Brown Bag AllStars rapper and producer J57 has surprised fans with the immediate release of his new instrumental album titled “The Analog Tape 3”. The album is now available to download from his website.
J57 treats fans on The Analog Tape 3 with 30 brand new instrumental tracks, but fans are to be warned that a special offer is only available for a limited amount of time. The download link comes with The Analog 1 and 2 Tape as bonus tracks. I have posted the official track listing and artwork below. Make sure you download the new project and check out the other J57 material by searching in the Hip-Hop Kings archives.
2. The Kickoff Classic
3. Brutal Mars
4. Collegiate Squash
6. Bob Sacamano
10. The Summer of George
11. New Bal On My Feet
12. FiveSe7en Day
14. The Lord of Light
16. Bronco Bomber
17. Heisenberg Blue
18. Fresh Off the Jet
20. Circadian Rhythm
21. Ballin Oates
22. Grenade O’Connor
24. Grimey A River
25. Like 3Stax
26. Lionel Glitchie
28. The Drowned God
29. The Wizard of O.D.D.
30. How I Walk This Planet
31. The Analog Tape
32. The Analog Tape 2
Our man Awkword returns to Hip-Hop Kings with a remix of the excellent single “Cruel Intentions.” The Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix has been re-worked by Frank Drake and features Skyzoo and Big Pooh.
The original Cruel Intentions track was shared by Hip-Hop Kings just under a year ago, and marked the one year death of a mutual friend (Praverb the Wyse). The track was taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp) and was a HipHopDX premiere at the time. One year later, the talented Frank Drake shares his production abilities for an official remix. Awkword Cruel Intentions is also available to stream from the audio player below.
Awkword has also released his “Best of Awkword” mixtape which the remix features on. The project is available to download from Bandcamp and boasts an impressive 26 tracks. I’ve posted the official track listing below.
2. Words [prod. by Trilian (Serbia)]
3. Faking the Funk [prod. by Anno Domini]
4. Untitled [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
5. The Dating Game (Remix) [prod. by DJ BrainDeaD (Israel)]
6. Notes from a Different Kitchen [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
7. It’s Not Possible [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
8. I ft. DJ Dyllemma [prod. by ATG]
10. Black & White [prod. by Audible Doctor]
11. The People’s Champ [prod. by J. Glaze]
12. That Shit (Remix) [prod. by MistaSweet (Netherlands)]
13. Back to BK [prod. by Tone Spliff]
15. Whose Streets? [prod. by Delegation of Sound (Netherlands)]
16. Wild Wild East [prod. by The White Shadow of Norway]
17. Untitled ft. Block McCloud [prod. by Cletus (Italy)]
18. Got Class? [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
19. Bars & Hooks ft. Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
20. The Black Book [prod. by Blended Babies]
21. Go! ft. Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]
22. Gas Land (Frack Off) [prod. by Numonics]
23. Wake Up ft. Nif Monroe (Rough Mix)
24. New York Minute (World View Remix) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
25. I Am ft. Modenine (Nigeria), Five Steez (Jamaica), Holstar (Zambia), L.atasha A.lcindor, Third Eye (Malawi), Wakazi (Tanzania), The Assembly (South Africa), Maka (Nigeria) & DJ J Hart (France) [prod. by Teck-Zilla (Canada)] video
You can listen to Awkword Cruel Intentions Remix below.
1. “Lost In Translation” was the only song we recorded together on the album.
2. The title for “Gilbert’s Grape” was inspired by the time Twizzy had Haemorrhoids.
3. Twizzy & Jinxsta wanted to call “To The Slaughter”, “Lamb Shanks” but M.A.B said no.
4. On “Be Careful”, Jinxsta discovered his inner Barry Half-White. Soul.
5. We were going to do one solo track each on the album…but didn’t. Deep.
6. The album was entirely funded by people buying music / merchandise from our Bandcamp & at live shows. Thank you!
7. M.A.B wants to do a world tour in 7 days off the back of this release. It can be done.
8. Cheba who did the album art work, played Mobb Deep at his wedding reception. Mosh pit.
9. The title track “Time To Feast”, was the last track to be finished on the album.
10. Twizzy had to record his vocals twice due to his PC crashing, losing all of the original files.
11. Jinxsta recorded every verse on the album with a bottle of Supermalt in his right hand. His left hand never knew.
12. Together, the Beast is 87 years old.
13. After every show, M.A.B eats between 20-25 chicken nuggets.
14. Billy Whizz is our DJ and also delivers our CD’s.
15. Diligent Fingers produced “Marching” but also came up with the concept for the track as well. Boss.
16. All tracks were mixed and mastered in Bedminster (Bristol) at Rola’s Studio.
17. The Beast have a tie aside from music on a certain date. M.A.B, Twizzy’s Dad & Jinxsta JX’s Mum all share the 29th of June as their birthday…strange but true.
18. The tour bus (Twizzy’s car) is named “Wong Chong Silver” due to the copious amounts of herbal remedies enjoyed within it.
19. The sample used for “Set You Free” was originally flipped by K.Bourne on another beat, to be used on M.A.B’s first project (aged 16) but the recording was lost. Years later the beat was recreated with the help of JCA and is now featured on our album.
20. We started working on the album in 2013. It’s been a slow process due to us wanting the content to be the best we could bring to the table…no pun intended.
21. With that being said, our second release “Self Driven” consists of the tracks that didn’t make the album for various reasons.
22. An early version of “Dead Man’s Shoes” appears on the “Real Talk” compilation, put together by Chester P to raise money for the homeless. Check it out HERE
23. Cheba filmed a video for our first EP but when it came to the editing process, we realised it didn’t look as great as we pictured in our heads. It was later scrapped and never released. (The photo proof can be found online)
24. We once performed at a Weapon of Choice Halloween event dressed as Saddam Hussein (Jinxsta JX) Osama Bin Laden (M.A.B) & Muammar Gaddafi (Twizzy). (Photo proof of this can also be found online)
25. “Time To Feast” is our debut album as a collective and is available now! Have a listen and grab it from our Bandcamp as well as most digital stores, including Spotify. Respect!
This is a worldwide exclusive. The Mike Melinoe Caveman EP is the latest project from the upcoming rapper who presents his best work to date.
The Detroit, Michigan native gives fans 7 tracks on the Caveman EP which is released today and available to download from Mike’s soundcloud page. The two guest artists (UK based Lord Apex and Qween Louie) feature on DLOG TAOG and Nightmares. We’ve already blogged the single “Addict Venture” which came with an awesome video as well.
The psychedelic, half-reality raps put Mike Melinoe in a very unique lane. This new wave form of rap will be picked up quickly, and Caveman is an excellent display of the great work we can expect to hear from Mike in the forthcoming future. We have posted the official artwork and track listing to Mike Melinoe Caveman EP here, please download and support. Join us on Twitter (@HHKMag x @MikeMelinoe) to give us feedback on the EP.
1. DLOG TAOG (Feat. Lord Apex)
2. Mood Swings
3. Man, Cave
4. Lost Path
5. Nightmares (Feat. Qween Louie)
6. Addict Venture
7. Universal Aspirations
We have a new collaboration from Joker Starr and Micall Parknsun which has resulted in the single “Purple”. Joker Starr Purple has been uploaded to Joker Starr’s soundcloud page and can be downloaded from iTunes.
The track is aptly titled and is a tribute to the late, great Prince who as we all know passed away earlier this year. When speaking about the single, Joker Starr was quoted “I had the idea to make a chorus out of two ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘1999’ – I wanted to give a feel of one of his records but had no idea how I was going to manage it. The song is more inspired in his style rather than the content of the lyrics.”
Joker Starr also recently appeared on Pyro Radio so hit the link to watch on YouTube. You can listen to Joker Starr Purple ft Micall Parknsun on the soundcloud player below. EDIT – the video has dropped too!
We want to share the brand new single from Da Flyy Hooligan titled “Wu Baby”. Da Flyy Hooligan Wu Baby is the latest offering and has been produced by UK producer legend Beat Butcha.
Once again displaying his versitility on a microphone, Da Flyy Hooligan Wu Baby is just a reminder to fans to see what he’s cooking up and we expect to hear further music soon. Da Flyy Hooligan has just got off the back of a performance for KRS ONE and DJ Premier and it’s worth keeping eye on his Twitter page (@DaFlyyHooligan) for updates on shows and music. Hip-Hop Kings will of course be posting the new music as we receive it.
You can listen to Da Flyy Hooligan’s new track “Wu Baby” which has been produced by Beat Butcha on the soundcloud player below.
Following up from their 2012 EP, Tony D and Locksmyth present The Tone & Smyth Show. The full length project has been anticipated for years and is now available to download.
Described as a fusion of Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Grime and RnB, the new full length album is available to purchase from all good digital retailers. The seventeen-track album features guest appearances from the likes of Dialect, Mysdiggi, Reveal, Kyza, O’Shea and Josiah Matrix among others. Please make sure you download the album from iTunes or another digital retailer and support the artists who were originally set to release the album in 2013. After a corrupt hard drive halted the release, we can now enjoy the new music. I have posted the official artwork and tracklisting for Tony D and Locksmyth – The Tone & Smyth Show below.
2 Tone & Smyth
3 Business Plan feat. A-Mens & Josiah Matrix
4 Waltham Forest feat. Blittz Gullyish, T-Bear & Shameless (Original Mix)
5 Nightmare Town feat. Grimlok & Kyza (Original Mix)
6 Breach Law feat. Josiah Matrix & A-Cat
7 Rucksack Chedda feat. Pound Sterling (Original Mix)
8 Oh What A Day feat. A-Cat & Frizzle
9 Bella Donna (Original Mix)
10 King For A Day feat. Reveal & S.V (Original Mix)
11 Lord Knows I Try feat. S.V (Original Mix)
12 Hopes & Dreams feat. Seanie T & Yisrael
13 Switch Flow (Original Mix)
14 Cockney Mutha Luvva feat. Mystro
15 Police Harassment feat O’Shea
16 This Ones For feat. Dialect (Original Mix)
17 Floating feat. Josiah Matrix (Remix)
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is “Red Pill” with the boldly titled single “Fuck Your Ambition”. The Red Pill new single Fuck Your Ambition has been produced by HHK favourite Ill Poetic.
Red Pill has teamed up with Doomtree‘s own POS for the single, which will be featured on the forthcoming album “Instinctive Drowning” which will be released on August 26th 2016 via Mello Music Group. Ill Poetic has explained that the collaboration on this record lead to a full length project, despite the original plan being far from that.
Ill Poetic had also reached out to POS for the collaboration which will really set the bar high for the rest of Instinctive Drowning. Once we have more information available on the album we will share it on the website.
You can listen to Red Pill new single Fuck Your Ambition on the soundcloud player below.
I’m delighted to share a brand new instrumental single from J57 titled “The Wizard of O.D.D.”. Available to download for free, J57 The Wizard of O.D.D is the latest release from the Brown Bag AllStars member.
The beat (explained by J57 himself) was actually made in 2007. J57 The Wizard of O.D.D has been released via J’s “FiveSe7en Music” label which is also home to a lot of BBAS and J57 affiliates including the likes of F.Virtue, Mean Joe Scheme and Mike Two among others. J57 handles the production for most of these artists, and we’ve featured them on the website in the past few years. Please go ahead and check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the names mentioned above, along with J57’s previous works.
J57 and Koncept will shortly be releasing “Flight” which is a full-length album which follows “The Fuel EP” which we had the pleasure of hearing last year. Make sure you check out the 25 facts on The Fuel EP given by Koncept and J57. We don’t have the full artwork or track listing to Flight yet – but will post it when we do.
You can listen to J57 The Wizard of O.D.D on the soundcloud player below.
Following the release of Constant Deviants’ latest album “Omerta” we want to share the third single from the album titled “Reign Storms”. Constant Deviants Reign Storms has been uploaded to soundcloud.
Constant Deviants (M.I and DJ Cutt) present Reign Storms as the third single from Omerta. Fans can download Omerta from Bandcamp and CD and vinyl copies are being shipped worldwide. Constant Deviants Reign Storms is another to add to the collection for true school Hip-Hop fans. The single has been uploaded to the Urban Elite PR soundcloud page who have been responsible for the digital PR for the album.
Constant Deviants gave Hip-Hop Kings readers 25 facts about Omerta which was a website exclusive. The album (dropped on June 28th 2016) was inspired in Vevy, Switzerland. The duo were hanging out with the late, great Sean Price (RIP). Make sure you click the link to read the other 24 facts which you won’t ready anywhere else. I have also posted the official track listing for the Omerta album below.
You can listen to Constant Deviants Reign Storms on the soundcloud player below.
2. Newspaper Man
3. Bada Bing
4. So Underrated
5. Plata O Plomo
7. Make My Bones
8. Sparks Steakhouse
11. Reign Storms
13. We Up Tho