Inspired by the legendary William Caxton, a lot of the motives behind Caxton Press are similar to the man who was responsible for the first printing press to be opened in England. In a quest for finding the truth, and challenging the norm in today’s music industry, Caxton Press have presented their album “Shame the Devil” after a year in the studio tweaking to perfection. The album name is taken from Walter Lipman, “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil” (also quoted in track 5 – Touch the Sun). With rumours and scandals constantly being directly associated with the media, the album already sounds interesting.
Following the news that Copywrite will be releasing his album “God Save the King (Proper English Version” on June 13th 2012, we have another leak from the album which features Akala and Sonny Seeza called “Starter Hats”. Copywrite has collaborated with a number of UK MC’s on the project, including Akala, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, M9 and Context alongside others, and prior to the album being released, Hip-Hop Kings also posted exclusives with Sam Khan and Loudmouth Melvin and Skillit. To read the Hip-Hop Kings review of God Save the King (Proper English Version) click the link above, and you can listen to Copywrite ft Akala and Sonny Seeza – Starter Hats on the youtube player below.
Release Date – Tuesday 15th May 2012 (link coming soon) 13th June (read below).
Being able to listen to Copywrite’s “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” makes me smile for reasons unfathomable to most. The concept for the project began in early 2011 after an interview with Copywrite for Hip-Hop Kings following the release of “Life and Times of Peter Nelson”. I’m not for one second suggesting I’m responsible for God Save The King (Proper English Version) however I’ve been involved indirectly throughout the making of the album. That being said the review has being a challenge to ensure an unbiased view of the album.
UPDATE – Due to a change in Man Bites Dog Records’ international distribution for God Save The King (Proper English Version) the release date has been moved back to 13th June 2012. Hip-Hop Kings will still present the download link on the day of release.
One of the most highly anticipated album releases of 2012 is without a doubt Ruste Juxx‘s now-available project “Hardbodie Hip Hop”, and here is a single from the project titled “Three The Squad Way”. Ruste Juxx have called upon the likes of Vinnie Paz and Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) for the track, which has been produced by Kyo Itachi. The album “Hardbodie Hip Hop” is now available to download (check the download link above) and has been getting nothing but positive reviews from all the major Hip Hop publications. You can listen to Ruste Juxx ft Vinnie Paz and Rock – Three the Squad Way on the youtube player below.
J.Cole – Cole World: A Sideline Story Review | http://bit.ly/pEwD28
Following the massive pre-order demand for J.Cole‘s debut album Cole World: A Sideline Story, we have the brand new video for the single “Daddys Little Girl”. The video credits go to Axel Laramee, and fans can read the official Hip-Hop Kings review on the link listed above, along with pre-ordering Cole World: A Sideline Story also on the link above. You can watch J.Cole – Daddys Little Girl on the video 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
With over 12000 views since it was uploaded at midnight on September 3rd 2011, here is the video for Lowkey ft M1 (Dead Prez) and Black The Ripper for their collaborative track “Obama Nation 2″. Lowkey will be releasing his album “Soundtrack to the Struggle” on 16th October 2011, and Hip-Hop Kings previously released the track listing and artwork for the album. Soundtrack to the Struggle is one of the most anticipated U.K Hip-Hop released ever, and Lowkey has already leaked a number of tracks from the album which can be found in the Hip-Hop Kings archives, and look out for an official Hip-Hop Kings review coming soon. You can watch Lowkey ft M1 and Black the Ripper – Obama Nation 2 on the video player below.
1/4th Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5’9 has teamed up with Travis Barker for their collaborative effort “Legendary” which is rumoured to have been leaked from the forthcoming Royce Da 5’9 album “Success is Certain”. The new Success is Certain album will be available to fans on August 9th, and we’ve seen Royce Da 5’9 take a strategical commercial route to the release, by also teaming up with Eminem and Bruno Mars for the “Lighters” single. You can download Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem – Bad Meets Evil from the download link above, and read the official Hip-Hop Kings review as well. You can listen to Royce Da 5’9 ft Travis Barker – Legendary on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD - Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 – Bad Meets Evil
It’s been around 13 years since this duo titled Bad Meets Evil (Royce is Bad, Em is Evil) have released any music together. After featuring on Eminem’s SSLP together, for various reasons the pair fell out. Things remained this way until the shooting of Proof where differences were reconciled. I won’t jabber on as most of you will know the story anyway, if not, Wikipedia that bitch.
Tenchoo – Scary Movie Download Link – http://bit.ly/mMxTBd
In the prime of the battle era, U.K’s Tenchoo stands tall amongst his peers and opponents and is labelled as one of the most innovative and effective battle rappers in the official Don’t Flop league. The stigmata of “Battle Rappers Not Able To Release Albums” still stands, however Tenchoo chooses not only to challenge that label, but stamp his mark on the music scene with his debut album release “Scary Movie ” via First Son Records.