New York rapper and LOX member Styles P catches up with Jolie “Miss Ls” Sanchez ahead of the release of his new record “Ghost Dub-Dime” which is available to fans today. Miss L’s talks with Styles P regarding his new book Mr Invincible, his work and upcoming projects with Jadakiss and the LOX, and his views on the loss of Hip-Hop as a culture and an art. You can read the Styles P interview with Miss Ls by clicking the link below.
The sixth solo album from Bay Area Yukmouth titled “Free At Last” is ready for release, and will be available to fans from June 1st 2010. The new album features collaborations from the likes of Mistah F.A.B and Jay Rock amongst others, and the former Luniz rapper is confident this will be his biggest yet. Yukmouth last year released “The West Coast Don” and the lead single from Free At Last titled “211” has also received thousands of views online. You can view the artwork for Yukmouth – Free At Last below.
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The lead singer/rapper of Gym Class Heroes, Travis McCoy has been caught performing his single Billionaire with Bruno Mars live at the Brookyln Bowl on Monday 10th May. I haven’t heard much from Gym Class Heroes since their previous album “The Quilt” which was released in 2008 with the hit single “Cookie Jar”. Bruno Mars however is enjoying the success on his feature on B.o.B’s single “Nothin On You” and he was credited with co-writing Flo Rida’s hit single “Round”. You can watch Travis McCoy and Bruno Mars performing Billionaire live below.
Pittsburgh artist Nick Rage has announced he will be releasing his brand new album Gemini digitally and nationally on May 21st 2010. Nick Rage has collaborated with the likes of Royce Da 5’9 (Burgh To Tha D) and King Gordy (Invincible) on Gemini, which is Rage’s debut studio album. Hip-Hop Kings readers will be familiar with Nick Rage with his popular mixtape “Dead 2 Society” which was credited with over 10,000 downloads and purchases. You can view the purchase link and artwork for Nick Rage – Gemini below.
Category: Upcoming Releases
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is South London based rapper REC. The twenty-year old is primarily credited as a grime artist, and with further credentials including national radio play and a street mixtape release which sold out in most stores, REC is ready to make the move to the next level. Roll Alone is the first single from his next project which will be available in 2011, and Hip-Hop Kings will be following the promotion to that release closely. You can listen to REC – Roll Alone on the player below.
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Following the news of a big 2010 for Chicago based rapper Verbal Kent, the U.K Hip-Hop world seem to have gone mad for the double sided single Examples / Now. Supporting the campaign is the official video from Verbal Kent for his single Now, which has been produced by Kelakovski. The single itself is available to download on 21st June 2010, and is taken from the album “Save Yourself”. You can watch the new video for Verbal Kent – Now on the player below.
The Golden Mic UK battle tournament crowned highly skilled lyricist Matter as the champion of 2010. Fighting off competiton from the likes of Tongue-Tied, Sage and Jimmy Crackstar, Matter has now walked away with a gold plated Shure SM58 microphone and a host of other prizes including a festival appearance. The Golden Mic battle tournament saw eight competitors battle over three heats, and the Leeds-based event also attracted big names including Mystro and Asaviour. Matter is a member of U.K Hip-Hop outfit Verbal Contact, who along with Chenai have released a track called Tourist Information which you can listen to below.
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If you’re around the New York area this week, there are three benefit shows I would highly recommend stopping by to listen to some great music. Presented by Beyond Race Magazine, the three day event will feature some illustrious artists including the likes of Immortal Technique and Diabolic, and is designed to raise funds and help save Beyond Race Magazine. You can view the poster for the BRM event on May 21st which features Immortal Technique and Diabolic below.
Eat Good Records pioneer artist SonnyJim has released his Purple Patch Part Two project which is available for free download. Continuing with his radio unfriendly frenzy of bars, SonnyJim is now performing in the largest of venues across the U.K. The Purple Patch is a four-part series which displays SonnyJim’s lyrical ability and to showcase his diversity over a range of different beats. Purple Patch Two was produced by Apatight, and you can view the download link and artwork for SonnyJim – The Purple Patch Part Two below.
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Here is a brand new mixtape from Hip-Hop duo Everliven Sound (Cymarsall Law and Skit Slam) called Freedom of Speech – TGhe Last Word Benders. The free download is hosted by Ahsan The Golden Child and DJ 456 who is the host of the Urban Flex Show. The Freedom of Speech mixtape is the official prelude to the release of Everliven Sound’s full-length sophomore album Freedom 2. You can view the download link and the artwork to Everliven Sound – Freedom of Speech – The Last Word Benders below.
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