Making their return to Hip-Hop Kings are MegaRan and SkyBlew with the collaborative track “OutRun The Sun”. Produced by K-Murdock and scratches by DJ Ragz, OutRun The Sun pays tribute to the classic game “Outrun”. Rather than discussing cars, MegaRan and SkyBlew use this opportunity to speak politically and share their thoughts on the injustice across the country. MegaRan has also announced he will be returning to the UK in June and you can view the full list of tour dates below. You can listen to MegaRan ft SkyBlew – OutRun The Sun on the audio player below.
June 10, Surya, London
June 11 Birmingham
June 12 Dublin, Ireland
June 13 Shrewsbury
Triple Darkness member Melanin9 (M9) has released the single “Martian Dust”. Produced by Eets, Martian Dust was uploaded to M9’s official soundcloud page. There’s no official word on a new M9 solo project but fans of TD are expecting a new group album this year (Darker than Black coming September 2015) after a series of statements and posts from the likes of Cyrus Malachi and Braydz. You can listen to Melanin9 (M9) – Martian Dust on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Andy Cooper – The Free E.P
Andy Cooper from the legendary Ugly Duckling has released his new project titled “The Free E.P”. As the title suggests, Andy has generously made the E.P available as a free download which can be obtained on the link listed above. Ear to the Track is a new platform for Andy to share his insights into the world of music and pop culture, along with sharing new music. Andy Cooper is currently touring with Ugly Duckling in the UK and you can view the full list of tour dates below.
Start the Bus [tickets] Bristol, UK April 23, 2015
Watering Hole [tickets] Perranporth, Cornwall, UK April 24, 2015
The Factory [tickets] Weymouth, UK April 25, 2015
Bullingdon [tickets] Oxford, UK April 26, 2015
Hi-Fi Club [tickets] Leeds, UK April 27, 2015
Voodoo Rooms [tickets] Edinburgh, UK April 28, 2015
Think Tank [tickets] Newcastle, UK April 29, 2015
Deaf Institute [tickets] Manchester, UK April 30, 2015
02 Academy [tickets] Sheffield, UK May 1, 2015
Garage [tickets] Swansea, UK May 2, 2015
ScaryCanary [tickets] Stourbridge, UK May 3, 2015
Hare and Hounds [tickets] Birmingham, UK May 4, 2015
229 [tickets] London, UK May 6, 2015
Sticky Mikes [tickets] Brighton, UK May 7, 2015
Boileroom [tickets] Guildford, UK May 8, 2015
Craufurd Arms [tickets] Milton Keynes, UK May 9, 2015
Waterfront Studio [tickets] Norwich, UK May 10, 2015
Junction 2 [tickets] Cambridge, UK May 11, 2015
Bootleg Social Blackpool, UK May 12, 2015
Gwdihw Cafe Cardiff, UK May 13, 2015
Cafe du Parc Pau, France May 14, 2015
Stall 6 Zurich, Switzerland May 15, 2015
Reitschule Dachstock Bern, Switzerland May 16, 2015
Rülps Kircheim, Germany May 17, 2015
Cassiopeia [tickets] Berlin, Germany May 19, 2015
Wagenbau [tickets] Hamburg, Germany May 20, 2015
Lux [tickets] Hannover, Germany May 21, 2015
Stall 6 Copenhagen, Denmark May 22, 2015
Lila Eule [tickets] Bremen, Germany May 23, 2015
Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands May 24, 2015
DOWNLOAD | Soul Veggies – Mega Ran & Storyville
Random AKA Mega Ran is regularly featured on Hip-Hop Kings, and we are delighted to share his latest single titled “Artillery Remix”. Mega Ran calls upon the talent of Esoteric, REKS and Reef The Lost Cauze for a remix which was premiered on HipHopDX earlier this week. Production credits go to Small Pro and there is no word on an official video for the remix at the moment. The original “Artillery” is featured on Mega Ran’s recent album “Soul Veggies” which can be downloaded from the iTunes link listed above. You can listen to Mega Ran ft Esoteric, REKS and Reef The Lost Cauze – Artillery Remix on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Art of Survival – Kingpin
Presented by Global Faction, Kingpin returns to Hip-Hop Kings with the new video for the single “Capital Punishment”. Produced by Pro P, the single is taken from Kingpin’s album “Art of Survival” which is available to download from the link above. In related news, Kingpin will be having an “Art of Survival” album launch on the 21st of May 2015 at “Birthdays in Dalston” with full info on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE. You can watch the brand new video from Kingpin – Capital Punishment on the YouTube player below.
TICKETS | PRhyme Live in London
If you’re not already aware, the legends that are DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 will today be performing in Manchester and tomorrow (Monday) in London. Fans of PRhyme will be able to watch Premo and Nickle perform tracks off the recently released PRhyme album and anticipate some older material as well. Make sure you purchase tickets from the link listed above (Manchester show sold out), and check out my favourite track from PRhyme (You Should Know) on the YouTube player below.
FACEBOOK | The NorthaZe @ The Hifi Club – Leeds
DOWNLOAD | The NorthaZe – Outset
Brand new video from The NorthaZe for their single “Acme Creek” has once again exceeded expectations both audibly and visually. With credits going to Oliver Brian Productions, The NorthaZe release another track following the release of “Outset” which can still be downloaded from the link listed above. The NorthaZe have also confirmed their first gig of 2015, which will be at The Hifi Club supporting People Under the Stairs. The official flyer for the event and the Facebook event link can be seen above. You can watch the new video for The NorthaZe – Acme Creek on the YouTube player below.
If you’ve ever needed an excuse to get to a UKHH event and support, this is it. Many of Hip-Hop Kings’ readers will be familiar with THTC (The Hemp Trading Company) who have been involved in the British music scene for years (they founded in 1991). A recent devastating fire destroyed ten years worth of their t-shirt screens and THTC have announced the lineup for a fundraiser event to recover some of the damages.
The evebt will be held at Brixton Electric on Friday 1st May, and will feature artists involved in the Hip-Hop, Reggae, Drum and Bass and Jungle scene. Familiar names include Orifice Vulgatron (Foreign Beggars), DJ Skitz and ASM (A State of Mind) among others. UK Hip-Hop legend Mysdiggi (aka Mystro) will be hosting the event along with Bass6 from The Beatbox Collective. Fans will also be treated to a live performance from THTC B-Boys and B-Girls. Lastly, the event will be filmed and streamed live by TheTrailerTV.
200 early bird tickets will be available from £10.00 and in true THTC fashion, a percentage of profits will go to charity. Fans can purchase tickets from the links listed above, along with the official Facebook Event Page.
DOWNLOAD | Mr. Wonderful – Action Bronson
TICKETS | Action Bronson – Mr Wonderful UK Tour
Following the release of his latest album “Mr Wonderful”, Action Bronson has announced a new UK tour which will see him return to this side of the pond in September 2015. The five major cities for the tour are London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol, and Action Bronson is poised to play music from his new album Mr Wonderful along with some older classics as well. Fans can download Action Bronson’s Mr Wonderful from the iTunes link listed above, and fans can get ready to purchase tickets from Friday 3rd April from the ticket link above as well. You can watch Action Bronson ft Chance the Rapper – Baby Blue on the YouTube player below.
Sunday 13th September – Roadhouse (London)
Tuesday 15th September – o2 ABC Glasgow)
Wednesday 16th September – The Ritz (Manchester)
Friday 18th September – The Institute (Birmingham)
Saturday 19th September – o2 Academy 1 (Bristol)
UK Hip-Hop artist Rewd Adams will be celebrating the release of his upcoming mixtape “Hunger Pains 2″ with a mixtape launch party at Art Fix. Blatantly Blunt in conjunction with Chop Shop will also feature performances from Parallax, Kayo Ken (Kings of the City), Kid Bookie, DJ 210 and DJ Philly, and the event will be FREE on Friday 27th March. You can view the event flyer above, the official Facebook event page on the link above, and watch our throwback interviews with Rewd Adams and Kayo Ken below.