DOWNLOAD | Soul Veggies – Mega Ran & Storyville
Random AKA Mega Ran is regularly featured on Hip-Hop Kings, and we are delighted to share his latest single titled “Artillery Remix”. Mega Ran calls upon the talent of Esoteric, REKS and Reef The Lost Cauze for a remix which was premiered on HipHopDX earlier this week. Production credits go to Small Pro and there is no word on an official video for the remix at the moment. The original “Artillery” is featured on Mega Ran’s recent album “Soul Veggies” which can be downloaded from the iTunes link listed above. You can listen to Mega Ran ft Esoteric, REKS and Reef The Lost Cauze – Artillery Remix on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Art of Survival – Kingpin
Presented by Global Faction, Kingpin returns to Hip-Hop Kings with the new video for the single “Capital Punishment”. Produced by Pro P, the single is taken from Kingpin’s album “Art of Survival” which is available to download from the link above. In related news, Kingpin will be having an “Art of Survival” album launch on the 21st of May 2015 at “Birthdays in Dalston” with full info on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE. You can watch the brand new video from Kingpin – Capital Punishment on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Mystrogen (Deluxe) – Mystro
PREVIOUS | Mysdiggi (aka Mystro) – Lambs Bread
To celebrate the release of Mysdiggi’s latest album “Mystrogen Deluxe” we have the video for the single “Benga Benga”. Uploaded to Mysdiggi’s OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL the video has been shared across the blogosphere and credits go to Nick Light for directing the video. Fans can download Mysdiggi’s “Mystrogen Deluxe” from the link listed above, and you can also watch Mysdiggi (aka Mystro) – Benga Benga on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Ande Bishop – MoneyOrFriendz
Ande Bishop returns with the latest single from his upcoming “Ocean$ – Extended Play” album called “OLDJAYZVIDEO$”. Hip-Hop Kings previously posted the single “MoneyOrFriendz” and we also had an exclusive 25 facts about the forthcoming “Ocean$ – Extended Play” album written by Ande Bishop himself. The album is still available to pre-order from the iTunes link listed above and you can listen to the new single from Ande Bishop – OLDJAYZVIDEO$ on the soundcloud player below.
TICKETS | PRhyme Live in London
If you’re not already aware, the legends that are DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 will today be performing in Manchester and tomorrow (Monday) in London. Fans of PRhyme will be able to watch Premo and Nickle perform tracks off the recently released PRhyme album and anticipate some older material as well. Make sure you purchase tickets from the link listed above (Manchester show sold out), and check out my favourite track from PRhyme (You Should Know) on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Defenders of Style – The Death of Meaning
This is the brand new album from Leeds based rap group Defenders of Style called “The Death of Meaning”. The new album came as a shock to most fans, and very quickly after Joe Snow’s solo release of “Sense Outta Madness”. The 13-track album can be downloaded from the bandcamp link above, and has been produced entirely by DSFam producer Jack Danz. Shouts go to Sir Plus for the cuts. Please make sure to support Defenders of Style by downloading the album from the link above, and you can watch out recent freestyle with Joe Snow on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Ande Bishop – MoneyOrFriendz
PRE-ORDER | Ocean$ – Ande Bishop
Following the news that Ande Bishop will be releasing his forthcoming E.P “Ocean$ – Extended Play” we have an exclusive 25 facts article of Ande Bishop speaking of the project. Please remember to pre-order Ocean$ – Extended Play from the link listed above.
1. The EP was originally going to be titled “Chess Moves”.
2. The original release date was supposed to be April 28th, but I submitted some unfinished mixes to Seven13 and iTunes by mistake. Which pushed it back 3 weeks… Oops!!
3. I’ll reveal the meaning behind the “OCEAN$” title on my next project, which hopefully comes before the Fall.
4. The project was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely from my personal studio.
5. “HOWITFEELS” is my favorite track on the EP. It is the only track that wasn’t written or pre-thought out. I created on the spot in the middle of the night.
6. I wrote OG Jaylon in 2013, my sister’s unborn son I was talking about is about 10 months old now.
7. I made the two “MoneyorFriendz” tracks while listening to The Game’s “The Documentary”, so I name dropped as many rappers as I could, in homage to Game’s signature style.
8. I deliberately left any tracks produced by myself/American Roulette off of OCEAN$, but my next solo project will be produced in house by me and Londn Blue.
9. I recorded about 30 songs for this EP in 2 weeks, about 12 of them will get released at some point.
10. The album cover was photographed randomly on my homie’s iPhone. It wasn’t staged at all.
11. I recorded all of the vocals for this album within 48 hours, I wanted my voice to sound consistent throughout the EP.
12. I only got like 5 hours of sleep during those 48.
13. The hardest song to record was “LONG WEEK”, I probably recorded it 15 times before I was happy with it.
14. “MoneyorFriendz” and “HOWITFEELS” were the easiest, they got done in 1 take all the way through.
15. None of my family and friends have heard the entire EP. I’m making everybody I know wait until the day it releases.
16. I always figured my first pre-order would come from somebody I knew, but it was a random kid from Rhode Island who DM’d me the morning “MoneyorFriendz” released, so shout out to him!!
17. I recorded this EP knowing I’ll have to perform it over the summer, so I crafted it thinking about how they would go over in front of fans, live. Hoping to tour in Europe by the top of 2016 too.
18. “Supremeizm” was another title I entertained naming it before going with OCEAN$. Might still use it though.
19. I made “ROLLCREDITS” an hour before I had to turn the project in.
20. TP Play and Londn Blue were supposed to be on MoneyorFriendzTwo, but they told me I might as well come out with no features, which I ultimately decided to do.
21. The “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” visual is complete, it’ll drop close to the release date, probably my 2nd favorite song on the EP.
22. I’m quietly hoping Cole, Kendrick or somebody major doesn’t randomly drop an album on the 19th, I’d be sad as shit !!
23. Each song is inspired by a different era or region of rap, but I think it all flows together perfectly.
24. I’m the only vocalist on the album, which is dope to me. The album is completely written and performed by myself. Which is challenging because you have to keep the listener entertained all by yourself.
25. The next release by me won’t be an EP, it’ll be a full body of work, an album.
DOWNLOAD | JD Era – No Handouts
DOWNLOAD | JD Era – Ain’t On Nuttin
To celebrate his birthday, JD Era has released his “Ain’t On Nuttin” freestyle which has been made available as a free download. Fans can stream the single below or download using the soundcloud link listed above. JD Era is still promoting his latest release “No Handouts” which is available on the iTunes link listed above and features guest appearances from the likes of Raekwon and Mac Miller among others. You can view the official artwork for JD Era – Ain’t On Nuttin above, along with listening to the single below.
FACEBOOK | The NorthaZe @ The Hifi Club – Leeds
DOWNLOAD | The NorthaZe – Outset
Brand new video from The NorthaZe for their single “Acme Creek” has once again exceeded expectations both audibly and visually. With credits going to Oliver Brian Productions, The NorthaZe release another track following the release of “Outset” which can still be downloaded from the link listed above. The NorthaZe have also confirmed their first gig of 2015, which will be at The Hifi Club supporting People Under the Stairs. The official flyer for the event and the Facebook event link can be seen above. You can watch the new video for The NorthaZe – Acme Creek on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Cold Fusion – The Elixir
This is the brand new album from Cold Fusion (Ray Vendetta and Cyrus Malachi) titled “The Elixir”. Production credits go to HellzEcho (7th Dan and RingZ oV satuN) and Hip-Hop Kings readers will be familiar with all four names as part of the Triple Darnkess crew. The album is available to download now from the bandcamp listed above for just £7.99, and the 14 track album also contains features from Evil Ed, Iron Braydz and Tesla’s Ghost among others. Cyrus Malachi has also announced that fans can look out for a new Triple Darnkess album “Darker Than Black” available in September 2015. You can view the official artwork and download link for Cold Fusion- The Elixir here.