On 29th July, 8trak Productions release their debut mixtape ‘Beats & Pieces’ featuring some of the most talented and respected UK MCs around, including Chima Anya, Grand Central (Mr Drastic and Kinetik), Nutty NRG and Suga Diezel, and US rapper Karess. I previously featured Grand Central on Hip-Hop Kings with their single “Baby You Know” which was the work of 8Trak Productions, and the mixtape is preparation for their forthcoming 8Trak album. You can view the artwork and download link for 8Trak Productions Presents Beats and Pieces below.
Category: Free Downloads
I’ve had word that we should be expecting plenty of new Bobby Creekwater in the forthcoming months, so to kick off the campaign is a new track called Airplane Slang. Bobby Creekwater has a regular placement on Hip-Hop Kings, and to search for previous tracks and free downloads check out the blog. Also look out for Bobby Creekwater‘s project “The Birth of a Dictator” which is coming soon. You can listen to Bobby Creekwater – Airplane Slang on the player below.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Bobby_Creekwater-Airplane_Slang.mp3″ text=”Bobby Creekwater – Airplane Slang” dl=”0″]
It’s fair to say The Doctors Orders are responsible for bringing the biggest artists and DJ’s into the U.K, and there’s no difference as it’s announced Questlove will be headlining a DJ set on the 11th September 2010. In assosiation with Dephect, other DJ’s performing in the evening are Mr Thing and the Spin Doctor, and the first 200 tickets will be available for just £8. You can view the ticket purchase link to Questlove‘s live DJ set below, along with the official “The Doctors Orders” website to view more forthcoming gigs this year.
Yesterday I posted the behind the scenes footage from Sam Khan and Charlie Sloth from their new single “I Love Your Lady” Since the video was released no more than 48 hours ago, the video has racked up an incredible 45,000 youtube views, which I believe is a U.K Hip-Hop record. You can check out the Hip-Hop Kings coverage of both Sam Khan and Charlie Sloth by searching, which includes the respective artist’s projects “Only One Me” and “The Black Book”. You can watch the new video from Sam Khan x Charlie Sloth – I Love Your Lady below.
If you’re looking for some free music then you’ve come to the perfect place. Presented by DJ Technic is Ruinz Ason with a new mixtape titled “Hoodstarz and Villains” which has been produced by J-Flames. DJ Technic co-hosts a show with DJ Funkmaster Flex, and the three collate to produce a fine effort featuring new and unheard music from Ruinz Ason. Make sure to check out the official video called “Call Me Ruinz Ason” however you can view the artwork and download link for DJ Technic Presents Ruinz Ason – Hoodstarz and Villains below.
Category: Free Downloads
The Elbow Room in Leeds is the home to many Hip-Hop nights, previously including the Chief Wigz album launch amongst others. On the 14th August the city of Leeds will be blessed with the presence of Lewis Parker and John Robinson for a live show with tickets for just £5. Support on the evening will come from J Bravo / Brutal Artistry / Verbal Contact / DJ Prolific / Kockee K and others. There will also be a DMC 2010 set from Mike L, and live art from The Beat Inspection Scribblers. You can view the promotional flyer, and the link to the Facebook event below.
It’s nice to see a variation of different artists from different parts of the country collaborate on one particular project. From Birmingham to London to Manchester and back, S-Squad and MixMasterz present Beat Jackers Volume Three which has been made available for free download. The twenty-six track mixtape features a range of upcoming artists, with familiar names such as Dot Rotton and Malik amongst others. You can view the artwork and download link for the S-Squad x MixMasterz Beat Jackers Volume Three mixtape below.
Category: Free Downloads
A lot of people will be familiar with JC from his “The KHz Project” which was a free download which featured the likes of SonnyJim and Klashnekoff. Now JC is back with his self-formed No Money Records for a double sided single which will be available from 2nd August. The A-Side called “Ayo” features Oddisee and “Soul Search” is the B-side which presents Malik from Moorish Delta 7 and LKC. I’ll have the download / purchase links available in August, however in the meantime you can visit the new No Money Records website on the link below.
As the U.K Hip-Hop world prepares for another DJ Gone compilation album with a prayer we see some creativity, co-signing the thoughts of the people are Charlie Sloth and Black The Ripper, with their new single “Where Did It Go”. The sea-front shot video was directed and edited by Charlie Sloth himself, who has been supporting Black The Ripper on his BBC Radio 1xtra mix show. You can view the iTunes purchase link below, along with watching the new video for Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go.
Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go (Download Link) – http://bit.ly/dkAGoh
There’s always a risk when you don’t stick to the status quo in regards to album preperation and music releases, so firstly hats off to both JollyJay and H-to-O. The Brighton/London/Germany based duo are releasing their brand new debit album “Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube” on July 30th, and I’ve been lucky enough to preview and review the album prior to the release. Both musically and visually there are some key points I wanted to share, and whether you like the music, it’s certainly worth checking out.