Tag: underground hip hop
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).
Brand new music from Kosha Dillz titled “Moses Wasteland” over the original song from Chelsea Wolfe. I’ve supported Kosha Dillz for a number of years now, and once again Moses Wasteland shows his versatility to rap over ANY sort of riff or beat he’s given. Kosha Dillz has recently finished his “You Canned Do It” tour of the Midwest (7 shows in 8 days) and Moses Wasteland is the first single from the “CM-Jetlag” mixtape (more to come). You can listen to Kosha Dillz – Moses Wasteland on the audio player below.
Released through his own Internal Affairs Entertainment Imprint, Torae has announced he’ll be releasing his debut album “For The Record” on 1st November 2011. Hip-Hop Kings has the official artwork and track listing, which features some major Hip-Hop figureheads including Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Nottz and Marco Polo on the production. In the way of guest appearances Torae has teamed up with Wes, Pav Bundy and Mela Machinko on the fifteen track LP. Fellow New York native Masta Ace has gone on file suggesting “The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date.”. You can view the official artwork and track listing for Torae – For The Record here.
1. Intro (produced by Torae)
2. Alive f/Wes (produced by Khrysis)
3. You Ready? (produed by Marco Polo)
4. What It Sound Like f/Pav Bundy (produced by !llmind)
5. Shakedown (produced by 9th Wonder)
6. That Raw (produced by Pete Rock)
7. Do The Math (produced by Large Professor)
8. Changes (produced by Diamond D)
9. Over You f/ Wes (produced by E. Jones)
10. Imagine (produced by Eric G)
11. Only Way (interlude) (produced by 9th Wonder)
12. For The Record (produced by DJ Premier)
13. Thank You (produced by Nottz)
14. Reflection (produced by Eric G)
15. Panorama f/ MeLa Machinko (produced by Fatin)
Category: Upcoming Releases
HHK: Thanks for speaking to us Dame Dollaz, for the fans who may not be aware can we have a brief introduction please?
DD: Yeah no doubt. My name Dis ame Dollaz, I’m from Toledo, OH by way of Flint, MI and I rep that #nopressure #nodiamonds/no sketch crew. I’m about everything that’s real Hip-Hop. I came to get busy and make the best music possible for Hip-Hop heads and show you how the Midwest get down.
HHK: You recently put out a mixtape with D.J Logikal called “The Wipe Out”. How did you and DJ Logikal meet? And who had the idea for the mixtape?
DD: Me and DJ Logikal met through my homeboy Mike Flamez. I was recording a song with Flamez, we were smoking out after and we just clicked. As far as “The Wipeout” goes though, those were all my first records I ever made. Shit’s so real I recorded those in my homeboy Benny K’s backyard shed. So in preparation to promote “The Wipeout 1.5 f.a.m.e edition”, DJ Logikal threw it together to show the fans my growth and introduce them to me.
Download Link – http://bit.ly/hebKed
I was personally very disappointed with the XXL Freshmen list this year, so much infact I was seeking an alternative source to check out the upcoming talent within the American Underground Hip-Hop scene. There is a project from DJ J-Boogie and J-Hood titled “Unsigned Hype Vol 1″ which is a fifteen-track mixtape featuring some great artists including Big Lou, Pugs and Metaphorz amongst others. The project is available as a free download so make sure you check out those involved and keep an eye on them as we proceed into 2011. You can view the artwork and download link (above) for DJ J-Boogie and J-Hood Present – Unsigned Hype Vol 1 here.
Category: Free Downloads
As we approach the release of Apathy‘s forthcoming album “Honkey Kong” this spring, we have a brand new leak from Apathy titled “Most Murdurous Music Freestyle”. The beat has been produced by Premiere Salve, and other producers on the album include DJ Premier, DJ Muggs and Evidence amongst others. It’s unclear whether Most Murdurous Music Freestyle will be featured on “Honkey Kong” (I doubt it) but it certainly sets the mood ahead of the release. You can listen to Apathy – Most Murdurous Music Freestyle on the audio player below.
The name Panama should be very familiar with the Hip-Hop Kings readers now, after an explosive 2011 the music hasn’t stopped flowing from Panama, and “Hit That Spot” is the third leak from the forthcoming “Panama Loves U” project. Panama is currently working off his latest release “Viva Panama” and the plan to keep fans fed with new freestyles and singles is creating a huge buzz both sides of the Atlantic. You can listen to the brand new Panama – Hit That Spot track on the audio player below.
I’d like to take this opportunity to drop some background on Hip-Hop Kings and how we were established. Back in 2004 (yup). Stuart Hallick and I met back on the HipHopDX message boards. Then Stuart launched the brand we all know and love as Hip-HopKings.com on a free proboard forum. After a number of months, Stuart made me a an admin of the forum.
After three seperate occassions of being hacked, we upgraded to a phpBB. Upon discovery we had thousands of sign ups, successful tournaments and a massive outlet for Hip-Hop fans to discuss music, we then created our first website with a full vBulletin forum.
In 2009 a failed backup resulted in me losing data and exclusive interviews with the likes of D12, Professor Green, Plan B, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez and many more. I continued to build again, and now Hip-Hop Kings is re-launching it’s popular forum, once the home of 2DopeBoyz member Shake, and Vonnegutt frontman Kyle Lucas. We’ll have public figures Loose Logic and U.K’s JollyJay sign up, and I hope to see all of you posting on the forums. The forum will be live from 9.00 GMT and I look forward to seeing you there.
Here is the latest collaboration from LordWillin and Wordsmiff titled “Gutta Worldwide”. The cross-Atlantic collaboration is something that is becoming quite frequent, and is proving to be very popular with both sets of fans. I previously posted Iron Braydz’s track with Math Hoffa and Broklyn Hanz “London 2 Brooklyn” which is a similar concept. “Gutta Worldwide” will be featured on LordWillin‘s forthcoming album “Legend Of The Ski Mask Monk” which will be released through First Son Records. You can listen to LordWillin (U.S) and Wordsmiff (U.K) – Gutta Worldwide on the audio player below.
This is the second and final part of the Hip-Hop Kings interview with Louis Logic. I speak with Louis Logic in depth about the group Spork Kills, and the opening act for his gig in Leeds named Cecski. Lastly I ask Louis Logic about the rest of his European tour, and his future projects and plans for 2010. Please make sure you watch part one of the Louis Logic interview either on the youtube channel or the blog, and check out the Louis Logic shoutout to Hip-Hop Kings too. You can watch Part Two of the Louis Logic interview below.