which can be downloaded from the iTunes link above. You can also read the exclusive 25 facts about The Fuel that Koncept and J57 provided prior to the release. You can listen to Koncept – Smile (Mac Miller Remix) on the soundcloud player below.

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