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J Cole Announces 4 Your Eyez Only Tour

• February 24, 2017
J Cole Announces 4 Your Eyez Only Tour

J Cole Announces 4 Your Eyez Only Tour

He’s widely regarded as one of the artists of our generation, so fans are delighted to hear that J Cole has announced the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour which will see him perform around the globe.

Starting with America on June 1st, J Cole will be travelling and performing the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour all the way through to December, where he also reaches Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Tickets can be purchased from the Dreamville website, which I would encourage to do to avoid disappointment. I’ve listed the full set of tour dates below.

JUN 1 2017
THE MUSIC FARM
COLUMBIA, SC

JUN 2 2017
MAVERICKS LIVE
JACKSONVILLE, FL

JUN 3 2017
POTBELLY’S
TALLAHASSEE, FL

JUN 5 2017
HAL & MAL’S
JACKSON, MS

JUN 6 2017
AVONDALE BREWING COMPANY
BIRMINGHAM, AL

JUN 7 2017
VARSITY THEATRE
BATON ROUGE, LA

JUN 9 2017
METROPLEX EVENT CENTER
LITTLE ROCK, AR

JUN 11 2017
ARVEST BANK THEATRE AT THE MIDLAND
KANSAS CITY, MO

JUN 13 2017
THE PAGEANT
ST. LOUIS, MO

JUN 14 2017
THE NEW DAISY THEATER
MEMPHIS, TN

JUN 15 2017
MERCURY BALLROOM
LOUISVILLE, KY

JUN 17 2017
THE NORVA
NORFOLK, VA

JUN 18 2017
CONE DENIM ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
GREENSBORO, NC

JUL 6 2017
TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
PHOENIX, AZ

JUL 8 2017
MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
LAS VEGAS, NV

JUL 9 2017
HONDA CENTER
ANAHEIM, CA

JUL 11 2017
THE FORUM
INGLEWOOD, CA

JUL 15 2017
ORACLE ARENA
OAKLAND, CA

JUL 17 2017
KEYARENA
SEATTLE, WA

JUL 18 2017
PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA
VANCOUVER, CANADA

JUL 21 2017
XCEL ENERGY CENTER
ST PAUL, MN

JUL 23 2017
THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
AUBURN HILLS, MI

JUL 24 2017
UNITED CENTER
CHICAGO, IL

JUL 28 2017
AIR CANADA CENTRE
TORONTO, CANADA

AUG 1 2017
BARCLAYS CENTER
BROOKLYN, NY

AUG 4 2017
TD GARDEN
BOSTON, MA

AUG 5 2017
NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM
UNIONDALE, NY

AUG 6 2017
ROYAL FARMS ARENA
BALTIMORE, MD

AUG 8 2017
VERIZON CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC

AUG 9 2017
SPECTRUM CENTER
CHARLOTTE, NC

AUG 11 2017
INFINITE ENERGY ARENA
DULUTH, GA

AUG 14 2017
AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA
MIAMI, FL

AUG 16 2017
AMWAY CENTER
ORLANDO, FL

AUG 18 2017
TOYOTA CENTER
HOUSTON, TX

AUG 19 2017
FRANK ERWIN CENTER
AUSTIN, TX

AUG 20 2017
AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
DALLAS, TX

SEP 29 2017
TAP 1
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

SEP 30 2017
SPEKTRUM
OSLO, NORWAY

OCT 1 2017
ANNEXET
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

OCT 3 2017
PALLADIUM
COLOGNE, GERMANY

OCT 5 2017
ZIGGO DOME
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

OCT 6 2017
COLUMBIAHALLE
BERLIN, GERMANY

OCT 7 2017
STADTHALLE OFFENBACH
FRANKFURT, GERMANY

OCT 9 2017
SAMSUNG HALL
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

OCT 10
2017 LE ZÉNITH
PARIS, FRANCE

OCT 12
2017 MOTORPOINT ARENA
NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

OCT 14
2017 BARCLAYCARD ARENA
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

OCT 15
2017 THE O2 ARENA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

OCT 18 2017
3ARENA
DUBLIN, IRELAND

OCT 20 2017
MOTORPOINT ARENA
CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM

OCT 21 2017
MANCHESTER ARENA
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM

OCT 22 2017
FIRST DIRECT ARENA
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

DEC 1 2017
VECTOR ARENA
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

DEC 2 2017
RIVERSTAGE
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

DEC 5 2017
HORDERN PAVILION
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

DEC 6 2017
MARGARET COURT ARENA
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

DEC 9 2017
HBF STADIUM
PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP

• February 22, 2017
Blackk Chronical - The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP

Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP

This is the debut solo project from rapper Blackk Chronical, with the offering titled “The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP” which is available to download from bandcamp now.

I was very fortunate to hear the EP early, and thank Blackk Chronical for thinking of Hip-Hop Kings during the promotional campaign. I urge readers to buy the EP (available for just £4.00 from bandcamp). Blackk teams up for one guest appearance, his brother Phoenix Da Icefire for the single “Green and Gold”. Guest production comes from the likes of Architech, Chief Bob and Self Taught among others. I’ve posted the full track listing and the artwork to Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP here.

1. A Marionette (prod by Architech)
2. Stepp Backk (prod by Chief Bob)
3. Pressure (prod by Architech)
4. Pain & Passion (prod by Self Taught)
5. The Aviator (prod by Chief Bob)
6. Supervillain (prod by Architech)
7. Green & Gold ft Phoenix Da Icefire (prod by Chief Bob)
8. Aesthetics (prod by Hybrid Freqs)

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Leaf Dog New Album Dyslexic Disciple and Single My Scene

• February 20, 2017
Leaf Dog New Album Dyslexic Disciple and Single My Scene

Leaf Dog New Album Dyslexic Disciple and Single My Scene

News from the High Focus camp today that Leaf Dog New Album Dyslexic Disciple is due to be released in the forthcoming months, and he shares the new single titled “My Scene”.

Fans have eagerly awaited six years since Leaf Dog’s previous solo record (From a Scarecrows Perspective) and the news of Dyslexic Disciple is welcome from all across the UKHH world. The Four Owls / Brothers of the Stone member offers brand new work which is anticipated to be his best to date. Furthermore, High Focus announced that a limited run of 500 7″ vinyl copies are available to order from the HF store, which is guaranteed to be sold out fairly soon. I would recommend grabbing a copy ASAP.

The first single from the album is titled “My Scene” in the form of a video in an 8-bit video game style, with director credits going to Astroknight. Leaf Dog’s signature voice is heard from the first bar and is typically addictive from the first minute. We will be sharing more music and videos as the inevitably reach our inbox, prior to the release of Dyslexic Disciple, so please make sure you’re checking back here. Also, you can follow Leaf Dog on Twitter (@MCLeafDog) to see the latest music first.

You can watch the brand new video for Leaf Dog – My Scene on the YouTube player below.

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Hopsin All Your Fault (Video)

• February 20, 2017
Hopsin All Your Fault

Hopsin All Your Fault

This is the brand new video for Hopsin All Your Fault which has been uploaded to the official HopsinTV YouTube Page.

The song is generally considered as fitting in the same level of brilliance as his Ill Mind series, which was one of the catalysts to Hopsin’s career on a mainstream level. Hopsin All Your Fault is the latest offering and takes shots at SwizZz, who was a former label mate at Funk Volume. There’s no news on a new official project at the moment but we’re all ears ready to share the news when there is. Also, Hopsin is currently on a European Tour which included a stop at Manchester last night!

“Listen little nigga, we ain’t in the same shoes /
You ain’t built a name or even paid dues.
Dammit, I’m ashamed of what it came to /
And if you had have ever reached my level of fame guaranteed Dame would have played you.
He’s in the wrong, don’t give me hate for it /
You know him better than me, y’all always had a broken relationship”

Credits go to George Orozco who directed the video, and the HopsinAll Your Fault single is available on iTunes to download right away. You can listen to Hopsin – All Your Fault on the YouTube

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Da Flyy Hooligan PinRolls (New Video)

• February 14, 2017
Da Flyy Hooligan PinRolls (New Video)

Da Flyy Hooligan PinRolls (New Video)

Following the release of his latest project “FLPM), this is the new Da Flyy Hooligan PinRolls video, directed by Ringz Ov Saturn.

PinRolls has been uploaded to the GourmetDeluxxx YouTube Channel, and has already been supported by various publications and artists from around the country. Da Flyy Hooligan PinRolls is the first offering we’ve heard since the release of FLPM (Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine) which is still available to download and stream from soundcloud, and is one of the tracks on the EP. The five-track EP features production from the likes of Sonny Jim, Agor, Bombay, Bad Company and G.I. We’re expecting plenty of new music from Da Flyy Hooligan as we progress through 2017. We have also been promised an official track listing and artwork for the highly anticipated SCUM album in the very near future, so watch this space.

You can watch Da Flyy Hooligan – PinRolls on the YouTube player below.

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Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (Mobb Deep) (J57 Remix)

• February 8, 2017
Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (J57 Remix)

Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (J57 Remix)

This is the brand new single from Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (Mobb Deep) which has an official J57 remix.

Da Villins were working with Sean Price before his passing, and had already begun work with J57 before this official single has been released. Their link with Prodigy has resulted in Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy, which J57 has officially remixed for his birthday. We are expecting to hear more music from Da Villins and J57 as we progress through 2017, but news on an official collaborative project is yet to reach us.

J57 is of course working with Jamo Gang (J57 x Ras Kass x El Gant) which Hip-Hop Kings announced were an official group last month. The first track with Big Twins was blogged and met with a positive response, and fans are looking forward to more music from Jamo Gang, along with the highly anticipated album with Koncept which we will hear later in 2017.

You can listen to Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (Mobb Deep) (J57 Remix) on the soundcloud player below.

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Black 2004 ft Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez

• February 7, 2017
Black 2004 ft Conway

Black 2004 ft Conway

Thanks to DJ Bless we have the brand new single from Black, titled 2004 featuring Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez. Black 2004 is the track of the week.

Production credits go to DJ Bless for Black 2004, which also features guest appearances from Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez who make the single the Hip-Hop Kings track of the week. Released via record label “So Deep Records”, the single is available to stream from the likes of Band Camp, YouTube and soundcloud, and even better you can download from Band Camp so please support Black and his latest single.

You can listen to Black – 2004 ft Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez on the soundcloud player below.

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Leddie MC All Ive Got (Official Video)

• February 6, 2017
Leddie MC All Ive Got Official Video (A Piece of Cake)

Leddie MC All Ive Got Official Video (A Piece of Cake)

Following the release of her latest album “A Piece of Cake“, we have the brand new Leddie MC All Ive Got official video, which is the first single from the album.

Leddie’s album “A Piece of Cake” is available from all good digital retailers now, and was available to fans on January 24th 2017. Check the bandcamp link for Leddie – A Piece of Cake and make sure you support by downloading the album. Leddie MC All Ive Got is the first single to be taken from the album, which suggests we can look forward to more videos and singles being released in the forthcoming weeks and months. Hip-Hop Kings will be sharing the new music, but you can also keep up to date with the latest music and news from Leddie by following her on Twitter (@Leddie_MC).

You can watch the brand new video from Leddie – All I’ve Got on the YouTube player below.

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deM atlaS In The Mud (Official Video)

• February 4, 2017
deM atlaS In The Mud

deM atlaS In The Mud

This is the brand new video for deM atlaS In The Mud which is the latest offering from the young Rhymesayers Entertainment artist.

deM atlaS In The Mud has quite a story behind it, when speaking on the single, deM was quoted saying “‘In the Mud’ centres around a time in my life where I felt complacent and in a daze not knowing exactly where I should be spending my time. Too often, I found myself waking up late, hungover and laying next to a woman I barely knew, knowing that I had other shit to do. 

“This kept happening, and like any habit or addiction that’s nurtured, it became comfortable. So, the song is basically about that; playing in the mud, drinking the mud, living in the mud & being strangely content with it.

Credits go to Samiera Abou-Nasr who directed the official video and “Dirty Art Club” who produced the single. Look out for new deM atlaS music this year, and go check out the previous project “mF deM” which was a collaboration with MF DOOM. You can listen to In The Mud on the YouTube player below.

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Jam Baxter Dumb (ft Trellion and Lee Scott)

• February 2, 2017
Jam Baxter Dumb (ft Trellion and Lee Scott)

Jam Baxter Dumb (ft Trellion and Lee Scott)

With a double announcement of a new album and video, here is Jam Baxter Dumb, which also features Trellion and Lee Scott.

The Jam Baxter Dumb single is taken from the forthcoming album “Mansion 38”, which is the follow-up to the “.. So We Ate Them Whole” LP which he dropped in 2014 via High Focus Records. Dumb has of course come with a new video, on the HF YouTube channel, which has been produced by Chemo, and video credits going to Vikki Digby-Johns & Lee Scott. In usual High Focus fashion we expect a flurry of videos and other great promotional pieces before Mansion 38 drops later this year, and we’ll be sharing the artwork and track listing when it reaches our inbox.

You can watch Jam Baxter – Dumb ft Trellion and Lee Scott on the YouTube player below.

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