Welcome back film fans to this weeks HHKMovies Review. This week we look at Star Trek Into Darkness. The second installment in the Sci Fi franchise from J.J. Abrams(Super 8, Star Trek) beaming back the crew of the Enterprise under the questionable leadership of wild and reckless Cpt. Jim Kirk played by Chris Pine(This Means War) and his half-human half-vulcan 2nd in command Mr Spock.
London-based UK Hip-Hop artist Theme has teamed up with Micall Parknsun for the release of his latest single “Leave It Alone”. Theme also called upon Genesis Elijah’s “Escape Route Media” for the video work, which also see’s a cameo from Firts (aka Mr 13). Theme is currently promoting his “Toys Get Smoked” E.P which is available as a free download from the link listed above, and features collaborations and features from Iron Braydz, Tony D, Beat Butcha, M9 and more. You can watch the new video from Theme – Leave It Alone on the YouTube player below.
I jumped at the chance to share the new Brown Bag AllStars posse cut, and the news that producer “Undefined” will be releasing a collaborative E.P with the crew is even better news. Aptly titled “Certified A-Side”, Undefined leaks the first track from the forthcoming E.P titled “Broken 40 Bottles” which features the Brown Bag AllStars in full effect as always. Look out for plenty of other promo as we head towards the release of the E.P, however in the meantime you can view the single artwork, and listen to Undefined ft Brown Bag AllStars – Broken 40 Bottles on the audio player below.
Written by Joe Langham (@JoeLang92)
When it comes to live band backed hip-hop groups America has The Roots and France has Hocus Pocus and pretty soon England could have their very own. The Mouse Outfit are a 9 piece live band hailing from Manchester and have now released their debut album: Escape Music. Their debut album seems somewhat overdue however since The Mouse Outfit have been touring for several years. It was well worth the wait though. Escape Music features Dr Syntax and Sparkz as well as a selection of other highly talented rappers including Lyricalligraphy, Truthos Mufasa and Kosyne to name but a few.
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If the HHK readers should ever take advantage of a free download I highly suggest this is the one. Rockfresh is a brand which has a brilliant operation supporting underground Hip-Hop, and sells a range of hoodies, jumpers and t-shirts which cater for the heads. The new album “Superimposed Headphones” is a new 14-track project which features some of my favourite UK MC’s and producers including Irn Mnky, Micall Parknsun, Spida Lee, DJ esSDee and more. You can view the artwork and download link to Superimposed Headphones above, and please make sure to visit the website as well. You can also view myself and DJ esSDee’s tribute to Beastie Boy MCA on the YouTube player below.
Category: Free Downloads
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop, legendary rappers KRS ONE and Immortal Technique will be sharing the stage for a one-off double headline show in Manchester. This Is Hip Hop and Spread Love Present two of the biggest artists to have blessed us with countless classic material, and fans will have the opportunity to see them live at The Ritz on Thursday 13th June. Tickets start at £20.00 and are available at £30.00 for the VIP section from the link listed above. Look out for the HHKMag coverage of the event as always., and you can watch the previous HHKMag interview with Immortal Technique and Poison Pen below.
HHK fans will be familiar with the Bumpy Knuckles and DJ Premier collaboration “The Kolexxxion LP” that was heavily supported last year, and the veteren MC is back with his latest single “Keep on Grinding”. Bumpy aka Freddie Foxxx has teamed up with Christopher Williams for the vocals, and has promised his International fans a tour to support the forthcoming album “Lock’d N The Lab” which is scheduled for an August 2013 release. You can view the official artwork for the single and listen to Bumpy Knuckles – Keep on Grinding on the audio player below.
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A joint effort between Gang Starr Foundation member Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo has seen fans presented with the new single “Warriorz Drum” ft Torae. The single is featured on the collaborative project “Seize The Day” which is available from Soulspazm Records (who also presented Koncept’s “Malt Disney E.P”). You can listen to the previous Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo track titled “46 Bars of Death” on the link above, however you can also listen to Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo ft Torae – Warriorz Drum on the audio player below.
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As HHK already announced, Endemic will be dropping the “Quarantine” mixtape on May 27th 2013, and we have another leak from the project titled “NY Untouchables”. Endemic has teamed up with Hip-Hop heavyweights Tragedy Khadafi, Top Dog and Supreme for the single, which is available as a free download from Endemic’s official Bandcamp page (link also above). HHK posted the first leak from the mixtape “The Arrival” in February, and we’re expecting more promo ahead of the release. You can listen to Endemic – NY Untouchables ft Tragedy Khadafi, Top Dog and Supreme on the audio player below.
U.K Hip-Hop artist Kinetik and Kuroisoul have released the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming album “Hip Hop Is Forever”. The album is ten-tracks long, and after speaking to Kinetik during a private listening session, he explains that the decision was based on the concept of Nas’ classic Illmatic. Fans will be able to purchase the album from June 3rd from all good digital retailers including Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. Look out for an exclusive interview in the forthcoming weeks, speaking on the new record and the comparison to his last project “The Kinesis Thesis Vol.3″. You can view the official artwork and track listing for Kuroisoul and Kinetik – Hip Hop Is Forever here.
1. Chemistry Perfected
2. London Mornings featuring Tone Richardson
3. California Nights featuring Tone Richardson
4. Dead Rappers
5. What I See
6. People Don’t Understand featuring Kuroisoul & Tone Richardson
7. Boom Bap Babies
8. Knee High featuring Joanne Francis
9. What Will They Say featuring Ileen Mitchell
10. As Long As I Live featuring Tone Richardson & Joanne Francis
Scratches on tracks 4, 6 and 7 by D.J. Jazz T
Vocal arrangement on tracks 2, 3, 6, 8 and 10 by Tone Richardson
Keys on track 10 by John Robinson
Recorded by Christopher Baldomero & Shane Dela Pena at Breakstone Studios – Concord, California
Additional recording by Chemo at Kilamanjaro Studios – Forest Hill, London and John Robinson at Clique Studios – Kilburn, London
Mixed and Mastered by Chemo at Kilamanjaro Studios – Forest Hill, London
Jeremy Arey & Masato Takahashi
Category: Upcoming Releases
Following a strong album release and a huge boost to his international profile, Triple Darkness member M9 (aka Melanin 9) has teamed up with other members for the crew for the video to his single “Heartless Island”. The single is easily recognisable as being featured on M9′s latest album “Magna Carta” which was one of my favourite U.K Hip-Hop albums of recent years, and can also be downloaded from the download link above. Look out for M9 and Triple Darkness performing at this years Boom Bap Festival, along with the release of Cyrus Malachi’s “Black Athema” album. You can watch M9 ft Triple Darkness – Heartless Island on the YouTube player below.