Category: Upcoming Releases
Following the announcement of Verb T’s new record label “Balance Records”, the first video from the label is from More1 for the single “Turn Back”. Hip-Hop Kings will be familiar with More1 from his work in previous years with his brother Denziller and solo work (notably the mixtape Em Wun). Balance Records founder Verb T produced the track, and news also reaches us that More1 will be releasing his upcoming “Turn Back E.P” which will be available in December 2015. You can watch the official video for More1 – Turn Back on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | The Fuel EP – Koncept & J57
PREVIOUS | Koncept and J57 ft Hollis – Porcelain
As we continue to prepare for the release of Koncept and J57’s upcoming “The Fuel EP”, we have a brand new single from the E.P which features long time collaborator Akie Bermiss. The track is also titled The Fuel, and is one of eight tracks which is featured on the E.P, which is now available to pre-order from the iTunes link listed above. Please check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the previous Koncept and J57 music from The Fuel EP, and you can listen to Koncept and J57 ft Akie Bermiss – The Fuel on the soundcloud player below.
PRE-ORDER | Upgrade – Chemical Imbalance: Another Dose
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is the very talented rapper “Upgrade” with the video for the single Noto’s Blue Period”. Upgrade drops the visuals ahead of the release of the upcoming album “Chemical Imbalance: Another Dose” which will be released via Equal Vision Records on the 13th of November 2015. Look out for more music in the forthcoming weeks from Upgrade, and you can watch the brand new video from Upgrade – Noto’s Blue Period on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Classified – Greatful
We have a brand new video from Classified to share, which features the legendary DJ Premier for their collaborative track “Filthy”. Classified releases Filthy as an official single ahead of his upcoming 2016 album “Greatful” which is available to pre-order now, and will be available to download from January 15th 2016. You can watch the official video for Classified ft DJ Premier – Filthy on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Xzibit – Live in Manchester
It has been announced through Xzibit’s official Instagram page, that B Real, Demrick and Xzibit (also known as Serial Killers) will be releasing a volume 2 project in the near future. The mixtape will be available to stream from live mixtapes, and Xzibit has promised the news about guest features and production will be revealed soon. In related news, Hip-Hop Kings spoke to Xzibit during his UK tour, and he confirmed a new solo album will be released in 2016, along with the news about a Compton worldwide tour which he will feature in, along with the likes of Dr Dre and Kendrick Lamar. You can listen to a preview of Serial Killers – The Murder Show below.
DOWNLOAD | Masta Ace – A Long Hot Summer (2015)
Masta Ace To Re-Release “A Long Hot Summer” With Two Bonus Tracks
I love debate in Hip-Hop. The diverse opinions among fans and artists regarding the greatest albums, artists and producers are a regular discssion point. However, not many argue that Masta Ace’s “A Long Hot Summer” doesn’t belong in a top 5 album list. Me included (definitely top 3) so the news that reached us today had to be shared.
Masta Ace will be re-releasing the classic “A Long Hot Summer” via Belo System Records. The 2004 classic re-release will also feature two brand new tracks, and also contain the legendary singles such as “Good Ol Love”, “Beautiful” and “Bklyn Masala”. Guest appearances include the familiar names of Wordsworth, Edo G, The Beatnuts, Razhel, Jean Grae and more.
Fans can pre-order the re-release from the Below System website above.
In a continued celebration of our friends The Doctors Orders reaching their 10 year anniversary, Spin Doctor has put together his favourite 10 DJ Sets throughout the years. The Doctors Orders are preparing for Scala on the 23rd of October (hit the link above for details and tickets) with arguably their biggest DJ lineup to date! In no particular order, spin Doctor highlights sharing a stage with the likes of Jazzy Jeff, Mr Thing, The Nextmen, DJ Nu Mark and many others. You can view the full list below.
Jazzy Jeff @ BBE 10.5 – 30th Sept 2006 @ Canvas
This is still one of the biggest shows we have done and for me this was the set of the night and was the first time I heard Jeff spin. It was a real eye opener of how good a DJ can be.
DJ Nu Mark – 21ST APRIL 2012 @ Koko
As well as his dope set using kids toys Nu Mark’s set on this night was straight party. A mix of bangers and surprise Rock & Pop classics which set the place alight.
The Nextmen Boat Party – Every Year!
I have always been a big fan of Brad & Dom’s style. They have been one of the main stays of our parties over the last 10 years and they always go in extra hard on their boat parties.
Mr thing @ J-Dilla Tribute – Feb 2006 @ Cargo
Next year will be the 10th Anniversary of our Dilla tributes and although they are always a highlight of the year Mr Thing’s set at the very first one set the tone for every year after.
?uestlove – 3 HR SET 11th Sept 2010 @ East village
You know that ?uestlove comes with a depth of knowledge that surpasses most in the game. This set was three hours of break to the beat killers that was as entertaining as it was educating.
Just Blaze vs Alchemist – 6th April 2010 @ East Village
These two are a pair of the most talented producers in the game and the first of these sound-clash nights sold out in days (which is always nice) and they tour the place apart with just their own beats.
DJ Spinna – Wonder-Full – 24th JULY 2015 @ Scala
I’d been wanting to do Spinna’s Wonder-Full party since going to one in Berlin years ago. A night of all Stevie Wonder work might be too much for some but the vibe and selection were amazing.
Bobbito 45s – 5th April 2014 @ The Book Club
Bob was one of the first guys I booked and we have gone on to become good friends. He only plays vinyl and this set for our 45 x 45s party was so on point.
Beat Junkies (JROCC / BABU / RHETMATTIC) – 23RD AUG 2012 @ Jazz Café
I have always been a huge fan of these guys so to put them on as a crew was a real treat. It was a great balance of party rocking and turntablism that wowed the place.
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – 15TH SEPT 2012 @ PLAN B
Tribe have always been my favourite group responsible for my favourite album of all time. They say not to meet your heroes but Ali did not disappoint. A real gent and killer set.
This is the brand new video from MAJOR artist Danny Platinum for his single “Change”. During a personal chat with Danny, he’s promised a new sound and direction in his music, and “Change” will be the starting point with plenty of more music to come in the forthcoming months. Danny Platinum is currently working on a new E.P (currently untitled) and Hip-Hop Kings will be sharing the new music as soon as it’s available. Video credits go to Ezio Delrocco, and Danny Platinum produced and mastered the music himself. You can watch the brand new video from Danny Platinum – Change on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Northern Structure – Started Off Local
This is the brand new video from Pro P and Northern Structure for the single “Drifting”. Northern Struture (Evileyz, Amos and Spider Jaroo) return for the first time since the “Started Off Local” mixtape, and team up with Pro P (Bluntskins). The collaboration will see a full album in the form of Tunnel Vision, which will be available for download soon. Drifting is the first official single from the album and we expect to hear more closer to the release date. You can watch the video for Pro P and Northern Structure – Drifting on the YouTube player below.
As we announced last week, Koncept and J57 will be releasing a joint EP titled Fuel, which will be available to download on the 20th of November 2015. We have already seen the official artwork and track listing and expect to see plenty of more promotional material ahead of the EP. Koncept and J57 team up with Hollis for “Porcelain” and the EP also has guesr features from Akie Bermiss among others. You can listen to Koncept and J57 ft Hollis – Porcelain on the soundcloud player below.