Friday 19th April | Mint Club | Leeds
“A combination of Trap Music and Bass music which is set to be the country’s next trend”. Remember the name Strapt, the brainchild of Mike “Sonar Cousin” Davis who is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best music producers. Alongside the Strapt team, we’re ready to launch the first official Strapt night at Mint Club in Leeds on 19th April 2013, which will be the first of many memorable milestones in years to come.
By definition, Trap music is a hybrid of Southern American Hip-Hop, Electro and Dubstep. The popular Bauuer track “Haarlem Shake” is perhaps the most known commercial example, but with strong underground roots, fans of the single can expect to hear a whole lot more come 19th April at Strapt. The pure energy and excitement that Strapt will be offering fans is unrivalled, so don’t miss out on what promises to be an unforgettable night.
Visit the link above for more information on Strapt, Trap Music, and of course the all-important ticket link to avoid disappointment on missing this incredible event.
Written by Joe Langham
Fortnightly Norman Bar club night, Subliminal, welcomed its first international act in the form of J57 and Koncept of the Brown Bag All Stars. The pair, promoting Koncept’s upcoming mixtape ‘Malt Disney’ dropped by for a ‘free entry’ show on a leg of their Full Bottle Tour.
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.
Ticket Link | http://bit.ly/Oi9h2G
Hip-Hop legend Lord Finesse will be performing a one-off show at Musiquarium in Leeds, thanks to Sedgwick Avenue. The D.I.T.C member will have support on the evening from local artists Shedmen (Sinoptic), Spida Lee (DTTS), The Office (J Bravo/Dialect/Teknico) and DJ Boogie Blind (X-Ecutioners/ Pharaohe Monch) on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 7pm until late, and fans are encouraged to get their tickets immediately from the link listed above. Lord Finesse was also attacked by the media this year after a lawsuit was put against Mac Miller for use of a sample, you can read the full story HERE. You can view the official flyer for Lord Finesse Live @ Musiquarium in Leeds along with the ticket link above.
Mysdiggi – Mystrogen | DOWNLOAD
The ever-present Mysdiggi and his official DJ LoK will be performing at The Wardrobe in Leeds on Friday 19th October 2012, presented by Bad Manors. Tickets are still available from £6.00 or will be priced at £8.00 on the door, which opens at 22:00 until very late Saturday morning. U.K Hip-Hop fans can expect to see Mysdiggi perform tracks from the recently released “Mystrogen” album (download link above) and will be supported by Manchester-based Mothership who will be making their debut performance in Leeds. You can check out Mothership’s “Emitape” project HERE, however you can also view the official event flyer, and Mysdiggi’s recent SBTV track-by-track feature of Mystrogen below.
Ticket Link - http://bit.ly/U3kGXA
As part of his 2012 U.K and European tour, Immortal Technique has announced that he’ll be performing in Leeds at the University on 1st November 2012. “This Is Hip Hop” are the promoters of the event, and have called upon local artists Defenders of Style as opening acts, as well as DJ Konny Kon who’ll be the DJ for the evening. Immortal Technique has sold out his Manchester show, so fans looking to see him in 2012 are encouraged to buy tickets from the link listed above. You can view the official set of tour dates along with the event poster for the Immortal Technique event in Leeds here.
21.10.12 – Brighton (Concorde 2)
25.10.12 – London (Electric Brixton)
27.10.12 – Birmingham (Drum Theatre)
28.10.12 – Manchester (Academy)
30.10.12 – Glasgow (o2 ABC)
01.11.12 – Leeds (University)
02.11.12 – Belfast (Mandela Hall)
Another video has gone live from the Dont Flop TTTT event in Leeds, and this time it’s an International battle between Ireland based Siyo, and Dont Flop North battler Bowski. Siyo is highly regarded in Ireland and is a regular in the “End of the Week” series, and will be featured in Dublin on April 14th. You can visit the OFFICIAL DONT FLOP YOUTUBE PAGE for other TTTT battles and of course archived battles too. You can watch the brand new video from Dont Flop – Bowski vs Siyo on the youtube player below.
Fresh Jive and Swagstastik Beat Battles present Edan and Mr Lif Live in Leeds on Saturday 28th April. The night will also feature live B-Boy Battles and Live Beat Battles, hosted by Defenders of Style rapper Prys. Doors will open 7pm – 10.30pm and tickets are as cheap as £8.00 in advance. As Hip-Hop Kings readers are aware, we are working alongside Sedgwick Avenue this year, and the official after party will be held there for more drinks and Hip-Hop music. You can view the official Edan and Mr Lif flyer here.
As Hip-Hop Kings continue to sponsor and support UK rap battle league Don’t Flop, here is the first battle from the recent TTTT event in Leeds. Don’t Flop South rapper Pedro steps up against Leeds-based Don’t Flop battler Zen which really set the benchmark for the rest of the event. Please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous Don’t Flop battles, and of course the OFFICIAL DONT FLOP YOUTUBE PAGE. You can watch the new Dont Flop – Pedro vs Zen battle on the youtube player below.