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Krafty (rapper)

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Krafty (rapper)[edit]

Birth nameGrant Michael James Oakes
OriginFolkestone, England
GenresRap, hip hop, Pop
Occupation(s)rapper, producer
LabelsMonumental Records

Grant Michael James Oakes (born 5th November, 1989), better known by his stage name Krafty, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and music video director from Folkestone, Kent.

His first album, Not For Resale, was released in 2013 on his Monumental Records label and contains guest appearances from Dustin James Corbett, Gemma Louise, Lenny Jones and Janay as well as production from Sinima Beats. Krafty then went on to release his albums We're All Gonna Die! and Show Must Go On, respectively.

In addition to being an active recording artist, he is also the CEO of independent record label Monumental Records. The record label was originally founded in 2013 but was officially registered in 2019. Since then, the label has gone on to release numerous projects from underground artists in the U.K. hip-hop scene. Monumental Records are also known for their clothing brand Monumental Ltd.


  • Not For Resale (2013)
  • We're All Gonna Die! (2017)
  • One Man Show (2018)
  • Show Must Go On (2019)
  • KiNGPiN (TBA)
  • Artificial Nature (TBA)

Notable Accomplishments[edit]

With regular single releases, Krafty entered the SoundClick Charts and peaked in first place in 2006 and 2007 with songs such as Live My Days and Keep Movin'. In recent years, his songs Bread Crumbs and Run Along have peaked on the Alternative Hip Hop charts on SoundClick at number 20 and 21, respectively. Krafty's music has been played on numerous UK radio stations including BBC Radio 1, CSR FM, Radio Cardiff and more.

Prior to the release of his first album, Not For Resale, the single I Wanna Get Signed debuted on BBC Music Introducing presented by Jacob Rickard in 2011. The single was then supported by 105.9 Academy FM (Folkestone) and other local radio stations in the UK.

In 2009, Krafty's freestyle and interview on Bebo's web-show "B-Box" accumulated over a million views in it's first week. The show also featured the likes of Little Mix, N-Dubz and Flo Rida to name a few.

Shortly after the release of Krafty's second album, We're All Gonna Die!, the single It's Always You featuring singer-songwriter Lucy Pearson was aired on BBC Introducing Norfolk by Sophie Little.


"Krafty has become a central part of the UK's independent rap scene - Bread Crumbs review - Broken8Records". Retrieved 26 February 2021.

"Introducing Krafty: a British rapper bringing a whole new sound to the forefront". Retrieved 23 February 2021.

"Krafty is Set to Make Waves on British Underground Rap Scene with Upcoming Album, 'Artificial Nature'". Retrieved 21 February 2021.

"Run Along by Krafty on SoundClick Charts". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"Bebo - B-Box Episode 16 - Artist Spotlight - Krafty, 2009". Retrieved 16 February 2021.

"Bebo - B-Box Episode 19 - Interview with Krafty, 2009". Retrieved 16 February 2021.

"The Aiden Feron Show - Krafty Interview - Episode 38, 2018". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"The Aiden Feron Show - Krafty Interview - Episode 61, 2018". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"BBC Introducing Norfolk - Krafty - It's Always You ft. Lucy Pearson". Retrieved 19 November 2017.

"105.9 Academy FM - Radio Interview - Krafty, 2011". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"FATP Hip Hop Show UK - The Militant Mix - Harry Shotta, Krafty, AJ Tracey and more". Retrieved 21 June 2020.

"HipHop Hour LIVE Episode 59 - Krafty - Bread Crumbs". Retrieved 21 June 2020.

"Mickey Hustle, K-Saulz & Krafty on BBC Introducing Sussex". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"Krafty - Show Must Go On (Album) - Apple Music". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"Krafty - We're All Gonna Die! (Album) - Apple Music". Retrieved 16 February 2021.

"Krafty - Not For Resale (Album) - Apple Music". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"iTunes - Music - Krafty". Retrieved 16 February 2021.

"Cakes Mitchell review of Krafty - Had Enough". Retrieved 16 February 2021.

"Krafty - Not For Resale (Album) - Amazon". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

"Krafty - Ploddin' On (Music Video)". Retrieved 16 February 2021 – via YouTube.

"Krafty - Fuck Everything (Music Video)". Retrieved 16 February 2021 – via YouTube.

"Krafty - I Wanna Get Signed (Single) - Apple Music". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

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