Widely tipped as one of the big artists to look out for in 2017, Mike Melinoe returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his latest single titled “Begonia”.
When speaking about Begonia, Mike Melinoe was quoted saying, “The song finds the halfway point between beauty and ugliness, calm and “tension building”- a flower halfway dead.” And with bars such as “Suicide, take the time/ do or die, save a life/ you and i were made to cry/ choose a side and restrain to fight/ let’s unify to save a life” it’s hard to ignore the buzz he’s creating.
Check out the previous Mike Melinoe music, especially the exclusive Caveman EP which was dropped in August 2016. The discography is growing and I urge fans to make sure they’ve got the singles downloaded and support Mike at his earliest stages. He is a frequent user of Twitter (@MikeMelinoe) so make sure you’re following him for the latest news and updates on music.
You can listen to Mike Melinoe – Begonia on the soundcloud player below.
UK DJ and producer Donnie Propa returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his brand new release, Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition).
Donnie Propa has teamed up with Planet Rock Graphics and Village Live to present the “Straigt From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition)”. The new mix is the first in a series of mixtapes, which has previously seen releases for Masta Ace (The Ace Tape) and the J Dilla Tribure tape. Please make sure you search the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the previous mixes which are available to download. If the news wasn’t great enough, the project has been made available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. So check out Donnie Propa’s bandcamp page for details.
I’ve posted the official artwork and download link for Donnie Propa – Straight From the Crate Cave (Pete Rock Edition) here. Also look out for further music and info from Donnie Propa as we enter 2017.
Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his new single “Angels” in typical thought-provoking fashion. Awkword New Single Angels also features Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli.
We wouldn’t expect anything else from Awkword, as “Angels” touches on subjects such as homelessness, police brutality and other socially conscious topics. We rely on Awkword alongside a handful of other artists to brings these discussion points forward in music. With help from Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli, Awkword New Single Angels adds to the rappers impressive discography. Awkword has made the single available as a free download to fans.
Awkword continues to work hard in his mission to spread Hip-Hop globally. We’re excited to hear the forthcoming music which will inevitably reach us as we approach 2017. Make sure you follow Awkword on Twitter (@AWKWORDRap) and you can listen to Awkword New Single Angels ft Jasiri X, MK Asante and Voli on the audio player below.
The legendary Swifty McVay returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a brand new single titled “You Ain’t Real”. It’s the first track off the forthcoming album Grey Blood.
With a release date of February 2017, Swifty McVay has been working on the album and has started the promotional campaign for the new record. “You Ain’t Real” also features a guest appearance from Crooked I (Slaughterhouse) and Maestro (Silent Riot). The single has been uploaded to Swifty’s soundcloud page, and is the official first single from Grey Blood. We will be posting the artwork and track listing for Grey Blood as soon as we receive it. We’ll also be posting more exclusive material including interviews and freestyles before February. We’re also aniticpating further music from the album to be available, prior to it’s release.
Make sure you follow Swifty McVay on Twitter (@McVayD12) for the latest news and updates on “Grey Blood”. However, you can listen to Swifty McVay (D12) – You Aint Real ft Crooked I on the soundcloud player below. Please make sure you drop a comment and share on Social Media. Get involved with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HHKMusic
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Hefe Heetroc with his single “Space Energy”. Hefe Heetroc Space Energy is on soundcloud and available to download.
The Rochester, NY native presents Space Energy as he gets ready to release his debut album “Inoculare: Intersecting Dimensions”. When asked to describe his style, Hefe Heetroc explains it’s “vaporwave meets Ghostrap, with glitch art aesthetics”. Hefe Heetroc – Space Energy follows the previous single (Shr00mz) which had fantastic blog support, being featured on over 30 blogs worldwide. Hefe Heetroc will aim to continue his International coverage with Space Energy and the forthcoming music.
You can listen to Hefe Heetroc – Space Energy on the soundcloud player below.
Kye Music returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a brand new single titled “Fly Away”. Collaborating with Kuxx, Fly Away is now available to download at a “name-your-price” cost from Kye Music’s bandcamp page.
We spoke to Kye Music recently who confirmed he’s working on a brand new album which will be released in 2017. Kuxx (who features on Fly Away) will be the executive producer of the album. We will be posting the official artwork and track listing as soon as we receive it. Tac 4 is credited as the producer of “Fly Away” which is Kye Music‘s latest offering of 2016. We do expect to hear more promotional material (including freestyles and videos) before the album drops next year. It’s also worth checking out Kye Music’s freestyle “Kings Speech” with the original taken from Lady Lashurr.
Make sure you folllow Kye Music on Twitter (@KyeMusic) and search for him on the other Social Media networks. As we look forward to the release of the album and more music, you can listen to Kye Music – Fly Away ft Kuxx on the bandcamp player below.
Parallax returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his new single “Give it Up Freestyle”. The Parallax Give it Up Freestyle is the first offering from the UKHH artist with plenty more on the way.
Parallax is working hard to finish his upcoming debut album (we will share the artwork and track listing when we receive it) which has a confirmed collaboration with Rakaa from Dilated Peoples. There will also be an official video for that single so keep your eyes peeled for that. If that wasn’t enough, Parallax will also be releasing a collaborative EP with the legendary Life MC from Phi Life Cypher. Both projects are anticipated to be Parallax’s best work to date and we’re looking forward to being able to share more.
In the meantime please make sure you take advantage of the FREE DOWNLOAD which is Parallax Give it Up Freestyle from the Parallax Bandcamp Page. Check out the links in the description of the YouTube video (posted below) to follow Parallax on Twitter, Facebook and the other Social Media channels. You can listen to the Parallax Give it Up Freestyle on the YouTube player below.
We are pleased to share the Genesis Elijah New Single Only One. Which has been uploaded to Gen’s soundcloud page. The track will be released on the 25th November 2016.
In his 46th feature on Hip-Hop Kings (pretty sure that’s the most featured artist, ever) Genesis Elijah continues to show why he’s considered one of the best. Genesis Elijah new single Only One has been produced by his long time friend and collaborator Pastor Dutchie, and the full track is available to stream from soundcloud. I have embedded the player below for your listening pleasure.
In related news, Gen continues to remain active and keep fans entertained with new music. He dropped some bars for the #LukeCageChallenge and has promised plenty of new music before the year end as well. No word just yet on a full length project but we anticipate it’s already in the works. Genesis Elijah also performed at Wembley Stadium and had his music featured on the Brotherhood movie. Things are going pretty well. Please continue to support and move Gen to the next level by listening, sharing, commenting and downloading the single when it becomes available on the 25th November 2016.
You can listen to Genesis Elijah – Only One on the soundcloud player below.
The brand new Edo G and Shabaam Sahdeeq – Recognize Your Power EP is out now, and available to download and also stream from bandcamp.
The nine track EP is a collaborative project between Edo G and Shabaam Sahdeeq and is available to download from today. Edo G and Shabaam Sahdeeq – Recognize Your Power is a testament to two East Coast rap legends, who also bring the likes of Oh No, Planet Asia, Ras Kass and Fokis as guest appearances on the album. Fokis also spoke about his involvement in the EP.
“one has the freedom and ability to do as he or she pleases. You can work hard or play hard, you can make this kind of music or make that kind of music. The choice is yours. It’s all about the free will of man and what you choose to do with your power.”
You can view the official artwork, track listing and download link for the Edo G and Shabaam Sahdeeq – Recognize Your Power EP here.
1. Recognize Your Power Ft. Liteskin
2. Wild Young Man Ft. Oh No & Planet Asia
3. Trust Ya Self Ft. Ras Kass & Fokis
4. Yin & Yang
5. Open Ya Eyes Ft. Fokis
6. Play To Win Ft. Torae & DJ Eclipse
7. Hiroshima Ft. Craig G
8. Libertad Ft. Liteskin
9. Shout Outs
We’ve already announced that York based MC Deeviant will be releasing his upcoming album “Heart of a Lion”. We now have the Deeviant – Lion Hearted Freestyle to share.
Hip-Hop Kings have been honoured to premiere the world exclusive for Deeviant’s video “So What” which was uploaded earlier this week. With a great reception to the single, Deeviant will continue his promotional work ahead of the forthcoming album “Heart of a Lion”. Deeviant – Lion Hearted Freestyle is the latest offering which has been uploaded to the soundcloud page. I’ve also posted the single artwork and embedded the player below.
Make sure you follow Deeviant on Twitter (@DeeviantOnline) and please search the HHK archives for previous singles. You can listen to Deeviant Lion Hearted Freestyle on the soundcloud player below.