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
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.
Written by Joe Langham
Photo by Ayo | http://iamayo.tumblr.com
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.