DOWNLOAD | Butter Fly – Lee Scott ORDER ON CD | ORDER ON VINYL Here are 25 facts about High Focus Records’ Lee Scott – ButterFly album. 1. The first 10 songs on the album were finished early 2014. 2. The last 2 songs were made months later on the same day I made ‘So […]
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Giving very little away in the way of a new project, Genesis Elijah presents his latest single titled “Grayskull”. Uploaded to Genesis Elijah’s soundcloud page, Gen teamed up wuth Pastor Dutchie who produced the track who is a long-time collaborative partner and has worked magic on the new single once again. It’s unclear if Grayskull is featured on any upcoming album or EP but we do know Genesis Elijah also released a remix for Zayn Malik’s “I Won’t Mind”, also produced by Pastor Dutchie and featuring Naughty Boy. You can listen to Genesis Elijah – Grayskull on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | J57 – Sample Free Remix EP
Brown Bag AllStars rapper/producer J57 returns to Hip-Hop Kings with this new project titled “Sample Free Remix EP”. J57 has had a busy past year, and the Sample Free Remix EP features official remixes for the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Cage, Murs, Torae, Fashawn and Akie Bermiss. J57 has also promised brand new music with every single artist on this project, along with the highly anticipated Fuel E.P with Koncept dropping later this year. You can view the download link and artwork to J57 – Sample Free Remix E.P here.
1. What’s Love (J57 Sample-Free Remix) ft. Torae, Pharoahe Monch, Akie Bermiss
2. The Void (J57 Sample-Free Remix) ft. Cage
3. Whatever It Takes (J57 Sample-Free Remix) ft. DJ JS-1, Murs, Fashawn, Akie Bermiss
4. Matters (J57 Sample-Free Remix) ft. Choosey, Fashawn & Ishe
Following on from their 2013 mixtape 050 Dat, Everything 050 is entirely produced by Clinton Place (Kurupt, Yukmouth and Canibus) and features guest appearances from the likes of Double O, Big Stomp and Lakim Shabazz among others. You can view the official artwork and track listing for “050 Boyz – Everything 050 here”.
1 – Hot Damn
2 – Pay Them No Mind – ft Do it All & Tha Advocate
3 – Concrete Combat – ft Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa
4 – DNA – ft Ib the Druid, Famiil & Treach
5 – Already Knowing – ft Young Fresh
6 – Black Glory – ft Trilly Trills
7 – What Happened
8 – Bang – ft B Wells
9 – We Gon’ Rock – ft NJ Walker, Quil, Fly Kwa
10 – Out Here For Nuthin’
11 – Priest – ft Lakim Shabazz, Drift & WiseRap
12 – 9th Inning
13 – Let’s Talk About It
14 – Get Back
15 – Keep Calm
STREAM | F.Virtue – A Single Green Light
Congratulations to F.Virtue who married his (now) husband recently, and put together a brand new song and video titled “Growing Old”. F.Virtue has been featured on Hip-Hop Kings for his solo work and collaborative work with Brown Bag AllStars member J57, and “Growing Old” is confirmed as a featured single on F.Virtue’s upcoming album “A Single Green Light”. The new album will be available to download from the 4th of June 2015, and all songs have been written and produced by J.Virtue himself. You can watch the video for F.Virtue – Growing Old on the YouTube player below.
I was asked to be interviewed in a documentary by our friends at Fabricate TV which is titled “Unearthing West Yorkshire Hip-Hop”. Along with the likes of Joe Snow, Matter, Hashfinger, Micky Swags and KD among others, we speak about our earliest influences in West Yorkshire Hip-Hop (shouts to Double D Dagger, Yorkshire Terrierz, Chief Wigz and Jack Flash). All interviewee’s also discuss how we feel the scene could be made bigger, and I reminisce on the infamous WY Cyphers. You can watch the Fabricate TV – Unearthing West Yorkshire Hip-Hop documentary on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Constant Deviants – End All Be All
EXCLUSIVE | 25 Facts About Constant Deviants – Avant Garde
To celebrate the release of Constant Deviants new album “Avant Garde” we have a new track from the duo titled “End All Be All”. The fourth studio album Avant Garde was made available from the 12th of May 2015 and is available to download from the bandcamp link listed above. During the promotion of the album we’ve seen Constant Deviants release the singles “Thinkin” featuring Rome, and “The Right Moment” as well. Constant Deviants gave Hip-Hop Kings readers an exclusive “25 Facts About Constant Deviants – Avant Garde” which you can also read on the link listed above. You can listen to Constant Deviants – End All Be All on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Animal – EP – The Great & The Magnificent
As a duo, making their debut on Hip-Hop KIngs is “The Great and The Magnificent” with the video to their single “Animal”. I say as a duo, because one member of the group (Baron Von Alias) was featured back in 2011, and his partner in rhyme “The Magnificent MistaBreeze” is introduced to Hip-Hop Kings fans for the first time. Animal has been directed and edited by Steesh, K Richardson, A Breeze and P Burness and production credits go to Sheesh. Animal is taken from The Great and The Magnificennt’s “Animal E.P” whichc also includes a clean/dirty, instrumental version, along with a bonus track titled “Kill or Be Killed”. Fans can download the Animal EP from the iTunes link above, and watch the new video for The Great and The Magnificent – Animal on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Ocean$ – Ande Bishop
After much anticipation, fans are now free to download Ande Bishop’s album “Ocean$ – Extended Play” from the iTunes link listed above. Ande Bishop has released a series of singles and videos pre-album launch, and also gave Hip-Hop Kings an exclusive 25 Facts About Ande Bishop – Ocean$ (Extended Play) article. Please support Ande Bishop by downloading the new album from the iTunes link above, and check the related links for the singles and videos released before the album launch. You can view the official artwork, track listing and download link to Ande Bishop – Ocean$ (Extended Play) here.
1. O.G. Jaylon
2. Long Week
4. How It Feels
7. Roll Credits
Making their return to Hip-Hop Kings are MegaRan and SkyBlew with the collaborative track “OutRun The Sun”. Produced by K-Murdock and scratches by DJ Ragz, OutRun The Sun pays tribute to the classic game “Outrun”. Rather than discussing cars, MegaRan and SkyBlew use this opportunity to speak politically and share their thoughts on the injustice across the country. MegaRan has also announced he will be returning to the UK in June and you can view the full list of tour dates below. You can listen to MegaRan ft SkyBlew – OutRun The Sun on the audio player below.
June 10, Surya, London
June 11 Birmingham
June 12 Dublin, Ireland
June 13 Shrewsbury
Triple Darkness member Melanin9 (M9) has released the single “Martian Dust”. Produced by Eets, Martian Dust was uploaded to M9’s official soundcloud page. There’s no official word on a new M9 solo project but fans of TD are expecting a new group album this year (Darker than Black coming September 2015) after a series of statements and posts from the likes of Cyrus Malachi and Braydz. You can listen to Melanin9 (M9) – Martian Dust on the soundcloud player below.