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Legendary Hip-Hop group Hilltop Hoods are performing in London at Electric Ballroom on Wednesday 4th July, and Hip-Hop Kings is giving away two free tickets in an exclusive UK competition. Hilltop Hoods are supporting the release of their sixth studio album “Drinking from the Sun” which reached number one in the music charts in Australia, topping Adele along with all other commercial releases. Hip-Hop Kings will also be filming the event, and interviewing Hilltop Hoods in a brand new exclusive interview. To win a pair of tickets, leave a comment in the section below with your full name and email address to the following question.
“On Hilltop Hoods’ sixth studio album, they have teamed up with Classified and Solo for the hit “The Underground”. Name one other UK or US based artist who Hilltop Hoods have collaborated with in the past”
The competition will close on Sunday 24th June at midnight, and winners will be notified by email. The winners are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation (if applicable). To purchase tickets for the event please use the link listed above, however you can also listen to Hilltop Hoods ft Classified and Solo – The Underground on the youtube player below.
Download |MA Doom – Son of Yvonne
At the end of the eMC UK tour, Masta Ace, Striclin, Wordsworth and Marco Polo sat with Hip-Hop Kings for a live interview infront of a sell-out Sedgwick Avenue. eMC answered questions about their debut album “The Show” with their personal favourite tracks, and plans to record together again as a group. Masta Ace played the world exclusive of the forthcoming MA Doom (MF Doom / Masta Ace) album Son of Yvonne. You can watch the Hip-Hop Kings interview with Masta Ace and eMC on the youtube player below.
DJ esSDee | RIP MCA Set | http://bit.ly/KMwBEG
Following the tragic passing of Beastie Boys member MCA, Hip-Hop Kings owner Ryan Maxwell and DJ esSDee pay tribute at Sedgwick Avenue Bar in Leeds, filmed and edited by Paul Cockcroft. In a conversation surrounding his influence on their professional careers and personal life, both Ryan Maxwell and DJ esSDee speak of their favourite tracks and albums from the Beastie Boys, and their fondest memories of the group. Hip-Hop Kings recently posted a DJ esSDee set via vimeo which received a great response, and can be viewed on the link listed above. You can watch Hip-Hop Kings and DJ esSDee Tribute to MCA (Beastie Boys) on the youtube player below.
The latest Hip-Hop Kings exclusive saw myself and Creation (@CreationBeats) meet with U.K Hip-Hop legends Rhyme Asylum for a brand new freestyle and interview. Rhyme Asylum had just finished their set at the last ever Beats and Pieces held in Huddersfield, and I was quick to ask about the new music that fans can be expecting in 2012. Rhyme Asylum also discuss their personal favourite tracks from albums “State of Lunacy” and “Solitary Confinement” and what they’ve been doing since the last release in 2012. You can view more great interviews and freestyles on the official Hip-Hop Kings YouTube page, however you can watch the Rhyme Asylum Freestyle and Interview with Hip-Hop Kings below.
In another exclusive feature for Hip-Hop Kings, we spoke with International Hip-Hop artist Raine Wilder during his U.K tour towards the end of 2011. Raine Wilder is a Ohio-based Hip-Hop artist, who self-funded a tour to play a number of locations in the U.K including London, Sheffield, Hull and Huddersfield. I speak with Raine Wilder about his latest music, his plans for 2012, and of course his views on English girls. Credits go to Matt and Whitey for the filming and editing. You can watch the brand new Raine Wilder freestyle and interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
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I spoke with Leeds-based MC Chief Wigz and producer Sonar Cousin in this brand new interview exclusive to Hip-Hop Kings. After we marked a brand new affiliation with Sedgwick Avenue bar, with the Hip-Hop Kings logo gratified onto one of the high walls, we caught up with Chief Wigz and Sonar Cousin ahead of their album “The Cat Came Back” which will be available to fans on April 2nd 2012. Chief Wigz and Sonar Cousin discuss how the collaboration happened, what fans can expect to hear from the album, and what else is planned before the release. Furthermore we have an acapella from Chief Wigz with Sonar Cousin on the keyboard at the end of the interview. You can watch the new Chief Wigz and Sonar Cousin interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
During my recent trip to London I finally had the opportunity to interview DJ/rapper/battler Firts aka Mr 13 in a brand new and exclusive feature for Hip-Hop Kings. Many of the readers will be aware of the mixtape “Firts Featuring” alongside a number of other projects and stand alone tracks. Furthermore Firts is a regular battler in the uk rap battle league Don’t Flop, and in the interview we discuss his battle with Leeds based MC Joe Snow. Check out the interview and freestyle with Firts (aka Mr 13) on the youtube player below.
After releasing the hit single “It’s On Me”, Chicago Hip-Hop artist Precise has spoken exclusively to Hip-Hop Kings in a brand new interview. We speak with Precise about the single, his earlier moves in his music career, and of course his plans for the rest of the year. Precise also speaks about the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and who his major influences are which include Common and Capadonna (who he’s also worked with). Look out for more Precise music coming as we lead through 2012, however you can watch the new interview with Chicago Hip-Hop artist Precise on the youtube player below.
The infamous Jedi Mind Tricks are soon to be blessing the stage in London and Manchester as part of their Violence Begets Violence tour. In London, Jedi Mind Tricks will be supported by Caxton Press and Rhyme Asylum in London on Tuesday 14th February, and DJ’s 279 and DJ Snuff and will be hosted by Mystro. On Wednesday 15th in Manchester, This Is Hip Hop and Don’t Flop present Jedi Mind Tricks, with an event that will be opened by an eight-man freestyle battle tournament. Look out for some familiar names on the night. Tickets for the respective shows can be bought using the links listed at the top of the page, and fans can also expect a Jedi Mind Tricks / Hip-Hop Kings interview in the very near future. You can also watch Jedi Mind Tricks – Design in Malice on the video player below.
Towards the end of 2011 I was lucky enough to get some interview time with Canadian Hip-Hop artist Classified. After the release of Handshakes and Middle Fingers, I spoke to Classified about his favourite tracks on the album, his label and distribution situation, his live performances and plans for touring the U.K and Europe amongst other things. Classified’s Handshakes and Middle Fingers can be bought using the download link above (please support) and fans may have seen the new video which is featured at the start of this interview with Joe Budden for their collaboration track “Unusual”. You can watch the Hip-Hop Kings interview with Classified on the youtube player below.