Although we’re only in January, King of the Dot’s “Blackout 4″ is set to be one of the biggest events of the year. The full card, along with an official trailer was released via the KOTD YouTube Channel, which has fans eagerly awaiting Friday 24th January, where day one will mark the start of the event. UK battlers Shotty Horroh and Soul will be participating, along with the likes of DNA, Charron, Arcane, and the title match between Dizaster and Pat Stay. You can watch the KOTD – Blackout 4 Official Trailer on the YouTube player below.
If there’s one collective who have the full support and co-sign of the HHK team is the Brown Bag AllStars. For the third year in a row, the BBAS (Koncept, J57, Soul Khan, E Holla, Audible Doctor and DeeJay Element) have released the “A Year in Review” which is a compilation of their favourite songs the crew have released over the past year (single and collaborative). There are lots of big things planned for the Brown Bag AllStars in 2014 so make sure you keep a look out for their name. You can listen to Brown Bag AllStars – 2013: A Year in Review on the audio player below.
Redphone Records artist Matt Maddox releases the video for his single “No Country For Old Men” ahead of his forthcoming album “Righteous Fury”. Matt Maddox has been supported by HHK for years, and the previous track BARbarians which featured Godilla, UG and Born Unique was the first leak from the Righteous Fury album which will be available to donwload from the 25th February 2014. Look out for an exclusive Matt Maddox track and interview through HHK, and you can watch Matt Maddox – No Country For Old Men on the YouTube player below.
PURCHASE | PlayStation 4
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc today announced that global sales of the new Playstation 4 have surpassed the 4.2 million mark as of December 28th 2013. Also software sales exceeded 9.7 million copies with the likes of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 being the catalysts and best sellers. HHKMag previously reported that Playstation 4 generates 10% of all online content sharing. To date, more than 1.7 million gameplay broadcasts have been streamed from Playstation 4 systems via the likes of Ustream and Twitch. You can purchase the Playstation 4 from the link listed above.
The excellent collaboration of The Alchemist and Evidence has produced a full length album titled “Lord Steppington”. The promotion started in 2013 with the release of Step Brothers, and since then we’ve learnt the release date for Lord Steppington will be the 21st January 2014. Pre-orders have been available (and still are on the link above). However, a new video has been released from Rhymesayers showing fans the limited edition of the CD’s and Vinyl’s which are available from the links above. You can watch the Alchemist and Evidence – Lord Steppington Velvet CD Covers video below.
DOWNLOAD | Sage Francis – Sick to D(eat)h Mixtape
It’ been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of posting any music from Sage Francis. However, the wait has been worth it with the video for his latest single “Blue”. Not only do we have new visuals for Blue, Sage Francis has also announced he’ll be releasing his next album “Copper Gone” which will be available from June 3rd 2014. As Sage Francis fans are aware, Blue is featured on the recent project “Sick to D(eat)h” mixtape which can be downloaded from the link listed above. You can watch Sage Francis – Blue on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Jay-Z ft Common – Open Letter Pt.2
Chi town legend Common has released his single “War” following the news he has completed a new album which has been produced entirely by No I.D called “Nobody Smiling”. War is the lead single from Nobody Smiling which will be Common’s tenth studio album, and the follow-up to his 2011 release “The Dreamer/The Believer”. Common has told fans that the project with No I.D was originally an E.P, but the theme of Chicago violence gave them plenty of content and the pair decided to create a full length album. Look out for plenty of more promotion before the release of Common and No I.D’s “Nobody Smiling”. However, you can listen to Common – War on the audio player below.
PURCHASE | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Blu-Ray]
When 20th Century Fox contacted Casey Neistat with an enquiry to create a trailer for the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“, nobody expected what video would follow. The requirement from 20th Century Fox was “Live your dreams. The collective theme of this initiative is to motivate, inspired, and give people the catalyst for something they have never done.” Casey Neistat went to the Philippines and used the $25,000 on the below trailer. You can download The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on the link listed above. However, you can watch the ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Amazing Alternative Trailer’ on the video player below.
Remember the Xzibit single “Hey Now?” West Yorkshire rapper Sandy Minto has released his “Hey Now Freestyle” and as you guessed using the instrumental from the Xzibit single. Sandy Minto has recently released a joint E.P with Leeds legend Chief Wigz titled “Wigz and Minto Music”. The six track E.P is available for free download from the link listed above. Sandy Minto has revealed new music is on it’s way soon so look out for that. However, you can listen to Sandy Minto – Hey Now Freestyle on the audio player below.
FOLLOW | Labstract on Twitter
Making their debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Toronto-based Labstract with their single “The Backyard”. Labstract consists of Blake, Luke and Andrew who individually contribute to The Backyard, which is the first single from the forthcoming project “Apollo”. The influence of indie-rock is evident in The Backyard which has so far received great reviews from critiques across the board. Look out for plenty of more promotion from Labstract as they head towards the release of Apollo. However, you can listen to Labstract – The Backyard on the audio player below.