EXCLUSIVE | Atmosphere – Southsiders Interview
To celebrate 20 years of independent record label Rhymesayers, we have the first episode from their “A Moment in Rhymesayers” documentary. Uploaded to the official RSE YouTube Channel, the first episode features interviews with Slug, Musab, Siddiq and Ant, along with some rare live footage as well. Slug recently sat with Hip-Hop Kings to discuss the new album “Southsiders” which you can watch on the link listed above. Look out for the future episodes and you can watch A Moment in Rhymesayers – Episode 1: The Beginning on the YouTube player below.
TICKETS | Fresh Island Festival 2015 Tickets
PREVIOUS | Fresh Island 2015 Die-Hard Tickets
Following our coverage last year, and recent news about the 2015 Fresh Island Festival in Croatia, we have the 1st official lineup announcement. The main news is Joey Bada$$ will be performing this year, along with Danny Brown, Statik Selektah, and from the UK, Skepta and Shotree Blitz. We are expecting many more acts to be announced in the forthcoming weeks and tickets can still be purchased from the links listed above. You can watch the Fresh Island 2014 Festival highlights on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Not Good at Life – EP – Lunar C
EXCLUSIVE | Lunar C Freestyle and Interview w/Hip-Hop Kiings
PREVIOUS | CONFZ ft Lunar C – Throne
There’s nothing to start your day like a one-sided Twitter feud. This morning Jodie Marsh took to Twitter to vent her feelings regarding the banning of page 3. In true Lunar C fashion, the outspoken West Yorkshire rapper responded and quickly had the Internet following the feud. It lead to Lunar C being blocked by Jodie Marsh, and a plethora of excellent tweets and responses.
DOWNLOAD | The Four Owls – Silent Flight
Taken from their forthcoming album “Natural Order”, The Four Owls have released a track for fans titled “Silent Flight”. The likes of Leaf Dog, Verb T, BVA and Fliptrix combine and give fans further reasoning to be excited for the release of the album. The Four Owls will be touring the UK in February to support the release of the album, with the list of dates and cities below. The Four Owls will be joined by Edward Scissortongue, Onoe Caponoe, Ocean Wisdom, DJ Madnice and DJ BB with local support. You can download The Four Owls – Silent Flight from the link listed above and listen to The Four Owls – Silent Flight on the audio player below.
03.02.15 – Bristol (Thekla)
04.02.15 – Nottingham (Rescue Rooms)
05.02.15 – Brighton (Concorde 2)
06.02.15 – Manchester (IXIV Nine Four)
07.02.15 – Leeds (The Faversham)
DOWNLOAD | DWNR – deM atlaS
PREVIOUS | deM atlaS – Lucille
Rhymesayers artist deM atlaS has started 2015 in excellent fashion with the release of a new single titled “With a Smile”. Produced by Evan Slack, the new single was uploaded to the official Rhymesayers Soundcloud page, but no information is available regarding a future project. deM atlaS last year released his nine-track album “DWNR” which can still be downloaded from the link listed above. You can listen to deM atlaS – With a Smile on the Soundcloud player below.
PRE-ORDER (iTunes) | Sour Soul – Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD
Taken from the BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface collaborative album “Sour Soul” here is the brand new single which features MF Doom called “Ray Gun”. Soul Soul will be available to fans on February 24th 2015 and a day earlier in the UK and can be pre-ordered from the link listed above. Other artists to feature on Sour Soul include Danny Brown and eLHzi and the 12 track project is one of the most anticipated of the year so far. You can listen to BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface ft MF Doom – Ray Gun on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER (iTunes) | Voices from Planet Cattele – Onoe Caponoe
PURCHASE | Onoe Caponoe – Voices From Planet Cattele CD
EXCLUSIVE VINYL | Onoe Caponoe – Voices From Planet Cattele
PREVIOUS | Onoe Caponoe – Space Bitches (Video)
The latest addition to High Focus Records, Onoe Caponoe, delivers his 25 facts about the upcoming album “Voices From Planet Cattele”. As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, the whole album has been produced by UK Hip-Hop legend Chemo, and is available to pre-order now (links above). Enjoy!
1.The project was started somewhere in between December 2012 and January 2013.
2. The Lap steel slide guitar used in the track ‘Space Jungles of Cattele’ was previously owned for many years by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
3. The voice on the intro of the album is actually DJ BB.
4. The song ‘Disappearing Jakob’ was a curse and week later I was skateboarding down my road, fucked up on a stone or some shit and fell off n smashed my phone.
5. ‘Space Jungles Of Catelle’ was recorded in my bedroom last minute and it juuuussstttt made it onto the project.
6. ‘Space Bitches’ was written in late 2011.
7. I recorded ‘Space Bitches’ to a random song I wrote it to then Chemo constructed his beat to the accapella.
8. Jehst is actually the Lord of darkness and wrote one of the cleverest blasphemic rap verses ever, casually in under 10 minutes then levitated.
9. I drew all the art work for the bloodclart project ya simi.
10. This project is a turning point in my career and while working on it I have also been pushing and maturing my own sound and working on a number of projects and ideas for future releases.
11. I accidentally took loads of acid after a show then spent the next 3 months spazzing out n nearly didn’t finish the project lol.
12. One of my friends, this dude named Mycro was in the studio with a few of us when we are recording the song ‘Goth Bitches’. I askd him to go in the booth and do some shit for the outro of the song. He did it one take and that’s what we used.
13. I had these samples I had cut out of a film and wanted Chemo to put on a beat so we could put it at the beginning of the song ‘Peace to tha Gods’. He made the beat in front of me straight away in somewhere around 5 minutes.
14. We shot the Video for ‘Horse In The Hill (Quadrant)’ somewhere farrrrrrrr in Kent.
15. I didn’t realise there were forests like that in Kent, we were driving through these forests with Classic FM on playing the most amazing random music I had never heard before in this place that looked like fucking Canada it was a trip.
16. The Video for ‘Horse In The Hill (Quadrant)’ took 3 fullllllllllll days to shoot.
17. Space bitches is actually a continuation of a song i have with Drae Da Skimask called ‘Funky Caterpillar’ on a LP I did in 2012 called ‘Willows Midnight Gallery’.
18. The track called ‘Under The Bridge’ is a true story.
19. I wrote the song ‘Peace To Tha Godz’ cuz I was mad pissed off 1 day about feeling trapped in the city and being surrounded by a lot of stupid mentalities hovering around everywhere.
20. The whole process of the Album was super relaxed and fun as a motherfucker.
21. I defiantly want to work with chemo again on some different crazy shit on a different scale.
22. Goth chicks are hot.
23. Space bitches are not…hahaha nah they are 2.
24. Chemo is a wizard.
25. It was all recorded with good vibes and if u dig it u a cool ass motherfucker, if not beta get to dipping cuz if u don’t trip u aint hip to the game n won’t understand a thang. peeaaaccceeeeeeeeeeee
PRE-ORDER | B4.DA.$$ – Joey Bada$$
PREVIOUS | Joey Bada$$ – No. 99
As we once again get closer to the release of Joey Bada$$’ upcoming album “B4.DA.$$”, Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 premièred the new Joey Bada$$ single “Teach Me”. Joey has teamed up with Keisza for the single which has been produced by Chuck Strangers and ASTR. Fans can pre-order B4.DA.$$ from the download link listed above, along with watching the latest video for the single “No. 99″. You can listen to Joey Bada$$ ft Keisza – Teach Me on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | The NorthaZe – Outset
PREVIOUS | The NorthaZe – Oceans
To kick start 2015, Leeds-based Hip-Hop duo “The NorthaZe” have released their new single “Eturnal”. After supporting a number of acts in 2014 along with releasing their project “Outset” which can be downloaded on the link listed above. Look out for plenty of more music from The NorthaZe in the future, along with a HHK exclusive coming very soon. You can listen to The NorthaZe – Eturnal on the soundcloud player below.
RELATED | OBX ft Guilty Simpson – Evil Ways
To celebrate the release of The Audible Doctor’s latest project “Can’t Keep The People Waiting E.P” we have a track which isn’t on the E.P titled “Leave Me Alone”. The Audible Doctor has teamed up with Guilty Simpson for the track which was uploaded to the soundcloud page today. Fans can download The Audible Doctor’s new E.P from the download link listed above, and listen to The Audible Doctor ft Guilty Simpson – Leave Me Alone on the soundcloud player below.