Nardene Scott of RWD Magazine have caught up with A$AP Rocky during his time in the UK for a brand new interview. Recorded in the RWD offices, A$AP Rocky talks about his tour diet, and how he’s a vegan and how touring affected his health. He also speaks on his favourite places in Harlem, and the extend of the support he had from Drake. A$AP Rocky then goes on to speak about his thoughts on Hip-Hop and Kendrick Lamar as well. Visit the official RWD Magazine website on the link listed above, however you can watch the RWD Interview with A$AP Rocky on the youtube player below.
During his current visit to the UK, Hip-Hop legend Nas has visited Tim Westwood for a brand new interview as he promotes his upcoming album “Life Is Good”. Nas was very keen to steer away from any difficult questions, and maintained his stance about positivity and unity which is what’s needed for him right now. Westwood played “Daughters” which is one of the singles we’ve heard from the album, and took calls from fans who called in to ask Nas questions. Nas is performing with Gyptian in Manchester tonight, and fans can buy tickets from the link above. You can watch the Tim Westwood interview with Nas on the youtube player below.
Rakim Performance | http://bit.ly/KRoOpI
Shoutout to our friends at the EME (Elite Money Empire) who have shared a brand new Rakim interview which has been hosted by ComplexMag. Rakim speaks about “Who he is a fan of and who he’d like to work with?”, “If he’d work on Dr. Dre’s “Detox” album, “What he thinks about abstract/non-lyrical rappers?” (Waka Flocka/Lil B), and more. Then he performed all his hit songs such as “Paid In Full”, “I Ain’t No Joke”, “Microphone Fiend”, “When IB On Tha Mic”, and more. The link to the live performance is listed above, however you can watch the Rakim Reebok Classics Interview below.
July 2nd 2012 marks the release of Rewd Adams and The Last Skeptik’s album “How Not to Make a Living”, and the upcoming album is now available for pre-order from the link listed above. The twelve track album is priced at £6.99 and is twelve tracks strong, with features from DJ Mr Thing, Mai Khalil, and a UK monster of a track with Stylah, Little Dee, Awate and Ramson Badbonez. Rewd Adams was interviewed previously on Hip-Hop Kings following the release of “Rewd Awakening” which was highly regarded as one of the best releases of 2011. You can also watch the video for the lead single off the project titled “Everything’s OK” on the youtube player below.
J57 Interview with AllHipHop | http://bit.ly/KWJIRQ
New York producer J57 has recently caught up with AllHipHop for a brand new interview following the release of his two EP’s “The Ports” and “2057″. J57 reveals lots of information including inspirations for the EP names, the collaborations and potential future projects/collaborations that J57 has planned. J57 also talks about the videos and the creative process behind making music, and a new Brown Bag AllStars project called “Brown Label: Part 2″ which will be available in July 2012. You can download J57′s “The Ports” and “2057″ EP’s from the links listed above, along with reading the full interview with AllHipHop too. Check the video J57 and Koncept – Pulp Fiction 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.