Category: Upcoming Releases
PREVIOUS | Ande Bishop – MoneyOrFriendz
Ande Bishop returns with the latest single from his upcoming “Ocean$ – Extended Play” album called “OLDJAYZVIDEO$”. Hip-Hop Kings previously posted the single “MoneyOrFriendz” and we also had an exclusive 25 facts about the forthcoming “Ocean$ – Extended Play” album written by Ande Bishop himself. The album is still available to pre-order from the iTunes link listed above and you can listen to the new single from Ande Bishop – OLDJAYZVIDEO$ on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Cold Fusion – The Elixir
This is the brand new album from Cold Fusion (Ray Vendetta and Cyrus Malachi) titled “The Elixir”. Production credits go to HellzEcho (7th Dan and RingZ oV satuN) and Hip-Hop Kings readers will be familiar with all four names as part of the Triple Darnkess crew. The album is available to download now from the bandcamp listed above for just £7.99, and the 14 track album also contains features from Evil Ed, Iron Braydz and Tesla’s Ghost among others. Cyrus Malachi has also announced that fans can look out for a new Triple Darnkess album “Darker Than Black” available in September 2015. You can view the official artwork and download link for Cold Fusion- The Elixir here.
Producer-turned-rapper Ande Bishop has started 2015 in excellent fashion with the release of his new video “MoneyOrFriendz”. The Alabama-based musician received a massive response to the previously released “50 Centences” and also “$77.43″ and MoneyOrFriendz is the follow-up to his previous releases. Ande Bishop also announced that the recording process is complete for his upcoming E.P “Ocean$ – Extended Play” which will be available to fans from the 19th of May 2015. You can watch the brand new video from Ande Bishop – MoneyOrFriendz on the YouTube player below.
This is an exclusive 25 facts article about Constant Deviants album “Avant Garde”. You won’t find this information anywhere else. Please remember to download Constant Deviant’s album “Avant Garde” on the iTunes from the 12th of May 2015.
1. DJ Cutt likes to be alone when he makes beats
2. M.I. recorded 4 different albums in 2014
3. SIX2SIX was originally just a term M.I. used to describe his grind
4. DJ Cutt does everything on the production side – beats, cuts and mixing for all Constant Deviants projects
5. Avant Garde was originally going to be a double CD with 2 totally different sounds on each one
6. M.I. prefers to write to the actual beat he is recording a track to.
7. For Avant Garde, M.I. recorded his own vocals for the entire album
8. The artwork for the album cover was designed by a friend in Switzerland called Teymor Azzam
9. This album will be followed by a new EP and another album close behind it
10. DJ Cutt and M.I. feel as the years have gone by, experience means each new album gets easier to make great
11. The duo don’t like much outside input on their music during the writing and recording process
12. M.I. hasn’t once had writer’s block since 1996 !
13. Constant Deviants future plans include creating and developing new sounds that reshape hip hop
14. For Avant Garde, DJ Cutt spent a lot of his time sourcing unusual samples to use in the beats
15. Making sure the album was mixed a certain way and had a special and specific sound actually took more time than the creative and recording process
16. Constant Deviants recorded their first demo on a 4 track live with one traxck for vocals and one for cuts. It meant if there was a mistake they had to start all over again.
17. By comparison, their second demo was recorded in a multi million dollar studio where DJ Cutt worked in NYC.
18. Their first record deal was with Vestry Records who were actually also based in the same building where DJ worked.
19. The group have never given up the publishing rights to any of their music
20. In 1996, Constant Deviants’ entourage bumrushed the radio station at Columbia University and attempted to give Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito their demo. They were told to send it in two weeks later, and when they did, a couple of their tracks were played. It felt like the dream had come true and to this day people know the name Constant Deviants because their music was played on this legendary show!
21. Throughout all the years, the duo have rarely had many features on their albums, but prefer to keep it consistent predominantly as a dupo format.
22. Constant Deviants are also part of a larger crew that goes by the name of Global Platoon
23. One Speaker Supreme is an original member of Constant Deviants, and regarded by M.I. as the one who taught him how to Emcee.
24. DJ Cutt still has his original Technique 1200s
25. M.I.C. was M.I.’S original name (Mic’s Illest Controller) shortened to M.I. which became Mr Impossible over the years. He still uses both names
UK Hip-Hop artist Rewd Adams will be celebrating the release of his upcoming mixtape “Hunger Pains 2″ with a mixtape launch party at Art Fix. Blatantly Blunt in conjunction with Chop Shop will also feature performances from Parallax, Kayo Ken (Kings of the City), Kid Bookie, DJ 210 and DJ Philly, and the event will be FREE on Friday 27th March. You can view the event flyer above, the official Facebook event page on the link above, and watch our throwback interviews with Rewd Adams and Kayo Ken below.
DOWNLOAD | The Turning Point – eMC
PREVIOUS | eMC Announce New Album “The Tonite Show”
As Hip-Hop Kings recently announced, eMC are due to release their upcoming album “The Tonite Show” on the 5th of May 2015. We now have the first leaked single from the album titled “Fly Thoughts” which is a collaboration with Pearl Gates. Produced by Kic Beats, Fly Thoughts is a great taste of what’s expected to come and the first of many promos ahead of the official album release. Fans can still download eMC’s previous album “The Turning Point” from the link listed above. However, you can listen to eMC ft Pearl Gates – Fly Thoughts on the soundcloud player below.
PREVIOUS | Visual – Showed Up
This is the brand new single from Visual titled “Highlights of Livin'”. Taken from his upcoming project “ILLVISUAL” which is a joint effort with iLL Brown, Highlights of Livin’ is the latest leak from the record which will be released on the 24th of March 2015. Last week we posted the single “Showed Up” which you can view on the link listed above. You can listen to Visual – Highlights of Livin on the soundcloud player below.
The news of a new Raekwon project is always welcome at Hip-Hop Kings, as the world awaits the release of his upcoming project “F.I.L.A” on the 27th of April 2015. Not to be confused with the Ras Kass project F.I.L.A, Raekwon has announced a range of guest appearances on the album including 2 Chains, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Estelle and of course Ghostface. Look out for more promotional material ahead of the release of Raekwon’s album F.I.L.A, and you can listen to Raekwon ft French Montana and Busta Rhymes – Wall to Wall on the soundcloud player below.
Making their debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Brooklyn/Baltimore duo Constant Deviants, with the news regarding their upcoming album “Avant Garde”. The release date is the 12th of May 2015, and the veteran rapper (M.I) and producer (DJ Cutt) continue promotion following the release of their videos for “The Right Moment” and “Album Trailer”. Look out for more info in the upcoming future for the release of Constant Deviants – Avant Garde and you can watch the video for “The Right Moment” 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.