As we prepare for the release of Illus‘ forthcoming album “Family First” on 29th May 2012, we have the new video for the single which features J-Live called “Magical”. In a family-focused and positive message track, Illus is introduced to Hip-Hop Kings as not only a role model, but also a wicked lyricist and full of vivid imagery. Fans can pre-order Illus’ upcoming album “Family First” from the link listed above, and keep checking back for more promotion ahead of the album release. You can watch Illus ft J-Live – Magical on the youtube player below.
1.) “Family First” (Produced by and featuring Ill Bill)
2.) “The Gift” (Featuring Ill Bill, Blueprint & DJ Johnny Juice, Produced by DJ Johnny Juice)
3.) “Magical” (Produced by and featuring J-Live)
4.) “Eyes of a Child”
5.) “Life” (Produced by and featuring Phashara from the Beatmonstas)
6.) “Sacrifice” (Featuring Logic and godAWFUL, produced by godAWFUL)
7.) “All Love” (Produced by and featuring Erin Barra)
8.) “Super Dad” (Produced by and featuring Esoteric)
9.) “Extraordinary” (Produced by and featuring Blueprint)
10.) “Son of a Beat” (Featuring Chuuwee, Produced by ICBM)
11.) “Daddy Duty” (Produced by and featuring Headsnack)
12.) “Forever” (Produced by and featuring Apathy)
Arguably the biggest Hip-Hop album this year was J.Cole’s “Cole World” and the signature track “Lost Ones” now has an official video. Fans can still download Coles World using the download link above, and browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous leaks and tracks which didn’t make the final album cut. In the meantime you can watch J.Cole – Lost Ones on the video player below.
Following the release and massive independent success of Lowkey‘s album “Soundtrack to the Struggle”, we have the brand new video for his single “Dear England”. As always Global Faction have directed the video, for the song which features Mai Khalil and is one of the fans’ favourites on “Soundtrack to the Struggle”. Fans can continue to download and support the album by clicking on the download link above, however you can listen to Lowkey – Dear England on the video player below.
1/4th Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5’9 has teamed up with Travis Barker for their collaborative effort “Legendary” which is rumoured to have been leaked from the forthcoming Royce Da 5’9 album “Success is Certain”. The new Success is Certain album will be available to fans on August 9th, and we’ve seen Royce Da 5’9 take a strategical commercial route to the release, by also teaming up with Eminem and Bruno Mars for the “Lighters” single. You can download Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem – Bad Meets Evil from the download link above, and read the official Hip-Hop Kings review as well. You can listen to Royce Da 5’9 ft Travis Barker – Legendary on the audio player below.
Here is the exclusive interview with Waka Flocka Flame for Hip-Hop Kings.
Thanks for speaking to us man. You’re currently in the process of releasing your single “No Hands” which features Roscoe Dash and Wale. How did the collaboration come about?
WFF – I was in a regular studio session with Roscoe Dash and Drummer Boy. Wale had a session at the same studio with Gucci. He came in to introduce himself and I told him I had a song for him. Then the magic began.
Are you surprised that it’s reached the 28 million YouTube views mark which is a big accomplishment?
WFF – I wasn’t surprised it reached 28 million, I was just shocked that it happened so fast!
Was there any specific reason to primarily work with Lex Lugar for the production?
WFF – I wanted to break my new producer. I wanted to introduce him to the world. Next up is Southside.
Who had the idea to create “Brick Squad”?
WFF – Bricksquad came from Gucci
Apart from yourself who do you think is the best artist both lyrically and musically from the group?
WFF – I consider all of my artists and producers on my label Bricksquad Monopoly the best
The group “Desperados” is well known within the Hip Hop world, can you confirm any detail on a forthcoming album or mixtape?
WFF – Keep following me on twitter to find out @wakaflockabsm
Where can fans check for new updates on the music? And what mixtapes and videos have you got in the upcoming months?
WFF – They can follow me on twitter @wakaflockabsm, go to mizayentertainment.com, or go to wakaflocka1017.com. I have a mixtape out called, “Salute me or Shoot me 3″ Look out for my video for my single,”Groove Street Party”
Is there anything else you’d like to add to the interview?
WFF – 2011 is mine
Thanks for speaking to Hip Hop Kings.
So we have it, after much waiting since 2007’s The Cool, Lupe Fiasco finally manages to get Lasers to see the light of day. The question is of course, is was it worth the wait (around 2 years since it was announced under another name) and how does it sound.
Lupe is an interesting MC for the fact he is so versatile, easily flitting between being a political voice to making laid back easily listening music to the more pop orientated hits. He has created characters and concepts as well as some very strong thought inspiring music. He is both lyrical but with a penchant for witty wordplay and recognizable hooks. Therefore before you even listen to the album you have to be aware of this because it means you can quite easily be listening to anything and perhaps need to understand the nature of the problems associated with getting the album released from the beginning.
Following the release of Talib Kweli‘s latest album “Gutter Rainbows” I wanted to share a recent video for the single “Im On One”. Talib Kweli is widely regarded as a Hip-Hop legend, and the recent album is available to fans now (please support and buy a copy). Im The One has already been credited with over 65,000 YouTube views which is sure to rapidly increase over the forthcoming months. Talib Kweli does what he does best – show a great display of lyricism, whilst making a catchy hook which his fans are sure to remember. You can watch the new video for Talib Kweli – Im On One below.
Following on from the hit single “Give Back” with Mutya Buena in 2009, and a progessive 2010, Tah Mac presents his latest video for the track “California” which features Tony Deniro and Kelly. The official video was uploaded towards the end of December 2010 and has been credited with thousands of YouTube views to date. Fans can download Tah Mac – California from Amazon (link below) and the other online digital retailers. You can watch the brand new video for Tah Mac – California on the video player below.
Following the exclusive interview with Copywrite, and the release of his album “The Life and Times of Peter Nelson”, Copywrite has a new video for the single “Dont Kill Me”. Directed by RML, the video shows a typically outgoing and outspoken Copywrite entertaining as he does best. You can download Copywrite‘s “Life and Times of Peter Nelson” on the download link below, and you can listen to the exclusive Hip-Hop Kings interview with Copywrite too. Lastly, you can watch Copywrite – Dont Kill Me on the video player below.
Hip-Hop Kings INTERVIEW with Copywrite – http://bit.ly/dJiVRP