As we celebrate the collaborative mixtape from B-Real (Cypress Hill), Demrick and Xzibit, we have the new video for the single “Angels Come Calling”. The trio have also announced a European Tour to celebrate the release of the project, which unfortunately does not include any UK dates (keep your eyes peeled for last minute changes). You can download B-Real, Demrick and Xzibit’s “Serial Killers” mixtape from the link listed above. However, you can watch B-Real and Demrick – Angels Come Calling on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Visual – Fuck a Party
Chicago-based Hip-Hop artist Visual returns to Hip-Hop Kings with his latest single “The Funeral (50 Cent Remake)”. As the name suggests, reworking the latest 50 single, Visual teams up with producer Jesus Galindo. Visual has announced he is currently preparing his third studio album “The Ambassador” which will be available to fans this summer. Look out for plenty of new Visual music coming prior to the release of The Ambassador. However, you can listen toVisual – The Funeral (50 Cent Remake) on the soundcloud player below.
Exactly 17 years ago today, Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls aka Frank White aka Big Poppa aka Notorious B.I.G) passed away, and Hip-Hop Kings celebrates the life of the East Coast MC. Widely regarded as one of the most lyrically and technically gifted rappers ever, at 24 years old Biggie Smalls was shot and killed at the age of 24. His critically acclaimed albums Life after Death and Ready to Die are still in regular rotation in millions of fans’ playlists and CD players, and I wanted to share some of my favourite Notorious B.I.G tracks with the Hip-Hop Kings audience. Continue to live his legacy. R.I.P Notorious B.I.G.
PREVIOUS | Impact – Pound Cake Remix
Upcoming UK Hip-Hop artist Impact has released a brand new single titled Trophies (Remix). The seventeen year old is regularly featured on Hip-Hop Kings and when we recently blogged the “Pound Cake Remix” we announced his debut album is finally ready and will be expecting news about the release in the next few weeks. Search for Impact through the Hip-Hop Kings archives and look out for new music ahead of the album release later this year. You can listen to Impact – Trophies Remix on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | BVA – Be Very Aware
PREVIOUS | BVA – Be Very Aware Album Launch Party
High Focus are back and once again present an excellent video from Four Owls members BVA and Leaf Dog for the single “Crazy Trips”. As the title may suggest, the drug-fuelled track is accompanied by some excellent visual work with credits going to Monsta Animation. BVA released his album “Be Very Aware” last month, and fans can download either the digital, physical, or limited edition double vinyl from the links listed above. Look out for plenty of upcoming Four Owls music in the forthcoming weeks. However, you can watch BVA ft Leaf Dog – Crazy Trips on the YouTube player below.
Upcoming rapper Bishop Nehru and legendary producer MF Doom have previously announced a collaborative E.P. However, a new video has surfaced which includes the pair confirming their work on NehruvianDOOM which is set to be released later in 2014. The E.P will be a rework of Doom beats (much like Masta Ace and MF Doom’s “MA Doom – Son of Yvonne) and will be supported with a forthcoming UK And European Tour. Look out for further music ahead of the NehruvianDOOM E.P, and you can watch the behind the scenes trailer and look at the list of tour dates below.
13th March – SXSW, Austin, USA
19th March – Bla, Oslo, Norway
20th March – Maroquinerie. Paris, France
21st March – VK Club, Brussels, Belgium
23rd March – Brixton Electric, London, UK (supporting Earl Sweatshirt)
24th March – Birthdays, London, UK
25th March – Manchester Academy, UK (supporting Earl Sweatshirt)
28th March – Audio, Brighton, UK
29th March – Ace Hotel, London, UK
PREVIOUS | Illmaculate – Walk on Water (Fear of God)
Battle-rapper turned recording artist Illmaculate has released a brand new single titled “Trainspotting” through his official soundcloud page. Illmaculate has announced the single will be featured on his forthcoming album “Clay Pigeons” which is available to download from March 11th 2014. Illmaculate recently refused to perform to fans in Portland due to the police presence. Illmaculate will be speaking with the Portland Police Department to discuss the issue and is taking positive steps within his community. You can listen to Illmaculate – Trainspotting on the audio player below.
More commonly known for his involvement in the legendary Hip-Hop crew Jurassic 5, Mark 7 presents the official video for the single “I Who Have Nothing”. News arrived with HHK that Marc 7 will be releasing his album “Food, Clothing and Shelter” for FREE on March 7th (wordplay on the name anyone?) which HHK will be posting as soon as available. Look out for plenty of other news from Marc 7 and Jurassic 5 as we progress through 2014. However, you can watch Marc 7 – I Who Have Nothing on the YouTube player below.
TICKETS (MARCH 8TH) | http://fifthelementonline.com/
Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents announce the official lineup for the seventh annual Soundset Festival. Huge names involved include Nas (Illmatic 20th year anniversary), Atmosphere, Cypress Hill, Grieves, Ab-Soul and Roc Marciano among others. Over 40 artists are set to perform in Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN on Sunday 25th May 2014. Tickets can be purchased from the websites listed above from March 8th, and you can also view the official Soundset 2014 flyer here. You can also watch the Soundset 2013 recap on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Brown Bag AllStars – Brown Label Pt.1 and 2
As HHK earlier announced, the BBAS (Brown Bag AllStars) have released the “Brown Label Pt.1 and 2″ which is available to download now from the link above. The fifteen-track project features guest appearances from the likes of Akie Bermiss, and Soul Khan, J57, Koncept, Audible Doctor, E Holla and Deejay Element present the first group project to remind us why the BBAS are still very much a major force within the Hip-Hop world. Feel free to search the HHK archives for Brown Bag AllStars music. However, you can view the official artwork, track listing and download link to Brown Bag AllStars – Brown Label Pt.1 and 2 here, along with my personal favourite posse cut “What It’s All About” below.
1. E Holla Intro
3. I F*cks With That
4. Rhett Committed Murder (feat. DJ Rhettmatic)
5. Sinful Ways (feat. Akie Bermiss)
7. Say It Now (feat. Akie Bermiss)
8. Kin (feat. Akie Bermiss)
10. Rottweilers (Audible Doctor Remix)
11. BRWN (J57 Remix)
12. Rhett Committed Murder (Audible Doctor Remix)
13. Say It Now (DeeJay Element Remix)
14. I F*cks With That (J57 Remix)
15. Bleuvelour (feat. Akie Bermiss)