The release of Tical O: The Prequel is one that doesn’t sit very well within Method Man’s discography. He’s the first to admit it, quoted “On the third LP, it was suggested to bring in Harve Pierre and P Diddy. Who am I to argue? Puff knows how to sell some records. But that wasn’t the direction to go in, and I know that now.” The statement is probably a relief to most Wu-Tang and Method Man fans who clearly agree with his retrospective views.
DOWNLOAD | Invy Da Truth – Loyalty
PREVIOUS | Invy Da Truth – Highlight Reel
As Hip-Hop Kings reported, Invy Da Truth will be releasing his debut album “V.I.C.E” this year, and we have the second video from the album for the single “Loyalty”. Invy Da Truth has one again teamed up with Chanes who produced the single, and is also credited for editing the official video too. Invy Da Truth has treated fans by allowing us to download Loyalty for free from Chanes’ official bandcamp page (check the link above). Look out for more updates on Invy Da Truth’s “V.I.C.E” coming in the forthcoming weeks. However, you can watch Invy Da Truth – Loyalty on the YouTube player below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Markis Precise, and what an introduction with a collaborative track featuring eLZhi and Fashawn called “Kiss the Ring”. Released via Empire Distribution’s official soundcloud page, the song has also been made available to download through iTunes (use the link above). It’s been confirmed that Kiss the Ring will be featured on Markis Precise’s upcoming album “The Feeling of Flying” which will be available later this year. You can listen to Markis Precise ft eLZhi and Fashawn – Kiss the Ring on the soundcloud player below.
KICKSTARTER | Diabolic – FIghtin Words
Not even Diabolic would imagine that the goal he set for his kickstarter album “Fightin Words” would have been met so quickly. In less than 48 hours, fans literally threw money at Diabolic to hear the new album which has been announced to be released on the 16th of September 2014. We are also lucky to have the full track listing (including producer credits) which features the likes of DJ Premier, Celph Titled, RA The Rugged Man, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Vinnie Paz, Sean Price and many more. You can view the official kickstarter link, along with the promo video and full track listing for Diabolic’s upcoming album “Fightin Words” below.
1. Diabolical Sound (Produced by DJ Premier)
2. Introvert (Produced by Junior Makhno)
3. Higher feat. Celph Titled & Swave Sevah (Produced by Engineer)
4. Piss and Vinegar (Produced by Junior Makhno)
5. Suffolk’s Most Wanted feat. RA the Rugged Man (Prod by The Snowgoons)
6. Feel Your Pain (Produced by Engineer)
7. Norman Bates feat. Taboo, Locksmith, Nino Bless, Apathy & Coal (Produced by Level 13) Scratches by DJ GI Joe
8. Living In My Own Head feat. Block McCloud (Prod by Level 13)
9. My Attitude (Produced by Engineer)
10. Victim’s Story (Produced by BP)
11. Fightin Words (Produced by C-Lance)
12. Game Time feat. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz (Prod by 5th Seal)
13. A.M.E.R.I.C.A. (Truth Part 3) (Produced by Engineer)
14. Here We Go feat. Coast (Produced by Level 13)
15. Bad Dream (Produced by The Snowgoons)
16. Alien Manuscript (Produced by Junior Makhno)
PREVIOUS | Redman – Nigga Whut
We heard a new single from Redman earlier this month, and now we have a brand new video from Redman and Method Man for the single “I Used to Be”. Redman and Method Man have teamed up with GOH for the single, with the video which was released via the official Milk & Sugar YouTube channel. Redman has also announced that he’ll be releasing the third installment of the “Blackout” series with Method Man, and is planning a sequel to his classic Muddy Waters which we can expect this year. Catch Redman and Method Man performing at the 2014 Fresh Island Festival (tickets still available from the link listed above). You can watch the new video for Redman and Method Man – I Used to Be on the YouTube player below.
TICKETS | Hilltop Hoods Live in London
PREVIOUS | Hilltop Hoods – The Art of the Handshake
We’ve already heard the single “The Art of the Handshake” from Hilltop Hoods, and here is the second leak from the upcoming album “Walking Under Stars” titled “Won’t Let You Down”. Australian Hip-Hop group Hilltop Hoods have teamed up with Maverick Sabre for the single, which has been heavily supported by both sets of fans since it’s release. Fans can download Hilltop Hoods’ “Won’t Let You Down” from the link listed above, and also catch Hilltop Hoods performing in London (Koko) tomorrow night. Tickets are still available from the link above. You can listen to Hilltop Hoods ft Maverick Sabre – Wont Let You Down on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Imperial and Kinetik – Pencils not Pistols
The formidable Imperial and Kinetik have once again graced our headphones with their brand new single “Just Another Day”. The James Bond-esq titled is met with similar class from Imperial and Kinetik as they once again confirm why they’re one of my favourite pairings within the UK music scene at the moment. Fans of HHK will be familiar with Imperial and Kinetik’s collaborative album “Pencils not Pistols” which you can download from the link above, along with reading the exclusive 25 Facts about Pencils not Pistols also above. You can listen to Imperial and Kinetik – Just Another Day on the soundcloud player below.
EXCLUSIVE | Grieves Interview with Hip-Hop Kings
Following the success of Grieves’ latest album “Winter and the Wolves”, we have the brand new video for the single “Recluse”. Grieves was quoted saying “Recluse is a song that stems from these crazy-ass hangovers I get. The older I get, the worse they become. They shouldn’t have made whiskey taste so good.” Grieves has also announced “A Different Kind of Wild” North American tour which also includes stops in Canada. Fans who haven’t purchased Winter and the Wolves can do so from the link above, along with watching the exclusive HHK interview with Grieves we filmed earlier this year. You can view the full list of tour dates and watch the new video for Grieves – Recluse on the YouTube player below.
10.02.14 Victoria, BC
10.03.14 Vancouver, BC
10.05.14 Edmonton, AB
10.06.14 Calgary, AB
10.07.14 Saskatoon, SK
10.08.14 Winnipeg, MB
10.10.14 Minneapolis, MN
10.11.14 Minneapolis, MN
10.12.14 Madison, WI
10.13.14 Champaign, IL
10.14.14 Lincoln, NE
10.16.14 Fort Collins, CO
10.17.14 Boulder, CO
10.18.14 Aspen, CO
10.20.14 Phoenix, AZ
10.21.14 San Diego, CA
10.22.14 Santa Barbara, CA
10.23.14 San Luis Obispo, CA
10.24.14 Santa Cruz, CA
10.31.14 Oakland, CA
Released through his official soundcloud page, Slaughterhouse member and King of Detroit, Royce Da 5’9, presents his latest single “Son of Greg Freestyle”. Production credits go to Cardiak, who has previously worked alongside the likes of Joe Budden, Lloyd Banks, Freeway, D-Block and others. Royce Da 5’9 was helping promote Shady Records and was involved in the recent Total Slaughter event, where group-mate Joe Budden battled Hollow Da Don this weekend. Click the link above to watch his battle. You can listen to Royce Da 5’9 – Son of Greg Freestyle on the soundcloud player below.
High Focus Records have announced that Rag N Bone Man will be releasing a brand-new 3 track offering titled “Put That Soul on Me”, in two days time (Thursday 10th July) via their continually-growing label. Rag N Bone man is notorious within the U.K Hip-Hop scene, and is currently receiving support from the likes of Zane Low, Rob Da Bank, Mistajam and even DJ Premier all singing the vocalists praises. Rag N Bone man teams up with label mate Dirty Dike who features on “Put That Soul on Me” as the producer of the single, which is promised as the soundtrack to the summer. You can watch the previous video for Rag N Bone Man – Lay my Body Down on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Watson & Holmes – Watson & Holmes
PREVIOUS | Esoteric and Stu Bangas – Machete Mode
Two Hip-Hop monsters have collaborated on a full length project which is set to be one of the best Hip-Hop albums this year. We’re huge fans of Blacastan AND Stu Bangas at HHK, and the pair have released the video for their single “Watson and Holmes”. The track is from the upcoming album (also titled Watson and Holmes) which will be released on the 29th of July 2014. Fans can pre-order Watson and Holmes from the iTunes link listed above, and look out for a HHK exclusive coming in the forthcoming weeks. You can watch Blacastan and Stu Bangas – Watson and Holmes on the YouTube player below.