Here’s something a little different. I’ve spoken with The Heaviest Hookups, a U.K based marketing firm who promote unsigned and unheard music to fans across the globe. With a huge list of artists on the CV, the Heaviest Hookups speak to me for an exclusive interview.
HHK: Thanks for speaking to Hip-Hop Kings guys. Can we give readers an insight into the operations of The Heaviest Hookups, and how you work behind-the-scenes?
THHU: Thanks for having us! What we do is provide a great platform for artists to get promotion, and also exposure, that they perhaps otherwise wouldn’t get. A lot of artists only promote to a niche audience, and because we work behind the scenes with artists from all different places, making all different types of hip hop, we can promote to a huge variety of different fans! We put together our mixtapes to sound different to everything else, and we think we achieve that!
To kick off a new affiliation with DAM (Download A Mixtape) I’d like to share DJ Green Lantern‘s latest release called Invasion Radio 2K10. The guys at DAM are credited with being the U.K’s biggest mixtape website, where fans can listen and download all the newest mixtapes for free. Invasion Radio 2K10 features the likes of Nas, Jay-Z and Fabolous. Please click the link below to view the mixtape details. You can also check out the artwork for DJ Green Lantern – Invasion Radio 2K10 below.
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To celebrate the release of DJ Muggs and Ill Bill”s collaborative album “Kill Devil Hills” I have the official video for the album titled track. The cartoon-style video has been directed by MoreFrames, and the video has had over 3000 youtube views so far. Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Vinnie Paz also lend their rapping skills to the track. Please support the Hip-Hop genre by purchasing Kill Devil Hills from the amazon link below. You can also watch the brand new video for DJ Muggs x Ill Bill x B-Real x Vinnie Paz – Kill Devil Hills on the video player below.
Ahead of Skyzoo and Illmind‘s upcoming album “Live From The Tape Deck” I have the leaked single from the duo titled “Speakers On Blast”. Live From The Tape Deck will be available in stores and online from 5th October 2010, and new fans of Skyzoo and Illmind can listen to the song to get a great feel of what to expect from the album. The project will be released through Duck Down Records, and we expect to see an official video in the forthcoming weeks. You can listen to Skyzoo x Illmind – Speakers on Blast below.
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Here is a dedication from Ruinz Ason to whom he classes the biggest villain of the last ten years (Archie Mitchell). The track is taken from the “Hero and a Villain” camp and is featured on the Ruinz Ason mixtape/album “Hoodstarz and Villains”. Produced by J Flames and directed by Jurgen, the video has been credited with over 1000 youtube views. You can watch Ruinz Ason – Archie Mitchell on the player below.
Taken from LATE‘s latest album also titled UK Rapscallion, here is the title track which has been leaked to fans. LATE is one of the longest-standing U.K Hip Hop artists with over two decades of music in his catelogue, please continue to support by clicking on the link below to download LATE’s UK Rapscallion. You can also listen to LATE – UK Rapscallion on the audio player below.
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I will apologise to the U.K Hip-Hop world for not featuring this video earlier. Grand Central (Mr Drastick and Kinetik) are a U.K based Hip-Hop duo who individually were fantastic, but together have created a buzz that has seen Melyssa Ford take note. “Call Me Anytime You Like” is the brand new video which was featured on the Grand Central free download mixtape “God Loves Grinders” which was released on 16th August 2010. You can watch the brand new video for Grand Central – Call Me Anytime You Like on the video player below.
Here is the second single from Think Tank (Llamabeats and Parable) called “Gimme Your Money”. The track speaks about the modern man’s feelings towards the current financial climate, and in true Think Tank fashion the lyrics are supported by a gritty bump and melodic vibe. The upcoming Think Tank mixtape “Mashed Potatoes” will be released late October and features Charles Hamilton amongst others. You can listen to Llamabeats x Parable – Gimme Your Money on the player below.
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To celebrate the release of QuESt‘s new LP “The Reason – A Defence Mechanism” I was passed a leaked track called “If You Wanna”. The single was produced by A.I(ICE) who is QuESt‘s in-house producer, and is a taste of what’s to expect on the album. In conjunction with the release, QuESt has also re-launched YesIAmQuESt which is the official website for new music and updates. You can listen to QuESt – If You Wanna on the player below.
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Here is the brand new video from Dr Syntax called Hire Me, which will be released on the 27th September through Dented Records. Dr Syntax is without a doubt one of the most established U.K Hip-Hop artists, and after two decades of rapping is one of the most featured artists in the genre. Be on the look out for more Dr Syntax music and news in the forthcoming months including a full-length project in the works. You can watch the new Dr Syntax video “Hire Me” on the video player below.