It’s not often I’ll review a project or album on Hip-Hop Kings but I felt an exception was necessary for Capital R‘s recent E.P titled “The Enigma”. Capital R is a Nottingham-based lyricist who created the E.P independently, from the writing, recording, mixing and mastering. Guest producers are drafted throughout including the likes of Anno Domini, and cuts by DJ 456. Capital R also counts upon J.A.I, YTV, Genesis Elijah and Kaos Theory to contribute significantly on their respective features.
Pittsburgh-based Nick Rage has released the first official video for “Show Me The Way” from his album Gemini. The track features Krizz Kaliko, and the video has been directed by Cornelious3 and a special thanks has gone out to Dan Meyers too. Nick Rage is currently selling the Gemini album for just $6.99 for digital copies which include the official music video and behind the scene’s footage too. Nick Rage has previously been featured on Hip-Hop Kings ahead of the album release, and the official video for Show Me The Way has already been credited with over 1000 youtube views. Please support Nick Rage by purchasing the Gemini album from the link below. You can also watch the new video for Nick Rage x Krizz Kaliko – Show Me The Way below.
Today saw the leak of John Regan‘s second track from his upcoming project “Sorry I’m Late” called Yesterday which features Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz. The single has been produced by YZ and also features Meylin on the vocals. The official release date for John Regan’s “Sorry I’m Late” is October 12th, and will be available in all good digital retailers. You can view the single artwork and listen to John Regan x Joell Ortiz – Yesterday below.
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I’ve been lucky enough to receive the new Stylah album “Treading Water” which will be available to fans from September 27th both digitally and in-stores. One of the tracks features U.K Hip-Hop artist Smiler called “Killa”. Treading Water has been in the minds of plenty of U.K Hip-Hop artists over the past couple of months, and Stylah is quickly becoming one of the most talked about lyricists of our time. Stylah’s album “Treading Water” also features collaborations from U.S artists Memphis Bleek and Young Safi, along with Tony D. You can listen to Stylah x Smiler – Killa below.
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The brand new track from QuESt “The Samba Thelonious Theory” is a track which may, or may not make the final cut of his upcoming LP “The Reason – A Defence Mechanism”. QuESt has left it to the fans to decide whether The Samba Thelonious Theory should be included on the final track listing. The LP will be made available free to fans, and has a release date of November 23rd. The Samba Thelonious Theory has been produced by Thelonious, and is available for free download. You can listen to QuESt – The Samba Thelonious Theory on the audio player below.
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One of the very few fansite’s I’m registered is thisis50.com, and hot off the press is the brand new (final and mastered version) of the new single “They Burned Me”. 50 Cent is currently working on his fifth studio album titled “The Return of the Heartless Monster” however I don’t anticipate They Burned Me to be featured on that project. Rumour has it 50 Cent has teamed up with incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie on the new album, and also B.O.B who he recently met on Jay-Z’s tour. You can view the official artwork and download link for 50 Cent – They Burned Me below.
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Hats off to Atlantic / Elektra who have managed to propel Bruno Mars into a superstar in what seems to be an overnight move. From his commercial debut with B.O.B (Nothin On You) Bruno Mars has gone to work with the likes of Travis McCoy and Damian Marley, and has now remixed his latest hit “Just The Way You Are” with Chicago’s Lupe Fiasco. Bruno Mars‘ album Doo-Wops and Hooligans will be released October 5th, as the twenty-three year old prepares to embark on a european tour including performances in the U.K. I’ll update the post with the un-tagged version when it becomes available. You can download Bruno Mars x Lupe Fiasco – Just The Way You Are Remix below.
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Hip-Hop star Talib Kweli will be releasing a brand new album titled “Gutter Rainbows” which yet has no official release date. Talib Kweli was speaking to XXL Mag, and stated that J.D Salinger’s novel “The Catcher In The Rye” was the inspiration for the title.
“The character actually says ‘gasoline rainbows’ in the book. I was like, ‘Wow.’ I’ve always wanted to call a song ‘Gutter Rainbows’—just because of the rainbows that you see when the oil and the water mix in the gutter—and do a song based on that. But that reference—him noticing the gasoline rainbows in New York City, and just the character’s love for New York City—are what attracted to me to that phrase”.
Category: Upcoming Releases
Arguably the most discussed and gifted U.K Hip-Hop lyricist of our generation, Lowkey releases another highly anticipated track from his anticipated album “Soundtrack To The Struggle” called Terrorist. In usual Lowkey fashion, Terrorist is a very thought provoking revolutionary track and sticks to the Hip Hop roots which his fans love so much. Lowkey had a massive response to his previous single “Obama Nation” which can be downloaded on the link below. You can also watch the new video for Lowkey – Terrorist below.
UPDATE – Nick Cannon releases a diss towards Eminem over the ongoing fued with his girlfriend Mariah Carey. The track is called Slick Rick and Nick Cannon goes at Eminem on the second verse. The track is available for free download (below) and will be featured on Nick Cannon‘s upcoming mixtape “The Great Adventures of Slick Nick” and uses an instrumental from CSD’s “Teach Me How To Dougie”. You can download Nick Cannon – Slick Rick (Eminem Diss) below.
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