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It’s that time of year again, when the U.K’s finest Mysdiggi (aka Mystro) presents his annual “UK Rap Up”, and for the first time we have a “behind the scenes” look at Mysdiggi at work. The producer involved in the 2012, and historical UK Rap Up’s is Black Einstein, and thanks to @Dan_DNA and @RVLDRN, fans are given an insight into a small piece of the creative process prior to hearing the single. Mysdiggi has been nominated by Wordplay Magazine for the U.K’s best Hip-Hop album for 2012, so make sure you’ve downloaded the album using the link listed above. You can watch Mysdiggi – 2012 UK Rap Up (Behind the Scenes) on the youtube player below.
Former Living Legends member “The Grouch” has announced he will be embarking on his sixth annual “How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour” for 2012, starting on November 27th in Santa Ana, and finishing on December 18th in Los Angeles. The Grouch will be headlining alongside Eligh, and will also be joined by Mistah FAB, Prof and DJ Fresh. Special guests will also be introduced on the respective nights, and I have the full list of shows which have been listed below. Tickets go on sale on 26th October 2012, however you can view the official tour flyer, along with the full list of dates here.
November 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
November 28 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
November 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
November 30 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece
December 1 – Ft. Collins, CO @ The Aggie
December 2 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
December 4 – Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
December 5 – Boise, ID @ The Reef
December 6 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
December 7 – Spokane, WA @ Aclub
December 8 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
December 9 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
December 11 – Reno, NV @ Comm Row
December 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
December 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
December 16 – San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brewing Co
December 17 – La Jolla, CA @ Porter’s Pub
December 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Mean Fiddler and This is Hip Hop Present RAP MAYHEM – Vinnie Paz / Ill Bill / Pharoahe Monch / O.C & A.G (D.I.T.C)
Ticket Link | http://bit.ly/QmV9nj
If the title didn’t say it already, U.K Hip-Hop fans are in with a massive event next month, as Mean Fiddler and This is Hip Hop Present RAP MAYHEM – Vinnie Paz / Ill Bill / Pharoahe Monch / O.C & A.G (D.I.T.C) who will be performing in London at the HMV Forum on 30th November 2012. The two heavyweight booking agencies have combined for what is said to be an event of the year, with tickets costing £22.50 or V.I.P tickets starting at £40.00 (buy from the link listed above).Expect heavy beats, rugged rhymes, intricate lyricism and incendiary live performances from some of the legends of Hip-Hop, and you can view the official flyer and ticket link here.
Tickets for 9th Wonder | http://bit.ly/z1bbyn
When the great producers of Hip-Hop are discussed, 9th Wonder always makes the list, and fans have the opportunity to see him return to the U.K on Saturday 8th December 2012. The Doctors Orders are responsible for bringing the super-producer to Plan B in Brixton, London, and alongside his live performance will be the UK Premier of “The Wonder Year”, a documentary following a year in the life of 9th Wonder. Support DJ’s on the night will include The Doctors Orders resident Chris P Cuts, along with Rapsody (first ever UK performance), Spin Doctor and CJ Beatz (1xtra). Tickets start at £8.00 and can be purchased on the link above, and you can view the official 9th Wonder show poster here.
Brand new video from U.K pioneer Luc Skyz which is titled Freestyle 2012. Filmed and edited by Wrighty Media, Luc Skyz has also put the lyrics in the youtube video which support why he’s considered one of he most talented writers in the scene. There’s no official news about an upcoming project at the moment from Luc Skyz, however we can expect to see more videos (specifically every two weeks) so keep checking back for updates. You can watch the 2012 Freestyle from Luc Skyz on the youtube player below.
Tickets | www.dmcworld.com/store
In it’s 28th successive year, July 20th will be the date for the DMC UK DJ Final of 2012, and presented by Rane and Serato is promised to be one of the best events of the year. Hosted by Inja, the likes of DJ Switch and DJ Nelson will compete head-to-head, and familiar names such as Fliptrix and Verb T will be performing as “The Four Owls” for the event too. Heats have taken place around the world, from Brazil to Tokyo, July 20th will be the showcase of the finest DJ’s this year. After a successful implantation of Serato which at first proved a major talking point amongst fans and insiders, the level is expected to rise and new boundaries are to be set for forthcoming years. You can watch the Rane and Serato present The DMC UK DJ Final 2012 promo video on the youtube player below.
A word commonly assosiated with underground Hip-Hop is Hieroglyphics, so it brings me great pleasure in announcing that the Hiero Imperium have announced plans for a 2012 summer tour. As it stands at the moment the likes of Souls of Mischief, Pep Love and Casual, along with some very special performances along the way will be touring throughout the USA, starting with The House of Blues on July 19th, and finishing with Country Saloon on 18th August. Fans can check for any updates or changes to the tour schedule on the official Hieroglyphics website listed above, however in the meantime you can view the current tour dates with the promo video below.
7/19 – House Of Blues (San Diego, CA)
7/20 – Fulton 55 (Fresno, CA)
7/21 – Harlows (Sacramento, CA)
8/2 – The Alley (Reno, NV)
8/3 – El Rey (Chico, CA)
8/4 – Art And Soul Festival (Oakland, CA)
8/7 – Humbrews (Arcata, CA)
8/8 – WOW Hall (Eugene, OR)
8/9 – Wild Buffalo (Bellingham, WA)
8/10 – A Club (Spokane, WA)
8/11 – Top Hat (Missoula, MT)
8/12 – The Reef (Boise, ID)
8/15 – Park City Live (Park City, UT)
8/16 – Cervantes (Denver, CO)
8/17 – Find Your Way Festival (State Bridge, CO)
8/18 – Country Saloon (Las Vegas, NV)
The infamous Global Gathering festival has announced the line-up for 2012. A range of superstars will be involved including the likes of Maverick Sabre, P Money, Skepta and Dot Rotten. The festival will be held at Stratford Upon Avon, on the 27th and 28th July, and fans are able to get a wide variety of tickets and packages to make the weekend truly memorable. Music fans of all genres will be entertained with at least 30+ big names performing throughout the weekend. You can view the ticket link above, and the Global Gathering 2012 launch video is listed below.
Rhymesayers artist Brother Ali has announced dates for his European and U.K Tour for 2012. Brother Ali has invited special guests Grieves and Budo on the tour, which in total will see the Rhymesayers team visit a total of thirteen cities across eight countries. Fans located in London, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton will be blessed with Brother Ali and Grieves and Budo in May, who then travel to Europe finishing in Norway on 24th May. Brother Ali is also releasing his upcoming album “Mourning in America, Dreaming in Color”, and Grieves and Budo will be touring to support their album release of the critically acclaimed “Together/Apart”. You can view the full list of tour dates for Brother Ali‘s 2012 UK and European Tour below.
10/05 – London, UK @ XOYO
11/05 – Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
12/05 – Bristol, UK @ The Thekla
13/05 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
15/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
16/05 – Paris, FR @ Le Divan du Monde
17/05 – Berlin, DE @ Festall Kreuzberg
18/05 – Munich, DE @ Hansa 39
19/05 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX zaal
21/05 – Copenhagen, DK @ Little Vega
22/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Fasching
23/05 – Oslo, NO @ Bla
24/05 – Bergen, NO @ Garage
After releasing previous singles “Neva Blink” and “West London” Hip-Hop artist Reveal returns with the official video for his single “Warning”. The track has been produced by Paris based Mahdyar Aghajani, and features on Reveal’s upcoming seven track E.P “Seven Shades” which is available to fans on the 7th February 2012. Reveal dedicates the track “Warning” to his father who was killed in 2003 working as a cameraman in Kurdistan. You can watch the brand new video from Reveal – Warning on the video player below.