Written by Joe Langham
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There aren’t a lot of rappers that can claim to have sold out two venues in a matter of days, a feat usually reserved for heavyweights of the hip hop world, but Joey Badass and his Pro Era collective have been making massive waves in the hip hop world in previous months.
Despite being only 17, Joey Badass took to the stage like he had been doing it for years. Joey’s chilled flow was given some verbal energy from CJ Fly and Kirk Knight with lesser known members of the group keeping the crowd hyped. He and Pro Era kept the party like atmosphere going for over 90 minutes and brought the gig to an end with an impromptu freestyle and a second helping of ‘Survival Tactics. Their stage presence was one I can only compare to that of the Wu Tang Clan which is hardly surprising considering their ‘golden era’ sound and size of the collective.
Recently being co-signed by RZA of the Wu Tang Clan only affirms the talent that this group have. The Pro Era mix tape, announced for December 21st, is definitely one to look out for and will hopefully see some production from RZA. With the massive success of their, albeit small, UK live debut, I wouldn’t bet against seeing Pro Era in the UK again very soon.
This is the brand new video from U.K Hip-Hop MC S Kalibre for his single “R.I.P”. S Kalibre has teamed up with SlapUpMill who produced the single, which is not featured on the latest E.P “Smoke Screen” which was recently released as a “name your own price” project where fans can donate as much as they’d like, or opt to get the E.P for free. Smoke Screen features four new tracks, which includes a collaboration with Frisko Dan. Please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous S Kalibre material including tracks with Genesis Elijah, Nate, Logic and many others, however you can watch the brand new S Kalibre – R.I.P video on the youtube player below.
Slaughterhouse – Welcome to OUR House DOWNLOAD
My favourite track from the Slaughterhouse “Welcome to OUR House” album has been released in video format, queue the brand new visual for “Goodbye”. The Slaughterhouse album has mixed ratings from fans following the mixtape, with critiques either raving or raging when speaking on the album release, and fans can continue to download from the link listed above. Joe Budden has announced he’ll be releasing solo material as previously reported by Hip-Hop Kings, however no information has surfaced regarding the other members and their individual plans for solo material. You can watch Slaughterhouse – Goodbye on the youtube player below.
Pre-Order “Fizzyology” | http://bit.ly/QEh2i0
This is the third official leak from Lil Fame and Termanology‘s collaborative album Fizzyology called “After Midnight”. Available online from 6th November 2012, Lil Fame and Termanology team up once again on the video which has been directed by Felipe Jorge for @M2MFilms. Fans can pre-order from iTunes using the link listed above, and you can also check the related content to listen to “Too Tough for TV” and the title track “Fizzyology” which have already been leaked. You can watch Lil Fame and Termanology – After Midnight on the youtube player below.
Download Koncept – Awaken | http://bit.ly/xhjd1m
Taken from Koncept‘s album “Awaken”, we have the brand new official video to the popular single which features Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5’9 called “Watch the Sky Fall”. Hip-Hop Kings previously blogged the single, however Pace Rivers is the director responsible for the new visual which is guaranteed to receive nothing but support from the Hip-Hop blogs and publications across the Internet. Fans are encouraged to download “Awaken” from the download link above, which include official remixes and even a vinyl version of the album. You can watch Koncept ft Royce Da 5’9 – Watch the Sky Fall on the youtube player below.
Making their debut on Hip-Hop Kings are U.K collective “F.L.I.P” who are a group of like minded rappers, with the video to their most recent single “Skyfall”. Members of F.L.I.P include Big Ben, Ragz Sweet Jones, Supar Novar, Wordsmiff, Danny Bones, Genesis Elijah, King Response, Terra Slim, Barry Knight, Ruthless, Yaeo & MCD amongst others, and for the Skyfall track it’s Big Ben, Supar Novar and Terra Slim who pay homage to the new upcoming James Bond 007 film. Look out for plenty of new music from F.L.I.P in the forthcoming months, however you can listen to “Skyfall” on the youtube player below.
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Here is the brand new video from Hip-Hop legend MC Shan for the single “Let’s Bring Hip-Hop Back”. The simple yet powerful message is communicated visually through a true Hip-Hop veteran, and the video contains clips from the likes of Yo! MTV Raps amongst others thanks to Serious Knock Entertainment who are respondible for the visuals. Credits go to DJ Pocket who produced the track, which is now available to download from the iTunes link listed above. You can watch MC Shan – Let’s Bring Hip-Hop back on the youtube player below.
Ruste Juxx and The Arcitype – V.I.C DOWNLOAD
Another quality album being released today comes from Ruste Juxx and The Arcitype called “V.I.C”, and we have the video for the opening track from the project called “GGTC (Gotta Get That Cash)”. I have blogged a number of promotional tracks and video prior to the release of V.I.C which fans can download from the link listed above. Video credits go to Hi-Lite Reel Boston and fans can also download the deluxe iTunes addition of V.I.C here (http://bit.ly/PTCzTj). You can watch Ruste Juxx and The Arcitype – GGTC on the youtube player below.
I previously posted the leaked single from Murs and Fashawn titled “Slash Gordan” which will be featured on “This Generation”, the collaborative album which drops 25th September 2012. We now have the official video for the single which has been directed by Todd Angkasuwan (Evidence You, Random Axe – The Hex etc) which premiered on MTV in America. Duck Down will be releasing “This Generation” and I’ll be posting the pre-order links as soon as they become available. You can watch Murs and Fashawn – Slash Gordan (official video) on the youtube player below.
Download Jamieson – I Came I Saw Vol.3 | http://ow.ly/bqXkt
Following the release of Jamieson‘s mixtape “I Came I Saw Vol.3” which is the last in its series, we have the brand new video for the single “Devil You Know, Devil You Don’t”. For fans who have downloaded the mixtape (which is available on the iTunes link above), Devil You Know, Devil You Don’t is track three on the nineteen track mixtape which also features guest appearances from Sean Price, Skyzoo, Joell Ortiz and Kinetik. Credits go to MonStar Films for the visuals and Gee Futuristic who produced the track, which you can watch on the youtube player below.