PREVIOUS | Kinetik – Whole Life Ahead of Me
One of my favourite UK rappers called Kinetik has been featured on Hip-Hop Kings a number of times over the years, so I’m delighted to share a brand new video which was released today. Working with his partner in rhyme (Imperial, who I’m also a huge fan of) the pair were captured by BBC Introducting, performing at the Secret Garden Party 2015). Imperial and Kinetik drop Memory Lane and add a special ending to the track as well. You can watch the Imperial and Kinetik – Memory Lane Pt1 and Pt2 (Live) video on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | De La Soul – Itzsoweezee (Imperial Remix)
UK producer Imperial has been approached by Tommy Boy to remix the Zeke Thomas single “Blackness”. With the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy and Jasiri X featuring on the track, Imperial inserts his own unique stamp on “Blackness” which has been uploaded to the Tommy Boy soundcloud player. Imperial has been featured regularly on Hip-Hop Kings in 2014 so please check the previous releases and look out for plenty more music this year. You can listen to Zeke Thomas ft Chuck D and Jasiri X – Blackness (Imperial Remix) on the soundcloud player below.
PREVIOUS | Imperial and Kinetik – Just Another Day
It’s always a treat to hear new sounds from UK producer Imperial, and this time we have a remix of the classic De La Soul track “Itzsoweezee”. Hip-Hop Kings fans will be aware of Imperial for his work with UK rapper Kinetik, and his previous remixes of “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” by Kanye West and “Linguistics” by Jurassic 5. Imperial also provided the exclusive content for the “25 Facts About Imperial and Kinetik – Pencils Not Pistols” project that was posted towards the end of 2013. You can listen to De La Soul – Itzsoweezee (Imperial Remix) on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Imperial and Kinetik – Pencils not Pistols
The formidable Imperial and Kinetik have once again graced our headphones with their brand new single “Just Another Day”. The James Bond-esq titled is met with similar class from Imperial and Kinetik as they once again confirm why they’re one of my favourite pairings within the UK music scene at the moment. Fans of HHK will be familiar with Imperial and Kinetik’s collaborative album “Pencils not Pistols” which you can download from the link above, along with reading the exclusive 25 Facts about Pencils not Pistols also above. You can listen to Imperial and Kinetik – Just Another Day on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Imperial ft Agnes and Lupus – Amongst Wolves
In a brand new series titled Triptych, Illect Recordings artist Imperial teams up with Agnes and Lupus for the single “Amongst Wolves”. With accompanying visuals, Amongst Wolves is described as a dark and gritty project about duality, and features quotes from Stevenson, Conrad, Lewis, Palakniuk and Christ. Fans can download Amongst Wolves from the official Bandcamp page (link above), and listen to Imperial ft Agnes and Lupus – Amongst Wolves on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Imperial and Kinetik – Pencils not Pistols
I am delighted to exclusively present the brand new video from Imperial and Kinetik for the single “Go Hard”. As HHK fans are aware, Imperial and Kinetik released their collaborative project “Pencils not Pistols” last year which is still available to download from the link above. Go Hard is one of the singles and with the help of Tone Richardson, quickly became a fan favourite. Credits go to Agnes & Lupus and edits by Nitevisions for the video which is presented through Illect Records’ official YouTube page. You can watch Imperial and Kinetik – Go Hard ft Tone Richardson on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Imperial – Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix
HHK fans will be well aware of Imperial from his recent work with Kinetik and their collaborative project “Pencils not Pistols. Sareem Poems and Imperal team up for their single “God Bless the Child” which is the first single from their joint forthcoming E.P which will be available later in 2014 through Illect Recordings. Both Sareem Poems and Imperial became fathers in 2013 and God Bless the Child is a celebration for both artists. The single (along with instrumental and acapella) is available from the link listed above. However, you can listen to Sareem Poems and Imperial – God Bless the Child on the audio player below.
I was introduced to Imperial through his work with Kinetik on the recent collaboration project “Pencils not Pistols”. Imperial has recently released his remix to Kanye West – Diamonds from Sierra Leone. Imperial has done a hell of a job (considering the original remix with Jay-Z contains one of my favourite Jigga verses ever), and to complement Imperial further, he puts his very unique stamp on the remix. Check out Imperial’s work with Kinetik on Pencils not Pencils by clicking on the link above. However, you can listen to Imperial – Diamonds from Sierra Leone Remix on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Imperial and Kinetik – Pencils Not Pistols
Following the release of Imperial and Kinetik’s “Pencils Not Pistols” project, here are 25 facts and tips relating to the record you may not be aware of. The source of the information was from Imperial himself who tweeted this evening.
1. Imperial came across Kinetik through an interview he read with Praverb. He listened to The Kinesis Thesis Vol.3 and tweeted him. This was the start.
Related | Kinetik – Hip Hop Is Forever Interview
HHK readers will be aware of Kinetik and his last project “Hip Hop Is Forever”, however more importantly will be aware of the forthcoming E.P “Pencils Not Pistons”. The first single from the upcoming project has been released today and is titled “Go Hard” which features Tone Richardson (who also featured on London Mornings). Look out for plenty of more music ahead of the release (5th November 2013) however you can listen to Imperial and Kinetik ft Tone Richardson – Go Hard on the soundcloud player below.