The regular viewers of Hip-Hop Kings should be familiar with U.K Hip-Hop artist Cappo, after an extensive promotional campaign with Endemic for their joint E.P “The Needle Drop”. Cappo was the lyricist behind the project, and the collaboration inspired plenty more artists within the music work to team up for full projects. Cappo has now released a brand new track called “Psychological Warfare” and will be featured on “Genghis” which is the full length album available in April. You can listen to Cappo – Psychological Warfare on the player below.
Continuing to support underground Hip-Hop as much as possible, I’m proud to present Esko to the readers of Hip-Hop Kings, with his debut single “Fire Lyrics”. Esko reached out via email in a bid to push his music as far as possible. Hailing from North Carolina, Esko has been working hard creating a local buzz, and using social media to push his music to the ears of rap fans nationwide. Fire Lyrics is a song I’d like to share, and obviously feedback is welcome as always. If you like what you hear, please visit the link below to purchase Esko‘s E.P “The Floor Model E.P” which artwork is below. You can listen to Esko – Fire Lyrics on the player below.
Here is another track from Ceewhy featuring NOV for their single Frontin In My Ride. The promotional graphic bares resemblance to “Stay Up” and is another leak from the upcoming mixtape “The Sickness” which will be available this spring. You can listen to Ceewhy x NOV – Frontin In My Ride on the player below.
I was sent the brand new Mr Drastick video for the single “Palm Of My Hands” which has been directed by DJ Gone. The pair have managed to create a capitulating piece of video which is sure to not only boost the profile of both Mr Drastick and DJ Gone, but also raise general awareness of U.K Hip-Hop across the Internet. Mr Drastick is given a perfect opportunity to flex his lyrical ability, which he does with ease. You can watch the new video for Mr Drastick - Palm Of My Hands on the player below.
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.