I was excited to share this as soon as I heard it, and of course anything produced by DJ Premier is usually gold. Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Big Shug, who has teamed up with Fat Joe and MOP for his single “Hardbody”. Being credited as one of the founding members of Gangstarr Foundation didn’t do enough for Big Shug to take the limelight, but his upcoming album “I.M 4-eva” is his story wrapped into one album, which features newcomers Reks, Termanology and Slaine amongst others. Fans who buy the album will also have access to a 36-page book titled “The True Story of Gangstarr as Told by Big Shug” which will be available on 24th July 2012. In the meantime you can lisnen to Big Shug ft Fat Joe and MOP – Hardbody (prod DJ Premier) on the sound cloud player below.
D-Dub – Grown Man B.I | http://bit.ly/wvMGz6
Dutch – Battlefield | http://bit.ly/zyPKr3
Throughout his career, Billy Danze of MOP has toured globally and met and performed with countless underground Hip-Hop artists. Acknowledging their frustrations and difficulties in obtaining major deals, Billy Danze announces his new project Rap United Nations (RUN). It gives artists the chance to be heard on a larger scale, and with a united front, support each other to achieve one common goal. Two tracks from RUN are available for download (D-Dub – Grown Man B.I and Dutch – Battlefield) and you can download those from the links above. Artists wanting more information or to get involved with RUN can check the official website (Raps United Nation), and follow RUN on Twitter (@RapsUnited).
The Academy ft Jadakiss, LA The Darkman, Sav Killz and Billy Danze (M.O.P) – Righteous Teachers [Music]
As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, West Coast Hip-Hop legend Kurupt is at the forefront of “The Academy” which is a mix of 55 MC’s representing the categories “Major”, “Independent”, “New School”, “Old School”, “Legendary” and “Soon to be Made”. We have a new single from The Academy which includes Jadakiss, LA The Darkman, Sav Killz, and Billy Danze (M.O.P) called Righteous Teachers. The track has been produced by JP Beats and is the first audio since the news, and certainly will not be the last. You can listen to Jadakiss, LA The Darkman, Sav Killz and Billy Danze (M.O.P) – Righteous Teachers on the audio player below.
A3C Volume 1 Pre-Order Link | http://bit.ly/q3gem6
Here is the second single from the forthcoming A3C Volume 1 album from M.O.P ft Snowgoons titled “Anybody Can Get It”. Hip-Hop fans will be aware of A3C, who over the last seven years is one of the largest Hip-Hop festivals in Atlanta. The A3C compilation album will feature a number of high profile and upcoming Hip-Hop aritsts, and with an incredible 45 track / double disc CD the album is now available for pre-order from the link listed above. You can listen to M.O.P ft Snowgoons – Anybody Can Get It from the audio player below.
R.E.K.S Download Link – http://bit.ly/ha3Tyv
As I reported earlier in the week, Reks has now released the full length album “Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme” which Hip-Hop Kings readers can download from the link above. To celebrate the release we have another video with is Reks ft Lil Fame from M.O.P for their collaborative track “Cigarettes”. The track also features Attica Barz and has been produced by Fizzy Womack (M.O.P) and directed by Hot Mop Films. Reks has a list of U.S tour dates including shows at SXSW and last night performed at the Notorious B.I.G Tribute concert in New York. You can watch the video for Reks ft Lil Fame and Attica Barz – Cigarettes on the video player below.
Doc Ish will be releasing his album “The First Treatment” which is quickly growing to be the most anticipated Hip-Hop album of 2010. Doc Ish has collaborations we can only dream of including Joe Budden, Bun B, Jay Electronica, Sean Price, Talib Kweli and many more. We’ve already heard “Cut My Throat” which was one of my favourite tracks this year. Doc Ish has now released a video with Billy Danze from M.O.P which will hopefully convince readers that the collaborations are confirmed. You can watch the Doc Ish x Billy Danze (M.O.P) studio session on the player below.