DOWNLOAD | Natural Order – The Four Owls
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Following the release of the brand new album “Natural Order” and fresh off the back of their UK tour, High Focus Records artists The Four Owls have announced a new 25 city European tour. Starting in Cardiff on the 5th of March and ending at the Boom Bap Festival on the 6th of June, The Four Owls will also be visiting Belgium, Austria, Greece, Serbia, France and Switzerland. You can check the previous Four Owls work on the links listed below, and view the official flyer and full list of tour dates on the flyer above. Check out The Four Owls on the UKSTANDUP video below.
DOWNLOAD | The Turning Point – eMC
Hip-Hop fans rejoice! The legendary eMC crew (Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin) have announced the groups second album “The Tonite Show” will be released on the 5th of May 2015. The Tonite Show will be released via M3/Penalty Entertainment/Sony Red and promises fans more excellent music from eMC. Fans can still download eMC’s “The Turning Point” from the iTunes link listed above, and watch Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin (eMC) talk about the upcoming album “The Tonite Show” on the YouTube player below.
Deal Real Record Shop Returns to London
We’re delighted to announce that the iconic Deal Real shop will be returning to Carnaby 12 years after it first opened. The likes of Kanye West, John Legend, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco and other UKHH artists were involved at Deal Real at some point in their careers. The legendary open mic platform gave the at-the-time upcoming MC’s an opportunity to showcase their talent to industry heads and fans and was an important social networking point before the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
The 2015 pop-up launches on Record Store Day (18th April 2015) at 14 Newburgh Street, Carnaby. True to the roots, there will be a showcase of London’s undiscovered visuals artists, musicians and fashion designers. There will be a montage of British musicians who have graced Deal Real including Example, Professor Green, Doc Brown and Mr Hudson among others.
Visitors can expect one-off signings, performances and workshops. Full details can be seen on DealReal.Co.Uk
News surfaced earlier in the year that former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight had been arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. It has now become worldwide news that Suge Knight has been charged with those same offences. Reports around the web suggest that Suge Knight struck three men with his vehicle, killing two and injuring a third. If Suge Knight is convicted of the murder and attempted murder charges he could face life in prison.
DOWNLOAD | B4.DA.$$ – Joey Bada$$
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After releasing the highly anticipated album “B4.DA.$$”, Joey Bada$$ jumped on an official AMA to speak to fans about the release. We have listed some of the best questions and answers below. Please support Joey Bada$$ by downloading the new album B4.DA.$$ on the iTunes link listed above.
EXCLUSIVE | Atmosphere – Southsiders Interview
To celebrate 20 years of independent record label Rhymesayers, we have the first episode from their “A Moment in Rhymesayers” documentary. Uploaded to the official RSE YouTube Channel, the first episode features interviews with Slug, Musab, Siddiq and Ant, along with some rare live footage as well. Slug recently sat with Hip-Hop Kings to discuss the new album “Southsiders” which you can watch on the link listed above. Look out for the future episodes and you can watch A Moment in Rhymesayers – Episode 1: The Beginning on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Not Good at Life – EP – Lunar C
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There’s nothing to start your day like a one-sided Twitter feud. This morning Jodie Marsh took to Twitter to vent her feelings regarding the banning of page 3. In true Lunar C fashion, the outspoken West Yorkshire rapper responded and quickly had the Internet following the feud. It lead to Lunar C being blocked by Jodie Marsh, and a plethora of excellent tweets and responses.
The Internet was given a gem today, when a previously unreleased video from the Beastie Boys surfaced featuring rap legend Nas. The Beastie Boys teamed up with Nas for the collaborative effort “Too Many Rappers“. The single was taken from the eighth studio album “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two” but received very little commercial success. The official video was directed by Roman Coppola and has today being uploaded to Youtube. You can download Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Commitee Part Two on the link above, and watch Beastie Boys ft Nas – Too Many Rappers on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | The Four Owls – Silent Flight
Taken from their forthcoming album “Natural Order”, The Four Owls have released a track for fans titled “Silent Flight”. The likes of Leaf Dog, Verb T, BVA and Fliptrix combine and give fans further reasoning to be excited for the release of the album. The Four Owls will be touring the UK in February to support the release of the album, with the list of dates and cities below. The Four Owls will be joined by Edward Scissortongue, Onoe Caponoe, Ocean Wisdom, DJ Madnice and DJ BB with local support. You can download The Four Owls – Silent Flight from the link listed above and listen to The Four Owls – Silent Flight on the audio player below.
03.02.15 – Bristol (Thekla)
04.02.15 – Nottingham (Rescue Rooms)
05.02.15 – Brighton (Concorde 2)
06.02.15 – Manchester (IXIV Nine Four)
07.02.15 – Leeds (The Faversham)
TICKETS | http://bit.ly/1tW96jy
A rare opportunity for UK Hip-Hop fans has been presented in Birmingham, in the form of an event on the 24th of January titled “Infrastructure to Industry”. Tickets are £5.00 and guest speakers on the night include Malik MD7 among others, in a live discussion which addresses the specific question of whether there is a genuine industry for Hip-Hop in the UK, and how Birmingham can contribute. Discussions will include sustainability of the culture we love so much. Visit the link above for tickets and you can view the official flyer for Infrastructure to Industry @ The Rep Theatre Birmingham below.