KICKSTARTER | Diabolic – FIghtin Words
Not even Diabolic would imagine that the goal he set for his kickstarter album “Fightin Words” would have been met so quickly. In less than 48 hours, fans literally threw money at Diabolic to hear the new album which has been announced to be released on the 16th of September 2014. We are also lucky to have the full track listing (including producer credits) which features the likes of DJ Premier, Celph Titled, RA The Rugged Man, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Vinnie Paz, Sean Price and many more. You can view the official kickstarter link, along with the promo video and full track listing for Diabolic’s upcoming album “Fightin Words” below.
1. Diabolical Sound (Produced by DJ Premier)
2. Introvert (Produced by Junior Makhno)
3. Higher feat. Celph Titled & Swave Sevah (Produced by Engineer)
4. Piss and Vinegar (Produced by Junior Makhno)
5. Suffolk’s Most Wanted feat. RA the Rugged Man (Prod by The Snowgoons)
6. Feel Your Pain (Produced by Engineer)
7. Norman Bates feat. Taboo, Locksmith, Nino Bless, Apathy & Coal (Produced by Level 13) Scratches by DJ GI Joe
8. Living In My Own Head feat. Block McCloud (Prod by Level 13)
9. My Attitude (Produced by Engineer)
10. Victim’s Story (Produced by BP)
11. Fightin Words (Produced by C-Lance)
12. Game Time feat. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz (Prod by 5th Seal)
13. A.M.E.R.I.C.A. (Truth Part 3) (Produced by Engineer)
14. Here We Go feat. Coast (Produced by Level 13)
15. Bad Dream (Produced by The Snowgoons)
16. Alien Manuscript (Produced by Junior Makhno)
PREVIOUS | Redman – Nigga Whut
We heard a new single from Redman earlier this month, and now we have a brand new video from Redman and Method Man for the single “I Used to Be”. Redman and Method Man have teamed up with GOH for the single, with the video which was released via the official Milk & Sugar YouTube channel. Redman has also announced that he’ll be releasing the third installment of the “Blackout” series with Method Man, and is planning a sequel to his classic Muddy Waters which we can expect this year. Catch Redman and Method Man performing at the 2014 Fresh Island Festival (tickets still available from the link listed above). You can watch the new video for Redman and Method Man – I Used to Be on the YouTube player below.
EXCLUSIVE | Grieves Interview with Hip-Hop Kings
Following the success of Grieves’ latest album “Winter and the Wolves”, we have the brand new video for the single “Recluse”. Grieves was quoted saying “Recluse is a song that stems from these crazy-ass hangovers I get. The older I get, the worse they become. They shouldn’t have made whiskey taste so good.” Grieves has also announced “A Different Kind of Wild” North American tour which also includes stops in Canada. Fans who haven’t purchased Winter and the Wolves can do so from the link above, along with watching the exclusive HHK interview with Grieves we filmed earlier this year. You can view the full list of tour dates and watch the new video for Grieves – Recluse on the YouTube player below.
10.02.14 Victoria, BC
10.03.14 Vancouver, BC
10.05.14 Edmonton, AB
10.06.14 Calgary, AB
10.07.14 Saskatoon, SK
10.08.14 Winnipeg, MB
10.10.14 Minneapolis, MN
10.11.14 Minneapolis, MN
10.12.14 Madison, WI
10.13.14 Champaign, IL
10.14.14 Lincoln, NE
10.16.14 Fort Collins, CO
10.17.14 Boulder, CO
10.18.14 Aspen, CO
10.20.14 Phoenix, AZ
10.21.14 San Diego, CA
10.22.14 Santa Barbara, CA
10.23.14 San Luis Obispo, CA
10.24.14 Santa Cruz, CA
10.31.14 Oakland, CA
High Focus Records have announced that Rag N Bone Man will be releasing a brand-new 3 track offering titled “Put That Soul on Me”, in two days time (Thursday 10th July) via their continually-growing label. Rag N Bone man is notorious within the U.K Hip-Hop scene, and is currently receiving support from the likes of Zane Low, Rob Da Bank, Mistajam and even DJ Premier all singing the vocalists praises. Rag N Bone man teams up with label mate Dirty Dike who features on “Put That Soul on Me” as the producer of the single, which is promised as the soundtrack to the summer. You can watch the previous video for Rag N Bone Man – Lay my Body Down on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Watson & Holmes – Watson & Holmes
PREVIOUS | Esoteric and Stu Bangas – Machete Mode
Two Hip-Hop monsters have collaborated on a full length project which is set to be one of the best Hip-Hop albums this year. We’re huge fans of Blacastan AND Stu Bangas at HHK, and the pair have released the video for their single “Watson and Holmes”. The track is from the upcoming album (also titled Watson and Holmes) which will be released on the 29th of July 2014. Fans can pre-order Watson and Holmes from the iTunes link listed above, and look out for a HHK exclusive coming in the forthcoming weeks. You can watch Blacastan and Stu Bangas – Watson and Holmes on the YouTube player below.
In one of the most anticipated Nardwuar interviews ever, the Vancouver-based character interviews the Wu Tang Clan. In a 25-minute feature, Nardwuar, in typical fashion, is introduced to the full group and proceeds to speak on a number of Wu-Tang Clan influences, including Shaolin vs lama, 10 Fingers of Death, Return of the Street Fighter and more. Feel free to search Nardwuar in the search to view previous Nardwuar interviews. However, you can watch Nardwuar vs The Wu-Tang Clan on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Redman – Muddy Waters II Mixtape
Brick City and Hip-Hop legend Redman releases the new video for his single “Nigga Whut”. Credits go to Triple A who produced the track, and the video was directed by Redman and RomeYork. It has also been announced that fans can pre-order the Redman – Muddy Waters II “Thee Mixtape” from the official Redman website (link above) which also comes with a VIP package option. Redman will be touring with Method Man around Europe, and will also be one of the headliner acts at the Crotia-based “Fresh Island Festival” which will also see the likes of Rick Ross, DMX and Pusha T performing – hit the link above for tickets. You can watch the new video for Redman – Nigga Whut on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Invy Da Truth – Highlight Reel
PREVIOUS | Invy Da Truth – Cotton Mouth
Underground rapper Invy Da Truth has presented the latest video for his single “Highlight Reel”. Invy has teamed up with Jamall Bufford for the single, which is the first we’ve heard from Invy Da Truth’s upcoming debut album “V.I.C.E” (keep coming back for more news to come). Credits go to Chanes for producing the single, and also the video. Fans can click the link above to download Invy Da Truth – Highlight Reel for free, and you can watch the official video from Invy Da Truth for “Highlight Reel” on the YouTube player below.
Boom Bap Festival Tickets | http://www.boombapuk.com/tickets
As we approach the third Boom Bap Festival, one of the headline acts (Genesis Elijah) has treated fans to some exclusive Boom Bap bars with a new video to match. Tickets can be purchased for the Boom Bap Festival above, which will also see the likes of Ghostface headline the 2014 event, and the regular UK Hip-Hop heavyweights perform among various stages, including Genesis Elijah, The Four Owls, Black Twang , TY and The Mouse Outfit among others. You can watch the brand new video for Genesis Elijah – Boom Bap Festival Bars on the YouTube player below.
BANDCAMP | Juga-Naut Bandcamp Page
I first heard Juga-Naut when he opened for the Mystro and Defenders of Style gig in Nottingham, and stood out as one of the best opening acts. His latest video “Time and Place” was uploaded to the YouTube channel and will be the first of many that Hip-Hop Kings are hoping to support. Juga-Naut also produced the single, which is taken from his upcoming debut album (also titled Time and Place) which we can expect to hear in the next couple of months. You can watch Juga-Naut – Time and Place on the YouTube player below.