Multi-genre U.K music legends Foreign Beggars have recently announced a new U.K/U.S tour stating in November in San Diego and finishing in December in Brighton. With a list of 30 dates spread throughout the course of three months, Foreign Beggars will be putting in work which saw them propell to the forefront of the music world with their recent single “Badman Riddim”. Foreign Beggars have also been nominated for a UMA award for the single Badman Riddim for categories “Best Collaboration” and “Best Single”. You can view the official Foreign Beggars website for a full list of tour information on the link above, along with watching the incredible Badman Riddim on the video player below.
I’d like to share the most recent E.P from Kulez titled “Kuda Brown E.P” which is available to fans now. The thirteen track E.P is listed on Kulez website (www.kudabrown.tk) and various tracks including Addiction, Memories and Master Plan are available to fans to listen to online. The artwork is included, and you can support and download Kulez – Kuda Brown E.P from the link listed above.
2. I’m Brown
3. Fight for the Mic
4. I Need Money
8. Master Plan
11. Kuda Brown
12. Kuda Bean
In a deal that Jae Barber of The JAE.B Group has recently made public, the Hip-Hop man of the year Elzhi has closed a deal with Chrysler Group in which Elzhi will take part in the auto manufacturer’s “Emerging Artists Program”. Throughout the summer the Jeep brand will offer upcoming artists exclusive partnerships throughout North America, and Elzhi will be taking a Jeep Compass on the road in support of his critically acclaimed release “ELmatic”. Elzhi will be keeping fans updated with tweets, facebook updates and other social media messages, and this fantastic collaboration will see the birth and rise of a brand new generation of artists. You can view the official promotional video below.
Following the news that Hip-Hop Kings reported in July that Snoop Dogg will be touring the U.K this October, we’ve learned that Canadian based “The Airplane Boys” and U.K artist Chipmunk will be supporting the Hip-Hop legend. Snoop Dogg will be blessing fans in Liverpool, London, Cardiff and Glasgow from 6th October – 9th October, and The Airplane Boys (Beck Motley and Bon Voyage) will have the opportunity to perform to a brand new audience. Chipmunk requires no introduction, with his hit “Champion” with Chris Brown once again dominating the U.K charts. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Snoop Dogg‘s 11th album “Doggumentary”, with the single “Sweat” selling over 500,000 copies in the U.K alone. You can buy tickets from the links above.
The word is out that Kanye and Jay-Z are at odds with each other just days before the release of their highly anticipated “Watch the Throne” album.
Neither party has addressed rumors that they have been arguing, but insiders are revealing that “Jay-Z can’t deal with Kanye.”
“Jay is a stone cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn’t care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows.”
It seems the negotiations about the tour plans have torn the talented artists apart. Hopefully they can patch things up before hitting the road for their tour.
Props to Jamzone Media for the news.
J. Cole will drop something new each week until his debut album drops on 27th September, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. The Roc Nation rapper has titled the series “Any Given Sunday”, and the first offering is a 5 trck EP.
On “Any Given Sunday” J. Cole has announced that he will release a new song, video, or batch of songs up until the release of “Cole World: The Sideline Story”.
“Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling,” he wrote on his website.
The first EP contains one new song, and four previously released tracks. “Like A Star” was originally planned for his sophomore album, but “due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.”
If you want to download the EP, head over to Dreamvillian now! Here’s the blog post!
1. Like A Star- Was saving this for the 2nd album. Due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.
2. Knock On Wood- One of my fav. freestyles. OG Dreamvillains gotta be reminded, new fans gotta get put on.
3. Pity- Brand new J. Cole, Omen, Voli. Produced by Voli @volitheentity
4. How High- at one point this was guaranteed to go on The Sideline Story.
5. Unabomber- Just heard this today for the first time in a longgg time. Love these raps.
Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling.
September 27! We almost there. Until then…
Boom! Facebook Invite – http://on.fb.me/rgtfMb
The first installment of a brand new 90′s Hip-Hop event in Leeds starts this Sunday 31st August, promoted and hosted by djesSDee, Boom! is the name. Located at Milo, a total of four DJ’s (including djesSDee) will be performing and creating a soundtrack for graffiti artists Valium and Hyfn of the BTK Crew. Also performing on the night will be 9 Lives Click headed by Chief Wigz and Optik. DJesSDee has also promoted the “Golden Mic” challenge in Leeds, which is a successful battle event which also featured U.K Hip-Hop legends Mystro and Dubbledge. You can view the promotional flyer for Boom! above, and you can also view the Facebook invite on the link listed above.
J. Cole Says He’s No Longer Putting Out A Mixtape, But Will Release Several Songs Prior To His Album Release [News]
Initially J. Cole planned to drop a new mixtape before the release of his debut album, but he has now changed his plans. Instead he will release the songs that would have been on the mixtape before the release of “Cole World: The Sideline Story”.
The reason behind the move was primarily because of how close the dates of the release dates for the mixtape and album would have been. He spoke exclusively to Hartford, Connecticut’s HOT 93.7.
“I’m not gonna put out a mixtape,” said Cole. “I just decided this, but the music I was gonna put on the mixtape I’mma just slowly drop it. I’ll just drop it out online and they’ll find it. You know, my fans will find it how they will. I’m confident. I don’t wanna run and drop a mixtape. I don’t want people to get confused with that. I don’t want them to love it, because they’ll love it. If I put out a mixtape they’re gonna love it cause I don’t know how to put out a bad mixtape. That’s the problem. So I don’t want them to fall in love too much and them my album comes four weeks later, five weeks later. We only eight weeks out. That’s not a long time. I’ll be giving them songs in the meantime so it’s cool.”
Although the album release date is approaching, J. Cole reveals that he is still waiting on a verse from Jay-Z.
“I haven’t even heard his verse. He [Jay-Z] got five days to turn that in,” Cole explained. “I don’t know if I like need to change my verse yet or not. If he tries to kill me then I’mma change my verse. Yea, I’m not going out like that. The hook is on there and everything so he’ll get it.”
Cole World: The Sideline Story will be released on 27th September.
What would have been Tupac’s 40th birthday, it featured a performance from Meek Mill and Rick Ross with “Tupac’s Back”. Also his Greatest Hits album has now reached Diamond status on the Billboard charts.
It’s the first time Tupac has ever reached Diamond status with his music, and his Greatest Hits album has become his biggest selling album.
The album featured four previously unreleased tracks, and some re-edited version of previous classics. The album’s single “Changes” earned Tupac his first and only posthumous Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Rapper Consequence has released a video clip titled “The World is Watching 2: The Puppet Masters” and in the video the former G.O.O.D. Music member decides to take some jabs at Kanye West labelling him a tyrant.
“There are some who think they have this ability, and others who are robbed for it. But by who? The puppet masters,” reads the clip. “They are the ones who are put in place to ensure that any wizard on the horizon relinquish his power to the king. The only one who can stop the king and his court, is… the warrior. It’s been done before… And it will happen again. The world is watching.”
The video features various rappers including Kanye West, Don C, Rhymefest, Fonzworth Bentley, Drake, and Lupe Fiasco to name some. The clip is in anticipation for Consequence‘s “Movies On Demand 3″.
Watch the clip below.