Arguably the most important duo in UK Hip-Hop History are touring shortly. The London Posse UK Tour has been announced with three huge UK dates next month.
Since their musical debut nearly 30 years ago, for the first time in 20 years the London Posse UK Tour is one of the most anticipated tours in UK Hip-Hop history. The three remaining members (Rodney P / Bionic / DJ Billy Bizniss) will be gracing the stage in The Jazz Cafe (London), The Fleece (Bristol) and Rebellion (Manchester). Tickets are on sale now which range between £15.00 – £20.00 which is an absolute steal to see these UK Hip-Hop legends perform. Make sure you visit the ticket link here to grab your tickets today.
You can view the official flyer and tour dates for the London Posse 2017 UK tour here.
Sunday 21st May – The Jazz Cafe, London NW1 7PG
Monday 22nd May – The Fleece, Bristol BS1 6JJ
Tuesday 23rd May – Rebellion, Manchester M1 5WZ
Hip-Hop and music fans rejoyce! Word has reached us and we can share the DJ Shadow UK Tour Dates for October 2017, with tickets on sale now.
As mentioned above, tickets for the tour are on sale now from Gigs and Tours. DJ Shadow will be busy throughout the year, performing in China on 1st April at the Sonar Festival. The worldwide tour takes him to America, Spain, Canda, Hungary, France, Croatia, and finally the UK. The DJ Shadow UK Tour Dates are toward the back end of the year, but make sure you don’t miss out on tickets. I’ve posted the full list of tour dates below.
1st Apr – Sonar Festival – Honk Kong, China
11th Apr – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ, USA
12th Apr – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM, USA
14th Apr – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16th Apr – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA, USA
17th Apr – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA, USA
18th Apr – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA
21st Apr – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16th Jun – Sonar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
6th Jul – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec, Canada
28th Jul – Panorama Music and Arts Festival – New York, USA
11th Aug – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
18th Aug – Route Du Rock – St. Malo, France
6th Sep – Outlook Festival – Pula, Croatia
9th Sep – Bestival – East Lulworth, UK
3rd Oct – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
5th Oct – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
6th Oct – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, UK
7th Oct – Roundhouse – London UK
In the first of many nights to come, here are the details for Point 7 Party 001 (the first ever one) and the confirmed artist line up.
Point 7 is a start up by Hip-Hop Kings’ good friend Ethan (aka Evo) who’s really set the standard with the first announcement for Point 7 Party 001. Main headlines on the night include Black Josh and Jack Jetson, while other familar rappers to feature include Spida Lee, Heavy Crates and KD. The event will take place in Huddersfield (Otso Bar) on 1st May. Tickets are currently available from Skiddle and start at just £7.00. We encourage everyone in Yorkshire to attend the first event to see some excellent live UK Hip-Hop music.
You can view the official Point 7 poster here.
We are pleased to share the Brother Ali – The Own Light Tour Dates which start on May 2nd in Omaha, and finish on June 7th in Toronto.
Brother Ali recently announced he will be releasing a brand new album titled All the Beauty in This Whole Life. The 20+ dates tour is a celebration of the album and will see Ali perform in America and Canada. We have our fingers crossed for some European and UK tour dates later this year. Brother Ali will be joined by Sa-Roc, Last Word and Sol Messiah on the tour. You can view the full list of the Brother Ali – The Own Light Tour Dates below.
May 2 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
May 5 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
May 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
May 8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 9 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 12 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
May 13 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
May 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 17 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
May 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
May 22 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
May 24 – Chicago, IL – Metro
May 28 – Saint Paul, MN – Soundset Festival
May 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
June 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
June 3 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
June 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Belmont
June 7 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide
He’s widely regarded as one of the artists of our generation, so fans are delighted to hear that J Cole has announced the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour which will see him perform around the globe.
Starting with America on June 1st, J Cole will be travelling and performing the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour all the way through to December, where he also reaches Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Tickets can be purchased from the Dreamville website, which I would encourage to do to avoid disappointment. I’ve listed the full set of tour dates below.
JUN 1 2017
THE MUSIC FARM
JUN 2 2017
JUN 3 2017
JUN 5 2017
HAL & MAL’S
JUN 6 2017
AVONDALE BREWING COMPANY
JUN 7 2017
BATON ROUGE, LA
JUN 9 2017
METROPLEX EVENT CENTER
LITTLE ROCK, AR
JUN 11 2017
ARVEST BANK THEATRE AT THE MIDLAND
KANSAS CITY, MO
JUN 13 2017
ST. LOUIS, MO
JUN 14 2017
THE NEW DAISY THEATER
JUN 15 2017
JUN 17 2017
JUN 18 2017
CONE DENIM ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
JUL 6 2017
TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
JUL 8 2017
MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
LAS VEGAS, NV
JUL 9 2017
JUL 11 2017
JUL 15 2017
JUL 17 2017
JUL 18 2017
PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA
JUL 21 2017
XCEL ENERGY CENTER
ST PAUL, MN
JUL 23 2017
THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
AUBURN HILLS, MI
JUL 24 2017
JUL 28 2017
AIR CANADA CENTRE
AUG 1 2017
AUG 4 2017
AUG 5 2017
NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM
AUG 6 2017
ROYAL FARMS ARENA
AUG 8 2017
AUG 9 2017
AUG 11 2017
INFINITE ENERGY ARENA
AUG 14 2017
AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA
AUG 16 2017
AUG 18 2017
AUG 19 2017
FRANK ERWIN CENTER
AUG 20 2017
AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
SEP 29 2017
SEP 30 2017
OCT 1 2017
OCT 3 2017
OCT 5 2017
OCT 6 2017
OCT 7 2017
OCT 9 2017
2017 LE ZÉNITH
2017 MOTORPOINT ARENA
NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
2017 BARCLAYCARD ARENA
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
2017 THE O2 ARENA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 18 2017
OCT 20 2017
CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 21 2017
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 22 2017
FIRST DIRECT ARENA
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
DEC 1 2017
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
DEC 2 2017
DEC 5 2017
DEC 6 2017
MARGARET COURT ARENA
DEC 9 2017
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)
News from the High Focus camp today that Leaf Dog New Album Dyslexic Disciple is due to be released in the forthcoming months, and he shares the new single titled “My Scene”.
Fans have eagerly awaited six years since Leaf Dog’s previous solo record (From a Scarecrows Perspective) and the news of Dyslexic Disciple is welcome from all across the UKHH world. The Four Owls / Brothers of the Stone member offers brand new work which is anticipated to be his best to date. Furthermore, High Focus announced that a limited run of 500 7″ vinyl copies are available to order from the HF store, which is guaranteed to be sold out fairly soon. I would recommend grabbing a copy ASAP.
The first single from the album is titled “My Scene” in the form of a video in an 8-bit video game style, with director credits going to Astroknight. Leaf Dog’s signature voice is heard from the first bar and is typically addictive from the first minute. We will be sharing more music and videos as the inevitably reach our inbox, prior to the release of Dyslexic Disciple, so please make sure you’re checking back here. Also, you can follow Leaf Dog on Twitter (@MCLeafDog) to see the latest music first.
You can watch the brand new video for Leaf Dog – My Scene on the YouTube player below.
Big news reaches us today which is the Run the Jewels Europe Tour 2017 Announcement – which also include three UK dates.
Following the free release of Run The Jewels 3, Killer Mike and El-P announce the Run the Jewels Europe Tour which starts 29th March in Belfast, and finishes on 7th April in Paris. The show also includes two stops in England (Manchester and London) along with Dublin, Amsterdam and Brussels. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Run The Jewels 3 yet then make sure you hit the download and take advantage of the latest offering from the Hip-Hop duo. Tickets for Run the Jewels via Gigs and Tours are our personal recommendation, and make sure you grab them from 10am on Friday 20th January to avoid disappointment. You can view the full list of tour dates below.
29 March – Limelight – Belfast, UK
30 March – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland
31 March – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
01 April – Roundhouse – London, UK
03 April – Snowbombing fest – Mayrhofen, Austria
05 April – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 April – AB Main Hall – Brussels, Belgium
07 April – Élysée Montmartre – Paris, France
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)
When we talk super groups in Hip-Hop it feels there aren’t enough. Today one was born. Hip-Hop Kings are delighted to be introducing Jamo Gang (Ras Kass, El Gant and J57).
The collaboration comes as quite a surprise at first, but the story starts with Ras Kass and El Gant working together and travelling to J57’s Brooklyn Studio. The three started recording as fun which quickly turned into a serious project. Plus, when you have DJ Premier publicly supporting you, it’s probably a winning combination. The three have already recorded enough material for an album and today release a single titled “Here We Go Again” ft Big Twins.
J57 oversaw the final stages of the album, making sure his signature sound is present while subtly improving the record. We are still looking forward to the Flight LP with Koncept which we hope will see a release in the first half of 2017. While Ras Kass is still celebrating the release of SOI2 (Sound of Ice 2) which featured the likes of RZA, Onyx, Statik Selektah and Bun B, he had time to lay some serious verses on the new album. Last but not least, El Gant is working on two albums, with executive production by J57 and DJ Premier. If that information doesn’t excite you as a Hip-Hop fan, nothing will.
There’s the article of Hip-Hop Kings introducing Jamo Gang, which we hope will be digested and referred to in the future as the start of something special. Enjoy the first moments by listening to “Here We Go Again” ft Big Twins below.