Announced by Hip-Hop Kings earlier in the year, we can now share the news that Ill Poetic’s “The Silhouette Project” is now available to download. Ill Poetic The Silhouette Project is the latest offering in the form of a brand new EP which is available for just $3.99.
Along with Ill Poetic The Silhouette Project, fans are also treated to a Midwest US tour, which has started on the 29th of April at Cincinnati @ Urban Artifact, and will finish on the 7th of May @ The Riot Room in Kansas City. The Silhouette Project will be available as a physical purchase at the merch table. Please make sure you support Ill Poetic by downloading The Silhouette Project EP from the links listed above. I’ve also posted the Ill Poetic Midwest tour dates below.
04.29.16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Urban Artifact
04.30.16 – Rock Island, IL
05.01.16 – Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesdays
05.04.16 – Evansville, IN @ PG
05.06.16 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
05.07.16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
I have also embedded the soundcloud player so you can stream and purchase Ill Poetic’s The Silhouette Project below.
As we announced recently, Havoc and The Alchemist will be releasing a collaborative album titled “The Silent Partner”. We have the first track from the project titled “Buck 50’s and Bullet Wounds” which features Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man.
Much has been said about the upcoming album which is regarded as a purists dream. We expect no compromises from either artist and a line-up of Hip-Hop’s elite. Havoc and Method Man both contribute vocally with The Alchemist on the beat. The song was premiered by Rap Radar and we’re expecting all of the major blogs and publications to support the single, along with the remainder of the campaign in the forthcoming weeks.
The Silent Partner will be released on the 20th of May 2016 via Babygrande Records and is now available to pre-order via iTunes. Please make sure you pre-order the album and support the music by clicking on the iTunes link highlighted here. We will be sharing more singles and leaked tracks from the album as we receive them, along with the inevitable visuals that will be used during the promotional campaign.
You can listen to Havoc and The Alchemist – Buck 50’s and Bullet Wounds ft Method Man on the soundcloud player below.
1. Impose My Will
2. Maintain (Fu** How You Feel)
3. Out The Frame
4. Seize Power
5. Never Trust A Soul
6. The Gun Holds A Drum (feat. Prodigy)
7. Smooth Ride Music
8. Buck 50’s & Bullet Wounds (feat. Method Man)
9. Just Being Me
10.Throw In The Towel
11. Hear Me Now (feat. Cormega)
Read more at http://www.hip-hopkings.com/2016/04/havoc-and-the-alchemist-the-silent-partner-track-listing/#R3og0IdibhcECRma.99
This is the brand new single from GKOM Profile. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) teams up with Skipper for the single, which is taken from the Profile EP.
GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) have a highly impressive CV when it comes to production credits. They have worked with the likes of Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Future, Domo Genesis, (co-produced) Atmosphere’s last 4 albums, Royce da 5’9″, The Game, Ghostface, as well as George Clinton. GKOM also document their production via video and upload to their YouTube channel, the latest episode being available here. Please subscribe to the G Koop and O-Man YouTube page and spend some time looking at the previous videos, including the Atmosphere and Brother Ali collaborative track “Ya Mawalana“
I have embedded the Profile EP which you can view on the audiomack player below along with the official artwork and tracklisting.
01. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile ft Skipper
02. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile Instrumental
03. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile Big Bounce Mix ft Skipper & CJ
04. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile Smokers Mix Ft Skipper
05. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile Mega Dub Mix
06. GKOM (G Koop and O-Man) – Profile Clean Edit ft Skipper
Introducing the new sounds of BLVKBLVD with the single “Garden of Deep Roots”. Produced by Moteleola, BLVKBLVD Garden of Deep Roots is a brilliant debut track and is the start of many more music we hope to hear from the North London duo.
BLVKBLVD Garden of Deep Roots is produced by Moteleola and is taken from the upcoming debut album “Avalon”. We don’t have the official artwork and track listing for Avalon just yet, but we will share the information when it reaches our inbox. Credits go to Darkos Strife who mixed the record which I’m confident will quickly grow on fans and introduce us to the new music.
“Her frame the shape of an hour glass and the sand was golden”. Thick, rich, ground shaking bass and eerie, delicate sample play.”
Look out for plenty of more music from BLVKBLVD in the upcoming weeks and you can listen to “Garden of Deep Roots” on the soundcloud player below.
Two of my favourite artists on Rhymesayers (Atmosphere and Grieves) collaborate for their latest single “Fireflies”. Atmosphere Fireflies ft Grieves has been uploaded to the official RSE soundcloud page and is released in celebration of 420.
Atmosphere Fireflies ft Grieves will undoubtedly spark questions surrounding new music from both artists (my curiosity has also peaked) but no information has reached our inbox. I’ll drop Rhymesayers a message and update this post if I’m fortunate enough to receive news. The collaboration is welcome with open arms with both Slug and Grieves delivering typically emotive and cleverly-written verses – taking us back to their collaboration on Winter and the Wolves (Astronaut).
Atmosphere are about to tour the West Coast and you can view the full list of tour dates below. You can also listen to Atmosphere Fireflies ft Grieves on the soundcloud player below.
4.24 – Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 Festival
5.07 – Fresno, CA @ Grizzly Fest
5.27 – Monterey. CA @ Cali Roots Festival
5.29 – St. Paul, MN @ Soundset
6.03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
6.04 – San Bernardino, CA @ Blaze N Glory Festival
7.02 & 7.03 (exact date TBA) – Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach
7.22 – Jamsa, Finland @ Pipefest
9.02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
Later this month we will finally see the album from Horseshoe Gang (Anti Trap Music) released. We have the Horseshoe Gang Intro Track (ft KXNG Crooked) which has been shared and uploaded to soundcloud which serves as a teaser to the album release.
We have seen a number of singles leaked from the project which completes a strong promotional campaign and has driven pre-orders for the release of Anti Trap Music. Horseshoe Gang also gave Hip-Hop Kings 25 Facts about Anti Trap Music, in which they discuss information on tracks and stories which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Make sure you check out the likes of Shoeicide Squad and the single Anti Trap Music which have both been taken from the upcoming album. Horseshoe Gang Intro track is anticipated to be the latest leak we hear from the album, before it drops on the 29th of April.
You can pre-order Horseshoe Gang – Anti Trap Music from the iTunes link (just click the link to the left) and we’ve also posted the official track listing below. You can listen to Horseshoe Gang Intro track (ft KXNG Crooked) on the soundcloud player below. Drop us a comment on Twitter (@HHKMag) with your thoughts on the single.
1 – Intro ft KXNG Crooked (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
2 – I Want (produced by Pitchshifters)
3 – Poverty Slogans (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
4 – Stress Relief (produced by Pitchshifters)
5 – Shoe-icide Squad (produced by Tabu)
6 – Poor Swagg (produced by Pitchshifters
7 – Interlude
8 – Out of Touch (produced by Komplex)
9 – Who’s The Best Rapper (produced by KXNG Crooked)
10 – Broke Ass Nigga (produced by Aktive)
11 – Falling (produced by Serious Beats)
12 – Crooked I Robot (produced by Jonathan Elkaer)
Read more at http://www.hip-hopkings.com/search/horseshoe+gang/#ofh3Hwp3JGBaGYpq.99
When in-directly associated artists collaborate for great music it reminds me why I love Hip-Hop music. Kosha Dillz ft Kyle Rapps and J57 Chump Change is the brand new single which has been uploaded to Kosha’s official soundcloud page.
Kosha Dillz was quoted talking about the single saying “Financially conscious emcees Kosha Dillz and Kyle Rapps discuss the factors of good saving, good spending, and what constitutes large amounts of money. The J57 boom bap track is suitably titled “Chump change.” J57 handles the production for the single which was premiered on 2DopeBoyz earlier this month. Kosha Dillz ft Kyle Rapps and J57 Chump Change has subsequently been supported by a lot of the blogs and Hip-Hop publications, with good reason.
We are also able to share the news that Kosha Dillz is working on a new solo album titled “What I Do All Day and Pickle”. We’ve been told that we should expect the album to reach us at the end of May / early June via his own imprint “OY VEY” which is part of Soulspazm. We will be posting the official artwork, pre-order link and tracklisting as soon as that information reaches our inbox.
You can listen to Kosha Dillz ft Kyle Rapps and J57 Chump Change on the soundcloud player below (lets also hope for an official video in the near future too!)
After we blogged the previous single “Aftica Get Money” this is the new single from Chisom Soke Remix. 23 year old Chisom teams up with Burna Boy for the remix, in which the two MC’s rap in THREE different languages on one track.
As mentioned above, Hip-Hop Kings blogged the single from Chisom “Africa Get Money” which was well received as the debut track. Nigerian born Burna Boy is a dancehall artist by trade and lends his talents for the Soke Remix. Burna raps in Yoruba and Chisom displays his versitility by rapping in both English and Igbo. Chisom brings in the spring with the new single which is set to receive a great amount of support from the likes of Respect Mag, BRealTV and some other key blogs and Hip-Hop websites.
Chisom is still promoting the recent EP “The Jordan Year” which can be downloaded from the bandcamp page. We have also been told that there is 100% new music coming very shortly from Chisom, which includes new singles and an official video for the single “Africa Get Money”. Make sure you follow Chisom on Twitter (@AfricanChisom) so you don’t miss any of the updates, but we will be posting the new singles and videos when they arrive in our inbox.
Please support the latest single by downloading from Bandcamp, and you can listen to Chisom Soke Remix (ft Burna Boy) on the soundcloud player below.
We’ve been treated to a brand new single – Ill Poetic Its All Around is the first track from Po’s upcoming EP/short film titled “The Silhouette Project”. Available to listen on soundcloud (embedded player below) fans can also download the single from iTunes
When speaking about the track, Ill Poetic says “”I love this song. It’s a pretty huge experimental leap for me” and Hip-Hop Kings fans will agree that it’s not the usual style from Po. However, the growth of an artist is something that I love to watch over time, and continue to support. Please give me and Ill Poetic feedback by joining us on Twitter (@HHKMag and @IllPoetic513). There are plans to release a video in the forthcoming weeks which we will be sharing as soon as it becomes available. In true Ill Poetic style, there are always strong promotional campaigns and we should expect to hear more music and visuals from the EP. We will also be expecting to receive the official artwork, and track listing from the upcoming EP in the forthcoming weeks, which we will be sharing with Hip-Hop Kings readers as soon as we receive it.
Ill Poetic has also announced a string of Midwest tour dates, with more to be confirmed in the upcoming weeks. Make sure (if you’re in the area) that you go through and show support at the live show. Ill Poetic will have physical copies of the EP at the shows and other merchandise too.
Midwest Tour Dates (click the venue for details on each):
04.29.16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Urban Artifacts
04.30.16 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox QC
05.01.16 – Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesdays
05.04.16 – Evansville, IN @ PG
05.05.16 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
05.07.16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
You can listen to Ill Poetic Its All Around on the soundcloud player below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Skatta with the single “Has it Come to This (Remix). A collaboration with Subzero remakes The Streets classic track, which also features guest appearances from the likes of Krisis, Krxnic, Quinny, Static and Khaos Brown). The single has been premiered by Grm Daily and uploaded to their official soundcloud page.
Credited as an album which shaped the route for UK Garage, The Streets “Original Pirate Material” is widely regarded as a UK classic and a big influence. The young MC from Coventry is breaking into the scene and breaking the status quo that grime music is dominated in London. The upcoming album “Skatta’d Pieces” which will be available later in 2016. We will be posting the artwork and tracklisting as soon as it becomes available to us. There’s a mix of midlands-based grime artists on the track which cites exciting times for the area, and will undoubtedly see further music released from the respective artists in the forthcoming weeks and months.
Skatta had an incredible 2015 with an appearance at the Isle of Wight and Godiva Festival. If that wasn’t enough, the midlands MC supported some big grime artists on stage including Big Narstie, JME, Mikill Pane, Lady Leshurr and many more. We are hoping to hear more music in the forthcoming months with some official videos to go alongside them. Make sure you’re following on the social media pages to keep up to date with the new music. You can listen to “Has it Come to This Remix on the soundcloud player below.