These are the brand new sounds from F Virtue with his new track “Larynx”. F Virtue presents Larynx which features Brown Bag AllStars member DJ Brace.
Released through the J57 created FiveSe7en Music label, F Virtue teams up with Tenacity who mixed and mastered the single which is now available to stream and download from the official soundcloud page. I’ve also embedded the player on the bottom of the page so make sure you take a listen and subscribe to F Virtue’s soundcloud page to hear the new music first. It’s great to hear new music from our friend Will, but there’s no official word on a full project yet. We promise to update you as soon as we hear anything differently.
In the meantime you can listen to the F Virtue presents Larynx ft DJ Brace single on the soundcloud player below.
Brown Bag AllStars rapper and producer J57 has surprised fans with the immediate release of his new instrumental album titled “The Analog Tape 3”. The album is now available to download from his website.
J57 treats fans on The Analog Tape 3 with 30 brand new instrumental tracks, but fans are to be warned that a special offer is only available for a limited amount of time. The download link comes with The Analog 1 and 2 Tape as bonus tracks. I have posted the official track listing and artwork below. Make sure you download the new project and check out the other J57 material by searching in the Hip-Hop Kings archives.
2. The Kickoff Classic
3. Brutal Mars
4. Collegiate Squash
6. Bob Sacamano
10. The Summer of George
11. New Bal On My Feet
12. FiveSe7en Day
14. The Lord of Light
16. Bronco Bomber
17. Heisenberg Blue
18. Fresh Off the Jet
20. Circadian Rhythm
21. Ballin Oates
22. Grenade O’Connor
24. Grimey A River
25. Like 3Stax
26. Lionel Glitchie
28. The Drowned God
29. The Wizard of O.D.D.
30. How I Walk This Planet
31. The Analog Tape
32. The Analog Tape 2
High Focus artist and Problem Child member Dabbla, has released his new album “Year of the Monkey” Here is Dabbla Year of the Monkey 25 Facts.
1. According to the Chinese zodiac and Chinese Five Element Theory, each year is associated with one of five elements (Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth) as well as an animal. This means that there are five types of Monkey year, and Monkey years of each element come once in a 60-year cycle with their own characteristics. 2016 is a Fire Monkey year, which will not be seen again until 2076.
2. ‘Psychoville’ was recorded in a house bang in the midst of the 2011 tottenham & Enfield riots with an Audi A3 burning outside at the end of the road throughout the night.
3. The guy playing pool in the ‘Get It feat: Ocean Wisdom’ video is three-time European Pool Champion and trick-shot master Rico Diks.
4. Not one song on the album was written or recorded on a Tuesday.
5. A Monkey year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day and ends on the last day before the following Chinese New Year (2017 will be a Rooster year). However, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, the starting dates of each Monkey year are different.
6. ‘Cheers’ was the first Ghosttown beat I ever recorded on, the baseline momentarily reminded me of the jungle classic Super Sharp Shooter.
7. Randeer doesn’t have a UK passport, he also doesn’t have underwear on most of the time.
8. The colour scheme for the album artwork was modeled on Aesop Rock’s ‘Skelethon’.
9.YOTM survived 2 macbook pro’s and a PC desk top computer.
10. The album was going to be called ‘Something Else’ before it was going to be called ‘Smell My Chi’ before it was finally named ‘Year Of The Monkey’
11. This is Dabbla’s first solo album and at the same time, sixth official LP he’s appeared on.
11. This is Dabbla’s first solo album and at the same time, tenth official LP he’s appeared on.
12. Y.O.T.M has the numeric value of 3 which is strong in the realms of numerical values.
13. Almost every family in China will put up New Year decorations before New Year’s Day comes. In a year of the Monkey, decorations featuring monkeys can be seen everywhere, including households, shopping malls, parks, and streets. Decorations are generally in the form of paper cuttings, New Year paintings, couplets, etc.
14. It took approximately 2 years for baxter to write his verse for ‘Vomit’ after insisting he was better suited to a slower bpm. In the end he wrote it in 20 minutes in Bangkok off his face.
15 A year of the Monkey is believed to be an unlucky year for people whose birth sign is the Monkey. According to Chinese astrology, in their Zodiac year people are believed to offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, bringing nothing but bad luck.With this in mind, according to folklore, those born in a year of the Monkey should be more careful in Zodiac year 2016. This includes taking caution across a range of aspects, including fortune, career health, and love.
16. Sumgii mixed and mastered 70% of the album with one hand in a bucket of Adobo Chicken.
17. The song ‘Butterfly’ is almost twelve years old.
18. Approximately 7.665 kilos of marijuana was consumed during the making of this production
19. ‘Incomparable’ was recorded in one take at SMB studios and Pete Cannon pressed the record button.
20. ‘That There’ was the last track to be added to the playlist and was spot-written in 6 hours.
21. The vocal for ‘Life Line’ sat on eight different instrumentals until Chemo nailed it.
22. The lyrics for ‘Get It’ were originally written to the instrumental for ‘Stupid.
23. Pterodactyl’ was sped up by 4 BPM after it was recorded because Ghosttown forgets to speed up his Instrumentals by 4 BPM after he writes them.
24. The cuts from frosty would be the first time he’s ever appeared on vinyl.
25. Pterodactyl is my favourite track on the album which doesn’t feature another rapper.
Make sure you download Dabbla Year of the Monkey from the links listed above. You can also check out a day in the life of Dabbla on the YouTube player below.
We have the video for the amazing track by Red Pill for his track “Instinctive Drowning”. The Red Pill Instinctive Drowning video has been uploaded to the Mello Music Group official YouTube page.
When talking about the single and video, Red Pill said he wanted to “play on this idea that depression and substance abuse isn’t always easy to point out. Cries for help aren’t always obvious.” It’s nice to know that listeners can still be challenged when listening to accessible music, which is one of the reasons why Red Pill has a lot of hype surrounding his music right now. The Red Pill Instinctive Drowning video is an excellent showcase of the artists work and what we can expect for future music.
The single is also the title track of the upcoming ten-track album by Red Pill which is available to download now. Please make sure you download the Red Pill Instinctive Drowning project from this iTunes link, which also features P.O.S from Doomtree on the track (fuck your ambition) which Hip-Hop Kings blogged earlier this year. I have posted the official track listing and artwork to Red Pill’s latest album “Instinctive Drowning” here. Make sure you also watch the video below.
1 The New Normal
2 Four Part Cure
3 Club Privilege
5 F*ck Your Ambition (feat. P.O.S)
6 Gin & Tonic
7 Instinctive Drowning
8 When the Devil Knocks
9 All Along the Shore
10 Jeffrey Star
Here is the new video from Sadat X for his track titled “Industry Outcasts”. Sadat X Industry Outcasts has guest appearances from RA The Rugged Man and Thirstin Howl III.
The single is taken from the Sadat X album “Agua” which can be downloaded from iTunes. The 18 track album also features guest appearances from the likes of Lord Jamar, AFRO and ED OG among others. I’ve posted the official artwork and tracklisting for Agua here. Sadat X Industry Outcast’s is one of the tracks featured on the album. I’ve posted the official video for Sadat X Industry Outcasts ft RA the Rugged Man and Thirstin Howl III below.
2 The City Never Sleeps (feat. Wordsworth)
4 Industry Outcast’s (feat. R.A. the Rugged Man & Thirstin Howl III)
5 Head Shot
7 Cut and Dry (feat. Lord Jamar)
8 Tell ‘Em Again (feat. DV Alias Khrist)
9 The Return of the Dottie X (feat. Milano & Shabaam Sahdeeq)
10 Imagine (feat. Rhymefest & Jabar)
11 The Bass Player
12 Murder Soundtrack (feat. AFRO & Rahzel the Legend)
13 Same S**t, Different Day (feat. UG Cella Dwellaz)
14 Da Hustle Don’t Stop (feat. ED OG & Fokis)
15 Maybe It’s Me (feat. Dres)
16 Tommy Is My Boy
17 We Strive (feat. Dres)
18 Nobody (feat. LoVel)
Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a remix of the excellent single “Cruel Intentions.” The Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix has been re-worked by Frank Drake and features Skyzoo and Big Pooh.
The original Cruel Intentions track was shared by Hip-Hop Kings just under a year ago, and marked the one year death of a mutual friend (Praverb the Wyse). The track was taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp) and was a HipHopDX premiere at the time. One year later, the talented Frank Drake shares his production abilities for an official remix. Awkword Cruel Intentions is also available to stream from the audio player below.
Awkword has also released his “Best of Awkword” mixtape which the remix features on. The project is available to download from Bandcamp and boasts an impressive 26 tracks. I’ve posted the official track listing below.
2. Words [prod. by Trilian (Serbia)]
3. Faking the Funk [prod. by Anno Domini]
4. Untitled [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
5. The Dating Game (Remix) [prod. by DJ BrainDeaD (Israel)]
6. Notes from a Different Kitchen [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
7. It’s Not Possible [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
8. I ft. DJ Dyllemma [prod. by ATG]
10. Black & White [prod. by Audible Doctor]
11. The People’s Champ [prod. by J. Glaze]
12. That Shit (Remix) [prod. by MistaSweet (Netherlands)]
13. Back to BK [prod. by Tone Spliff]
15. Whose Streets? [prod. by Delegation of Sound (Netherlands)]
16. Wild Wild East [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
17. Untitled ft. Block McCloud [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
18. Got Class? [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
19. Bars & Hooks ft. Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
20. The Black Book [prod. by Blended Babies]
21. Go! ft. Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]
22. Gas Land (Frack Off) [prod. by Numonics]
23. Wake Up ft. Nif Monroe (Rough Mix)
24. New York Minute (World View Remix) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
25. I Am ft. Modenine (Nigeria), Five Steez (Jamaica), Holstar (Zambia), L.atasha A.lcindor, Third Eye (Malawi), Wakazi (Tanzania), The Assembly (South Africa), Maka (Nigeria) & DJ J Hart (France) [prod. by Teck-Zilla (Canada)] video
You can listen to Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix below.
1. “Lost In Translation” was the only song we recorded together on the album.
2. The title for “Gilbert’s Grape” was inspired by the time Twizzy had Haemorrhoids.
3. Twizzy & Jinxsta wanted to call “To The Slaughter”, “Lamb Shanks” but M.A.B said no.
4. On “Be Careful”, Jinxsta discovered his inner Barry Half-White. Soul.
5. We were going to do one solo track each on the album…but didn’t. Deep.
6. The album was entirely funded by people buying music / merchandise from our Bandcamp & at live shows. Thank you!
7. M.A.B wants to do a world tour in 7 days off the back of this release. It can be done.
8. Cheba who did the album art work, played Mobb Deep at his wedding reception. Mosh pit.
9. The title track “Time To Feast”, was the last track to be finished on the album.
10. Twizzy had to record his vocals twice due to his PC crashing, losing all of the original files.
11. Jinxsta recorded every verse on the album with a bottle of Supermalt in his right hand. His left hand never knew.
12. Together, the Beast is 87 years old.
13. After every show, M.A.B eats between 20-25 chicken nuggets.
14. Billy Whizz is our DJ and also delivers our CD’s.
15. Diligent Fingers produced “Marching” but also came up with the concept for the track as well. Boss.
16. All tracks were mixed and mastered in Bedminster (Bristol) at Rola’s Studio.
17. The Beast have a tie aside from music on a certain date. M.A.B, Twizzy’s Dad & Jinxsta JX’s Mum all share the 29th of June as their birthday…strange but true.
18. The tour bus (Twizzy’s car) is named “Wong Chong Silver” due to the copious amounts of herbal remedies enjoyed within it.
19. The sample used for “Set You Free” was originally flipped by K.Bourne on another beat, to be used on M.A.B’s first project (aged 16) but the recording was lost. Years later the beat was recreated with the help of JCA and is now featured on our album.
20. We started working on the album in 2013. It’s been a slow process due to us wanting the content to be the best we could bring to the table…no pun intended.
21. With that being said, our second release “Self Driven” consists of the tracks that didn’t make the album for various reasons.
22. An early version of “Dead Man’s Shoes” appears on the “Real Talk” compilation, put together by Chester P to raise money for the homeless. Check it out HERE
23. Cheba filmed a video for our first EP but when it came to the editing process, we realised it didn’t look as great as we pictured in our heads. It was later scrapped and never released. (The photo proof can be found online)
24. We once performed at a Weapon of Choice Halloween event dressed as Saddam Hussein (Jinxsta JX) Osama Bin Laden (M.A.B) & Muammar Gaddafi (Twizzy). (Photo proof of this can also be found online)
25. “Time To Feast” is our debut album as a collective and is available now! Have a listen and grab it from our Bandcamp as well as most digital stores, including Spotify. Respect!
This is a worldwide exclusive. The Mike Melinoe Caveman EP is the latest project from the upcoming rapper who presents his best work to date.
The Detroit, Michigan native gives fans 7 tracks on the Caveman EP which is released today and available to download from Mike’s soundcloud page. The two guest artists (UK based Lord Apex and Qween Louie) feature on DLOG TAOG and Nightmares. We’ve already blogged the single “Addict Venture” which came with an awesome video as well.
The psychedelic, half-reality raps put Mike Melinoe in a very unique lane. This new wave form of rap will be picked up quickly, and Caveman is an excellent display of the great work we can expect to hear from Mike in the forthcoming future. We have posted the official artwork and track listing to Mike Melinoe Caveman EP here, please download and support. Join us on Twitter (@HHKMag x @MikeMelinoe) to give us feedback on the EP.
1. DLOG TAOG (Feat. Lord Apex)
2. Mood Swings
3. Man, Cave
4. Lost Path
5. Nightmares (Feat. Qween Louie)
6. Addict Venture
7. Universal Aspirations
Defenders of Style member Joe Snow has announced a new upcoming EP titled “I Know You Know Me You”. The Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP will be available to download from the 19th August on the DS Bandcamp page.
Joe Snow has teamed up with the likes of Lego, Datkid and Res for guest features on the EP, while production has been handled by Hashfinger and Lego among others. Joe Snow has also teamed up with Pang Productions who have confirmed the EP will be available to download from their website too (hit the link to check them out). I have posted the official track listing and artwork for the Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP here.
Joe Snow – 1 Clownin
Joe Snow – 2 As Usual
Joe Snow – 3 Ready ft Lego
Joe Snow – 4 She Wish ft Datkid & Res
Joe Snow – 5 King Buzz (Love Life)
Joe Snow – 6 Requiem For A Fiend
Joe Snow – 7 If By Chance ft Prys
Category: Upcoming Releases
We have a new collaboration from Joker Starr and Micall Parknsun which has resulted in the single “Purple”. Joker Starr Purple has been uploaded to Joker Starr’s soundcloud page and can be downloaded from iTunes.
The track is aptly titled and is a tribute to the late, great Prince who as we all know passed away earlier this year. When speaking about the single, Joker Starr was quoted “I had the idea to make a chorus out of two ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘1999’ – I wanted to give a feel of one of his records but had no idea how I was going to manage it. The song is more inspired in his style rather than the content of the lyrics.”
Joker Starr also recently appeared on Pyro Radio so hit the link to watch on YouTube. You can listen to Joker Starr Purple ft Micall Parknsun on the soundcloud player below. EDIT – the video has dropped too!