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Lunar C and Ballzee – Bars N Beatboxin

• December 2, 2016
Lunar C and Ballzee - Bars N Beatboxin (Mug)

Lunar C and Ballzee – Bars N Beatboxin (Mug)

The collaboration between Lunar C and Ballzee is always a great one, and the same can be said about the latest video for “Bars N Beatboxin”. Released today at 2pm on Lunar C’s YouTube page, Bars N Beatboxin is the latest offering from the WY artist.

Lunar C raps the verses from his latest single “Mug”, which is still available to download. 3x UK Beatbox champion Ballzee displays some excellent mouth music as usual. The previous collaboration was uploaded in 2012 to Lunar C’s YouTube channel. Make sure you check it out here! Please follow Lunar C (@LunarCFT) and Ballzee (@BallzeeBeatBox) on Twitter and look out for more news and music from them next year. Please search the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous Lunar C music including an interview we filmed in Huddersfield talking about Mug, and battle rap, earlier this year.

You can watch the brand new video from Lunar C and Ballzee – Bars N Beatboxin on the YouTube player below.

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Werd Presents New Album God Save the Public

• December 2, 2016
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werd – god save the public

Sons of Scotland rapper Werd has released his brand new album “God Save the Public” which we predict will resonate with a lot of people.

Werd has been constantly releasing music for years now, and he (along with Sons of Scotland) have been featured on Hip-Hop Kings going back to 2009 with their Rap Re-Mixtape project. Throughout the years Werd has grown wiser and polished his style, so it’s safe to say we’re excited to share God Save the Public.

When speaking about the project, Werd said “In these current times feeling trapped, stuck, without purpose and a little depressed in life is common. While Facebook and social media is pulling us apart, making us insecure or reinforcing people’s extreme beliefs, the media is dividing us with unwarranted fear and propaganda. If you notice and dislike this, you are certainly not alone.”

The 12-track album is available to download from Werd’s Bandcamp page and features guest appearances from Lewis Findlay, Wardie Burns (Vagabondz). I have posted the official artwork and track listing here. Please support and download God Save the Public today.

1. Extremist
2. Hip-Hop & Ya Should Stop
3. God Save The Public ft Lewis Findlay
4. Pretending (We Don’t Suffer)
5. Personal Nonsense
6. BASE God
7. Nightmare ft Wardie Burns
8. I Am (Watching Adverts)
9. Cherophobia
10. Cheer Up Sad Fux
11.Rather A Log Cabin
12. Roll Credits

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Jam Baxter – Soi 36 (Official Video)

• December 2, 2016
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Jam Baxter – Soi 36

Here is the brand new video from High Focus artist Jam Baxter, for his single “Soi 36”. Produced by Chemo, the video marks the first release from the new 7″ double A-side single titled “Teeth Marks and Soi 36”.

The double single is due to be released on the 15th December 2016 via High Focus Records. The collaboration with Chemo feels as natural as ever, as the two have linked in Bangkok. Soi 36 is taken from the forthcoming “Mansion 38” album, which details will be reaching us shortly. The video for the single was filmed in Vietnam and Soi 36 is the name of the street that Jam Baxter frequented during the recording process.

This is the first release from Jam Baxter since the previous record “.. So We Ate Them Whole” which was also produced in it’s entirety by Chemo. The pair work excellently together which certainly brings the best out in both. The album contained guest appearances from the likes of Dirty Dike and Sammy B Side, and we’re anticipating that Mansion 38 has guest verses from Jam Baxter’s High Focus label mates.

Lots more details coming soon. However, you can watch Jam Baxter – Soi 36 (Official Video)  on the YouTube player below.

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Mike Melinoe – Begonia

• November 30, 2016
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Mike Melinoe – Begonia

Widely tipped as one of the big artists to look out for in 2017, Mike Melinoe returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his latest single titled “Begonia”.

When speaking about Begonia, Mike Melinoe was quoted saying, “The song finds the halfway point between beauty and ugliness, calm and “tension building”- a flower halfway dead.” And with bars such as “Suicide, take the time/ do or die, save a life/ you and i were made to cry/ choose a side and restrain to fight/ let’s unify to save a life” it’s hard to ignore the buzz he’s creating.

Check out the previous Mike Melinoe music, especially the exclusive Caveman EP which was dropped in August 2016. The discography is growing and I urge fans to make sure they’ve got the singles downloaded and support Mike at his earliest stages. He is a frequent user of Twitter (@MikeMelinoe) so make sure you’re following him for the latest news and updates on music.

You can listen to Mike Melinoe – Begonia on the soundcloud player below.

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Donnie Propa – Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition)

• November 30, 2016
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Donnie Propa – Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition)

UK DJ and producer Donnie Propa returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his brand new release, Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition).

Donnie Propa has teamed up with Planet Rock Graphics and Village Live to present the “Straigt From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition)”. The new mix is the first in a series of mixtapes, which has previously seen releases for Masta Ace (The Ace Tape) and the J Dilla Tribure tape. Please make sure you search the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the previous mixes which are available to download. If the news wasn’t great enough, the project has been made available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. So check out Donnie Propa’s bandcamp page for details.

I’ve posted the official artwork and download link for Donnie Propa – Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition) here. Also look out for further music and info from Donnie Propa as we enter 2017.

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Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Step Up Video

• November 29, 2016
Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Step Up Video (Veteran EP)

Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Step Up Video (Veteran EP)

Taken from the Veteran EP, we have the Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Step Up video which has been uploaded to the duo’s YouTube channel.

The duo gave Hip-Hop Kings 25 Facts on the Veteran EP earlier this year,  and have continued to promote the project. The Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Step Up video has received some great support from the blogosphere and serves as the second single from the EP. The Veteran EP is now available to download so please support the duo and grab that ASAP. I have posted the official artwork and the tracklisting to the Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Veteran EP here. You can also watch the video for “Step Up” below.

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

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Awkword New Single Angels ft Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli

• November 29, 2016
Awkword New Single Angels ft Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli

Awkword New Single Angels ft Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli

Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his new single “Angels” in typical thought-provoking fashion. Awkword New Single Angels also features Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli.

We wouldn’t expect anything else from Awkword, as “Angels” touches on subjects such as homelessness, police brutality and other socially conscious topics. We rely on Awkword alongside a handful of other artists to brings these discussion points forward in music. With help from Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli, Awkword New Single Angels adds to the rappers impressive discography. Awkword has made the single available as a free download to fans.

Awkword continues to work hard in his mission to spread Hip-Hop globally. We’re excited to hear the forthcoming music which will inevitably reach us as we approach 2017. Make sure you follow Awkword on Twitter (@AWKWORDRap) and you can listen to Awkword New Single Angels ft Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli on the audio player below.

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Swifty McVay (D12) – You Aint Real ft Crooked I from Grey Blood

• November 29, 2016
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Swifty McVay (D12) – You Ain’t Real Grey Blood Album

The legendary Swifty McVay returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a brand new single titled “You Ain’t Real”. It’s the first track off the forthcoming album Grey Blood.

With a release date of February 2017, Swifty McVay has been working on the album and has started the promotional campaign for the new record. “You Ain’t Real” also features a guest appearance from Crooked I (Slaughterhouse) and Maestro (Silent Riot). The single has been uploaded to Swifty’s soundcloud page, and is the official first single from Grey Blood. We will be posting the artwork and track listing for Grey Blood as soon as we receive it. We’ll also be posting more exclusive material including interviews and freestyles before February. We’re also aniticpating further music from the album to be available, prior to it’s release.

Make sure you follow Swifty McVay on Twitter (@McVayD12) for the latest news and updates on “Grey Blood”. However, you can listen to Swifty McVay (D12) – You Aint Real ft Crooked I on the soundcloud player below. Please make sure you drop a comment and share on Social Media. Get involved with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HHKMusic

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Pharoahe Monch Live Huddersfield

• November 28, 2016
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Pharoahe Monch Live Huddersfield

A big shoutout to Fresh Kids who have put another excellent event on. Pharoahe Monch Live Huddersfield will be held at The Parish on Monday 9th January 2017.

Pharoahe Monch will only be performing 5 dates during this trip to the UK, one of which will be held at The Parish on Monday 9th January 2017. Tickets are available through See Tickets and start at just £19.00. We highly recommend getting your tickets before the event inevitably sells out. Pharaohe Monch Live Huddersfield set will include old and new material and give fans the opportunity to watch him live (especially if you’ve not seen him before). Once again a huge shoutout to Fresh Kids who have made this possible.

You can view the official Facebook group for the Pharoahe Monch Live Huddersfield event with news, updates and ticket information. Should you need to be reminded, check out Pharoahe Monch on the YouTube player below.

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Hefe Heetroc Space Energy

• November 28, 2016
Hefe Heetroc Space Energy

Hefe Heetroc Space Energy

Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Hefe Heetroc with his single “Space Energy”. Hefe Heetroc Space Energy is on soundcloud and available to download.

The Rochester, NY native presents Space Energy as he gets ready to release his debut album “Inoculare: Intersecting Dimensions”. When asked to describe his style, Hefe Heetroc explains it’s “vaporwave meets Ghostrap, with glitch art aesthetics”. Hefe Heetroc – Space Energy follows the previous single (Shr00mz) which had fantastic blog support, being featured on over 30 blogs worldwide. Hefe Heetroc will aim to continue his International coverage with Space Energy and the forthcoming music.

You can listen to Hefe Heetroc – Space Energy on the soundcloud player below.

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