If you’re around London on Friday make sure you had to the Electric Ballroom for the High Focus Records Summer Party Event. The night will also serve as the official launch party to Edward Scissortongue and Lamplighter’s new album “Tell Them It’s Winter”.
The lads at High Focus have arranged a huge line-up for UKHH fans, including familiar names such as Chester P, Jam Baxter, Ramson Badbonez, Fliptrix, Verb T, Leaf Dog, BVA, Dabbla, Lee Scott, Chillman, Moreone and many more. There’s also the Boom Bap Festival room which will have Pete Cannon and DJ Lok performing, with a BBQ, live graffiti and a merchandise stall as well. Tickets are on sale on the High Focus website, and will be more expensive on the door so make sure you grab yours now. The High Focus Records Summer Party Event is one which will be talked about for years.
As mentioned above, the party also co-incides with the release of Edward Scissortongue and Lamplighter’s new album “Tell Them It’s Winter” album. The album is available to download now from iTunes and I’ve also posted the official track listing below.
1 Grandzeen (feat. Noma)
4 The Dust Don’t Lay
5 Any Infrastructure
7 Light Round Here
10 Many Made One
Rhymesayers artist Prof releases the video for his single Standout. Taken from the album “Liability”, Prof Standout has been uploaded to the official Rhymesayers Entertainment Youtube Page.
Prof is currently on the Vans Warped Tour throughout the summer and you can catch a list of his tour dates here > http://bit.ly/ProfWarped. Prof has directed the video for Standout along iwth Kron, and Rhymesayers have teamed up with a huge number of contributors and artists for the video (check the YouTube description field). Prof Standout is a great example of what to expect from the album Liability, which can be downloaded from iTunes or the Rhymesayers website. We have posted the previous video to the track Gasoline from Prof, along with the collaborative effort “Ghost” featuring Tech N9ne.
I have also posted the official artwork and track listing for Liability here. You can watch the brand new video from Prof Standout on the YouTube player below.
2 Ghost (feat. Tech N9ne)
3 King (feat. Petey Pablo)
6 Bar Breaker
8 I Had Sex in the 90’s
10 Love Like Mine
12 Apeshit (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
13 Cloud 9
14 True Love
Following up from their 2012 EP, Tony D and Locksmyth present The Tone & Smyth Show. The full length project has been anticipated for years and is now available to download.
Described as a fusion of Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Grime and RnB, the new full length album is available to purchase from all good digital retailers. The seventeen-track album features guest appearances from the likes of Dialect, Mysdiggi, Reveal, Kyza, O’Shea and Josiah Matrix among others. Please make sure you download the album from iTunes or another digital retailer and support the artists who were originally set to release the album in 2013. After a corrupt hard drive halted the release, we can now enjoy the new music. I have posted the official artwork and tracklisting for Tony D and Locksmyth – The Tone & Smyth Show below.
2 Tone & Smyth
3 Business Plan feat. A-Mens & Josiah Matrix
4 Waltham Forest feat. Blittz Gullyish, T-Bear & Shameless (Original Mix)
5 Nightmare Town feat. Grimlok & Kyza (Original Mix)
6 Breach Law feat. Josiah Matrix & A-Cat
7 Rucksack Chedda feat. Pound Sterling (Original Mix)
8 Oh What A Day feat. A-Cat & Frizzle
9 Bella Donna (Original Mix)
10 King For A Day feat. Reveal & S.V (Original Mix)
11 Lord Knows I Try feat. S.V (Original Mix)
12 Hopes & Dreams feat. Seanie T & Yisrael
13 Switch Flow (Original Mix)
14 Cockney Mutha Luvva feat. Mystro
15 Police Harassment feat O’Shea
16 This Ones For feat. Dialect (Original Mix)
17 Floating feat. Josiah Matrix (Remix)
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is “Red Pill” with the boldly titled single “Fuck Your Ambition”. The Red Pill new single Fuck Your Ambition has been produced by HHK favourite Ill Poetic.
Red Pill has teamed up with Doomtree‘s own POS for the single, which will be featured on the forthcoming album “Instinctive Drowning” which will be released on August 26th 2016 via Mello Music Group. Ill Poetic has explained that the collaboration on this record lead to a full length project, despite the original plan being far from that.
Ill Poetic had also reached out to POS for the collaboration which will really set the bar high for the rest of Instinctive Drowning. Once we have more information available on the album we will share it on the website.
You can listen to Red Pill new single Fuck Your Ambition on the soundcloud player below.
We are excited to announce the collaboration between Dee Green and Bewbonik (AKA Baileys Brown and Blanka) which has resulted in the formation of DEDW8. With a no fucks given attitute, DEDW8 (pronounced dead weight) have big plans, starting with a debut album release.
Bristol-based DEDW8 will be releasing their forthcoming debut album titled 21G$ on the 8th of August 2016. The thirteen track album feautres no extra guest appearances and production is handled in-house. The duo have already released the Whatchukno video and have also recently shared the new video for “N£xt 2 Nun” which you can watch on the YouTube player below. We will be featuring a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive in the forthcoming weeks, so please make sure you keep an eye on the website for progress.
I have posted the official track listing below, along with the new video for N£xt 2 Nun”. I will share the official artwork for the album as soon as it arrives in my inbox too.
•1 FOOT IN †H£ GRAV£
•3 N£XT 2 NUN
•5 H£A†H£R MILL$
•6 $TOOPA FL¥
•9 BORN $INNúR
•12 T@LK T@LK
Category: Upcoming Releases
I’m delighted to share a brand new instrumental single from J57 titled “The Wizard of O.D.D.”. Available to download for free, J57 The Wizard of O.D.D is the latest release from the Brown Bag AllStars member.
The beat (explained by J57 himself) was actually made in 2007. J57 The Wizard of O.D.D has been released via J’s “FiveSe7en Music” label which is also home to a lot of BBAS and J57 affiliates including the likes of F.Virtue, Mean Joe Scheme and Mike Two among others. J57 handles the production for most of these artists, and we’ve featured them on the website in the past few years. Please go ahead and check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the names mentioned above, along with J57’s previous works.
J57 and Koncept will shortly be releasing “Flight” which is a full-length album which follows “The Fuel EP” which we had the pleasure of hearing last year. Make sure you check out the 25 facts on The Fuel EP given by Koncept and J57. We don’t have the full artwork or track listing to Flight yet – but will post it when we do.
You can listen to J57 The Wizard of O.D.D on the soundcloud player below.
The collaboration between Rhymesayers artists MF Doom and deM atlaS produced mF deM. The news that MF Doom deM atlaS mF deM has brought news about a new self titled project which is available now.
If that news wasn’t great enough mF deM has been made available for free digital download from deM atlaS’ bandcamp page. The 13-track project is deM atlaS working over MF Doom beats. So as MF Doom deM atlaS mF deM continues to be supported across the Internet and blogosphere, fans can also pick-up a limited vinyl LP from the Fifth Element website. Furthermore, mF deM have brings an official video for the single Sum-Mo which is featured on the album. Directed by Distrakt, the video has been uploaded to the Rhymesayers Entertainment YouTube channel. Check out the excellent visuals with all the links to purchases and downloads in the description Field.
We’ve featured deM atlaS since his arrival at Rhymesayers on Hip-Hop Kings. Please spend some time and get familiar with the music. We’ve posted the previous single “Finer Things” which was a collaboration with Atmosphere. along with solo material which demonstrate deM atlaS’ earlier work. You can watch the official video for Sum-Mo below. I’ve also posted the entire tracklisting for mF deM here.
1. Grbge Trsh
3. World Laughs
4. Abnormal Mortal
6. Lack the Lad
7. By Myslf
8. Its Over, Im Dead
10. R U Happy
11. Perfect Day
12. So Wat
13. Resolve Dissolve
Category: Free Downloads
Following the release of Constant Deviants’ latest album “Omerta” we want to share the third single from the album titled “Reign Storms”. Constant Deviants Reign Storms has been uploaded to soundcloud.
Constant Deviants (M.I and DJ Cutt) present Reign Storms as the third single from Omerta. Fans can download Omerta from Bandcamp and CD and vinyl copies are being shipped worldwide. Constant Deviants Reign Storms is another to add to the collection for true school Hip-Hop fans. The single has been uploaded to the Urban Elite PR soundcloud page who have been responsible for the digital PR for the album.
Constant Deviants gave Hip-Hop Kings readers 25 facts about Omerta which was a website exclusive. The album (dropped on June 28th 2016) was inspired in Vevy, Switzerland. The duo were hanging out with the late, great Sean Price (RIP). Make sure you click the link to read the other 24 facts which you won’t ready anywhere else. I have also posted the official track listing for the Omerta album below.
You can listen to Constant Deviants Reign Storms on the soundcloud player below.
2. Newspaper Man
3. Bada Bing
4. So Underrated
5. Plata O Plomo
7. Make My Bones
8. Sparks Steakhouse
11. Reign Storms
13. We Up Tho
Three Headed Beast (Twizzy, M.A.B and Jinxsta JX) announce their new album which is called Time to Feast. Three Headed Beast new album Time to Feast will be available to download from 27th July 2016.
Three Headed Beast have teamed up and collaborated with a range of UK artists, including the familiar names of Genesis Elijah, Remus, Farma G and Diligent Fingers. There’s also a cameo from Bristolian singer Javeon and producer Charlie Mac. The proejct will be available from the Three Headed Beast’s Bandcamp page from the 27th July 2016 and we will post the download link as it becomes available. I have posted the official artwork and tracklisting for The Three Headed Beast new album Time to Feast here.
1 The Return (Produced by Charlie Mac)
2 It’s Abnoxshuz (Produced by Farma G)
3 Control ft Javeon (Produced by Strange Neighbour)
4 Marching ft Genesis Elijah (Produced by Diligent Fingers)
5 Bad Dreams (Produced by JCA & Chester P)
6 Dead Mans Shoes (Produced by Charlie Mac)
7 Trend Setters ft Remus (Produced by Charlie Mac)
8 Be Careful (Produced by Hutch)
9 Lost In Translation (Produced by Farma G)
10 Gilberts Grape (Produced by Hutch)
11 To The Slaughter (Produced by Diligent Fingers)
12 Set You Free (Produced by K-Bourne & JCA)
13 Traps (Produced by Matchstick)
14 Now That Your Gone (Produced by Strange Neighbour)
15 Time To Feast (Produced by Strange Neighbour)
Category: Upcoming Releases
Illerstate – Is It a Problem. Written by Adam Darbyshire
Illerstate are back with another hard hitting track off their new E.P entitled ‘Evilution’ which you can purchase directly from iTunes. Illerstate – Is It a Problem is the latest release from the upcoming crew.
This hip hop trio are a strong piece of the UK scene, especially the Hip-Hop scene within Manchester. As we have mentioned before the group is made up of Bad Newz, Sadiztik and WZ who keep coming back with these dark, heavy beats for your ears! All of the production is handled by themselves and the master behind this track is Bad Newz.
They previously released ‘Suicides’ and this video has the same element and feel to it, with some nice, clean motion shots showing the grimy element of Manchester that they represent with the dark element showing throughout, be it the lighting effects or the groups attire, once again all dressed in black (Johnny Cash would even approve).
With their EP available digitally they are taking orders from all over the place and if you watch the video below it’s easy to see why, once you’ve enjoyed their new track make sure you check out their back catalogue and put an order in for their new EP ‘Evilution’ via the link. You can watch Illerstate – Is It a Problem on the YouTube player below.