Atmosphere, the most prolific group in independent rap, has announced plans to tour the US with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The tour, which stretches 23 performances across the month of September into the beginning of October, will stoke anticipation for Blueprint‘s upcoming release while introducing audiences to recent signees Grieves & Budo, who are also slated to release an album in the near future. To view a list of tour dates, hit the “continue reading” button below the promotional flyer.
I had an interview scheduled with D-12 before their gig in Leeds last month, but unfortunately it never went ahead with the guys flying home and cancelling the rest of the tour. Luckily Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle managed to speak with Kuniva, Swift and Bizzare about their new album and respective solo projects. Sumit also plays the true or false game, which brings up some interesting responses. You can watch the D-12 interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle below.
As the new Klashnekoff album “Back To The Sagas” is available today, there is a leak from the album called “Somebody Tell Me” which features Wretch 32 and K9. Back To The Sagas has been anticipated as one of the best U.K Hip-Hop albums of 2010, and was available earlier in the year through an online stream where fans could listen for free. There will be an official Hip-Hop Kings review of Klashnekoff‘s “Back To The Sagas Soon”, but I must stress we must show support to keep the genre alive. You can purchase Klashnekoff‘s “Back To The Sagas” on the link below, along with checking out my personal order too.
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Here is the second part of the Hip-Hop Kings interview with Cyrus Malachi. As part one suggests, I caught up with Cyrus after his in-store performance to promote the release of his debut mixtape “The Isis Papers”. In the second part of the interview, I asked Cyrus about his collaborations with American artists on the upcoming album, and whether it’s something we should expect to see a lot more of. I also speak to Cyrus Malachi about touring and his live shows, and the rest of his plans for 2010 for him and Triple Darkness. You can watch the second part of the Cyrus Malachi interview with Hip-Hop Kings below.
The Splash Festival is without a doubt one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals on the planet. Held in Germany, the Splash Festival is on par with Rock The Bells, and always presents the most relevant and biggest artists in the urban music world. This years lineup has been announced, which includes the likes of Nas and Damian Marley, The Wu Tang Clan, Masta Ace and Edo.G, and U.K’s Wiley. You can view the links and promotional image for the Splash Festival 2010 lineup below.
Following the preperation of Trek Life‘s sophomore album “Everything Changed Nothing”, the West-Coast artist has teamed up with Oddisee to release their new project West Coast Beats. Oddisee and Trek Life present a collection of snippets and instrumentals from the new album, including the first single “So Supreme” and the exclusively Oddisee-produced “Get In Touch” which won’t feature on the album. You can view the artwork and download link for Trek Life x Oddisee – West Coast Beats below.
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K-OS’ new video for ‘Zambony’ has hit the web and features Hollywood star Hayden Christensen [of Anakin Skywalker fame!]. Taken from his album ‘Yes’ which was released this year, it’s another reason why he’s so revered on both sides of the ocean. Hip-Hop Kings readers will be familiar with K-OS after I featured the popular single “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman”. You can watch the brand new video for K-OS – Zambony on the player below.
Well renowed across the country, and with over a decade of live performance and rapping at hand, LATE releases a new project called “From The Vaults”. As the name suggests, From The Vaults is a collection of un-heard and unreleased music from the midlands artist, who is currently part of the Wolftown affiliation. You can view the artwork and purchase links to LATE – From The Vaults below.
From the man who was previously signed to SFDB label, and who has been heavily featured on the BBC and in music magazines nationwide, Blaktrix has now released a new free project called “The Houdini Footprints of Some People Never Go Crazy”. Minus the lengthy title, the ten track offering features production from Rola and Monky amongst others, and the popular Mudworth is present on the track “Flight Redux”. You can view the artwork and download link for Blaktrix – The Houdini Footprints of Some People Never Go Crazy below.
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I have the highly anticipated video from Context MC which also features Genesis Elijah and Well Red called “Feeling Alone”. I previously posted the audio on Hip-Hop Kings which was met with a great response from the viewers. This is Context MC‘s debut video and is anticipated to be credited with thousands of views. You can watch the new video from Context MC x Genesis Elijah x Well Red – Feeling Alone on the player below.