I was sent a new track from A-Hi today which I’m pleased to share. The single is “Carpe Diem” and A-Hi presents an excellent video to accompany the single. Produced by Ray White, the feel-good track has so far had a lot of support across the blogosphere with our friends at Hip Hop Life and Times also supporting the upcoming artist. Credits for the video go to Brian Beckwith, who visually portrays the motto of Carpe Diem (if you want it, then believe it, and seize the moment now) perfectly. You can watch A-Hi – Carpe Diem on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Big J – Kick In The Door Freestyle
Ohio-based Big J has been a regular on HHK since day one, and I’m proud to premier the exclusive “Kick In The Door” freestyle which was sent to me just minutes ago. Big J pays tribute to one of the greatest rappers of all time in his “Kick In The Door” freestyle which has already created a big online buzz prior to its release. Big J has also confirmed he will be releasing his next album “I’m Hungry” after a brief hiatus. HHK will be reporting on guest features and production as soon as the information becomes available. You can take the first listen to Big J – Kick In The Door Freestyle on the audio player below.
EXCLUSIVE | Standards of Living – Amateur Hour [S1.Ep1]
The guys over at watchmojo.com have created a “Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014″ list which is pretty much agree with. The top 10 includes upcoming movies from Marvel and DC, along with some expected sequels and follow-ups which are bound to create excitement throughout the course of their individual promotion campaigns. HHK recently announced that Marvel will be releasing Iron Fist: The Living Weapon which will be an ongoing series also available in physical comic book format. Furthermore, we took a look at Marvel vs DC and which company would prove to be the victor in 2014. You can watch the “Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014″ on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | UK Runnings – Estate Life Volume 002
PREVIOUS | UK Runnings – Estate Life Volume 001
It was only a few days ago I posted UK Runnings’ first mixtape from their new series “EstateLife” and now Tricksta has released Volume 002 with some brand new artists and tracks. As normal, UK Runnings give fans the opportunity to download the music for free from the bandcamp link above. However, you do have the option of paying for the 18-track mixtape which features the likes of Cappo, Big Cakes, and Big Toast among others. Feel free to also check out EstateLife Volume 001 which is also listed above. However, you can view the artwork, download link and track listing for UK Runnings Presents: EstateLife Volume 002 here.
01 – Tricksta Feat. Feat. Size8, Yogi, Dubbledge, TBear & Serocee – Bars
02 – Benny Diction & Able8 Feat. Ro Jista & Cappo – Eventually
03 – The Delegates Of Rhyme Feat. Alex-Is & Joe Bird- Road To Ambition
04 – Trademark Blud – Weapons
05 – Vicious & Raggo Zulu Rebel – Mumma Didn’t Raise No Fool
06 – Dr. Voodoo, Fubar & Kryptic – Don’t Be Afraid
07 – Big Cakes – Don Of The Strip
08 – Big Toast – Graveyard Shift
09 – Haan & Sixth Sense Feat. Melanin 9 – Imperial Wizards
10 – Hulk & TrixCity – What You Writing For
11 – Scrilla – Niggaz In Paris
12 – Airklipz – Time Travel
13 – Lullaby – Modes Of Persuasion
14 – Big Si – Non Diluted Hip Hop
15 – Sativa Isis – Ectoplasm
16 – Sketchamus – No Escape
17 – 72TheSign – Haterz And Fakerz
18 – J Dubbz – Fantastic
Category: Free Downloads
DOWNLOAD | Kinetik – Soul Mates Pt.1
DOWNLOAD | Kurisoul and Kinetik – Hip Hop is Forever
Following the excellent collaborative album “Hip Hop is Forever” with US-based Kurisoul, Kinetik returns with his latest single from a forthcoming three part series titled “Soul Mates Pt.1″. Kinetik has once again joined forces with Kurisoul for the track which analyses the complexities of love and friendship, but also acts a fitting tribute to a Hip-Hop legend who’s identity will be revealed later in the series. I encourage fans to download Kurisoul and Kinetik’s album “Hip Hop is Forever” from the link below which was released by Bass and Format in 2013. You can listen to Kinetik – Soul Mates Pt.1 on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | DJ Heritage – Wellwisher Mix
We all know DJ Heritage has a soft spot for his Wellwishers, so here is his latest offering, an official Wellwisher Mix. The mixtape is available for free download (link above) and features a number of high profile artists including Emilio Rojas, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino among others. DJ Heritage is currently working on a brand new mixtape (another free download) which will be available later in 2014. However, you can view the official artwork and download link for DJ Heritage – Wellwisher Mix here.
PREVIOUS | Impact – All Great Things Start Small
I’ve had the pleasure of listening to Impact’s debut album which is due to be released later in 2014, so in the meantime the young UK Hip-Hop artist has releasd his Pound Cake Remix. Impact’s debut album is fully written, recorded, and produced by himself, and at 17 years old the scene is on alert and fully awaiting the release of the album. Look out for an exclusive Impact Studio Session with HHK coming in the very near future as well. You can listen to Impact – Pound Cake (Remix) on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Imperial – Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix
HHK fans will be well aware of Imperial from his recent work with Kinetik and their collaborative project “Pencils not Pistols. Sareem Poems and Imperal team up for their single “God Bless the Child” which is the first single from their joint forthcoming E.P which will be available later in 2014 through Illect Recordings. Both Sareem Poems and Imperial became fathers in 2013 and God Bless the Child is a celebration for both artists. The single (along with instrumental and acapella) is available from the link listed above. However, you can listen to Sareem Poems and Imperial – God Bless the Child on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Dmo – Emotions
It’s always exciting when artists make their debuts on HHK. It often leads for an exciting path ahead and provides fans with a new found love. Dmo presents the video to his single “No Doubt” which is featured on his third studio album “Emotions”. Credits go to David Banks and Anthony Coleman for the excellent video work, and No Doubt can be downloaded along with the Emotions album from the link listed above. Be on the lookout for plenty of new Dmo news and music as we progress through 2014. However, you can watch Dmo – No Doubt on the YouTube player below.
As Hip-Hop Kings fans were made aware, 50 Cent’s latest single “This is Murder Not Music” used Brown Bag AllStars own Audible Doctor’s beat, and now we have the official remix which features Young Buck which I wanted to post. Audible Doctor has worked with some high profile artists over the past few years, with 50 Cent topping the list, and it shows the direction and ambition of the Audible Doctor and how he plans to continue in 2014. Please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for more Audible Doctor music. However, you can listen to 50 Cent ft Young Buck – This is Murder not Music Remix (produced by Audible Doctor) on the audio player below.