Following a sell-out UK tour in last year, Jurassic 5 make their return to the UK this September. Jurassic 5 featuring rappers Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even and DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist first formed in 1993 and debuted nationally in 1995 with their first single, "Unified Rebelution".
Celebrating the release of Action Bronson's major label debut 'Mr. Wonderful', the heavyweight rap artist who is one of Hip Hop's most respected and talented artists has today announced his highly anticipated return to Europe and the UK. Playing five select headline dates, Bronson will be performing in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in September 2015.
The Doctor's Orders present not one but two legendary Hip-Hop groups appearing on stage together for the very first time! Both groups are well known for their pioneering, funk driven sound of the late 80s and 90s. Expect golden era bangers throughout when they hit Scala for this exclusive show!
Brooklyn-born Jeru (Gang Starr Foundation / Crooklyn Dodgers / NYC) spent his early years in the borough's East New York neighborhood, where he began rhyming at block parties as a youth. He first showcased his hardcore Brooklyn style to audiences on I'm The Man a track from Gang Starr's 1992 album Daily Operation.
KRS-One's career began with DJ Scott La Rock as one half of Boogie Down Productions in 1985 with the release of 'Criminal Minded' a true Hip-Hop classic. They took the funky sound and party lyrics of old school Hip-Hop and created a rawer rougher political sound, producing some of Hip-Hop's most classic tracks to date such as 'Stop the Violence', 'Jack Of Spades' and 'South Bronx' that have influenced every MC and producer since.
The Slough Town rapper Joker Starr's album 'MACKnificent' will be released on March 19th 2015. The guest verse on the title track is taken care of by veteran wordsmith Kashmere, one half of the group Strange U whilst all production is taken care of by DJ IQ. With a combo like that we can expect something that will hit the right spots. All these guys have been in the game for a while now and never fail to deliver and I am sure this will be no different.
Soundcrash announce two huge new additions to Flying Lotus at Brixton Academy on 1 May. Madlib collaborator, one half of the classic 'Madvillainy' and legendary rapper / producer MF Doom will join FlyLo, as well as Essex-born experimental electronic producer Lupalux.
Havoc and Prodigy are critically acclaimed duo Mobb Deep, who are touring the UK for the first time in a decade to mark the twentieth anniversary of the now legendary album, The Infamous. Now eight albums deep and spanning two decades - Mobb Deep will be performing The Infamous in full, along with their classic tracks, so expect to hear 'Shook Ones Pt.II', 'Survival Of The Fittest', 'Quiet Storm', 'Hell On Earth' and more.
Two of hip hop's most respected artists, rapper Royce Da 5'9" and producer DJ Premier are leading the way with their latest project, PRhyme. Individually they both have long been established in hip-hop culture and are now fulfilling their artistic destiny.
Proud Camden and Beats Working are thrilled to announce that The Godfather of Hip Hop Pete Rock will be in London on the 26th of February for a one-off London night. More than just a gig, the master will be giving a true masterclass in Hip Hop DJing, showcasing 30 years of music with only the best and most carefully selected tracks from Soul and Funk to Motown and Hip Hop.
Rap legends M.O.P. are coming on a European tour with quite a few UK nights. Continuing with a resurgence of some turn of 90's hip-hop greats, Mash-Out Posse will be bringing their own lyrical styling to Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield, Nottingham, Norwich, Oxford, Brighton, Glasgow and London. Nottingham looks particlarly nice with Method Man and Redman in attendance. London also has Leaf Dog and BVA supporting.
After his sellout London debut at The Jazz Cafe Camden, DJ Yoda returns to London in the Spring to take the live performance of his new collaboration album 'Breakfast of Champions' to a whole new level. Support comes in the form of nine piece hip hop team The Mouse Outfit and UK Beatbox Champion Reeps One and many more. Book now for DJ Yoda live at The Forum.
Hip-hop and jazz have made a synonymous marriage in music since the late 1980s and the two have helped bridge the gap of not only generations of music lovers, but also tastes. Once in a while, projects like the late Guru's Jazzmatazz come along and give us an indepth reminder of this powerful pairing of the genres.