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Written by Joe Langham.
In 2006, Nas proclaimed that hip-hop was dead. In 2013, scores of artists have been coming together for a series of live shows to prove that hip-hop music is still very much alive. These shows are proudly called Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead. On its third night, Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead has already been upgraded to a larger venue, The Garage in Islington. The line-up combined some of the biggest acts from the first two nights such as Genesis Elijah and Black the Ripper and welcomed some new faces from around the UK including Northern duo Leddie and Smoggy.
As we approach the release of Samson (Black the Ripper‘s) upcoming mixtape 420, we’re treated to a brand new video for the single “Open Your Mind”. Samson has used the beat from The Roots’ World Full of Sadness (prod J Dilla) for the single which he makes his own. Samson has released a number of promo videos prior to the release of the 420 mixtape which can be watched on his official YouTube page on the link above. You can watch Samson – Open Your Mind on the YouTube player below.
Written by Joe Langham.
Read the “Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead” debut event Review here - http://bit.ly/YB97W2
English Frank and Black The Ripper in Leeds - http://bit.ly/WRYQS1
Following the massive success of the opening night, Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead returned for a second night with another massive line up to match. With the opening night back in December setting the bar so high, matching it would not be easy, yet English Frank once again rounded up some of the UK’s biggest names in hip-hop for a memorable night.
Tickets for English Frank + Black The Ripper | http://bit.ly/10jX92g
Thanks to Hold Tight Events, English Frank and Black The Ripper will be performing in Leeds at the Cockpit on Sunday 31st March 2013. With support from Asher Don and his band Unbound, Dialect, Potter, Weezy Jefferson, Sandy Minto and SIth and KoSteez, fans will be entertained with a night of Hip-Hop and Grime. Tickets are available from the link listed above, however residents of Leeds can visit Crash Records and Jumbo Records. English Frank spoke with HHK last year ahead of the movie Offender, which you can watch on the youtube player below, however you can view the ticket link and flyer for the English Frank and Black The Ripper gig here.
With over 12000 views since it was uploaded at midnight on September 3rd 2011, here is the video for Lowkey ft M1 (Dead Prez) and Black The Ripper for their collaborative track “Obama Nation 2″. Lowkey will be releasing his album “Soundtrack to the Struggle” on 16th October 2011, and Hip-Hop Kings previously released the track listing and artwork for the album. Soundtrack to the Struggle is one of the most anticipated U.K Hip-Hop released ever, and Lowkey has already leaked a number of tracks from the album which can be found in the Hip-Hop Kings archives, and look out for an official Hip-Hop Kings review coming soon. You can watch Lowkey ft M1 and Black the Ripper – Obama Nation 2 on the video player below.
6 Million Ways DOWNLOAD Link – http://bit.ly/fPx1UQ
Here is the new video from Black The Ripper for his single “6 Million Ways” which feature the hottest U.K artists including Dru Blu (Don Strapzy), Ghetts, English Frank and DVS. The track has been produced, directed and edited by Charlie Sloth all within 24 hours and uploaded to the Internet for the bloggers and fans to see. You can buy the single from the link listed above, however you can watch the video for Black The Ripper ft Dru Blu (Don Strapzy), Gheets, English Frank and DVs – 6 Million Ways on the video player below.
If you’re a U.K Hip-Hop fan you need to be at the Speakers Corner event on Friday Feb 18th in Brixton for the Rewd Adams LP launch. Hosted by Rodney P, Logic (Peoples Army) and DJ Snuff, a range of top artists will be present including the likes of Klashnekoff, Lowkey, Black The Ripper, Dubbledge and Stig of the Dump amongst others. While fans celebrate the release of Rewd Adams’ “Rewd Awakening” free album, Speakers Corner will also be presenting “End of the Weak” MC Challenge which will be heat 1 of 4. Additionally The Peoples Army will be present to bless the stage throughout the evening. The event runs from 9pm – 6am, with tickets £6 advance and £8 on the door. I will be attending the event so look out for the official Hip-Hop Kings and come say hello and buy me a drink! The event for the Speakers Corner and Rewd Adams LP Launch flyer is above.
To conclude my U.K Hip-Hop day I’m delighted to share a new track from Ragz Originale called “Pagans” which features Black The Ripper and Stanley Epics. Ragz Originale has been featured on Hip-Hop Kings previously with his video “The Episode” and his free mixtape Re-Invention. Black The Ripper needs no introduction, and is one of the most in-demand artists right now. Stanley Epics makes his first appearance, and I’d like to post more from him in the future. You can listen to Ragz Originale x Black The Ripper x Stanley Epics – Pagans below.
Here is the brand new video from three U.K Hip-Hop heavyweights Lowkey, Akala and Black The Ripper titled “I Still Believe”. Directed and edited by Morgan Keyz of SBTV, Lowkey continues to amaze fans with his uncensored lyrics and mind-provoking substance. Lowkey is preparing to release his highly anticipated album “Soundtrack To The Struggle” which has been listed as a 2011 release. You can watch the new video from Lowkey x Akala x Black The Ripper – I Still Believe on the player below.
As the U.K Hip-Hop world prepares for another DJ Gone compilation album with a prayer we see some creativity, co-signing the thoughts of the people are Charlie Sloth and Black The Ripper, with their new single “Where Did It Go”. The sea-front shot video was directed and edited by Charlie Sloth himself, who has been supporting Black The Ripper on his BBC Radio 1xtra mix show. You can view the iTunes purchase link below, along with watching the new video for Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go.
Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go (Download Link) – http://bit.ly/dkAGoh