I’ll start by announcing that Ill Bill will be releasing a brand new album on 29th January 2013 titled “The Grimy Awards”, and to start promotion for the album we have the brand new video for the single “When I Die”. Ill Bill has also announced that the likes of El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, Cormega, Lil Fame (M.O.P) and Shabazz The Disciple amongst others will feature on the album, with production from DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Psycho Les, El-P, Ayatollah, MoSS, C-Lance & Ill Bill himself. Furthermore, Ill Bill will be starting a European Tour in the forthcoming days with Vinnie Paz, and Hip-Hop Kings will be covering the Manchester, UK show so look out for some exclusive event footage coming soon. You can view the full list of tour dates for Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz below, and you can also watch Ill Bill – When I Die on the youtube player below.
27-11-2012 Amsterdam, Holland, Melkweg
28-11-2012 Duisburg, Germany, High5Club
29-11-2012 Paris, France, Le Trabendo
30-11-2012 London, UK, Forum
01-12-2012 Manchester, UK, Moho Live *
02-12-2012 Bristol, UK, Lakota *
05-12-2012 Giessen, Germany, Hessenhallen
06-12-2012 Stuttgart, Germany, Rocker 33
07-12-2012 Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik
08-12-2012 Bologna, Italy, TPO
10-12-2012 Vienna, Austria, Flex
11-12-2012 Prague, Czech Republic, Vltavská
12-12-2012 Brussels, Belgium, VK Concerts
13-12-2012 Gothenburg, Sweden, Pustervik
14-12-2012 Stockholm, Sweden, Strand
15-12-2012 Luzern, Switzerland, Schüür
During the Immortal Technique and Rebel Arms tour of the U.K, Hip-Hop Kings managed to speak with Immortal Technique and Poison Pen before their show in Manchester in a brand new exclusive interview. Topical questions on the recent US Election and his music were asked (including questions on Revolutionary Volume 3), amongst other questions submitted by fans which included battle rap and future plans. Make sure you subscribe to the Hip-Hop Kings Youtube Channel for more high quality and exclusive content using the link above, however you can watch the Immortal Technique and Poison Pen Interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
I had to blog this after Big J sent a link through his Facebook wall. Everybody knows that DefJam Rapstar is one of the biggest urban console releases of 2010, and has been co-signed by the U.K’s Hip-Hop and Grime artists. There’s a feature on YouTube showing Hulk Hogan on DefJam Rapstar, choosing Notorious B.I.G as his favourite track. You can watch DefJam Rapstar – Hulk Hogan below.
During Jay-Z’s trip to the U.K, www.thehiphopchronicle.com managed to sit down and speak with DJ Neil Armstrong, who is officially handling the 1′s and 2′s for Jay-Z during his live performances. He speaks about joining the Roc Boys, and how he and Jay-Z manage to interact on stage. You can watch the DJ Neil Armstrong interview on the video player below.