Tha Vill – Happy Hour (Video)

• August 27, 2009 • Comments (3)
Tha Vill - Happy Hour (Video)

Tha Vill – Happy Hour (Video)

California-based Tha Vill is releasing his single “Happy Hour” on 28th September, and has created a video to support the release.

The video has already had the approval from Channel AKA and Flava, and has had 100,000 downloads in America. Vill is one of the original pioneers of the electro-urban sound, and produced the huge hit “California Dreams” featuring The Game. You can watch Tha Vill – Happy Hour on the player below.

2017 UPDATE – We’ve posted the YouTube video which was hosted by SB.TV.

Tha Vill continues to work hard and is now an Emmy nominated artist. He’s heavily into writing, producing, directing and management. His most recent single “Young World” was made available for a free download via Twitter. here were also pictures shared of him in the studio with Silentó and working and being featured on various radio stations. We lost touch with Vill but wish him all the best in his music career. We still love  the “Happy Hour” video too!

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Gipsy.Cz – Represent (Video)

• August 26, 2009 • Comments (1)
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Gipsy.Cz

Here’s a sample of European Hip-Hop music at it’s best. We’ve previously covered Gipsy.Cz and we’re proud to showcase their newest video “Represent”.

The group have accomplished huge feats in their homeland. They plan to break into the UK Hip-Hop / U.S music market in the next few years. You can watch the Gipsy. Cz – Represent video on the YouTube player below.

2017 UPDATE – We’ve now posted the official YouTube player below.

Gipsy.Cz went on to release a lot of new music, including the very popular “Jednou”. They went on to perform throughout Europe and were highly rated by MTV. They played at Glastonbury 2007 festival. A huge achievement was representing their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.

Watch Gipsy. Cz – Represent on the YouTube player below.

 

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U.K Runnings – Verbal Scriptures Mixtape (Music)

• August 24, 2009 • Comments (3)
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U.K Runnings – Verbal Scriptures Mixtape – Tricksta – U.K Hip-Hop

Presented once again by Tricksta, U.K Runnings releases another addition to their series in the form of Verbal Scriptures Mixtape.

U.K Hip-Hop at it’s best with unheard remixes, exclusive tracks, and generally a compilation of the best artists and songs in the circuit at the moment. Tricksta never fails to produce quality music, and the tracklist and purchase link are available below.

DISK ONE

01 – Blak Twang – So Hard
02 – Kyza – Dirty
03 – TBear – Flexasize
04 – Mr Drastick – I Spy Pussy
05 – M9 – Wrong Growth
06 – Stylah – Please Listen
07 – Sonnyjim Feat Jehst & Cappo – God Complex
08 – Asaviour & DJ IQ Feat Dubbledge – Nextweek
09 – Salvo Feat Kashmere & Chester P – The Info
10 – Lowkey – Long Live Palestine (The Last Skeptik Remix)
11 – Streetz Feat K.Ners – Get Away
12 – Manny Moscow Feat LATE & Jai Boo – Flows & Bars
13 – Raggo Zulu Rebel, Big Cakes, Teach, Logic & Manic – My Pain
14 – Haka Presents DVS & OC Jigga – London Is Calling
15 – The Colony – New Rules
16 – LATE – Supply & Demand
17 – Joker Starr Feat Micall Parknsun – Stay On The Move
18 – Jabba Tha Kut Feat Supar Novar – All Alone

DISC TWO

01 – Cobane – I Need More
02 – Nasah from Mud Fam – No Long Ting
03 – Jyager Feat Foreign Beggars & Kashmere – Frozen In The Night
04 – Kroscene Feat Kid Rad – Greed
05 – Big V Feat Mailk & Dreadful – That’s Danger
06 – Unfriendly Neighbours – Swagga
07 – Conman Feat 10Shott – Pay Up
08 – Undercurrent Feat Grit Grammar – Paratroppers
09 – K9 – Code Red
10 – King P Feat Yogi – Won’t Stop
11 – P.A.C – What U
12 – AC Feat Terra & Genesis Elijah – Bad Luck
13 – Million Dan – Hip Hop You Don’t Stop
14 – Ramson Badbones & Jetsun Beats – Hit Da Deck
15 – Iron Braydz – Lost
16 – OC Jigga – Caller ID
17 – Skandal – Spaceship
18 – Willo Wispa – Same Ol’ Same Old

You can purchase U.K Runnings – Verbal Scriptures Mixtape HERE

 

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DMC DJ Championship 25th Year Anniversary (News)

• August 23, 2009 • Comments (5)
DMC DJ Championship 25th Year Anniversary

DMC DJ Championship 25th Year Anniversary

The legendary DMC DJ Championships have reached a landmark 25 years of showcasing the finest DJ talent’s across the world. It’s the DMC DJ Championship 25th Year Anniversary.

The world-famous competition has launched, and highlighted various careers including DJ Cash Money (1988 winner), DJ Cutmaster Swift (1989 winner) and three time winner DJ Craze (98,99,2000).

The popular heat-style arena tests opponents on their on-the-spot mixing and scratching abilities, much like freestyle battles amongst rappers. The 25th anniversary proves to be the biggest to date, with confirmed performers such as DJ Yoda, Q Bert, Rob Swift and Super-Jam. Hosted at indig02, competitors will be battling for fantastic prizes, along with their name shared amongst previous winners of the competition.

For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster, or the official DMC website.

2017 UPDATE – The DMC’s have continued to be an integral part of the DJ world and Hip-Hop community.

We’ve seen a number of excellent winners of the years. I’ve posted the list of winners below. We’ve also replaced the original video in this post. DJ Brace won the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championships. We’ve posted his winning set below.

2002 – DJ Kentaro (Japan)
2003 – Dopey (Canada)
2004 – Ie.Merg (USA)
2005 – Ie.Merg (USA)
2006 – Netik (France)
2007 – DJ Rafik (Germany)
2008 – DJ Fly (France)
2009 – DJ Shiftee (USA)
2010 – DJ LigOne (France)
2011 – DJ Vajra (USA)
2012 – DJ Izoh (Japan)
2013 – DJ Fly (France)
2014 – Mr. Switch (UK)
2015 – Vekked (Canada)
2016 – DJ Yuto (Japan)

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Method Man and Redman Perform Blackout 2 Live (Video)

• August 22, 2009 • Comments (2)
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Method Man and Redman – Blackout 2

Following the release of their highly anticipated “Blackout 2” album, Method Man and Redman were performing the single “City Lights” in San Francisco to a packed-out crowd. You can watch Method Man and Redman perform Blackout 2 live.

Blackout 2 has reportedly sold over 65,000 units since it’s released, and finds Meth and Red reunite following successful releases such as Blackout, and How High. You can watch Method Man and Redman live on the player below.

2017 UPDATE – It’s no surprise that Method Man and Redman are now regarded as Hip-Hop legends. The pair have continued to star in movies (How High) and various other group and solo albums. As Hip-Hop Kings favourites, we’re yet to meet Method Man and Redman but we’re working on it!

When we posted the original video back in 2009, Blackout 2 had been released. As we initially reported it had sold over 65000 records. According to Wikipedia, it had sold over 175,000 copies by September 2010. Since the video is no longer available, we’ve shared a 2012 live performance. Method Man and Redman are live in Paris performing in front of a very receptive crowd. We have posted the times of each live song below.

0:00 Intro
1:09 Big Dogs
2:23 4, 3, 2, 1
4:36 Diggy Doc
5:34 Time 4 Sum Aksion
7:30 M.E.T.H.O.D Man
10:15 Blow Your Mind
11:35 Tonight´s Da Night
13:18 Ice Cream -Instrumental
15:10 All I Need
16:45 Love At First Sight
17:45 Pick It Up
19:20 I´LL Be Dat
22:40 Grid Iron Rap
23:38 Bring The Pain
25:15 Smoke Intermission
28:08 Run 4 Cover
29:35 Do You Really (Thang Thang)
30:50 Freestyle (from “Jamal”)
33:00 Dj Dice Scratching
36:20 Smash Sumthin
38:22 Let´s Get Dirty
40:35 Suspect Chin Music
43:50 Let Da Monkey Out
44:24 Da Goodness
47:52 The Motto
51:20 Smoke Intermission
52:20 How High
56:18 How High Part 2
59:20 Y.O.U.
1:03:55 Judgement Day
1:07:20 Da Rockwilder
1:10:50 Shimmy Shimmy Ya
1:12:30 Brooklyn Zoo

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Luc Skyz – Catch My Drift (Video)

• August 20, 2009 • Comments (1)
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Luc Skyz

When it comes to UK Hip-Hop, Luc Skyz is one of the most infamous figures when discussing post-2000 artists. Here is the video for his single “Catch My Drift”.

The new single Catch My Drift has a release date of September 7th 2009, and is listed on the forthcoming album which is currently untitled. The album will be produced by Bolo, who is more known for working with Hip-Hop superstar T-Pain. We will share more information on the new project as soon as we receive it. We will also post the official artwork and tracklisting. Expect collaborations from other UK Hip-Hop artists and producers. You can watch the official video for Luc Skyz – Catch My Drift on the video player below.

2017 UPDATE – We have now updated the Luc Skyz – Catch My Drift video with the official one below. This post has been modified in 2017 to keep fans updated with the artists we’ve supported over the years.

Luc Skyz went on to collaborate with the likes of Maverick Sabre and Reveal (Poisonous Poets). It’s been a while since we heard from him. After checking the Twitter feed, the last update was in 2016. We are friends with Luc on Facebook and see he’s doing well outside of music. We would love to continue featuring his music on the website if we do receive any new material. Luc did release “The Maze Mixtape” in 2013 but that was the last official project we’ve seen. There was a 2012 freestyle that we featured, and of course a SBTV session. Along with a lot of UK Hip-Hop artists we supported in our earlier days, little commercial success was gained.

We hope you enjoy “Catch My Drift” and it takes you down memory lane. Check out the other UK Hip-Hop artists we’ve featured over the years, as we continue to bring you new music. The likes of Maverick Sabre has gone on to achieve great things as most of you know. Reveal is still releasing music as well (not with Poisonous Poets). Doc Brown has moved into the comedy world. Luc Skyz did move into the movie world. He has an official IMDB profile and appeared in “His’Story” and “4 O’Clock Club”.

Drop your comments on the Catch My Drift video below and join the conversation on Twitter. Luc Skyz Twitter is @LucSkyz and you can also follow Hip-Hop Kings on Twitter (@HipHopKingsUK)

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Murs x ? x Slug = Felt 3 (A Tribute To ___)

• August 19, 2009 • Comments (6)
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Felt3

Following the success of Felt 2 (A Tribute to Lisa Bonet), Slug and Murs have joined forces once again to release Felt3 – A Tribute to ___.

The duo are set to introduce a third party into the arrangement, with bookies-favourite Ant (Atmosphere producer) at the forefront. With the timing almost perfect, word on the street suggests Michael Jackson could be the tribute, however no official word has come from the Rhymesayers camp. You can watch the video trailer to Felt3 (A tribute to ___) on the player below.

2017 UPDATE – we now of course can download Felt 3 ( A Tribute to Rosie Perez) from iTunes > DOWNLOAD FELT 3.

Atmosphere and Murs have both achieved huge commercial success. We’ve followed the career of both and are proud to have met and interviewed Atmosphere. Our “Southsiders” interview with Slug has reached over 10,000 views. We have posted the official interview below. Please make sure you check the rest of the website to listen to the newer Murs and Atmosphere music.

We highly recommend downloading Felt 3 for your listening pleasure. The download link comes with a bonus track so make sure this is part of your collection. We would love to hear your thoughts on your favourite track so join us on Twitter (@HipHopKingsUK). The single “Protagonists” warranted a video following the release of Felt 3. We’ve posted the YouTube for Felt (Murs and Slug) – Protagonists below.

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