The Hip Hop Chronicle has interviewed Statik Selektah during his time in the U.K for an exclusive chat about the DJ’s career. Quizzed about his “Thrill Is Gone” track, Statik Selektah revealed that Kanye West had a song on that beat for the 808’s Heartbreak album, however it was finally snapped up by Styles, who advised only Talib and Bun B should rap over the beat. News about “All In A Days Work 2″ with Saigon was also mentioned, and you can watch the answer in the Statik Selektah interview below.
Kidz In The Hall have teamed up with Nick Catchdubs and Proper Villains for their new single “Flickin”. Nick has met Kidz In The Hall right before their debut album, and a collaboration was always on the cards. The remix will prove to be great for promotion for the campaign for the new album “Land of Make Believe”, available from March 9th 2010. You can listen to Kidz In The Hall x Catchdubs x Proper Villains – Flickin Remix on the player below.
DJ Ames is once again making a regular visit to Hip-Hop Kings, with a collaborative mixtape with Oboi called “Sky High Fly”. DJ Ames is notorious for releasing mixtapes on a weekly basis, and providing the U.K Hip-Hop scenes with exciting and unreleased material to keep them fed in between full albums. Previous artists have also benefited from the joint ventures and gone onto huge things. You can view the artwork and download link for DJ Ames x Oboi – Sky High Fly below.
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Soul Mafia have previously been featured on Hip-Hop Kings with their very popular video “I Cant Get Enough” which received a positive response. Their music has been described as a fusion of Hip-Hop, rock and soul, and the outcome can only be identified with Soul Mafia. Their upcoming album MK Ultra will be available from April 22nd 2010, and have excited fans with an upcoming collaboration with Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden. You can view the official artwork for Soul Mafia – MK Ultra below.
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Thanks to MixtapeSpotlight.Com for introducing me to Smiler. A twenty-three year old from South East London is another U.K Hip-Hop artist making his mark on the scene. Smiler has previously collaborated with Stylah “Craziest Single” which was a huge hit within the underground world. Smiler has now recorded a freestyle for DJ 279 which has been held back until now. You can listen to the Smiler – DJ 279 freestyle below.
This is a great example as to why Hip-Hop has gone global. From the Bronx to the boardrooms, K.I.N.E.T.I.K has teamed up with Jamieson for their new collaborative single “It Aint Hard To See”. K.I.N.E.T.I.K is now planting his mark in London, with Jamieson now residing in New York. The video has been directed by Eif & Los for Smoking Gun music, and is creative in more ways than one. You can listen to K.I.N.E.T.I.K x Jamieson – It Aint Hard To See on the player below.
S.Kalibre has now released the free mixtape “The Return Of The Boom Bap” which is available immediately. S.Kalibre has generously given thirty seven tracks away to fans for free, with the majority of tracks freestyles displaying S.Kalibre’s lyrical ability. You can view the artwork and the download link for S.Kalibre – Return Of THe Boom Bap below.
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Marco Polo and Ruste Juxx have leaked the second single called “Nobody” from their upcoming collaborative album “The eXXecution” which will be available from March 23rd 2010. I’ve hosted the artwork and official track listing for The eXXecution, and Nobody is the A side to the vinyl single too. News was also passed that infamous director Todd Angkasuwan will be filming the video to Nobody in NYC next week. You can listen to Ruste Juxx x Marco Polo – Nobody on the player below.
Another familiar name on Hip-Hop Kings in the form of JustNice links up with CBL/Desert Storm/Fabolous Street Family artist “Freck Billionaire” for their new record Championship Champagne. As glamorous as the title itself, Tru Dat is the producer behind the record, and is the warm up for the upcoming JustNice mixtape “Now Thats Nice Vol.1″ which will be available in the summer. You can listen to JustNice x Freck Billionaire – Championship Champagne on the player below.
Donny Goines in conjunction with Rocksmith Tokyo prepare to release a brand new six-track E.P called “20X” in a joint venture to raise the profile of both parties involved. Donny Goines has recently boosted his profile prolifically with shows at LiveNation, SXSW, AC3 and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival. Rocksmith Tokyo in the other hand are described as a leading “Japanese street couture company, blended with New York City swagger.” More importantly you can download Donny Goines – 20X on the links below.