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Fresh off his performance at Rock The Bells, “This Is Hip Hop” presents Hip-Hop legend and revolutionary Immortal Technique who will be returning to the U.K on 28th October 2012 for a show at The Academy in Manchester. For any underground and mainstream Hip-Hop fan, Immortal Technique at some point will have blessed your speakers and earphones with his powerful music, and an exclusive event in Manchester will see Tech perform some classic, and newer material to the expected sell-out crowd. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment using the link listed above, and for those who haven’t seen “The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique DVD”, check the Viper Records Website for more info. You can also watch one of my personal favourites – Immortal Technique ft Diabolic, Tonedeff, Poison Pen, Loucipher, C-Rayz Walz – Peruvian Cocaine on the youtube player below.
Following the news that Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has directed the upcoming movie “The Man With The Iron Fists”, I can now reveal we have an official release date for the soundtrack, and the confirmed track listing for the soundtrack too. October 23rd 2012 will be the release of the official soundtrack, which features Kanye West, Pusha T, Freddie Gibbs, The Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys and others. The sixteen track project will be released via Soul Temple Records/STAX/RED Distribution, and will accompany the release of the official movie which hits cinemas on 2nd November 2012. You can view the artwork and track listing for “The Man With The Iron Fists” below.
1. The Black Keys / RZA “The Baddest Man Alive”
2. Ghostface Killah / M.O.P / Pharoahe Monch “Black Out”
3. Kanye West “White Dress”
4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
5. Talib Kweli / RES “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
6. Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Kool G. Rap “Rivers of Blood”
7. Method Man / Freddie Gibbs / StreetLife “Built for This”
8. 24 Carat Black “Poverty’s Paradise”
9. Killa Sin “The Archer”
10. RZA / Flatbush Zombies “Just Blowin’ In The Wind”
12. Corrine Bailey Rae “Chains”
13. Pusha T / Raekwon “Tick Tock”
14. Frances Yip “Green is the Mountain”
15. The Wu-Tang Clan “Six Directions of Boxing”
16. Mabel John “Your Good Thing Is About To End”
Wu Block – Union Square | http://bit.ly/QEXrhf
If there was anything as big as the Slaughterhouse album this year, we’ve probably found it in the new joint project between Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block titled “Wu Block”. The two legendary Hip-Hop groups have joined forces to release Wu Block in the UK on 8th October 2012, and the likes of Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch, Method Man, Raekwon The Chef, GZA, Jadakiss, Masta Killah, and Styles P all feature. The first official single “Union Square”, features Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch and is available to download on the iTunes link above. I have news that the next single will be called “Stick ‘em Up”, featuring Sheek Louch, Ghostface Killah and Jadakiss. You can listen to “Union Square” on the soundcloud player below.
Sonnyjum and Wizard – The Executive Branch | DOWNLOAD
Two heavyweights in their respective fields (MC and producer) Sonnyjim and Wizard have teamed up to release a brand new EP titled “The Executive Branch”. The EP is fully produced by Wizard, and Sonnyjim has only one guest appearance from Kosyne on the track “BoomBiddyBangBang”. The EP is available to download at all good digital retailers (links above) and fans may remember the official video that was released for the single. You can watch BoomBiddyBangBang on the youtube player below, however you can view the artwork and download link for Sonnyjim and Wizard – The Executive Branch here.
The former members of legendary West Coast Hip-Hop group “The Pharcyde” have today announced they will be touring the U.S, U.K and Europe following the 20th anniversary, and re-release of their classic “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde”. Originally released in 1992, the likes of Fatlip and Slimkid3 have also re-joined forces with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for “Bizarre Ride Live” the name of the show which will be performed to fans across the world. The tour begins on August 3 date at Low End Theory in San Francisco, CA and an in-store August 4 at Amoeba Records in Berkeley. You can watch the Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde promo video on the youtube player below.
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Midlands-based rapper Sonnyjim has teamed up with June25thBeatz for a new six-track collaborative E.P titled “Snap Frost and Suede Season”. The project is available to stream, or download for £3.00 from the official bandcamp link listed above, and features two guest appearances from Kosyne and Smoke Darg, along with the popular single “Eatin’ Like a King” which was released earlier in 2012. You can view the artwork and download link for “Snap Frost and Suede Season” above, however you can watch the official video for “OneTwoThree” ft Smoke Darg on the youtube player below.
In one of the biggest Hip-Hop concerts expected this year, Mean Fiddler present Wu Legends featuting Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and GZA live in Manchcester on Saturday 14th July. The HMV Ritz will be host to the four Hip-Hop legends, who will be playing old AND new music, and return to Manchester after a sell-out event last year at The Academy. All signs are pointing towards another sell-out show, so please grab your tickets while they’re still available from the link above. Also fans are invited to the official after party at Antwerp Mansion with a live performance from Raekwon (Click HERE) for info. You can view the official flyer for the Wu Legends here.
A brand new British film titled “Offender” will be in cinemas on August 8th 2012, and features appearances from the likes of English Frank and Mic Righteous amongst others. I recently visited Revolver Studios to speak to English Frank about the upcoming movie, and his role as character Jake. Mic Righteous, G Fresh and Scorcher also play parts alongside the main lead Joe Cole. Look out for the Hip-Hop Kings interview with English Frank coming soon by subscribing to the Hip-Hop Kings Youtube Channel, however you can watch the Offender movie trailer on the link above.
July 2nd 2012 marks the release of Rewd Adams and The Last Skeptik’s album “How Not to Make a Living”, and the upcoming album is now available for pre-order from the link listed above. The twelve track album is priced at £6.99 and is twelve tracks strong, with features from DJ Mr Thing, Mai Khalil, and a UK monster of a track with Stylah, Little Dee, Awate and Ramson Badbonez. Rewd Adams was interviewed previously on Hip-Hop Kings following the release of “Rewd Awakening” which was highly regarded as one of the best releases of 2011. You can also watch the video for the lead single off the project titled “Everything’s OK” on the youtube player below.
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Hip-Hop Kings fans will be familiar with JollyJay, a Dont Flop battler and long time supporter of the website. His recent collaboration with Cloud 9 has seen the release of the “Fresh Breeze EP” which has been made available as a “name your price” download. The eight track EP also features guest appearances from Bajka and Jakaboski and has been 100% produced by Cloud 9. Fans can still download JollyJay and H-to-O’s “Scattered Colours on the Rubix Cube” HERE, however you can download “Fresh Breeze” from the link above, and view the artwork and track listing here.
2.Just a Jam feat. Bajka
3.Virtual feat. Bajka
4.Masks feat. H-to-O
5.Head In The Sky feat. Bajka
8.Shallow Puddle feat. Jakaboski