In our ongoing series, we’re proud to present Izm White – Wildlife 25 Facts.
Izm White made his debut on Hip-Hop Kings with the track “Nod Ya Head” ft Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Check out the 25 facts on his album “Wildlife” which can be downloaded from iTunes. Izm White – Wildlife 25 Facts are below.
1. Wildlife was released on the legendary Tommy Boy Records
2. Wildlife is my official debut album
3. I shot 6 music videos for the album
4. I recorded “Nod Ya Head” feat Prodigy in Queens NY at Mobb Deep’s studio
5. The music video for “Nod Ya Head” feat Prodigy was filmed at The Garden Of The God’s in Colorado Springs and has a cameo from Alchemist
6. Sheek Louch recorded his verse in Denver at Conway Sound (my go to studio) with Ghostface Killah in attendance
7. The music video “Signs Of The Times” feat Sheek Louch, was filmed in Denver and has cameos from Jadakiss and Styles P
8. “Top Level” feat Big Twins of Infamous Mobb Deep was shot in Miami by my brother who is also my DJ
9. I picked up Agallah in Compton the day we shot the music video “Battle Scars” in L.A
10. I recorded and mixed 90% of Wildlife at Conway Sound in Denver, CO
11. Ghostface Killah has been a mentor to me since I was 17 yrs old and is a big reason I got my record deal for Wildlife with Tommy Boy
12. I had the idea and mocked up the original design for the album cover art.
13. The music video for “They Say Yeah” looks like it was filmed in Morocco but was actually filmed in South East Colorado at the Great Sand Dune national park
14. I originally recorded around 30 plus songs for Wildlife before narrowing it down to 15.
15. My original 1st verse for “Nod Ya Head” feat Prodigy was more about partying and women, but after hearing Prodigy lay down his verse, I changed up some of my lyrics to be more aggressive.
16. The lyrics on Wildlife is 95% factual
17. I wrote 100% of all my lyrics on Wildlife with absolutely no in studio help
18. I over saw the mixing of each song in studio.
19. I had to have a few of the original beats re- worked before the Tommy Boy release
20. Wildlife is one of the first albums from a Colorado based MC released by a label with such stature as Tommy Boy.
21. I invested 100% of my own money to fund Wildlife and the music videos
22. I was 32 yrs old when I recorded Wildlife
23. Approximately 1lb of cannabis was consumed during the making of Wildlife
24. The album title can be interpreted in couple different ways, all are true to who I am where I’m from and what the music is about.
25. I passionately put my heart, mind and soul into this record.
You can watch the video for “Nod Ya Head” ft Prodigy below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is NoName with the video “I Got the Keys”. NoName – I Got the Keys has been uploaded to his label MoneyWheel Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
NoName – I Got the Keys (originally by DJ Khaled) is the latest offering from the Real Recognize Real mixtape, which is available to download from iTunes. The 11 track mixtape features guest appearances from the likes of Sean, Casino Blacc, Frank Mulla and Meeks. I have posted the official artwork and track listing for Real Recognize Real here, so please make sure you support by downloading from iTunes.
NoName is signed to MoneyWheel Entertainment who is a Manchester-based collective of artists, producers and creative minds. NoName is one of the artists signed, and MoneyWheel have been responsible for the release of the project. We will be keeping an eye on NoName and MoneyWheel in the forthcoming months and expect them to grow to reach larger audiences throughout the UK and beyond.
1 Intro -Skit
2 Put In Work (feat. Sean & Casino Blacc)
3 Juana Man (feat. Frank Mulla)
4 Young & Old (feat. Frank Mulla)
5 Thank God / I Made It (feat. Sean)
7 Omo (feat. Sean)
8 Im Lit (feat. Casino Blacc & Rayan)
10 Better With Time (feat. Rayan & Meeks)
You can watch the brand new video for NoName – I Got the Keys on the YouTube player below.
We have been waiting for this for a while. Here is the Lunar C – Mug (Official Video) directed by Lunar’s preferred director KillMoney.
Lunar C is currently signed with Sway’s label DCypha, and following the release of the single Phil Mitchell, Lunar C presents his latest offering “Mug”. Lunar C – Mug (Official Video) has been uploaded to Lunar C’s YouTube page, and is getting heavy support across the blogosphere and Internet as anticipated. Credits go to New Reign (Zagor/Sway) who produced the single, along with KillMoney who directed the video (check his previous videos that has been done for Lunar as well).
Lunar C recently spoke to Hip-Hop Kings regarding the single “Mug”, which was available for pre-order at the time. In the same interview, Lunar C talks about the past couple of years including signing to DCypha, his tour of Australia and his future plans for battle rap. Make sure you watch the Lunar C interview and subscribe to our YouTube Channel as well. Please go and buy “Mug” from iTunes and you can watch the official video for Lunar C – Mug on the YouTube player below.
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)
Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Present Veteran EP is the latest news coming from record label Seven 13, which will be available on 18th November 2016.
Fans of the true-school Hip-Hop sound will be familiar with both Tone Chop and producer Frost Gamble who were prevalent on the New York rap battle circuit in the 90’s. Following a move to Canada, Frost Gamble has continued working behind the boards, and has joined forces with Tone Chop for an official collaboration. Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Present Veteran EP is the outcome.
The 7 track EP is a prelude to what we can expect next year, with a full-length project in the works. The Veteran EP features Hip-Hop Kings favourite Ruste Juxx on a track which is dedicated to the late, great Sean Price. I’ve posted the official artwork and tracklisting for the Veteran EP below. Look out for more news on the Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Veteran EP in the forthcoming weeks as we receive it.
1 – Dedication
2 – Back in the Days
3 – Other Shit ft Awful P
4 – Better with Time ft DJ Waxamillion & S.One
5 – One Two
6 – Leave it Alone ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi
7 – Step Up
Category: Upcoming Releases
It’s great to see Swami Baracus back on Hip-Hop Kings. Swami Baracus – I Dont Really Know Ya is the latest offering from the barracuda.
The official video for Swami Baracus – I Dont Really Know Ya has been uploaded to his YouTube channel and is starting to make its rounds on the Internet. Produced by JC Sona and visuals by Kam Parmar, Swami has kindly donated all proceeds from this single to the MS Society, which is a charity which Swami Baracus holds close to his heart. Click on this link to find out more about how you can help support Swami Baracus and the work he’s doing with the MS Society.
There is no word on an official full length project just yet, but this is the second single we’ve seen from Swami Baracus in recent weeks with the “Baraxit” single making an impact following the UK’s brexit. This is Swami’s full international video shoot (shot in New York) so please make sure you’re sharing and subscribing to his YouTube channel to see the new music first.
You can now watch Swami Baracus – I Dont Really Know Ya on the YouTube player below.
We’ve already announced that York based MC Deeviant will be releasing his upcoming album “Heart of a Lion”. We now have the Deeviant – Lion Hearted Freestyle to share.
Hip-Hop Kings have been honoured to premiere the world exclusive for Deeviant’s video “So What” which was uploaded earlier this week. With a great reception to the single, Deeviant will continue his promotional work ahead of the forthcoming album “Heart of a Lion”. Deeviant – Lion Hearted Freestyle is the latest offering which has been uploaded to the soundcloud page. I’ve also posted the single artwork and embedded the player below.
Make sure you follow Deeviant on Twitter (@DeeviantOnline) and please search the HHK archives for previous singles. You can listen to Deeviant Lion Hearted Freestyle on the soundcloud player below.
1/3rd of The Three Headed Beast (Twizzy) is back to the front page of Hip-Hop Kings. Twizzy Drops New Video Rotten via FireTV.
Alongside his work with 3 Headed Beast, Twizzy continues to release music as a solo artist. The single Rotten is taken from the Twizzy mixtale “Big Bag of Bullshit” which can be downloaded from the Twizzy Bandcamp page. Credits go to FireTV who have directed and edited the latest video which has been uploaded to their YouTube channel.
3 Headed Beast also dropped their new album “Time to Feast” which featured collaborations with the likes of Genesis Elijah, Remus and Farma G. The album is available to download for just £5.99 so please make sure you go and support the lads.
The official artwork, tracklisting and download link for Twizzy’s mixtape “Big Bag of Bullshit” can be seen here. I’ve also posted the Twizzy Drops New Video Rotten on the YouTube player below.
1. Twizzy – Don’t want apart of that
2. Twizzy – Big bag of bull
3. Twizzy – Kidding me
4. Twizzy – Rotten
5. Twizzy – Feel how i feel
6. Twizzy – That’s doubtful
7. Twizzy – For you two
8. Twizzy – Is it worth?
9. Twizzy – Unforgivable
10. Twizzy – A little message to all
11. Twizzy – Do’s & Don’ts
Following the announcement of a new album, here’s a new video from Fliptrix – The Poltergeist. We are gearing up for a UKHH classic.
Credits go to Aboveground for Fliptrix – The Poltergeist which has been uploaded to the official High Focus YouTube channel. The single has been produced by Illinformed who’s been responsible for a lot of High Focus records, including a joint project with Verb T for their album “The Man With Foggy Eyes”.
Earlier this year, Fliptrix and High Focus Records announced the forthcoming Fliptrix album “Patterns of Escapism” which will be available from the 25th November 2016. Fans can pre-order the album now, which will be available on CD, vinyl and iTunes digital. I’ve posted the tracklisting and artwork below.
1. Circadian Rhythms (Intro)
2. Astral Plaining
3. Patterns Of Escapism Feat. Jazz T
4. Smoke Lingers Always Feat. King Kashmere
5. The Lion’s Den
6. Thunder Clouds
7. Diamond Tone Feat. Life MC & DJ Sammy B-Side
8. One Time
9. Burn It Feat. Ocean Wisdom
10. The Chronic
11. That’s You Feat. The Four Owls
12. High Focus Feat. Dabbla & Verb T
14. The Poltergeist
15. Light & Dark
16. Spread Peace Around
17. Harmony (Outro)
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.