Here is the new video from Sadat X for his track titled “Industry Outcasts”. Sadat X Industry Outcasts has guest appearances from RA The Rugged Man and Thirstin Howl III.
The single is taken from the Sadat X album “Agua” which can be downloaded from iTunes. The 18 track album also features guest appearances from the likes of Lord Jamar, AFRO and ED OG among others. I’ve posted the official artwork and tracklisting for Agua here. Sadat X Industry Outcast’s is one of the tracks featured on the album. I’ve posted the official video for Sadat X Industry Outcasts ft RA the Rugged Man and Thirstin Howl III below.
2 The City Never Sleeps (feat. Wordsworth)
4 Industry Outcast’s (feat. R.A. the Rugged Man & Thirstin Howl III)
5 Head Shot
7 Cut and Dry (feat. Lord Jamar)
8 Tell ‘Em Again (feat. DV Alias Khrist)
9 The Return of the Dottie X (feat. Milano & Shabaam Sahdeeq)
10 Imagine (feat. Rhymefest & Jabar)
11 The Bass Player
12 Murder Soundtrack (feat. AFRO & Rahzel the Legend)
13 Same S**t, Different Day (feat. UG Cella Dwellaz)
14 Da Hustle Don’t Stop (feat. ED OG & Fokis)
15 Maybe It’s Me (feat. Dres)
16 Tommy Is My Boy
17 We Strive (feat. Dres)
18 Nobody (feat. LoVel)
Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a remix of the excellent single “Cruel Intentions.” The Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix has been re-worked by Frank Drake and features Skyzoo and Big Pooh.
The original Cruel Intentions track was shared by Hip-Hop Kings just under a year ago, and marked the one year death of a mutual friend (Praverb the Wyse). The track was taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp) and was a HipHopDX premiere at the time. One year later, the talented Frank Drake shares his production abilities for an official remix. Awkword Cruel Intentions is also available to stream from the audio player below.
Awkword has also released his “Best of Awkword” mixtape which the remix features on. The project is available to download from Bandcamp and boasts an impressive 26 tracks. I’ve posted the official track listing below.
2. Words [prod. by Trilian (Serbia)]
3. Faking the Funk [prod. by Anno Domini]
4. Untitled [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
5. The Dating Game (Remix) [prod. by DJ BrainDeaD (Israel)]
6. Notes from a Different Kitchen [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
7. It’s Not Possible [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
8. I ft. DJ Dyllemma [prod. by ATG]
10. Black & White [prod. by Audible Doctor]
11. The People’s Champ [prod. by J. Glaze]
12. That Shit (Remix) [prod. by MistaSweet (Netherlands)]
13. Back to BK [prod. by Tone Spliff]
15. Whose Streets? [prod. by Delegation of Sound (Netherlands)]
16. Wild Wild East [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
17. Untitled ft. Block McCloud [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
18. Got Class? [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
19. Bars & Hooks ft. Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
20. The Black Book [prod. by Blended Babies]
21. Go! ft. Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]
22. Gas Land (Frack Off) [prod. by Numonics]
23. Wake Up ft. Nif Monroe (Rough Mix)
24. New York Minute (World View Remix) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
25. I Am ft. Modenine (Nigeria), Five Steez (Jamaica), Holstar (Zambia), L.atasha A.lcindor, Third Eye (Malawi), Wakazi (Tanzania), The Assembly (South Africa), Maka (Nigeria) & DJ J Hart (France) [prod. by Teck-Zilla (Canada)] video
You can listen to Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix below.
1. “Lost In Translation” was the only song we recorded together on the album.
2. The title for “Gilbert’s Grape” was inspired by the time Twizzy had Haemorrhoids.
3. Twizzy & Jinxsta wanted to call “To The Slaughter”, “Lamb Shanks” but M.A.B said no.
4. On “Be Careful”, Jinxsta discovered his inner Barry Half-White. Soul.
5. We were going to do one solo track each on the album…but didn’t. Deep.
6. The album was entirely funded by people buying music / merchandise from our Bandcamp & at live shows. Thank you!
7. M.A.B wants to do a world tour in 7 days off the back of this release. It can be done.
8. Cheba who did the album art work, played Mobb Deep at his wedding reception. Mosh pit.
9. The title track “Time To Feast”, was the last track to be finished on the album.
10. Twizzy had to record his vocals twice due to his PC crashing, losing all of the original files.
11. Jinxsta recorded every verse on the album with a bottle of Supermalt in his right hand. His left hand never knew.
12. Together, the Beast is 87 years old.
13. After every show, M.A.B eats between 20-25 chicken nuggets.
14. Billy Whizz is our DJ and also delivers our CD’s.
15. Diligent Fingers produced “Marching” but also came up with the concept for the track as well. Boss.
16. All tracks were mixed and mastered in Bedminster (Bristol) at Rola’s Studio.
17. The Beast have a tie aside from music on a certain date. M.A.B, Twizzy’s Dad & Jinxsta JX’s Mum all share the 29th of June as their birthday…strange but true.
18. The tour bus (Twizzy’s car) is named “Wong Chong Silver” due to the copious amounts of herbal remedies enjoyed within it.
19. The sample used for “Set You Free” was originally flipped by K.Bourne on another beat, to be used on M.A.B’s first project (aged 16) but the recording was lost. Years later the beat was recreated with the help of JCA and is now featured on our album.
20. We started working on the album in 2013. It’s been a slow process due to us wanting the content to be the best we could bring to the table…no pun intended.
21. With that being said, our second release “Self Driven” consists of the tracks that didn’t make the album for various reasons.
22. An early version of “Dead Man’s Shoes” appears on the “Real Talk” compilation, put together by Chester P to raise money for the homeless. Check it out HERE
23. Cheba filmed a video for our first EP but when it came to the editing process, we realised it didn’t look as great as we pictured in our heads. It was later scrapped and never released. (The photo proof can be found online)
24. We once performed at a Weapon of Choice Halloween event dressed as Saddam Hussein (Jinxsta JX) Osama Bin Laden (M.A.B) & Muammar Gaddafi (Twizzy). (Photo proof of this can also be found online)
25. “Time To Feast” is our debut album as a collective and is available now! Have a listen and grab it from our Bandcamp as well as most digital stores, including Spotify. Respect!
This is a worldwide exclusive. The Mike Melinoe Caveman EP is the latest project from the upcoming rapper who presents his best work to date.
The Detroit, Michigan native gives fans 7 tracks on the Caveman EP which is released today and available to download from Mike’s soundcloud page. The two guest artists (UK based Lord Apex and Qween Louie) feature on DLOG TAOG and Nightmares. We’ve already blogged the single “Addict Venture” which came with an awesome video as well.
The psychedelic, half-reality raps put Mike Melinoe in a very unique lane. This new wave form of rap will be picked up quickly, and Caveman is an excellent display of the great work we can expect to hear from Mike in the forthcoming future. We have posted the official artwork and track listing to Mike Melinoe Caveman EP here, please download and support. Join us on Twitter (@HHKMag x @MikeMelinoe) to give us feedback on the EP.
1. DLOG TAOG (Feat. Lord Apex)
2. Mood Swings
3. Man, Cave
4. Lost Path
5. Nightmares (Feat. Qween Louie)
6. Addict Venture
7. Universal Aspirations
Defenders of Style member Joe Snow has announced a new upcoming EP titled “I Know You Know Me You”. The Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP will be available to download from the 19th August on the DS Bandcamp page.
Joe Snow has teamed up with the likes of Lego, Datkid and Res for guest features on the EP, while production has been handled by Hashfinger and Lego among others. Joe Snow has also teamed up with Pang Productions who have confirmed the EP will be available to download from their website too (hit the link to check them out). I have posted the official track listing and artwork for the Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP here.
Joe Snow – 1 Clownin
Joe Snow – 2 As Usual
Joe Snow – 3 Ready ft Lego
Joe Snow – 4 She Wish ft Datkid & Res
Joe Snow – 5 King Buzz (Love Life)
Joe Snow – 6 Requiem For A Fiend
Joe Snow – 7 If By Chance ft Prys
Category: Upcoming Releases
We have a new collaboration from Joker Starr and Micall Parknsun which has resulted in the single “Purple”. Joker Starr Purple has been uploaded to Joker Starr’s soundcloud page and can be downloaded from iTunes.
The track is aptly titled and is a tribute to the late, great Prince who as we all know passed away earlier this year. When speaking about the single, Joker Starr was quoted “I had the idea to make a chorus out of two ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘1999’ – I wanted to give a feel of one of his records but had no idea how I was going to manage it. The song is more inspired in his style rather than the content of the lyrics.”
Joker Starr also recently appeared on Pyro Radio so hit the link to watch on YouTube. You can listen to Joker Starr Purple ft Micall Parknsun on the soundcloud player below. EDIT – the video has dropped too!
This is the brand new video from UK rap crew Problem Child for their single “Creeper”. The Problem Child Creeper video is also available to download on iTunes.
We’ve been posting a number of different tracks and videos on Hip-Hop Kings from Problem Child from their project 730 which is also available to download. Problem Child Creeper is just another example of the uniqueness of the group (Dubbledge / Dabbla / Illaman / Sumgii) and the Par Excellence label appears to be a perfect fit for the lads. Make sure you check out the previous Problem Child links we posted including the cypher which was the introduction to the work they’ve created for 730.
Please follow the lads on Twitter (@ProblemChild_UK) for updates on shows and music – and you can watch Problem Child – Creeper video on the YouTube player below.
We want to share the brand new single from Da Flyy Hooligan titled “Wu Baby”. Da Flyy Hooligan Wu Baby is the latest offering and has been produced by UK producer legend Beat Butcha.
Once again displaying his versitility on a microphone, Da Flyy Hooligan Wu Baby is just a reminder to fans to see what he’s cooking up and we expect to hear further music soon. Da Flyy Hooligan has just got off the back of a performance for KRS ONE and DJ Premier and it’s worth keeping eye on his Twitter page (@DaFlyyHooligan) for updates on shows and music. Hip-Hop Kings will of course be posting the new music as we receive it.
You can listen to Da Flyy Hooligan’s new track “Wu Baby” which has been produced by Beat Butcha on the soundcloud player below.
Making his unexpected return to Hip-Hop Kings is UK Hip-Hop artist / activist Lowkey with the new single “Ahmed”. Lowkey Ahmed has come with an official video which has been directed by Global Faction.
Producer credits go to Agents of Change for Lowkey Ahmed, which also features the very talented Mai Khalil on the vocals. If that wasn’t enough for fans, Lowkey has also announced a nationwide tour which will see him grace the stage in cities such as Nottingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds. I have posted the full list of tour dates and the official tour poster here. For fans who are listening to Lowkey for the first time, make sure you grab his last album “Soundtrack to the Struggle“. which was released in 2011.
Nottingham / Rescue Rooms / 15th Sept
Bristol / Thekla / 16th Sept
London / The Garage / 18th Sept
Manchester / Gorilla / 20th Sept
Glasgow / 02 / 21st Sept
Birmingham / The Rainbow Warehouse / 22nd Sept
Leeds / The Wardrobe / 23rd Sept
You can watch the official video for Lowkey – Ahmed (ft Mai Khalil) directed by Global Faction on the YouTube player below.
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