19th April 2010 marked the death of one of the most popular Hip-Hop artists in our generation. Legendary MC Guru lost an on-going battle with cancer, and the Hip-Hop world was saddened by the news which was confirmed at the early hours of Tuesday morning. Guru is of course the lyricist behind the Hip-Hop duo Gangstarr which also consisted of DJ Premier. Gangstarr were widely regarded as one of the most favourable and popular Hip-Hop duo’s in the world.
After the split of Gangstarr, Guru continued to remain in-demand, and the Jazzmatazz series was born. Working with a brand new producer at the time named Solar, Guru took a new direction with his sound for the Jazzmatazz series, promising he wouldn’t fade from his Hip-Hop roots. Four successive releases saw the Jazzmatazz series a collectors item. 2009 marked the release of Guru Lost And Found 8:0 which was a massive hit not only on Hip-Hop Kings but across the Hip-Hop board.
2010 has marked the untimely death of Guru and the tributes have been flowing. DJs to bloggers to radio personalities have flooded the airwaves and Internet pages with old school music and interviews. Guru will be ultimately missed and classed alongside the other Hip-Hop legends. I expect the readers of Hip-Hop Kings to show support and love to Guru. R.I.P 19th April 2010.
DJ 456 and The Urban Flex Show return with a brand new session which is available for free download. This week there is an exclusive Satchel Page Interview which is followed by several tracks of his including Jump, Old Grey Hair and I Luv. Plenty of other artists feature as normal, and DJ 456 throws in a 90’s Hip-Hop mix for the old school fans. You can download this weeks The Urban Flex Show on the link below.
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E.L are a Hip-Hop duo based in London who are formed by Pteezy and T, and their new single Throw It Back is released on 24th May through RTD / Universal. I previously hosted the video for the single on the blog which can be viewed on the link below, however E.L are making a big push and all U.K Hip-Hop fans should support and download the single on release day. You can listen to E.L – Throw It Back on the player below.
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DJ Ames is back to his best and doing what he loves with the new free download mixtape with a new name Atllas. DJ Ames and Atllas present sixteen tracks of new music, which features guest producers of Manchild, Pete Rock and Steve Mash. A familiar name in Termanology also features on the track “Dead End Street” and Hanibal Leq on the track “Heavyweights”. You can view the artwork and the download link for DJ Ames x Atllas – Whats Good King Part Three below.
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Sheffield based DJ and Radio One face Toddla T was revealed as Ninja Tune’s brand new acquisition yesterday, as the two parties prepare to release three albums over the course of the deal. Toddla T was previously signed to Sony, who released his 2009 album Skanky Skanky, Toddla T has produced for the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Bashy and Jammer. He has a regular slot on Radio One’s “In DJs We Trust” and he’s now recognised worldwide. You can view the press shot for Toddla T below.
I recently hosted the single from WEB titled “Dont Love Me Like They Should” and now I have the official video of the making of the single. WEB takes his fans and on lookers deeper into his personality and musical creativity, and gives an insight on how his music is created. WEB is continuing to work with Kevin Nottingham on the Open Bar Season – and a series of new tracks seperately. You can watch the new video for WEB – Dont Love Me Like They Should on the player below.
Jamieson is a London bred MC who came to NYC to chase his music dreams. He currently works at SRC Records during the day and is an aspiring MC by night. He’s one of the hardest working people in this city. His upcoming EP “I Came, I Saw” will be released in June with features from French Montana, Corte Ellis, Skyzoo, and Emilio Royas. Below is a link to the video which shows the trials and tribulations of his day to day. You can watch Jamieson – Foot In The Door on the player below.
To celebrate the release of their final album LeftBack, and with an official video for “Curtain Call” underway, Little Brother is enticing fans with a video preview for the single as a sketch for the album. After “Curtain Call” received such enthusiastic praise, the aptly titled track’s video depicts Little Brother‘s preparation for commencement. Directed by Matt Kozza, the video will feature guest appearances from fellow Justus League rappers Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo, Big Dho, and more. Look out for the official “Curtain Call” video coming April 21, 2010 and LeftBack’s release April 20, 2010.
Fans of Skandal will be fully aware that he’s recently released a new record titled Hunger Pains, and with rave reviews across the country it’s put Skandal into the “one-of-the-most-talked-about-rappers” category. I’m so happy to be sharing the brand new video for the track Terrovision which was my personal favourite from the Hunger Pains record. Well produced and directed – I’m sure this will appeal to an International fan base as well. You can watch Skandal – Terrovision on the player below.
Capital R is a U.K based recording artist who I’ve been following for a long time – but surprisingly never featured on the blog. His latest single City Life has been produced by ATG and cuts were provided with the very popular DJ 456. Capital R is heavily supported on The Urban Flex Show and is a firm favourite amongst the listeners. You can view more music at Capital R’s official bandcamp page which you can visit on the link below. You can listen to Capital R – City Life on the player below.