At the start of 2017 we shared news about a new rap crew called Jamo Gang. We now have an official video to share we’ve titled This is Jamo Gang.
The official video has been directed by Rob Levy for Civil Productions and gives further insight into Jamo Gang. This is Jamo Gang is a 2:43 minute video to further introduce the members (Ras Kass, El Gant and J57). The rapper/producer trio have already had the co-sign from the legendary DJ Premier, and new music is on it’s way. The album is done and the promotional campaign is due to start anytime soon. We at Hip-Hop Kings are waiting in anticipation for the new music to reach our inbox. The new video speaks on how the name of the group came to fruition.
For fans in New York, a debut show will be held at NYC – Arlene’s Grocery on 13th April 2017. There will be a live band performing alongside MC’s Ras Kass and El Gant, along with J57 taking his position on the boards. I will also be anticipating some guest appearances on the night, from J57 affiliates and label mates. In the meantime please enjoy the new video introducing Jamo Gang and remember the name.
Following the release of The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP, Blackk Chronical presents the video for his single Aesthetics.
Released via Red Snow Records, The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP is the latest offering from Blackk Chronical. The 8 track EP features production from Architech, Chief Bob, Self Taught and Hybrid Freqs. There is also a guest appearance from Phoenix Da Icefire on the single “Green & Gold”. Aesthetics is the last track on the EP which has gained support from the likes of BBC and the wider blogosphere. Global Faction (as always) have done a great job with the visuals to Aesthetics. The video has been uploaded to the Global Faction YouTube channel. We also have news that the next project is going to be called “The Love Trap E.P”. We will of course be sharing information on that when it arrives.
You can watch Blackk Chronical – Aesthetics ft Hybrid Freqs (Video) on the YouTube player below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Benny. Benny releases first single off Griselda Records with a track titled “Rick”.
Benny has a co-sign from the likes of Alchemist, and the backing of one of the hottest movements in the Hip-Hop world at the moment. As Benny releases new single off Griselda Records the timing is perfect. Rick is a great introduction to fans and we’re hoping to hear more music in the very near future. Produced by Daringer (Westside Gunn, Conway), Rick is the first single from his upcoming untitled project. As soon as we have more information on the upcoming record from Benny we will share it.
You can listen to Benny – Rick on the soundcloud player below. Enjoy the artwork.
Hip-Hop and music fans rejoyce! Word has reached us and we can share the DJ Shadow UK Tour Dates for October 2017, with tickets on sale now.
As mentioned above, tickets for the tour are on sale now from Gigs and Tours. DJ Shadow will be busy throughout the year, performing in China on 1st April at the Sonar Festival. The worldwide tour takes him to America, Spain, Canda, Hungary, France, Croatia, and finally the UK. The DJ Shadow UK Tour Dates are toward the back end of the year, but make sure you don’t miss out on tickets. I’ve posted the full list of tour dates below.
1st Apr – Sonar Festival – Honk Kong, China
11th Apr – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ, USA
12th Apr – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM, USA
14th Apr – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16th Apr – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA, USA
17th Apr – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA, USA
18th Apr – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA
21st Apr – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16th Jun – Sonar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
6th Jul – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec, Canada
28th Jul – Panorama Music and Arts Festival – New York, USA
11th Aug – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
18th Aug – Route Du Rock – St. Malo, France
6th Sep – Outlook Festival – Pula, Croatia
9th Sep – Bestival – East Lulworth, UK
3rd Oct – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
5th Oct – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
6th Oct – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, UK
7th Oct – Roundhouse – London UK
UK Hip-Hop collective Gatecrasherz have announced their upcoming album “Uninvited”, which will be available to download in Spring 2017.
Gatecrasherz (made up by Downstroke, Gee Bag, Oliver Sudden, Jack Diggs and Big Toast) are set to make a big impact with Uninvited. Without a confirmed release date so far, we’ve been told Spring 2017 is when fans can expect the album to become available. There will of course be plenty of promotional material released beforehand, which we will be happy to share on Hip-Hop Kings. Inspiration for Uninvited is quite simple. The lads have decided to force their way into the forefront of music scene, despite not receiving commercial support to date. They are set to make quite an impact and we are looking forward to watching it. We will be posting the official artwork and tracklisting when it arrives.
This is the latest offering from Moe Pope and The Arcitype aka STL GLD – Wild Style. The official video has been shared on the AR Records YouTube channel.
DOWNLOAD | Torch Song – STL GLD
We originally shared news on STL GLD back in August 2015 when the Arcitype announced the group. The single Viva La GLDPLY immediately caught out attention. STL GLD – Wild Style is the new video from Moe Pope and The Arcitype. They have also released their new album Torch Song which is avilable to download now. We have posted the iTunes link above so please make sure you download a copy today. Credits to Niklas Weikert and Matt Watkins who are responsible for the excellent video work. We also encourage readers to search for The Arcitype who has been supported on Hip-Hop Kings for years.
You can now watch STL GLD’s Wild Style (Official Video) on the YouTube player below.
This has been a long time coming and we’re very excited to share the news. We finally have an official video from WhiteOwl for his single One Chance featuring Statik Selektah on the production.
Download from iTunes > One Chance – MC Whiteowl
The track is summed up perfectly in the words used by WhiteOwl throughout the chorus. “If you had, one chance to kill a Statik track/ Would you spit heat on the beat or would you just fall flat?” The collaboration with Statik Selektah is a big one and we hope will give the MC more opportunities for the forthcoming months.
Hip-Hop Kings blogged the WhiteOwl – One Chance single back in May 2016. We now have the official video which has been uploaded to WhiteOwl’s YouTube page. The banger has production from Statik Selektah and Olise Forel for Moving Silence directed the video. Released via Straight Dope Records the single can be downloaded via iTunes. Please follow WhiteOwl on Twitter (@MCWhiteOwl) for the latest music and news. Go and download “One Chance” from iTunes or the other digital retailers to support the movement. Listen to WhiteOwl’s track One Chance ft Statik Selektah (Video) on the YouTube player below.
Fans of Da Flyy Hooligan are in for a treat. Here is the new video for his latest single Clicc Suit. The video has been uploaded to the Gourmet Deluxxx YouTube Channel.
Da Flyy Hooligan has been releasing music all year. The new single is the latest offering to fans which is backed with excellent visuals. Credits go to Mykool who directed the video, and G.I. who produced the single. Da Flyy Hooligan’s Clicc Suit is track one from his recently released “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine“. The 5 track EP is available to download from iTunes. I’ve also posted the artwork and track listing here. Viewers can watch Da Flyy Hooligan – Clic Suit on the YouTube player below.
This is the brand new video from Eye High and Skirmish for their collaborative single titled Better Man. The video has been uploaded to the Off The Boat Records’ YouTube channel.
Skirmish has consistently put out music in 2017 via Off the Boat Records. Eye High and Skirmish have teamed up for “Better Man” which is the latest offering from the label. With the single Better Man now available to download from iTunes please download it. We are encouraging all fans to support the new label by following the team on Facebook and Twitter. Credits for the video to CedarGen and Marvin Williams. A shoutout to the Off the Boat Records team for another great video. You can watch Eye High x Skirmish – Better Man on the YouTube player below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Australian rapper Must Volkoff with his single “Kai Yiew Ma. He teams up with Adam Koots, Joe Snow, Prys and P.Smurf who all feature.
Joe Snow and Prys (Leeds based Defenders of Style crew) have been in Australia performing across the country, and have collaborated on projects during their time there. While performing material at the other side of the world, they’ve teamed up with a variety of rappers and Joe Snow has also featured in battle rap events. Must Volkof enlisted the services of the DS Fam, along with Adam Koots and P.Smurf for the single “Kai Yiew Ma”. Here is the Facebook Page for Must Volkoff. Remember to follow Defenders of Style on Twitter (@DSFam). Excellent visuals to accompany a great track. Enjoy the video on the YouTube player below.