Masta Ace – Son of Yvonne | DOWNLOAD
This is an exclusive 45-minute Q and A session with Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Stricklin (eMC) and Marco Polo, filmed by Hip-Hop Kings and @CreationBeats at Sedgwick Avenue in Leeds. During the Masta Ace 2012 tour of the UK, he gave fans in Leeds a worldwide exclusive first listen of the album MA Doom: Son of Yvonne, and the opportunity to open questions to an audience of 100+. The full list of questions are placed in the description of the YouTube video, and you can watch the Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Stricklin and Marco Polo LIVE Q+A on the youtube player below.
RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists. (2012)
Written by Adam Leivers
After years of flirting with film through bit-part acting roles and producing film scores for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Ghost Dog: Way Of the Samurai’ and in part Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’, the Abbott and founding member of what some would consider the greatest Hip-Hop collective to ever exist has finally struck out on his own.
His directorial debut ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ sees RZA in his element, creating a truly modern martial arts film that acts as a collage of the Wu-Tang Clan’s noticeable influences and an homage to the classic kung-fu movies he loves.
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.
After releasing their latest E.P “Bulletin”, eight-piece Hip-Hop band Lazy Habits film an exclusive interview with Hip-Hop Kings. The London based collective speak about the E.P and how they overcome creative differences when recording in the studio, and promoting their projects to the public. Lazy Habits were also booked to perform with Doom, and explain what it was like sharing the stage with him, and their involvement with other artists and bands within the U.K Hip-Hop scene. Make sure you subscribe to the Hip-Hop Kings Youtube Channel for more high quality content, or subscribe to the mailing list to get the new Hip-Hop Kings exclusives first. You can watch the Lazy Habits interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
This is a brand new freestyle from U.K Hip-Hop heavyweight Kyza, which was filmed at the 2012 UK Boom Bap Festival. Kyza goes IN for the Hip-Hop Kings camera, and at the end of the freestyle, Kyza announced that “My Very Own Album” is currently in the works, however fans will be treated to two brand new mixtapes titled “Miverione Vol.1 and 2″ before the album release, which will both be produced entirely by Kyza himself. Make sure you subscribe to the Hip-Hop Kings YouTube channel, however you can watch the Kyza Freestyle on the YouTube player below.
During the Immortal Technique and Rebel Arms tour of the U.K, Hip-Hop Kings managed to speak with Immortal Technique and Poison Pen before their show in Manchester in a brand new exclusive interview. Topical questions on the recent US Election and his music were asked (including questions on Revolutionary Volume 3), amongst other questions submitted by fans which included battle rap and future plans. Make sure you subscribe to the Hip-Hop Kings Youtube Channel for more high quality and exclusive content using the link above, however you can watch the Immortal Technique and Poison Pen Interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
Hip-Hop Kings are proud to team up with Educated Guests and Vision Music Promotion to give two fans the opportunity to see Shabazz The Disciple LIVE in London. Shabazz will be performing at Brixton Jamm on 31st October 2012 (this Wednesday) with support from Cyrus Malachi, Jon Phonics, Datkid (Split Prophets) and Baileys Brown. With co-signs from the likes of GZA, DJ Premier and many others, the Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Disciple is ready to tear down the London stage by performing tracks from “Death Be The Penalty” and “Crime Saga”. To enter the competition, simply post a comment below, or Tweet (@HHKDotCom) or drop a comment on the official Hip-Hop Kings Facebook page (link above) stating your favourite Shabazz The Disciple record. The winner will be chosen at midnight tomorrow (October 30th) and will win TWO free tickets to see Shabazz The Disciple on Wednesday 31st October. Participants must be 18+ and be able to make their own travel arrangements to, and from the venue.
Phoenix Da Icefire – Quantum Leap | http://bit.ly/Ti7veP
Phoenix Da Icefire and Black Chronicle Interview with Hip-Hop Kings | http://bit.ly/QeAbqB
During the 2012 UK Boom Bap Festival, Hip-Hop Kings caught up with Black Dynamite and Phoenix Da Icefire for an exclusive interview for the website. Check the related content for the interview with Phoenix Da Icefire, who introduces Black Chronicle and speaks about the upcoming mixtape which can be viewed on the link above. Phoenix Da Icefire is currently selling his latest CD “Quantum Leap” which is available for £5.00 from the download link above. You can watch the Phoenix Da Icefire and Black Chronicle Freestyle with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
Newcastle based Don’t Flop battler Deffinition dropped some exclusive bars for Hip-Hop Kings at the 2012 Boom Bap Festival. Deffinition battled Pedro in a highly anticipated battle on the Saturday, so make sure you look out for the video on the official Don’t Flop youtube channel (link above) in the forthcoming weeks. Hip-Hop Kings continues to support Don’t Flop, so look out for the camera crew at the events, and check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for our favourite battles we’ve posted on the website. You can watch the Deffinition Freestyle with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
“Just Call Me P” | http://bit.ly/PJjAg5
Black Budget owner and U.K Hip-Hop artist Just P drops an exclusive freestyle for Hip-Hop Kings. Ryan Maxwell met with Just P in London, where they discussed the new “Just Call me P” album, and the vision of Black Budget Entertainment for the forthcoming months and next year. You can download Just P’s most recent album “Just Call Me P” from the download link above, and please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for exclusive Just P and Black Budget content. You can watch Just P Freestyle with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.