Detroit born, Detroit bred. Blackreign & Ohkang (aka Nicholas Thompson and Bomani Diop) have been creating musical mayhem since 2004. Over the years, the duo have worked together to produce five full albums and numerous other standalone tracks, combining their shared penchant for writing with their individual skills in engineering, artwork and design (Blackreign), and mixing, mastering and production (Ohkang). From The Greatest Hits in 2006, to The Oriental Ep and Bass & Brass Knuckles Lp in 2007, to The Booty Lp and The FunTouchables Lp (a collaboration with Blake Eerie) in 2008, Blackreign & Ohkang continue to develop and redevelop their style, simultaneously appreciating and exploding musical conceptions, and transcending all barriers of genre, media and time. You can watch the video for Blackreign x Ohkang x ONasty – Say it with Finesse on the video below.
Mystro was on the set whilst Wordplay was shooting his new video, and was caught by Mr 13 and DJ Bones for a brand new interview. Mystro was asked a series of things in a two-part interview, and the LifeFM co-stars are the hosts of The Hip Hop Show which showcases music from the finest U.K and underground U.S artists including Kyza, Klashnekoff, Slaughterhouse and Sean Price. You can watch the Mystro interview with Mr 13 and DJ Bones Part one and two below.
Quincy Moore from The Carter Cartel caught up with Outkast rapper “Big Boi” for an exclusive new interview. Quincy asks about the label situation, and Big Boi reveals his frustration about being signed to DefJam. Big Boi is also quizzed about the new album which is one of the most anticipated in the world of Hip-Hop at the moment, and guest features including Jamie Foxx, T.I and Andre 3000. You can watch the new interview from The Carter Cartel with Big Boi on the player below.
Slimchance is back with a brand new freestyle simply titled “I’m It”. Searching for Slimchance on Hip-Hop Kings will produce no fewer than eight results so feel free to browse back and listen to the music and watch the videos. Slimchance has also presented various mix tapes including a charity album which can be downloaded at no cost. You can listen to the new Slimchance freestyle – I’m It on the player below.
According to Just Blaze “Everything in this music business is 40 per cent talent, 60 per cent people skills”. Here is part two to the Just Blaze and The Alchemist interview conducted by Sumit over at The Hip Hop Chronicle during the duo’s time in the U.K. Just Blaze reveals how a LOT of artists passed up on the chance for hit records, and how Jay-Z‘s single “Girls Girls Girls” was actually meant for Ghostface. You can watch the Just Blaze and The Alchemist interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle Part Two below.
Have to say thank you to Whitnee (@PinkCookiz) for sending me her exclusive crush (interview) with Mobb Deep artist Havoc. Whitnee previously enlightened me and Hip-Hop Kings readers with the Jaz-O in-depth interview, and Havoc is her latest crush in a two part interview. You can watch Havoc getting crushed on the video player below.
As a U.K Hip-Hop fan you’ll already be aware that Nottingham based rapper Cappo has recently released his new album “Genghis”. Leading up to the promotion I announced there would be a limited USB edition which is now available to fans. This version includes lots of exclusive bonus content and is definitely worth purchasing for the collectors. You can view the artwork and the link to more information for Cappo‘s Genghis USB limited edition below.
Ahead of Rhymfest‘s upcoming album “El Che” we have the brand new video from the Chicago rapper for the single “Give It To Me”. The video has been directed by Konee Rok, and the track was produced by Scram Jones. Rhymefest‘s album El Che has been pushed back to a new release date of 8th June 2010, and features Saigon and plenty of other high-profile artists. You can watch the new video for Rhymefest – Give It To Me on the video player below.
Platinum selling artist Trina‘s new album “Amazin” has debuted at number one according to official soundscan figures we learned today. Trina has collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, P Diddy, Keri Hilson, Flo Rida and many more on “Amazin” and Slip-N-Slide Records have once again created a fantastic marketing campaign for one of their top artists and benefited from the rewards. Amazin is the fifth studio album from Trina, and was released via Slip-N-Slide / EMI. You can view the artwork and purchase link for Trina – Amazin below.
With only one week left before Bobby Creekwater drops his latest mixtape “Not Now But Right Now”, a leak has been presented to me titled “A Southern Story”. This record will feature on the tracklisting, and the new mixtape is hosted by DJ Funky and The Coalition DJ’s. The mixtape as always will be available to fans as a free download, and present new and unheard Bobby Creekwater music. You can listen to Bobby Creekwater – A Southern Story on the music player below.
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