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Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Kick Off Their Comeback Tour

• May 23, 2017
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

90s Hip-hop royalty Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (formerly known to the world as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) will take to the stages of the world again, no less than 22 years after their last studio collaboration.

In the early hours of the 24th April 2017, Will Smith shook the world with a surprise Facebook announcement, reaching an audience of 2.1 million, with not just one, but two shows in the pipeline, locked and loaded by his booking agent for the upcoming festival season. MTV Summer Blast in Croatia and Livewire Festival in Blackpool, UK are just the first of many forthcoming gigs for the iconic due, who dropped unforgettable classics such as ‘Summertime’, ‘Boom Shake the Room’, ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble’ and ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’.

Alongside their string of studio successes, their infiltration into the pop-culture sphere began with TV show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, which saw the pair star alongside each other in what went on to become a massive cultural cornerstone for American comedy, as well as the audience who grew up with it. By bringing hip-hop to into the mainstream with huge success, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s careers were launched into the stratosphere.

From small screen to big screen, Will Smith landed numerous starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters including ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘Men in Black’ and ‘I Am Legend’ to name just a few, juggling acting commitments with solo album productions up until 2005.

In the meantime, DJ Jazzy Jeff was becoming a serious force in the world of music with his production company ‘A Touch of Jazz’, working closely with the likes of Jill Scott, Eminem, Eric Roberson, The Roots, Mac Miller and more. Not to mention, Jeff has been a touring DJ since his career began, showcasing his phenomenal talent behind the decks all around the world.

Now, after many years apart and busy schedules that have seldom coincided, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are finally reuniting to give the people what they want! Will Smith’s booking agency is now taking requests and offers for ‘Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff’ appearances for 2017/2018.

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Petrelli Brothers Ghost Diaries (Artwork and Tracklisting)

• May 9, 2017
Petrelli Brothers Ghost Diaries

Petrelli Brothers Ghost Diaries

We’re a little late on this one Kings and Queens, please accept my apologies. Here is the Petrelli Brothers Ghost Diaries album released on Boom Bap Professionals.

The album was released on the 15th April 2017 and is available to download from the Boom Bap Professionals Bandcamp page. The Petrelli Brothers Ghost Diaries album is 10 tracks long, and features guest appearances from the likes of Natrill, Double Deuce, Deeviant and Kritikal. For those new to Petrelli Brothers, Lego and Spee69 team up and go back to back on tracks over Lego production. DJ Leach has provided scratches for the record, with Lego also recording, mixing and mastering the record. The single Summer Rain warranted a video which I’ve posted below. You can also view the official artwork, download link and tracklisting for Petrelli Brothers – Ghost Diaries here.

DOWNLOAD | Petrelli Brothers – Ghost Diaries

1. Stuck in the Rush
2. Rorschache feat. Double Deuce
3. Summer Rain
4. Bang
5. 21st April (Skit)
6. Puddings in the Proof feat. Natrill
7. Haunted York feat. Double Deuce, Deeviant, Kiks & Kritikal
8. This Ain’t a Man’s World
9. No Chaser
10. Outro

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ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson

• May 9, 2017
ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble - My Negus ft Guilty Simpson (Black Beach)

ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson (Black Beach)

Following the release of their album “Black Beach” we have the ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble single My Negus which features Guilty Simpson.

The single My Negus is featured on the album Black Beach and features Random Axe member Guilty Simpson. The Detroit connection is strong and the single is clearly stand-out material and has already had an excellent reaction. The track is a taste of what to expect from the rest of the album, both from a quality standpoint and a subject matter point of view.

DOWNLOAD | Black Beach – Zothejerk & Frost Gamble

Black Beach is the latest album from ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble which will be available to download from 26th May 2017. JotheJerk and Frost Gamble gave us 25 facts on Black Beach in the exclusive Hip-Hop King series. The album features guest appearances from the likes of KXNG Crooked, Sadat X (Risk vs Reward), Guilty Simpson and Tone Chop among others. Make sure you download the album from the iTunes link above.

You can listen to ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson below.

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Madchild – Badchild (Official Video and European Tour Info)

• May 3, 2017
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Madchild (Swollen Members) – Badchild

This is the brand new single from Swollen Members‘ “Madchild” titled Badchild. The single has been produced by Evidence of Dilated Peoples.

The single Badchild is one of the lead singles from Madchild‘s forthcoming solo album. The single, and album have been entirely produced by Evidence of Dilated Peoples. When speaking of the collaboration, Madchild said,

“It has been a great experience making my new album The Darkest Hour with Evidence. He’s always been one of my favorite MC’s and producers, as well as a good friend. The process of making this record at his studio really pushed me to be the best I can be. The result was exactly what I was looking for and this album feels a little more mature than previous releases, but still a natural evolution for me as an artist.”

There is also a European Tour starting now (a big shoutout to The Parish in Huddersfield for showcasing some true school Hip-Hop). You can view the full tour dates below and listen to “Badchild” on the YouTube player too.

May 02 – Bern (Ch), Switzerland @ Rössli Bar
May 03 – Hamburg, Germany @ Stellwerk Hamburg
May 04 – Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic @ U-Turn Pub
May 05 – Frýdek Místek, Czech Republic @ Kulturak FrÃ1⁄2dek Cultural House
May 06 – Kosice, Slovakia @ Collosseum
May 08 – Huddersfield, United Kingdom @ The Parish
May 09 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
May 11 – Castricum, Netherlands @ Mex Beachbar
May 12 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
May 13 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Mixtape 5

 

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Jamo Gang ft Mean Joe Scheme – Straight No Chase

• May 3, 2017
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Jamo Gang – Straight No Chase ft Mean Joe Scheme

Following the formation of the new super group Jamo Gang, we have a new single featuring Mean Joe Scheme titled Straight No Chase.

Hip-Hop Kings may feel that Straight No Chase feels a little familiar. You would be correct. We posted a live version of the single which Jamo Gang performed in April (last month) during the live show at The Mockingbird. As explained previously, El Gant owns the club, which made the perfect venue for Jamo Gang to make their debut. Mean Joe Scheme (who’s signed to J57’s “Five Seven Music” features on this version, which will also be part of the debut Jamo Gang LP to be released later this year.

We’re excited to hear more about the debut Jamo Gang album and will share the news as soon as we receive it. In the meantime, please feel free to search for Jamo Gang in the Hip-Hop Kings archive to see what we’ve already posted. Straight No Chase is just a taster (pun intended) of what to expect from the trio in the forthcoming weeks and months. You can listen to Jamo Gang ft Mean Joe Scheme – Straight No Chase on the soundcloud player below.

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JChambers – Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 2

• April 30, 2017
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JChambers – Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 2

Last month we blogged the original, and now Manchester rapper JChambers returns with Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 2.

Rapping over a Joey Bada$$ beat, J Chambers presents the second installment titled Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 2. The track has been uploaded to his soundcloud page and I’ve embedded the player below. The single is available to download for free directly from soundcloud as a gift to his fans. Make sure you check out Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 1 which we shared earlier in 2017.

In other news, JChambers will also be releasing a brand new project at midnight tonight. Moments of Silence : The Road to Perdition is available to pre-order via iTunes. The 8 track EP is the latest offering from JChambers so please make sure you support and download a copy of the EP tomorrow. You can listen to the brand new JChambers – Thoughts from New Mount St Pt 2 on the audio player below.

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Westside Gunn – Raw is FlyGod

• April 29, 2017
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Westside Gunn – Raw is FlyGod

Another banger from the FlyGod aka Westside Gunn. This is Raw is FlyGod which is the latest offering from the Griselda Records camp.

Westside Gunn has teamed up with label mate Daringer who has produced Raw is FlyGod which is available on Griselda Records soundcloud page. We know Westside Gunn is a big WWE / WCW / ECW fan and we’ve heard tracks like Summerslam 88 and “The Club” which also features Conway. These records are tributes to the business and resonate with the Hip-Hop Kings fanbase. We also shared news that Westside Gunn had dropped a new project “Hitler on Steroids” which is still available now. Make sure you check out my personal favourite single from that project titled “100,000 machine guns” featuring Royce Da 5’9. Please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for more music from Westside Gunn too.

You can listen to Westside Gunn – Raw is FlyGod on the soundcloud player below.

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Bub Styles – Cash Box ft Conway

• April 11, 2017
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Bub Styles – Cash Box ft Conway

Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Brooklyn’s Bub Styles. The new single is titled Cash Box and features the Shady Records / Griselda Records artist Conway.

Bub Styles caught our attention with the latest single Cash Box, which has been uploaded to soundcloud. The chilled out vibes are complemented with a guest verse from Conway who’s on fire at the moment. As we reported previously, Conway and Westside Gunn have recently been signed to Shady Records. It more than likely involves a deal with Griselda Records. Bub enlists the services of Ace Fayce who has produced the single, and Sal G who mixed the record. There’s plenty more to come from Bub, so follow him on Twitter (@BubStyles) to look out for the latest music.

You can listen to Bub new single – Cash Box ft Conway on the soundcloud player below.

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Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

• April 10, 2017
Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

Mike Melinoe New Single Matter

As we prepare for a new album coming in the next few months, this is the Mike Melinoe New Single Matter.

Mike Melinoe is continually featured on Hip-Hop Kings as he remains consistent in releasing music to fans. His very unique style has resulted him becoming one of the most exciting artists. He’s already had shows and features at SXSW and premieres in the biggest of publications including Noisey. Mike Melinoe new single Matter is one of his latest offerings and is essential for your collection. Matter is available as a free download from soundcloud. I have also embedded the soundcloud player and the official artwork here. Make sure you follow Mike Melinoe on Twitter  (@MikeMelinoe) to watch out for the latest music first. You can also search the Hip-Hop Kings archives to check out the previous singles.

You can listen to Mike Melinoe New Single Matter on the soundcloud player below.

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Leaf Dog The Legacy (20 Man Cypher)

• March 30, 2017
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Leaf Dog The Legacy

We previously saw Eskar create a world record for the largest posse cut. High Focus presents Leaf Dog The Legacy which features 20 other MC’s.

In anticipation of the long awaited ‘Dyslexic Disciple’ album, Leaf Dog The Legacy is a mega posse cut featuring Phi Life Cypher, Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst, Jack Jetson, Dirty Dike, Verb T, Sonnyjim, Mysdiggi, Klashnekoff, Fliptrix, Bill Shakes, Eric The Red, King Kashmere, Remus, Task Force and DJ Sammy B-Side. Leaf Dog has of course produced the track.

PURCHASE – The Legacy Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies)

There will be a 12″ vinyl available of The Legacy (limited to 300 copies) so please make sure you purchase one from the link listed above. You can watch Leaf Dog – The Legacy (20 Man Cypher) on the YouTube player below.

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