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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.
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.
Written by Joe Langham (@JoeLang92)
Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead truly lived up to its name putting on a memorable show of some of the UKs finest rappers. English Frank put together a massive line up, both in names and size, which included talent like Skinnyman, Klashnekoff and organiser behind the Hip-Hop mini-fest, English Frank. The setting, Brixton Jamm, despite being on a main road had the feel of being underground, which was rather fitting for the night.
Reveal, the former Poisonous Poets member, opened the night with a selection of acapellas and a couple of songs from his back catalogue. His solid flow over old school beats helped warm up the crowd for the night of real Hip-Hop ahead.
August 8th 2012 marks the release of the British movie “Offender” and Ryan Maxwell of Hip-Hop Kings spoke with English Frank who plays the character Jake in the movie. English Frank speaks about the similarities between him and his character, and what it was like working alongside upcoming actor Joe Cole, GFrsh and Scorcher who also have roles in the movie. You can watch the English Frank interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
A brand new British film titled “Offender” will be in cinemas on August 8th 2012, and features appearances from the likes of English Frank and Mic Righteous amongst others. I recently visited Revolver Studios to speak to English Frank about the upcoming movie, and his role as character Jake. Mic Righteous, G Fresh and Scorcher also play parts alongside the main lead Joe Cole. Look out for the Hip-Hop Kings interview with English Frank coming soon by subscribing to the Hip-Hop Kings Youtube Channel, however you can watch the Offender movie trailer on the link above.
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.
The well supported and followed English Frank presents the new video to his single “Live My Life”. The London-based rap artist displays his lyrical skills over piano-driven beat, and the video is a scary affair of urban London at it’s worst. English Frank also shouts out some classic U.S Hip-Hop music he listened to as a youth towards the end of the track. English Frank was recently on the SB.TV website which gave him a great opportunity to showcase his work to a much wider audience. You can watch the video from English Frank – Live My Life on the video player below.