Legendary Akil the MC from Jurassic 5 has released a new video for a single titled “State of Mind”.
Following the release of his 2016 album “Sound Check”, Akil the MC has been touring the world and performing to sold out audiences across the UK and Europe. State of Mind is a vintage Akil the MC sound, and a great display of why his loyal fanbase still love every record he puts out. Make sure you check out Akil the MC’s Sound Check by downloading off bandcamp, which features a guest appearance from Wordsworth on the track “Word Up” (which we understand will have an official video in the near future).
I’ve posted the official artwork above, and track listing for the album Sound Check below, and you can also watch Akil the MC – State of Mind on the YouTube player below.
1. MISSION STATEMENT
2. RIOT STARTER
4. TALK 2 ME
5. SOUND BOY
7. WORD UP FT “WORDSWORTH”
8. SO FRESH
9. ONE FOR THE $$$
10. CHECK DEM DRAWS “SKIT”
11. DO WHAT YOU GOT 2
12. MORE THAN MUSIC FT “MISS A”
Making their debut on Hip-Hop Kings is UK based trio Roughout Collective (Twizzy, Ambush Tactics and Afire) with the video for their single “Individual”.
The video for Individual has been uploaded to the new Roughcut Collective YouTube channel, and has gained immediate support from the UKHH world. The single Individual is taken from the forthcoming Lions EP which will be available later in 2017. We will be posting the official artwork, download link and track listing when we receive it. Twizzy and Ambush Tactics (rappers) drop some heavy lyrics over a boom bap style Afire beat.
The lads can be found on the regular Social Media websites, just hit search on their name and you can follow them on Facebook/Twitter to be kept up to date with the latest music. You can watch the brand new video for Roughcut Collective – Individual on the YouTube player below – please subscribe and drop a comment to show your support!
Taken from his latest album “Patterns of Escapism” we have the brand new Fliptrix – The Lions Den video which has been uploaded to the High Focus Records YouTube channel.
Credits for the video go to Tom Jarrett and Less Effort who help blend a mix of recorded footage and animation. Fliptrix continues to push boundaries within our genre, while still remaining loyal to his UKHH roots and values. With 10,000 views within 24 hours of release, it’s clear a LOT of people are taking note of the High Focus / Four Owls movement. The Fliptrix – The Lions Den video will sit favourably within the new and old fans.
Fliptrix’s sixth studio album “Patterns of Escapism” is a big hit and has been heavily supported within the High Focus / Fliptrix fan base. With guest appearances from the likes of Ocean Wisdom, Dabbla and Verb T among others, the record is arguably his best work to date. Fliptrix also gave us 25 facts about Patterns of Escapism which annotates various key elements of the album, giving fans a rare insight into the inner workings of the record. Make sure you give that a read while downloading the album (if you haven’t done so already).
You can watch the brand new video from Fliptrix – The Lions Den video on the YouTube player below.
DJ Tekwun teams up with Chicago based MC Precise, and here is the video for their single That Ol Boom Bap.
Displaying in fine lyrical form his appreciation for the classic 90’s boom bap sound, Precise went on record saying “I ain’t tripping on the golden age music changes all the time in a growing stage, and I ain’t hating on the drill and trap but it wouldn’t be here without that Ol boom bap.” With clear understanding for the ever-changing genre we love, it’s sometimes difficult to move with the times. That Ol Boom Bap is simply a tribute to some of the greatest artist of our generation, as you’ll see in the video which has been uploaded to Precise’s YouTube channel. The single is featured on DJ Tekwun’s “The Boom Bap Project Vol.1”.
You can watch the brand new video for DJ Tekwun ft Precise – That Ol’ Boom Bap on the YouTube player below.
We are delighted to be able to share the brand new Skirmish – Forever in my Mind video, following the release of his single that we blogged earlier this month.
We’ve seen Skirmz hit the ground running in 2017 and we’ve anticipated some new music for so long. When we blogged “Forever In my Mind” the reaction was huge, and the excitement for the video can finally be enjoyed. The Forever In my Mind video has been filmed and edited by Nana Dankwa and the instrumental may reasonate with some, as it comes from araabMUZIK. The official video has been uploaded to the “Off the Boat Records” YouTube page, which is a new label, also home to the likes of I.M.M.I.G.R.A.N.T.S who will also be releasing music throughout the course of 2017.
Please make sure you support by dropping a comment on YouTube, and you can watch Skirmish – Forever In my Mind video on the YouTube player below.
We have the brand new video from Brown Bag Allstars Koncept, and Mike Two for the single “Understand Me” which has been uploaded to Koncept’s VEVO channel.
When speaking about the single and video, Koncept said “I’m releasing this video for “Understand Me” featuring Mike Two, produced by Optiks and Max Landry from 14 hours ahead in Seoul, South Korea. I came here for two weeks to play some shows, and while here I got booked for a bunch more in different cities around the country, which led to me pushing my flight back a few weeks.” The video for “Understand Me” was shot and directed in Los Angeles by DJ TJ, and was done right before Koncept headed across to Asia. He’s had a hell of a year and we predict that 2017 is going to be even bigger!
We have been promised a bunch of new music from Koncept in 2017 including the highly anticipated “Flight” album with J57, an Asian tour and a worldwide tour this summer. To keep up to date with the latest from Koncept make sure you follow him on Twitter (@Koncept). You can watch the brand new video for Koncept – Understand Me ft Mike Two on the YouTube player below.
Following the release of his latest album “Rise of a King” we are pleased to share the brand new Spida Lee Represent video, which has been uploaded to Muckle Vision’s YouTube channel.
The throwback style video has been directed by Muckle Vision and has been hosted on their YouTube channel, and the video is complementary of the vibe of represent. When discussing Rise of a King, Spida mentions “if you like 90s boom bap hip hop beats, conscious lyrics then this is for you.” We are hoping to see more visuals from the Rise of the King album, however the Spida Lee Represent video is one to keep you entertained for the moment. Make sure you download Rise of a King for just £6.50 from the official Spida Lee bandcamp page. I have also posted the official tracklisting below.
1. Micheal Tellinger Lecture (intro)
2. Cant Take Money
4. The Cipher Ft Kd,Billy Starks, Lost Props, The Scriptors, Eskar,Gen, T Mac, Tazer, Jahrel Mission, Krankit
5. Fuck The hype Ft Sara Lasoul
7. Where Will I Go
8. So Real Ft Jaydee
9. No Competition Ft D Bo General
10. Keep Ya Head Up Ft Sara Lasoul
11. Rise Of A king
12. Rise Of A King (Spida Lee remix)
Here is the brand new video from the Snowgoons for their single “We Dont Die”. Snowgoons We Wont Die features Sicknature and Sean Strange.
Snowgoons We Wont Die is the latest offering off the album “Goon Bap” which is available to download now from iTunes. Snowgoons have teamed up with Sicknature (who worked with Snowgoons on “Black Snow 2” and featured on the Kraftwek album) and of course Sean Strange (who toured with Snowgoons and Sicknature when they came to Manchester in 2012). The video is as great as the single and has been directed by Tom Vujcic, with cinematography by Delaney Siren.
You can watch the new video for Snowgoons – We Wont Die ft Sicknature and Sean Strange on the YouTube player below.
Taken from one of my personal favourite Hip-Hop albums of all time, here is the brand new Masta Ace Good Ol Love video.
Masta Ace has teamed up with Below System Records and M3 and given visuals to the classic track Good Ol Love from the album “A Long Hot Summer“. The video is a first-person insight into various shows, tours and performances from the eyes of Masta Ace. It also features some other personal shots such as Ace working out, and pictures with fans and signing albums and vinyl.
Masta Ace recently celebrated his 50th Birthday with a huge party in New York. He’s also working on the documentary for the 20 year anniversary for A Long Hot Summer. Check out the interview we filmed with Masta Ace in New York, speaking about the classic album “Disposable Arts” and the documentary Ace released for that album.
You can watch the new Masta Ace Good Ol Love video on the YouTube player below.
Taken from his album RNDM, this is the brand new video from Mega Ran – Space Defence Team ft Kool Keith and Wordburglar.
Premiered by HipHopDX, Mega Ran – Space Defence Team ft Kool Keith and Wordburglar is one of my personal favourite tracks off Mega’s album RNDM. The video has been uploaded to Mega Ran’s official YouTube channel and is currently being shared across the blogosphere and with the many fans of Mega Ran. Credits go to Doctor Octoroc who has created the 16-bit arcade style video which has been well received so far.
During the course of releasing RNDM, Mega Ran did a series of promotional videos and campaigns to boost the profile. One of the promotional pieces was giving Hip-Hop Kings 25 facts about the RNDM album, which talks about the collaboration with Kool Keith and Wordburglar. Please go into the Hip-Hop Kings archives to check for the previous music, along with our partner website HHKMag which also featured some content there.
You can watch the brand new video for Mega Ran – Space Defence Team ft Kool Keith and Wordburglar on the YouTube player below.