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
EXCLUSIVE | Lunar C Freestyle and Interview w/Hip-Hop Kiings
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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.
PRE-ORDER (iTunes) | Voices from Planet Cattele – Onoe Caponoe
PURCHASE | Onoe Caponoe – Voices From Planet Cattele CD
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The latest addition to High Focus Records, Onoe Caponoe, delivers his 25 facts about the upcoming album “Voices From Planet Cattele”. As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, the whole album has been produced by UK Hip-Hop legend Chemo, and is available to pre-order now (links above). Enjoy!
1.The project was started somewhere in between December 2012 and January 2013.
2. The Lap steel slide guitar used in the track ‘Space Jungles of Cattele’ was previously owned for many years by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
3. The voice on the intro of the album is actually DJ BB.
4. The song ‘Disappearing Jakob’ was a curse and week later I was skateboarding down my road, fucked up on a stone or some shit and fell off n smashed my phone.
5. ‘Space Jungles Of Catelle’ was recorded in my bedroom last minute and it juuuussstttt made it onto the project.
6. ‘Space Bitches’ was written in late 2011.
7. I recorded ‘Space Bitches’ to a random song I wrote it to then Chemo constructed his beat to the accapella.
8. Jehst is actually the Lord of darkness and wrote one of the cleverest blasphemic rap verses ever, casually in under 10 minutes then levitated.
9. I drew all the art work for the bloodclart project ya simi.
10. This project is a turning point in my career and while working on it I have also been pushing and maturing my own sound and working on a number of projects and ideas for future releases.
11. I accidentally took loads of acid after a show then spent the next 3 months spazzing out n nearly didn’t finish the project lol.
12. One of my friends, this dude named Mycro was in the studio with a few of us when we are recording the song ‘Goth Bitches’. I askd him to go in the booth and do some shit for the outro of the song. He did it one take and that’s what we used.
13. I had these samples I had cut out of a film and wanted Chemo to put on a beat so we could put it at the beginning of the song ‘Peace to tha Gods’. He made the beat in front of me straight away in somewhere around 5 minutes.
14. We shot the Video for ‘Horse In The Hill (Quadrant)’ somewhere farrrrrrrr in Kent.
15. I didn’t realise there were forests like that in Kent, we were driving through these forests with Classic FM on playing the most amazing random music I had never heard before in this place that looked like fucking Canada it was a trip.
16. The Video for ‘Horse In The Hill (Quadrant)’ took 3 fullllllllllll days to shoot.
17. Space bitches is actually a continuation of a song i have with Drae Da Skimask called ‘Funky Caterpillar’ on a LP I did in 2012 called ‘Willows Midnight Gallery’.
18. The track called ‘Under The Bridge’ is a true story.
19. I wrote the song ‘Peace To Tha Godz’ cuz I was mad pissed off 1 day about feeling trapped in the city and being surrounded by a lot of stupid mentalities hovering around everywhere.
20. The whole process of the Album was super relaxed and fun as a motherfucker.
21. I defiantly want to work with chemo again on some different crazy shit on a different scale.
22. Goth chicks are hot.
23. Space bitches are not…hahaha nah they are 2.
24. Chemo is a wizard.
25. It was all recorded with good vibes and if u dig it u a cool ass motherfucker, if not beta get to dipping cuz if u don’t trip u aint hip to the game n won’t understand a thang. peeaaaccceeeeeeeeeeee
TICKETS | Method Man and Redman Live in Leeds
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On Sunday the 21st of December, the city of Leeds will be given a perfect pre-Christmas gift in the form of Method Man and Redman, who will be performing at the o2 Academy. There are still limited tickets available which can be purchased from the link listed above, and local artists and HHK featured artists Tha Office and Defenders of Style will be the supporting acts. Make sure you check out Tha Office and Defenders of Style HHK exclusives on the links listed above, and look out for HHK at the event (we accept drinks, food, merchandise and £10.00 notes). You can also watch Tha Office exclusive freestyle with HHK below.
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DOWNLOAD | Nature’s Greatest Mystery – The Four Owls
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Arguably the most talented and appreciated UK Hip-Hop crew “The Four Owls” have announced they’ll be dropping a brand new album early 2015 titled “Natural Order.” The likes of Leaf Dog, Fliptrix, Verb T and BVA have once again joined forces and will follow-up the album release with a five-city UK tour which includes Bristol, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester and Leeds, from the 3rd to the 7th of February. The Four Owls have also announced (confirmed by HHK) that DJ Premier will be featuring on the new album, and I would encourage you to look out for more surprises ahead of the album drop. You can view the official tour flyer for The Four OWls – Natural Order tour here.
DOWNLOAD | A Better Tomorrow – Wu-Tang Clan
TICKETS | Wu-Tang Clan UK 2015
The Wu-Tang Clan have announced two exclusive dates for UK fans in June 2015. The cities of London and Glasglow will be blessed with the presence of (what we expect) to be all members of the Wu-Tang Clan on the 4th and 5th of June 2015, with tickets being available from the Gigs and Tours website (link above). The Wu-Tang Clan have recently released their album “A Better Tomorrow” which has received mixed reviews from fans, make sure you’ve downloaded the album from iTunes. Also check out the Wu-Tang NAN’S video from Noisey below.