Our man Rob GF has dropped a brand new three-track project this evening titled N.O.C (No One Cares) part 1. It’s available to stream on soundcloud.
Ontario, Canada based Rob GF has been putting in a lot of work in 2016 and has no intention to slow down anytime soon. The release of N.O.C (No One Cares) Pt 1 is the first of a two-part project, with the second part dropping later in 2017. The three-track project serves as a taster to new and old fans alike, and keeps us waiting to see what’s coming next. Rob GF has been prolific in releasing new music to fans and we’re expecting a similar release rate this year. Subscribe to the soundcloud page and get at Rob GF on Twitter (@CallMeRobGF) to stay up to date with the new music.
You can listen to Rob GF – N.O.C (No One Cares) Pt 1 on the soundcloud player below.
Leeds based Hip-Hop duo The NorthaZe return to Hip-Hop Kings with the first single of 2017 titled “Astral Turf”.
Following a great end to 2016 which included a solid year of live performances (a personal memorable event with Bishop Nehru), the release of Mellow Thrills, various singles and so much more, The NorthaZe have picked up exactly where they left off. Astral Turf is a familiar sound to The NorthaZe fans, with the laid back vibes proving to be an awesome soundtrack to a late night setting. We are of course hoping this marks the start of a series of new music we can expect to hear this year. Additional credits go to Toshiro Steel who mixed the single, along with providing additional vocals as well.
Following the news that Swifty McVay will be releasing his 7th studio album “Grey Blood” in February, here is the latest single titled Rockin Wit Me.
Swifty McVay has been ever-present since his hiatus from D12 back in 2006, and his 7th album Grey Blood will be released on 3rd February 2017. Fans can pre-order Grey Blood in anticipation of the full release next month. Rockin Wit Me follows the single we posted previously (You Ain’t Real) which features Slaughterhouse member Crooked I. We are expecting to see a few more releases before the album drops, and hoping to lock a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive in the process as well. Make sure you’re following on Twitter (@McVayD12) to keep up with the latest news first.
You can listen to Swifty McVay – Rockin Wit’ Me on the soundcloud player below.
Big news reaches us today which is the Run the Jewels Europe Tour 2017 Announcement – which also include three UK dates.
Following the free release of Run The Jewels 3, Killer Mike and El-P announce the Run the Jewels Europe Tour which starts 29th March in Belfast, and finishes on 7th April in Paris. The show also includes two stops in England (Manchester and London) along with Dublin, Amsterdam and Brussels. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Run The Jewels 3 yet then make sure you hit the download and take advantage of the latest offering from the Hip-Hop duo. Tickets for Run the Jewels via Gigs and Tours are our personal recommendation, and make sure you grab them from 10am on Friday 20th January to avoid disappointment. You can view the full list of tour dates below.
29 March – Limelight – Belfast, UK
30 March – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland
31 March – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
01 April – Roundhouse – London, UK
03 April – Snowbombing fest – Mayrhofen, Austria
05 April – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 April – AB Main Hall – Brussels, Belgium
07 April – Élysée Montmartre – Paris, France
Following on from a very busy and accomplished 2016, Imperial releases his New single Hiatus via his soundcloud link, and available to download from iTunes.
I was (at first) quite taken back with the song title. Hiatus would suggest some form of return to the music scene, which couldn’t be further from the truth for Imperial. With a series of shows throughout 2016 with his partner in rhyme Kinetik, the album “Adventures in Technicolour” and a huge performance at the Oxjam Cambridge Takeover, Imperial hasn’t stopped where he left off. As Imperial releases his new single Hiatus, it sets the standard for the forthcoming months as we progress through 2017 and can expect to hear more music from the producer.
When speaking about the single in more depth, Imperial was quoted “For me, creating music allows me to enter a different head space and I find it energising. Hiatus is just that; escapism. Taking time to enter a different zone, fully immersed in sound.”
I would highly recommend checking out the other music Imperial has released, either through Hip-Hop Kings or his soundcloud page (remember to subscribe!). You can listen to Imperial – Hiatus on the soundcloud player below.
Legendary Akil the MC from Jurassic 5 has released a new video for a single titled “State of Mind”.
Following the release of his 2016 album “Sound Check”, Akil the MC has been touring the world and performing to sold out audiences across the UK and Europe. State of Mind is a vintage Akil the MC sound, and a great display of why his loyal fanbase still love every record he puts out. Make sure you check out Akil the MC’s Sound Check by downloading off bandcamp, which features a guest appearance from Wordsworth on the track “Word Up” (which we understand will have an official video in the near future).
I’ve posted the official artwork above, and track listing for the album Sound Check below, and you can also watch Akil the MC – State of Mind on the YouTube player below.
1. MISSION STATEMENT
2. RIOT STARTER
4. TALK 2 ME
5. SOUND BOY
7. WORD UP FT “WORDSWORTH”
8. SO FRESH
9. ONE FOR THE $$$
10. CHECK DEM DRAWS “SKIT”
11. DO WHAT YOU GOT 2
12. MORE THAN MUSIC FT “MISS A”
Making their debut on Hip-Hop Kings is UK based trio Roughout Collective (Twizzy, Ambush Tactics and Afire) with the video for their single “Individual”.
The video for Individual has been uploaded to the new Roughcut Collective YouTube channel, and has gained immediate support from the UKHH world. The single Individual is taken from the forthcoming Lions EP which will be available later in 2017. We will be posting the official artwork, download link and track listing when we receive it. Twizzy and Ambush Tactics (rappers) drop some heavy lyrics over a boom bap style Afire beat.
The lads can be found on the regular Social Media websites, just hit search on their name and you can follow them on Facebook/Twitter to be kept up to date with the latest music. You can watch the brand new video for Roughcut Collective – Individual on the YouTube player below – please subscribe and drop a comment to show your support!
Due to label issues, the Knightstalker Knighttime Album hasn’t been available digitally in over 4 years. Today we’ve got the permission to share the re-release on Knightstalker’s bandcamp page.
We blogged the Knightstalker “Kinfluences” single on Hip-Hop Kings, and now the full 17 track album is available to download from bandcamp. As a treat to fans there are 4 bonus tracks on the re-release. Guest appearances include the likes of Reef The Lost Cauze (Army of the Pharoahs) and Armageddon (Terror Squad) among others. Production comes from Nefew (you’ll know the name as the duo have been featured on Hip-Hop Kings previously), and a range of european producers as well. I’ve posted the official artwork, download link, and track listing for Knightstalker’s Knighttime album here.
2. Paid To Lose (feat. Nefew & Souleez)
3. End Of The Tunnel
4. Tigerclaw (feat. Kinetic aka Beretta 9)
5. Late Knight Show
6. Lost Children (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze)
7. Opening Move (Remix) (feat. Armageddon)
8. I’m The Opposition
9. If I Were You
10. False Accusations
11. Born 2 Style
12. The Seriousness (feat. Rasco)
13. Lost Children (Remix) (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze, Antihelden, Liquit Walker & Hammer & Zirkel)
15. Kinfluences (feat. KC Da Rookee & Kinzmania [Pure G.O.D. Manifested & P.O.T.])
16. Countdown (Remix)
17. The Great Beyond (Remix) (feat. Apaulo Treed)
Tonight we’ve seen Mike Melinoe new single Bishop on Hip-Hop Kings which is the latest offering from the upcoming MC, produced by Bukneu.
With a new record for the people and his fans, Mike Melinoe keeps his promise as he starts 2017 very strongly, in the same fashion he finished 2016. The Mike Melinoe new single Bishop is somewhat typical from Mike, it’s got a psychadelic vibe that will reasonate with the smokers, but has the same commercial appeal as a lot of mainstream rappers we’re hearing in the charts. His effortless style and ear for beats makes him one of the most exciting MC’s to be on the look out for this year.
To keep up to date with Mike Melinoe make sure you follow him on Twitter (@MikeMelinoe) and subscribe to that soundcloud link as well. The creative artist / rapper / producer / artist has a lot in store for 2017 including live shows (SXSW has been confirmed), tours, new music and much more. We’ll be supporting fully at Hip-Hop Kings so keep checking back for new music and news. Please support and enjoy by listening to the Mike Melinoe new single Bishop (produced by Bukneu) on the soundcloud player below.
Manchester based and worldwide known artist Shotty Horroh returns to Hip-Hop Kings, with his first track of 2017 titled “Mayhem in the Cemetery”.
It’s always great to hear new music from Shotty, and we’ve become mentally prepared to expect the unexpected. Mayhem in the Cemetery has been produced by Beat Busta and the artwork for the single (equally as sick) has been created by Heroin Haze. The place maker single is simply a release from Shotty Horroh to keep fans keen as we await further music as we start 2017. Shotty Horroh has already announced he’ll be releasing the single “Northside” and teased fans on Twitter this evening with a 2 minute video – giving fans the opportunity to hear the track.
Shotty had an excellent finish to 2016, working with the likes of Deadmau5 and James Arthur among others, which has further propelled his name into millions of ears. After spending a lot of time in Canada, recording and working on music, Shotty is between Manchester and a series of destinations as he continues to be one of the most exciting artists to be on the look out for. Make sure you follow him on Twitter (@ShottyHorroh) for the latest news and music, and of course we’ll be supporting at Hip-Hop Kings. You can listen to the new single Shotty Horroh – Mayhem in the Cemetery on the soundcloud player below.