UK Hip-Hop pioneer Tricksta released his new album “Out of Darkness Cometh Light” on Monday, with an A-star list of guest appearances which makes it one of the most exciting UK Hip-Hop albums of 2012. Tricksta is a Wolverampton-based producer/DJ/beatmaker/songwriter/label owner/PR Guru and handles just about everything assosiated with the rap industry. Tricksta has called upon a number of high profile artists including Genesis Elijah, Phoenix Da IceFire, Ramson Badbonez and Scorzayzee for guest appearances on the sixteen-track project. Hip-Hop Kings fans can expect to see a review in the forthcoming days, and you can view the artwork, download link and full track listing for Tricksta – Out of Darkness Cometh Light here.
01 – Out Of Darkness Feat. Supar Novar, Cyclonious, LATE, Streetz & Deeze
02 – The Essence Feat. Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, TBear, Dubbledge, Supar Novar & K9
03 – Bars Feat. Size8, Yogi, Dubbledge, TBear & Serocee
04 – Fling Ya Hands Up Feat. Reload, Serocee, Grizzly & Sketchman
05 – Step Steady Feat. Cyclonious, Karl Hinds, Genesis Elijah & MCD
06 – Hip-Hop Feat. Big Cakes, Cobane, Shameless, Big Ben, Reain, LATE, Genesis Elijah, Phoenix Da Icefire & JabbaThaKut
07 – Third World Feat. Phoenix Da Icefire, Big Cakes, Cyclonious, Reain & Big Ben
08 – Death By Dishonour Feat. Iron Braydz, Scorzayzee & Ramson Badbones
09 – In These Manors Feat. Deeze, Conman, Streetz, Marc Anthony & Phoenix Da Icefire
10 – What’s The Point Of It – Feat. TBear, Twissman & Tenny Ten
11 – We’re Goin In Feat. S. Kalibre, Deeze, M.A.B, Deadline, LATE, D Gritty & Jai Boo
12 – For The Slums Feat. Wordsmiff, Big Ben & Supar Novar
13 – Big Figures Feat. TBear, Iron Braydz & Reload
14 – Think Positive Feat Logic, Cons, Big Ben, Shamless, Cyclonious & Quest Rah
15 – Strength In Numbers Feat LATE, Seanie T, Supar Novar, Inja, Double E, Sonny Jim, Cons, Joe Gutta, Conman & Taurus
16 – Life Is So Amazing Feat. Jai Boo, Deeze & LATE
Pre-Order Brother Ali “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” | http://bit.ly/NbZfy1
As I reported early May when Brother Ali dropped a video for the single “Not a Day Goes By” news has finally reached the blogosphere that Brother Ali will be releasing his new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color on 21st August 2012 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Brother Ali has been supportive, and has been supported by Hip-Hop Kings for a number of years, and I’m as excited as ever to hear some new material to a man who’s widely regarded as an underground Hip-Hop legend. As always from Rhymesayers, look out for some innovative and exciting promotion leading up to the album release, however in the meantime you can view the official artwork and pre-order link for Brother Ali – Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color above.
Category: Upcoming Releases
Pre-Order “Everything’s a Gamble Vol.3” | http://bit.ly/Kv37eW
As we approach the release of King Magnetic‘s upcoming “Everything’s a Gamble Vol.3”, I have the new single from the project called Guns Theme. King Magnetic has teamed up with Celph Titled, Ruste Juxx and DJ Revolution for Guns Theme, which has been confirmed as track two in the official track listing from the mixtape, which will be available to fans to download from July 3rd (pre-order link above). King Magnetic is currently working with Reef Tha Lost Cauze on a new project titled “The King and The Cauze” and has been touring the US and Europe with the Jedi Mind Tricks and GZA to name a few. You can listen to King Magnetic ft Celph Titled, Ruste Juxx and DJ Revolution – Guns Theme on the youtube player below.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is AWAR, with the first official single from his upcoming album”Laws of Nature” called Tunnel Vision. AWAR has teamed up with legendary Hip-Hop producer Alchemist who once again proves why he’s considered one of the greatest. AWAR has announced that his Laws of Nature album will be available to fans on 7th August 2012, and feature the likes of MURS, Joe Budden, Roc Marciano and Nottz. Hip-Hop Kings will be following the progress of AWAR and Laws of Nature leading up to the release, however in the meantime you can listen to AWAR – Tunnel Vision (prod Alchemist) on the soundcloud player below.
Through the recent phenomenon that is Instagram, Hip-Hop legend Nas has released the artwork for his upcoming album “Life Is Good”. Hip-Hop Kings previously reported that the album has a release date of 17th July 2012, and we’ve already heard two promo tracks from the project “The Don” and “Daughters“. Rumours are already circulating that the dress in the album cover belongs to Kelis, which would suggest Nas is subliminally saying that without her inspired the title for the album. Keep logging back to Hip-Hop Kings for all the Nas updates prior to the release of “Life Is Good” however you can view the official album cover above.
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Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Blame One (@BlameOne) with the video for his single “Classic Hits”. The single is featured on Blame One’s album “Endurance” and has been produced by Jsupreme. Credits go to Tekktron Films who have created the video, which is widely expected to receive support from a lot of major blogs in the Hip-Hop world. You can download “Endurance” from the link listed above, along with checking other Blame One music, however you can watch Blame One – Classic Hits on the youtube player below.
In March I posted news that REKS will be releasing a new album “Straight, No Chaser” in April, and to celebrate the release we have the video of the single “Chasin”. The Statik Selektah-produced track was also leaked in March and kicked off promotion for Straight, No Chaser which can be downloaded from the link listed above. Please feel free to browse the archives for all REKS news and music, and look out for a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive in the forthcoming weeks. You can watch REKS – Chasin on the youtube player below.
In an attempt to tap into the European Hip-Hop market, London-based Kulez has announced the release of his new mixtape “Euro Trip” on June 1st, available from the official website http://kulez.com. The price will be £10 which also includes a T-Shirt for fans supporting the mixtape, and Kulez also has a European tour planned following the release which commences June 6th. Hip-Hop Kings readers will be familiar with Kulez after the exclusive freestyle he recorded towards the end of 2011 (video embedded below). You can view the official artwork and the track listing for Kulez – Euro Trip here.
1. Take Off
2. Kulez in Paris
3. Wrong Number (FKOF exclusive)
4. Kulez’s World
5. Still Dealing
6. Too Many Grams
7. Kul Riddim
8. Hi-Jack Skit
9. Fuck It
10. Real Manors
11. Road Superstar
12. Neeks and Cheefs
13. Mile-High Club Skit
14. Water Cycle
15. Brighton Blues
16. In-flight Entertainment Skit
17. Horrified Grind
19. Say Hi To My Mrs Remix
20. Say Hi To My Mrs Part 2 Remix
Exactly nine days ago I posted the free download link for Oh No’s single “3 Dollars” which features MF Doom, and now I’ve been sent the official video for the single which will be featured on “Ohnomite”. The album Ohnomite will be available from the 5th June 2012, and the nineteen-track album features guest appearances from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Rapper Big Pooh, Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson and Termanology among others. I expect to receive more promotion ahead of the album release (which can be pre-ordered from the lnk above). You can watch Oh No ft MF Doom – 3 Dollars from the youtube player below.
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Any Hip-Hop fan should take advantage of the fact that Torae has teamed up with Brown Bag AllStars E-Holla for their free collaborative mictape “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself Pt2”. Fans can download using the link above, and Torae and E-Holla have made a 35-track mixtape full of freestyles and features along with new content as well. Hip-Hop Kings recently interviewed Soul Khan and Koncept of the Brown Bag AllStars during their recent UK tour which you can view below, however you can check the artwork and download link for Torae and E-Holla’s “Let Me Reintroduce Myself Pt2” above.
Category: Free Downloads