The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps (New Beat Tape)

• April 19, 2017
The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps

The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps

We’re delighted to share The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps, which is a brand new, free download beat tape from the Brown Bag AllStars producer/rapper.

Uploaded to soundcloud and bandcamp, The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps is the latest offering available to fans. The 12-track beat tape has a humours tracklisting, with the Doctor explaining the reason for the free beat in the name. For example “A.G Was Supposed to Be on This But I Lack the Follow Through” and “I Think I Was Supposed to do a Joint With Mr Live to This One”. The twelfth, and final track is more of a question (That’s It For Now Let Me Know if you Want a Vol.2″.

The Audible Doctor has been featured frequently on Hip-Hop Kings for the past few years. Alongside his Brown Bag AllStars crew, he’s become a regular name on the homepage. Please make sure you browse the Hip-Hop Kings archive for previous posts. You can also follow him on Twitter (@AudibleDoctor) for the new music and news first. You can listen to The Audible Doctor Soul Slaps (New Beat Tape) on the soundcloud player below.

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London Posse UK Tour 2017

• April 18, 2017
London Posse UK Tour 2017

London Posse UK Tour 2017

Arguably the most important duo in UK Hip-Hop History are touring shortly. The London Posse UK Tour has been announced with three huge UK dates next month.

Since their musical debut nearly 30 years ago, for the first time in 20 years the London Posse UK Tour is one of the most anticipated tours in UK Hip-Hop history. The three remaining members (Rodney P / Bionic / DJ Billy Bizniss) will be gracing the stage in The Jazz Cafe (London), The Fleece (Bristol) and Rebellion (Manchester). Tickets are on sale now which range between £15.00 – £20.00 which is an absolute steal to see these UK Hip-Hop legends perform. Make sure you visit the ticket link here to grab your tickets today.

You can view the official flyer and tour dates for the London Posse 2017 UK tour here.

Sunday 21st May – The Jazz Cafe, London NW1 7PG
Monday 22nd May – The Fleece, Bristol BS1 6JJ
Tuesday 23rd May – Rebellion, Manchester M1 5WZ

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JChambers ft Prima – For This (Official Video)

• April 12, 2017
JChambers - Moment of silence II: The Road to Perdition

JChambers – Moment of silence II: The Road to Perdition

Manchester based rapper JChambers teams up with Prima for their latest video titled “For This”. We have the official video which has been uploaded to MidicationTV.

The latest video which was sent by J.Chambers is another example of the great work he’s doing. With a very clear and strong message in the song, a lot of aspiring artists will relate to the song. J enlists the services of Prima who provides top class vocals for the record, and complements the song perfectly. “For This” is taken from J’s “Moment of silence II: The Road to Perdition” which is available to pre-order from iTunes. Just hit the link above and please support the artist.

You can watch J.Chambers ft Prima – For This (Official Video) on the YouTube player below.

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Bub Styles – Cash Box ft Conway

• April 11, 2017
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Bub Styles – Cash Box ft Conway

Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Brooklyn’s Bub Styles. The new single is titled Cash Box and features the Shady Records / Griselda Records artist Conway.

Bub Styles caught our attention with the latest single Cash Box, which has been uploaded to soundcloud. The chilled out vibes are complemented with a guest verse from Conway who’s on fire at the moment. As we reported previously, Conway and Westside Gunn have recently been signed to Shady Records. It more than likely involves a deal with Griselda Records. Bub enlists the services of Ace Fayce who has produced the single, and Sal G who mixed the record. There’s plenty more to come from Bub, so follow him on Twitter (@BubStyles) to look out for the latest music.

You can listen to Bub new single – Cash Box ft Conway on the soundcloud player below.

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Brother Ali Pen to Paper (Official Video)

• April 11, 2017
Brother Ali Pen to Paper

Brother Ali Pen to Paper

Now we have an official announcement for a new Ali album, we’re delighted to share the Brother Ali Pen to Paper official video via Rhymesayers.

We announced last month that Brother Ali will be releasing his upcoming solo album “All the Beauty in this Whole Life” later this year. Brother Ali Pen to Paper is one of the official releases from the album. The video has been uploaded to the Rhymesayers YouTube channel. Shot and edited by Maria Juranic and co-produced by Rachel Morgan, the short video gives fans a taste of what’s to come. Brother Ali does what he does best, keeps it simple yet thought provoking. The lyrics for the single are also in the YouTube comments and available on genius too. We’re anticipating lots of more the same from Brother Ali as we prepare for the new album. Keep checking back with Hip-Hop Kings for more promo ahead of the album release. You can also follow Brother Ali on Twitter (@BrotherAli) for official news and music.

You can watch Brother Ali Pen to Paper on the YouTube player below.

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Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

• April 10, 2017
Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

As we prepare for a new album coming in the next few months, this is the Mike Melinoe New Single Matter.

Mike Melinoe is continually featured on Hip-Hop Kings as he remains consistent in releasing music to fans. His very unique style has resulted him becoming one of the most exciting artists. He’s already had shows and features at SXSW and premieres in the biggest of publications including Noisey. Mike Melinoe new single Matter is one of his latest offerings and is essential for your collection. Matter is available as a free download from soundcloud. I have also embedded the soundcloud player and the official artwork here. Make sure you follow Mike Melinoe on Twitter  (@MikeMelinoe) to watch out for the latest music first. You can also search the Hip-Hop Kings archives to check out the previous singles.

You can listen to Mike Melinoe New Single Matter on the soundcloud player below.

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Evidence Throw it all Away Single and New Album Info

• April 5, 2017
Evidence Throw it all Away

Evidence Throw it all Away

The time has come to share some new Rhymesayers news. Evidence Throw it all Away is the new single and we also have a confirmed release of a new solo album.

The new Evidence Throw it all Away single has literally just reached out inbox, after a teaser was shared on Social Media last week. Produced by Alchemist, Throw It all Away is the first single from Ev’s upcoming solo album. The official video has been uploaded to the Rhymesayers YouTube page, and has been directed by Stephen Vanasco. We’re expecting the largest of Hip-Hop publications to pick up on this immediately, and Ev will have clear support from fans and critiques in the forthcoming promo campaign.

Throw It All Away is the first solo single from Evidence in years, as he released  the Dilated Peoples album (Directors of Photography) in 2014, and Lord Steppington (collab with Alchemist, as Step Brothers) in the same year.  The last solo album we were treated to was 2011’s Cats and Dogs which had the massive single “You” produced by DJ Premier. Evidence has really set the bar high with the first single. To be fair we really didn’t expect anything less. We will be keeping an eye on the future singles and share them on Hip-Hop Kings.

More info on the new album coming soon. You can watch Evidence Throw it all Away on the YouTube player below.

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Jamo Gang Straight No Chase (Live)

• April 2, 2017
Jamo Gang Straight No Chase (Live)

Jamo Gang Straight No Chase (Live)

El Gant (1/3rd of Jamo Gang) owns a venue in NYC called The Mockingbird. Jamo Gang Straight No Chase needed to be showcased. To take advantage of this the group performed live and shared the video.

As explained earlier this year, Jamo Gang (El Gant, J57 and Ras Kass) are a new super-group within the Hip-Hop world. Jamo Gang Straight No Chase is the latest visual offering from the trio, as they prepare to reach the world with their music. The video is just under 3 minutes long and uses footage of the live event in The Mockingbird. The album version of Straight No Chase includes a familiar name in “Mean Joe Scheme” so make sure you buy that when it’s released.

You can watch Jamo Gang – Straight No Chase on the YouTube player below.

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Leaf Dog The Legacy (20 Man Cypher)

• March 30, 2017
Leaf Dog The Legacy

Leaf Dog The Legacy

We previously saw Eskar create a world record for the largest posse cut. High Focus presents Leaf Dog The Legacy which features 20 other MC’s.

In anticipation of the long awaited ‘Dyslexic Disciple’ album, Leaf Dog The Legacy is a mega posse cut featuring Phi Life Cypher, Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst, Jack Jetson, Dirty Dike, Verb T, Sonnyjim, Mysdiggi, Klashnekoff, Fliptrix, Bill Shakes, Eric The Red, King Kashmere, Remus, Task Force and DJ Sammy B-Side. Leaf Dog has of course produced the track.

PURCHASE – The Legacy Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies)

There will be a 12″ vinyl available of The Legacy (limited to 300 copies) so please make sure you purchase one from the link listed above. You can watch Leaf Dog – The Legacy (20 Man Cypher) on the YouTube player below.

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ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble – Black Beach 25 Facts

• March 29, 2017
Black Beach 25 Facts

Black Beach 25 Facts

In our latest 25 facts series, we are honoured to share the thoughts of ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble. This is the Black Beach 25 Facts Hip-Hop Kings exclusive.

PRE-ORDER | ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble – Black Beach

1. The album recording process began at Mr. Porter’s old studio in Detroit – where Eminem’s “Infinite” was first written.

2. The track “Keep Me Safe” was originally intended for Frost Gamble’s “Jackpot EP” with Canadian producer/musician S.One.

3. Frost used a mix of vintage and modern equipment to craft the beats, from the Akai S900 of the 1980s to modern software and plugins from Reaper and Waves.

4. The intro “Welcome to Black Beach” samples an old minstrel show routine, and ironically touches on many of the topics on the album – such as mis-leadership, corruption, systemic racism and fear.

5. Zo and Frost first “met” by speaking on a radio podcast – Zo was the host, and Frost being interviewed, having just dropped his Handpicked album (in 2014).

Frost Gamble - Black Beach 25 Facts

Frost Gamble – Black Beach 25 Facts

6. Zo and Frost have released two commercial singles previously – Family First (2015) and Honey (2016). Black Beach is the duo’s first full album together.

7. Zo met Boldy James almost 13 years ago ironically at a studio on 8 mile in Detroit.

8. During the filming of 8 Mile, Zo was able to connect with Big Proof – R.I.P. – and was asked to work on a mixtape called “a Bunch of Black Folks”.

9. Black Beach was recorded in 3 States: Michigan, Kansas, and Ohio

10. KEM is an acronym for “Kill Everything Moving”

11. Zo and Frost are so similar in lifestyles they call each other twin.

12. It takes Zo 15 minutes to write full songs, concept, verses, and chorus.

Zothejerk - Black Beach 25 Facts

Zothejerk – Black Beach 25 Facts

13. 70% of Black Beach was changed in the last 3 weeks before the album was turned in.

14. Zo freestyled Etch-a-Sketch in one take.

15. Most of the verses on “Black Beach” were recorded in one take.

16. Keep Me Safe features Frost’s son and Zo’s sons.

17. While recording “Black Beach” Zo became a Cisco Certified CCNA.

18. Zo uses a K2, UA Neve, and Apollo MK Twin Quad in his vocal chain.

19. The soundbites on Loyal Victims are never before heard or seen interviews with Von Derrit Myers’ grandmother. These were shot by Zo in Ferguson at the 1 year anniversary of Von Derrit Myers’ death.

ZotheJerk - Black Beach 25 Facts

ZotheJerk – Black Beach 25 Facts

20. Zo earned the nickname Jerk in Detroit due to his straight forward no nonsense attitude and terrible lack of tact!

21. Black Beach was written and recorded as Zo transitioned from Kansas to Ohio, sometimes being recorded in hotels.

22. Zo wrote most of “Black Beach” while working as a Network Engineer.

23. Zo and Frost have only been in the studio together physically in Detroit.

24. Zo took Frost to his block Montrose in Detroit so Frost could experience the beauty of Detroit and fuel their creativity while recording Black Beach.

25. Zo & Frost recorded two albums worth of material preparing for this release – picking only their favorite tracks for the final project.

We hope you enjoyed the Black Beach 25 Facts piece. The official video for Smoke Screen is on the YouTube player below.

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