Always aiming to bring you something different to the norm, we came across this new video from Ctrl Z. We previously hosted the single which shows the single Ruffneck remixed by Ctrl Z and The Freestylers, and also feature the rapper Navigator. The official video for Ruffneck has now been launched in an attempt to increase the profile of the label “Never Say Die”. The video is a blend of all the four remixes, and shines light from a different perspective on up-tempo music. You can watch the Ctrl Z – Ruffneck Remix Video on the player below.
Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice has teamed up with upcoming producer MoSS to release a collaborative album called “Special Reserve”. The scheduled release date is 15th December 2009, and a pre-confirmed tracklisting and artwork has been disclosed in the press release. We all know plenty about Obie Trice, however MoSS is the first producer signed to DJ Premier’s “Works of Mart” production company, and has worked with the likes of Ghostface, Joell Ortiz, AZ, Kool G Rap and many more. We will no doubt have leaked tracks and info leading up to the release of “Special Reserve” in the near future. You can view the artwork and tracklisting for Obie Trice and Moss’ album “Special Reserve” on the player below.
2.) Got Hungry
3.) You’ve Been Slain
4.) On & On
5.) I Am
6.) 4 Stories
7.) Roughnecks f/Deuce Wonder
8.) Cool Cat
9.) What You Want
10.) Jack My Dick
11.) Dope, Jobs, Homeless (alternate take / Bonus Song)
Category: Upcoming Releases
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with London-rapper Morrison Ford, and deliver the blog’s first audio interview since the re-launch. We spoke for just over ten minutes about Morrison Ford’s upcoming project “Stage Of Mine” and his previous mixtapes that he has also been involved with. We recently hosted his video “Point 2 Life” which is the start of Morrison Ford’s musical campaign. We will be working directly with Morrison Ford in the upcoming weeks to present a free link to some music he’s selected exclusively for Hip-Hop Kings. The U.K rap star is one to watch. You can listen to the Morrison Ford Interview on the player below.
Not one to conform to the masses, SoulStice announced that he has a track which has been confirmed to be included in the upcoming film “The Blind Side” which features actress Sandra Bullock. SoulStice was approached to create a track for the movie, and the scene is the hood from where the main character is from. SoulStice admitts it’s slightly “thuggish” but to have the track featured in the movie is a massive boost for SoulStice’s career. The movie hits the screen on November 20th, however you can look at the information on the link below.
Following the news that U.K Hip-Hop artist Dubbledge was releasing his new album “One Inch Punch” a promotional single has been released called “Glaciers of Ice” which features TB. Dropping on my birthday (7th December – don’t forget!) One Inch Punch will offer something simply brilliant to the Hip-Hop scene, and Dubbledge is the perfect candidate to bring that forward. We previously released the official press release for One Inch Punch, however you can listen to Dubbledge x TB – Glaciers of Ice on the player below.
We’re progressing nicely with the Digital Revolution mixtape series, and none other than Tricksta is back to present the new Volume 4 – Hosted by Big Cakes. Well known for bringing together the finest of U.K Hip-Hop music, the U.K Runnings Digital Revolution series still remains a free download to fans which is a gift in it’s own right. The likes of Manny Moscow, LATE and Kyza amongst other artists feature. You can view the tracklisting and artwork for U.K Runnings – Digital Revoultion 4 below.
01 – BIG CAKES – INTRO
02 – BIG CAKES FEAT COCTONE – ITS ALL CAKE (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
03 – TBEAR – BILLS TOO PAY
04 – SKANDAL – MATRIX RELOADED
05 – MANNY MOSCOW FEAT BIG CAKES – HIDE & SEEK (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
06 – IRON BRYADZ – BIGGEST VICTIM
07 – LATE – FRIENDS
08 – SUPAR NOVAR – THE WAY WERE LIVING
09 – BIG CAKES – DONT TAKE THE MICK
10 – 10SHOTT – GHOST TOWN
11 – KYZA – GO IN
12 – RELOAD – FEEL THE HUNGER (PROD BY TRICKSTA)
13 – DEADLY – DEADLY FOR MUSIC
14 – CRIME FEAT KILBILL & RENEGADE (GTS MOB) – ITS RECESSION
15 – MR DRASTICK – NOTHING TO LOSE
16 – BIG CAKES FEAT CYCLONIOUS – KEEP RUNNIN
17 – FATHOMLESS1 – THE REASON
18 – BIG BEN – BRAPP (FINSBURY PARK ECLIPSE REMIX)
19 – SCORZAYZEE – THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
20 – BIG CAKES – OUTRO
Category: Free Downloads
D Julien has taken a classic Jay-Z beat in the form of “Never Change” and re-worked the song for the DJBooth.Net freestyle series. D Julien has previously released a number of tracks and projects, which has had fans download in their thousands for their listening pleasure. Live, Love and Learn was the most recent release, and we also caught D Julien on 102.5 FM NYC Radio a month ago in the studio. You can listen to D Julien – Never Change on the player below.
HHK: Thanks for speaking to us Komp’l. As the fans aware we proudly hosted the new mixtape “Tunnel Vision“. The response on the blog was great, however how did the fans find the mixtape? And how would you describe your music to people who are thinking of downloading?
Komp’l: First off it’s a pleasure to be speaking with you HHK I appreciate you hosting my mixtape. Well as far as finding my mixtape I just did heavy promotion through the networking sites such as twitter, MySpace, Facebook, e-mailing and word of mouth. I would describe my music as feel good music, music for everyone doesn’t really matter what genre of music your into you will be able to vibe to at least one song of mine.
Following the intense promotion for 810‘s upcoming mixtape “Glass Half Full”, a single called Issues has been leaked to fans for free download. The track is produced by Mydus who is rumoured to be featured heavily on the mixtape. The release date is still scheduled for 12th November 2009, and has been co-sponsored by 2DopeBoyz, DJ Booth and IllRoots. You can listen to 810 – Issues on the player below.
Here is a brand new single from West-Coast artist The Game, featuring Jigg and Gucci Mane called “Krazy”. The Game has recently announced that his newest album “The R.E.D” would be pushed back to February 2010 to record more material. The single Krazy has been produced by Timbaland, and by his standard has been relatively quiet over the past few months. It’s rumoured he’s working hard on The Game’s new album, along with other projects as well. Jigg and Gucci Mane have an excellent opportunity to showcase their talent as well, however it’s unconfirmed whether Krazy will be featured on The R.E.D final tracklisting. You can listen to The Game x Jigg x Gucci Mane – Krazy on the player below.