Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor God. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death.
DOWNLOAD | Cullen Flynn - Winding Roads
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Boston-based rapper Cullen Flynn, with the video for his single “Diamond in the Rough”. Credits go to Daniel Sin who directed the video, and SF-Vibe Productions who produced Diamond in the Rough. Cullen Flynn is currently promoting his free mixtape “Winding Roads” which can be streamed or downloaded from the link listed above. Look out for plenty of new music coming from Cullen Flynn in the forthcoming months. However, you can watch Cullen Flynn – Diamond in the Rough on the YouTube player below.
De La Soul WEBSITE | http://www.wearedelasoul.com/
News reached us today that De La Soul will be releasing a highly limited edition vinyl (only 100) copies of an instrumental album of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y”. The vinyl will contain all 11 of the Smell The Da.I.S.Y instrumentals, plus one never-heard J Dilla beat. The idea behind the limited release is to “resemble the limited amount of beat tapes that Dilla would send out to artists like Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Busta, and De La.” Furthermore, there will be no information to which stores will have the vinyl, so crate diggers get ready! You can look at the De La Soul website (link above) for clues.
Bone Thugs N Harmony Krayzie Bone has announced his final solo album release titled “Chasing The Devil” which will be available to fans on July 22nd 2014. Krayzie Bone has inked a deal with RBC Records (LA-based) who are an independent record company, will be releasing the project both physically and digitally worldwide. There are no confirmed guest appearances or producers on the album yet, but we’ll post the official track listing as soon as we receive it. Look out for more promotional material including singles and videos as we ready the release of Krayzie Bone – Chasing The Devil.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Brooklyn-based rapper Innocent?, and there’s not much more you can do to make an impact than team up with Ruste Juxx and Sean Price for the single “Silent Murder”. The single is featured on T.H.E.M Recordings forthcoming “Killin’ The Game” album which we will post nce available. Credits go to DJ Static who produced Silent Murder and Donald Robinson Cole III who directed the video. You can watch Innocent? ft Ruste Juxx and Sean Price – Silent Murder on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Skyzoo – An Ode to Reasonable Doubt
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News has surfaced today that Skyzoo and Torae will be releasing their collaboration album “Barrell Brothers” on May 27th, and we have the official artwork and track listing. Following his recent free project “An Ode to Reasonable Doubt” Skyzoo teams up with long-time friend and music collaborator Torae for an album which is set to be one of the most anticipated this year. Producers on the album include Oh-No, !llmind, Black Milk and DJ Premier among others. The 15-track strong album also features guest appearances from Blu (Blu and Exile), Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Livin Proof. You can view the artwork and track listing for Skyzoo and Torae – Barrel Brothers here.
2) Talk Of The Town (prod. by Oh-No)
3) Make You A Believer (prod. by Jahlil Beats)
4) Tunnel Vision (prod. by !llmind)
5) Blue Yankee Fitted (prod. by !llmind)
6) All In Together (feat. Sean Price & Guilty Simpson) (prod. by Black Milk)
7) Triangle Offense (feat. Sha Stimuli) (prod. by !llmind)
8) Movie Album (skit) (prod. by Auréli1 a.k.a TIGA)
9) Albee Square Mall (feat. Livin Proof) (prod. by Praise)
10) The Hand Off (prod. by Khrysis & Cyrus Tha Great)
11) 4 Bar Friday (prod. by The Stuyvesants)
12) Memorabilia (prod. by AntMan Wonder)
13) Rediscover (feat. Blu) (prod. by MarcNfinit)
14) The Aura (prod. by DJ Premier, co-produced by AntMan Wonder)
15) Got It From Here (prod. by Apollo Brown)
TICKETS | DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Babu Live in London
Some more true-school Hip-Hop is among us this Friday at Scala in London, and thanks to The Doctors Orders fans can watch the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Babu for tickets starting at £12.50. Other acts to perform on the night include Rakaa Iriscience, DJ Andy Smith and Mr Thing and tickets can be purchased on the links above. The Doctors Orders have previously been responsible for putting on events featuring eLZhi, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder,Blu and Exile and Black Milk among many others. You can view the official flyer, ticket link for The Doctors Orders Present DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Babu at Scala in London here.
DOWNLOAD | Awkword – Brighter
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Continuing to provide us with new music, Awkword informs fans that the new single “Brighter” is one of the very few we will hear which will NOT be featured on an album in 2014. Awkword – Brighter is available as a free download from Awkword’s official bandcamp page (link above) and is off the forthcoming “Classic Corny Shit” mixtape from Italian crew “Good Idea” (who were also credited for the World View album artwork. Look out for an exclusive Awkword interview with HHK in the forthcoming weeks, and you can listen to Awkword – Brighter on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Esh and Arc – Nightworks E.P
The Arcitype returns and although we’ve not seen much from him recently (since his collaboration with Ruste Juxx for “V.I.C”), he has been working hard on new material. That being said, here is the new “Esh and Arc” video for the single “Werewolves Anonymous” which is featured on the Esh and Arc “Nightworks E.P” whichy can be downloaded from the link listed above. Credits go to Matt Watkins for the video work and of course The Arcitype for the production. You can watch Esh and Arc – Werewolves Anonymous on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Dem Atlas – Charle Brwn E.P
PREVIOUS | Dem Atlas – Charlie Brown
Following Dem Atlas’ introduction to HHK last year, we’ve been excited to hear some new music from the Rhymesayers artist. We’ve today received the brand new video for the single “F=rankln” which is only a short song at 1:22 in length, but certainly makes the impact intended from the upcoming MC. It’s also confirmed that F=rankln is featured on Dem Atlas’ free E.P “Charle Brwn” which can be downloaded or streamed from the link listed above. You can watch Dem Atlas – F=rankln on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Jack Flash Live Ont’ sofa – EP
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West Yorkshire based Jack Flash is widely regarded as one of the finest storytellers in the British music scene, and the same statements stands for his latest video “Get a Job”. Jack Flash has once again teamed up with Ont’ Sofa for a live performance at the Verve Bar, which is the rapper/singers latest offering which is featured on the Jack Flash – Live Ont’ Sofa EP. Download the EP above, and you can watch Jack Flash – Get a Job (Ont’ Sofa LIVE) on the YouTube player below.