This is the debut solo project from rapper Blackk Chronical, with the offering titled “The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP” which is available to download from bandcamp now.
I was very fortunate to hear the EP early, and thank Blackk Chronical for thinking of Hip-Hop Kings during the promotional campaign. I urge readers to buy the EP (available for just £4.00 from bandcamp). Blackk teams up for one guest appearance, his brother Phoenix Da Icefire for the single “Green and Gold”. Guest production comes from the likes of Architech, Chief Bob and Self Taught among others. I’ve posted the full track listing and the artwork to Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy of Crime EP here.
1. A Marionette (prod by Architech)
2. Stepp Backk (prod by Chief Bob)
3. Pressure (prod by Architech)
4. Pain & Passion (prod by Self Taught)
5. The Aviator (prod by Chief Bob)
6. Supervillain (prod by Architech)
7. Green & Gold ft Phoenix Da Icefire (prod by Chief Bob)
8. Aesthetics (prod by Hybrid Freqs)
This is the brand new single from Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (Mobb Deep) which has an official J57 remix.
Da Villins were working with Sean Price before his passing, and had already begun work with J57 before this official single has been released. Their link with Prodigy has resulted in Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy, which J57 has officially remixed for his birthday. We are expecting to hear more music from Da Villins and J57 as we progress through 2017, but news on an official collaborative project is yet to reach us.
J57 is of course working with Jamo Gang (J57 x Ras Kass x El Gant) which Hip-Hop Kings announced were an official group last month. The first track with Big Twins was blogged and met with a positive response, and fans are looking forward to more music from Jamo Gang, along with the highly anticipated album with Koncept which we will hear later in 2017.
You can listen to Da Villins FOH Pt 2 ft Prodigy (Mobb Deep) (J57 Remix) on the soundcloud player below.
Thanks to DJ Bless we have the brand new single from Black, titled 2004 featuring Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez. Black 2004 is the track of the week.
Production credits go to DJ Bless for Black 2004, which also features guest appearances from Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez who make the single the Hip-Hop Kings track of the week. Released via record label “So Deep Records”, the single is available to stream from the likes of Band Camp, YouTube and soundcloud, and even better you can download from Band Camp so please support Black and his latest single.
You can listen to Black – 2004 ft Conway, Dirty White and Appollo Valdez on the soundcloud player below.
Taken from the upcoming album Grey Blood, we wanted to share the new Swifty McVay ft Slum Village – Here 2 Party single.
Swifty McVay and Slum Village – Here 2 Party is one of the many singles we’ve heard prior to Grey Blood’s release, including Rockin Wit Me and You Ain’t Real ft Crooked I. The collaboration with Detroit legends Slum Village will have fans even more excited for the release, as Grey Blood will be available on Friday 3rd February 2017. Produced by the ever-present Mr Porter, Here 2 Party stamps Swifty’s authority on the track, rhyming bar for bar with the likes of T3.
You can listen to the new single from Swifty McVay (D12) ft Slum Village – Here 2 Party on the soundcloud player below.
Here is the brand new Leddie A Piece of Cake album which is now available to download from bandcamp. This is the latest offering from the Middlesborough based MC.
The 13 track album has been co-produced by Alex Bailey, and features guest appearances from the likes of long time collaborator Smoggy, Jister, Klaire Sharp and Sarai Jazz. Leddie A Piece of Cake is available for just £5.00 digitally from her bandcamp page, or physical copies are available from the same site, for £8.00. I have posted the official tracklisting and artwork for Leddie A Piece of Cake here.
1. Raise a Glass (Intro)
2. Never Take Me Alive Ft Sarai Jazz
3. Pursuit of Happiness
4. f All Else Fails
5. I Need a Man Ft Klaire Sharp
6. Friend to Foe
8. Soul of a Sinner
9. I’ll Be Good
10. All Ive Got (I Am)
11. I’m Going Home
12. Do What You Gotta Do Ft Smoggy & Jister
13. Singing this Song
Our man Rob GF has dropped a brand new three-track project this evening titled N.O.C (No One Cares) part 1. It’s available to stream on soundcloud.
Ontario, Canada based Rob GF has been putting in a lot of work in 2016 and has no intention to slow down anytime soon. The release of N.O.C (No One Cares) Pt 1 is the first of a two-part project, with the second part dropping later in 2017. The three-track project serves as a taster to new and old fans alike, and keeps us waiting to see what’s coming next. Rob GF has been prolific in releasing new music to fans and we’re expecting a similar release rate this year. Subscribe to the soundcloud page and get at Rob GF on Twitter (@CallMeRobGF) to stay up to date with the new music.
You can listen to Rob GF – N.O.C (No One Cares) Pt 1 on the soundcloud player below.
Leeds based Hip-Hop duo The NorthaZe return to Hip-Hop Kings with the first single of 2017 titled “Astral Turf”.
Following a great end to 2016 which included a solid year of live performances (a personal memorable event with Bishop Nehru), the release of Mellow Thrills, various singles and so much more, The NorthaZe have picked up exactly where they left off. Astral Turf is a familiar sound to The NorthaZe fans, with the laid back vibes proving to be an awesome soundtrack to a late night setting. We are of course hoping this marks the start of a series of new music we can expect to hear this year. Additional credits go to Toshiro Steel who mixed the single, along with providing additional vocals as well.
Following the news that Swifty McVay will be releasing his 7th studio album “Grey Blood” in February, here is the latest single titled Rockin Wit Me.
Swifty McVay has been ever-present since his hiatus from D12 back in 2006, and his 7th album Grey Blood will be released on 3rd February 2017. Fans can pre-order Grey Blood in anticipation of the full release next month. Rockin Wit Me follows the single we posted previously (You Ain’t Real) which features Slaughterhouse member Crooked I. We are expecting to see a few more releases before the album drops, and hoping to lock a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive in the process as well. Make sure you’re following on Twitter (@McVayD12) to keep up with the latest news first.
You can listen to Swifty McVay – Rockin Wit’ Me on the soundcloud player below.
Following on from a very busy and accomplished 2016, Imperial releases his New single Hiatus via his soundcloud link, and available to download from iTunes.
I was (at first) quite taken back with the song title. Hiatus would suggest some form of return to the music scene, which couldn’t be further from the truth for Imperial. With a series of shows throughout 2016 with his partner in rhyme Kinetik, the album “Adventures in Technicolour” and a huge performance at the Oxjam Cambridge Takeover, Imperial hasn’t stopped where he left off. As Imperial releases his new single Hiatus, it sets the standard for the forthcoming months as we progress through 2017 and can expect to hear more music from the producer.
When speaking about the single in more depth, Imperial was quoted “For me, creating music allows me to enter a different head space and I find it energising. Hiatus is just that; escapism. Taking time to enter a different zone, fully immersed in sound.”
I would highly recommend checking out the other music Imperial has released, either through Hip-Hop Kings or his soundcloud page (remember to subscribe!). You can listen to Imperial – Hiatus on the soundcloud player below.
Due to label issues, the Knightstalker Knighttime Album hasn’t been available digitally in over 4 years. Today we’ve got the permission to share the re-release on Knightstalker’s bandcamp page.
We blogged the Knightstalker “Kinfluences” single on Hip-Hop Kings, and now the full 17 track album is available to download from bandcamp. As a treat to fans there are 4 bonus tracks on the re-release. Guest appearances include the likes of Reef The Lost Cauze (Army of the Pharoahs) and Armageddon (Terror Squad) among others. Production comes from Nefew (you’ll know the name as the duo have been featured on Hip-Hop Kings previously), and a range of european producers as well. I’ve posted the official artwork, download link, and track listing for Knightstalker’s Knighttime album here.
2. Paid To Lose (feat. Nefew & Souleez)
3. End Of The Tunnel
4. Tigerclaw (feat. Kinetic aka Beretta 9)
5. Late Knight Show
6. Lost Children (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze)
7. Opening Move (Remix) (feat. Armageddon)
8. I’m The Opposition
9. If I Were You
10. False Accusations
11. Born 2 Style
12. The Seriousness (feat. Rasco)
13. Lost Children (Remix) (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze, Antihelden, Liquit Walker & Hammer & Zirkel)
15. Kinfluences (feat. KC Da Rookee & Kinzmania [Pure G.O.D. Manifested & P.O.T.])
16. Countdown (Remix)
17. The Great Beyond (Remix) (feat. Apaulo Treed)