Freeway – Diamond in the Ruff | http://bit.ly/S0OqBP
To celebrate the news of a forthcoming album, Freeway has released the video to his latest single “Jungle”. Credits go Jimmy Giambrone for filming, and Additional directing and editing by GRVTY. Freeway has made his upcoming album “Diamond in the Ruff” available for pre-order from the iTunes link listed above, and the sixteen track album features guest appearances from Wale amongst others, and Freeway is releasing the album through BabyGrande. You can watch Freeway – Jungle on the youtube player below.
On 13th November 2012, super producer 9th Wonder and Duck Down Records co-founder Buckshot will be releasing a collaborative album titled “The Solution”, and to start promotion for the album we have the first official leak titled “The Change Up”. The video has been directed by Kenneth Price, and was premiered today by Red Bull who frequently showcase exclusives from the Duck Down Records roster. “The Solution” will be released via Jam;a/Duck Down Records, and I can confirm we have the official artwork for the album which is listed above. There is a pre-order available for “The Solution” however fans can alternatively opt for a special edition pre-order with a New Era 9Fifty Snapback for $45 (link also above). You can watch 9th Wonder and Buckshot – The Change Up on the video player below.
Pre-Order Brother Ali “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” | http://bit.ly/NbZfy1
As I reported early May when Brother Ali dropped a video for the single “Not a Day Goes By” news has finally reached the blogosphere that Brother Ali will be releasing his new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color on 21st August 2012 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Brother Ali has been supportive, and has been supported by Hip-Hop Kings for a number of years, and I’m as excited as ever to hear some new material to a man who’s widely regarded as an underground Hip-Hop legend. As always from Rhymesayers, look out for some innovative and exciting promotion leading up to the album release, however in the meantime you can view the official artwork and pre-order link for Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color above.
Category: Upcoming Releases
Exactly nine days ago I posted the free download link for Oh No’s single “3 Dollars” which features MF Doom, and now I’ve been sent the official video for the single which will be featured on “Ohnomite”. The album Ohnomite will be available from the 5th June 2012, and the nineteen-track album features guest appearances from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Rapper Big Pooh, Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson and Termanology among others. I expect to receive more promotion ahead of the album release (which can be pre-ordered from the lnk above). You can watch Oh No ft MF Doom – 3 Dollars from the youtube player below.
As we prepare for the release of Illus‘ forthcoming album “Family First” on 29th May 2012, we have the new video for the single which features J-Live called “Magical”. In a family-focused and positive message track, Illus is introduced to Hip-Hop Kings as not only a role model, but also a wicked lyricist and full of vivid imagery. Fans can pre-order Illus’ upcoming album “Family First” from the link listed above, and keep checking back for more promotion ahead of the album release. You can watch Illus ft J-Live – Magical on the youtube player below.
1.) “Family First” (Produced by and featuring Ill Bill)
2.) “The Gift” (Featuring Ill Bill, Blueprint & DJ Johnny Juice, Produced by DJ Johnny Juice)
3.) “Magical” (Produced by and featuring J-Live)
4.) “Eyes of a Child”
5.) “Life” (Produced by and featuring Phashara from the Beatmonstas)
6.) “Sacrifice” (Featuring Logic and godAWFUL, produced by godAWFUL)
7.) “All Love” (Produced by and featuring Erin Barra)
8.) “Super Dad” (Produced by and featuring Esoteric)
9.) “Extraordinary” (Produced by and featuring Blueprint)
10.) “Son of a Beat” (Featuring Chuuwee, Produced by ICBM)
11.) “Daddy Duty” (Produced by and featuring Headsnack)
12.) “Forever” (Produced by and featuring Apathy)
Big Dada artist Wiley has announced the name of his new album “Evolve or be Extinct” which will be released via Big Dada Records on 19th January 2012. Wiley will also embark on a U.K tour starting 20th January – 1st February to support the album release, which will be the follow-up to his previous release “100% Publishing”. Fans can pre-order the album from the link listed above, and view the official promo artwork for Wiley – Evolve or be Extinct above.
As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, Kidz In The Hall are releasing their latest album “Occasion” tomorrow (22nd November 2011), and to celebrate the release we have the music video for their single “Occasion”. Double-O and Naledge have also setup a feature on their official website (link above) where fans can upload pictures / videos/ stories of epic nights to match the theme of the album and single. Fans can also pre-order the album “Occasion” (link above) however you can listen to Kidz In The Hall – Occasion on the video player below.
The Away Team | Scars and Stripes Pre-Order Link | http://bit.ly/p7CNLp
As we approach the release of “The Away Team“s upcoming album Scars and Stripes (pre-order link above) we have a leaked single from the album which features Evidence called “What Is This”. Scars and Stripes will be released through Jamla / It’s A Wonderful World Music Group / Duck Down Music, and The Away Team are currently on tour with 9th Wonder and Phonte throughout America. You can listen to The Away Team ft Evidence – What Is This on the audio player below.
In a massive accomplishment for U.K Hip-Hop music, Lowkey has teamed up with the infamous “The Outlawz” for their collaborative track “Da Corner”. The track was uploaded via youtube on July 14th 2011, however this has recently been given a big push as fans await the release of Lowkey‘s forthcoming album “Soundtrack to the Struggle”. Please pre-order the upcoming Lowkey album “Soundtrack to the Struggle” on the link listed above. You can listen to The Outlawz ft Lowkey – Da Corner on the youtube player below.
J.Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story – Review
There is obviously a certain pressure when the entire Hip-Hop world is expecting nothing but greatness from your debut album, however prior to the release of J Cole’s “Cole World: The Sideline Story” the Jay-Z protégée continues to display that confidence we have grown to love. September 27th will mark a highly significant date in the Hip-Hop calendar, as Cole World: The Sideline Story will finally be released worldwide into the eardrums of millions of eager fans and critiques alike. As almost expected, the album has leaked onto the Internet following a listening party in London, however the general consensus is fans have already pre-ordered Cole World, and refuse to download the leak. This alone signifies the special circumstances surrounding this man and his music. J Cole was quoted today saying