Kwengface Comes Through With ‘Ben10’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

26 Jan 2023

Peckham rapper Kwengface has returned with his new single ‘Ben10’ and announced his forthcoming project ‘The Memoir’. ‘Ben10’ marks a new chapter as he steps into an untouchable territory and cements his name amongst the greats. A celebration of success, Kweng cleverly draws
parallels between himself and the cartoon character, with his Rolex playing significant importance, representing how far he has come. The cinematic video was captured under Iceland’s northern lights and in the blue lagoon, a bucket list moment for Kweng and just a taste of what he has to come this year.

Born and raised in South London, Kweng has been rapping and writing lyrics as early as 12. He came up in the scene as a member of Drill collective, ‘Zone 2’, and was renowned for his distinctive high-energy flows, uncompromising bars and witty punchlines. Kweng became a household name following the release of ‘3 Stripes’ in 2018, which is still considered one of the most highly regarded tracks in UK Drill.

His name continued to spread following the release of the contentious single ‘No Censor’, which ended up being removed by YouTube, initiating cancelled shows and an injunction, forcing Kweng to question his future within music. Time passed, Kweng evolved and 2021 became a breakthrough year for him following his debut mixtape ‘YPB: Tha Come Up’ and his legendary ‘Plugged In’ session, which went viral, accumulating over 13M views and counting. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with Dizzee Rascal, Knucks, Digga D and Backroad Gee, and has continued to prove himself as a multidimensional artist.

2022 was another standout year for Kweng, with notable highlights including his acclaimed 12-track mixtape ‘YPB: The Archive’, performing at Size Sessions Festival and collaborating with Knucks on his triple Daily Duppy. Kweng is now considered a veteran and is one of the UK’s most highly regarded rappers.