U.K Hip-Hop artist Dazzle has been featured on Hip-Hop Kings a number of times throughout the course of 2011, and to end the year this is part one of his “Dazzle Documentary 2011″. Dazzle speaks about his pssion for music and the reasons he creates music. Dazzle also speaks about his mixtape “Unity” and the reasons for bringing rappers from all over London together. Lastly Dazzle records his fans giving their views on him as an artist and person. You can watch part 1 of the Dazzle Documentary 2011 on the youtube player below.
Making an introduction on Hip-Hop Kings is Karriem Riggins, and the video we have is some live footage playing alongside Common at the Detroit Jazz Festival 2011. Credits go to Shot Selection for directing the video, which will hopefully open a lot of people up to Karriem Riggins. Watch out and keep logging back in for plenty of new music in the forthcoming months, however you can watch the live video of Karriem Riggins and Common – Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival 2011 on the video player below.
Earlier this week I posted some footage from the Elzhi gig in London (Jazz Cafe) that was filmed by Dan Hurley (@NomadicSporadic) for Hip-Hop Kings. We now have the interview that Elzhi did after the show with us, which is a U.K and European exclusive. Elzhi speaks about his desire to work with Nas, and what he personally thought of ELmatic and his favourite tracks. You can watch the Elzhi Interview with Hip-Hop Kings below.
Another International collaboration from Iron Braydz has seen a recent video with New York based Double A.B for their track “London Calling”. Double A.B has been living in Tottenham for the past few months, and the video is based around the London riots earlier in August 2011. The collaborative track is another great example of International Hip-Hop at it’s best, and both Double A.B and Iron Braydz are succesfully building their profiles as a result. You can watch Double A.B ft Iron Braydz – London Calling on the video player below
On Sunday I linked with the mighty Mystro at Sedgwick Avenue in Leeds for a brand new interview and freestyle. As Hip-Hop Kings readers are aware, we caught up with Mystro about a year ago, and during his return to Leeds for “The Guilty Party” event, we got an exclusive (unheard) freestyle, and spoke about what’s been happening since “Fuck Da Taxman”. Check out a bit of live footage as well, by watching the brand new freestyle and interview with Mystro below.
Here is the official Duck Down vs Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap video, which shows a number of artist features from Smif N Wessun, Buckshot, Skyzoo and many more. Credits go to Brian Petchers, Will Sanderson and Johnny Ferri for the filming and editing of the video, which is a fantastic feature for fans who were, and weren’t in attendance. You can watch the official Duck Down vs Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap on the video player below.
Following the release of Elamtic, Elzhi has announced a string of European tour dates to conclude the end of a hugely successful year. Starting from tonight in Berlin, Elzhi has no fewer than fifteen shows across a number of European countries in under one month, and the Slum Village rapper will be catching up with Hip-Hop Kings during his tour to give an exclusive encounter of the brilliant year he’s had. You can view the Elzhi European Tour Dates for 2011 below.
October 26 @ Cassiopeia | Berlin, Germany
October 27 @ Zieglers | Heidelberg, Germany
October 28 @ Kaserne | Basel, Switzerland
October 29 @ Skaters Palace | Münster, Germany
October 31 @ Vooruit Ballroom | Gent, Belgium
November 1 @ Hiroshima Mon Amour | Turin, Italy
November 2 @ De Nieuwe Oogst | Rotterdam, Netherlands
November 3 @ Jazz Cafe | London, United Kingdom
November 4 @ Nosturi | Helsinki, Finland
November 5 @ Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Köln, Germany
November 6 @ Conne Island | Leipzig, Germany
November 7 @ Stengade | Copenhagen, Denmark
November 9 @ Kapu | Linz, Austria
November 10 @ Backstage | München, Germany
November 11 @ Kugl | St Gallen, Switzerland
November 12 @ La Coupole | Biel, Switzerland
November 13 @ La Bellevilloise | Paris, France
Here is the brand new video from Mic Righteous which features Lucia and Logic for their collaborative single “You Live On”. Uploaded yesterday the video has already been credited with over 1000 youtube views, and the video is to support Mic Righteous’ debut mixtape “Yob Culture” which you can download from the official Mic Righteous website from the link above. You can also watch Mic Righteous ft Lucia and Logic – You Live On on the video player below.