DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are bringing their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour to the UK in February 2015 after covering North America this autumn. These two world-renowned artists and turntablists are spinning the well-loved and well-worn vinyl from the record collection of the founding father of hip-hop and "Master of Records", Afrika Bambaataa.
Nipsey Hussle is an artist that requires little introduction, as over the past five years he has cemented himself as one of the most celebrated and respected figures in rap music. Having developed a fiercely loyal fan base, and worked on collaborations with the likes of Drake, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross, Nispey Hussle's arrival in the UK is a highly anticipated event.
Atmosphere kicks off their Europe leg of the North of Hell Tour starting next week on 2nd Oct in Glasgow, Scotland and then continues with a further five gigs across the UK. The crew will be hitting the US starting again on 1st Nov headlining Freakfest in Madison, WI. Atmosphere have been in the game for twenty years now and so this should be a slick show benefitting for their copious experience. For some laid back and cerebral Hip Hop make sure you get to a gig.
The philosophers have been asking themselves the wrong question. It isn't does God play dice? we should be worrying about, but does Wiley play snakes and ladders? The answer is, of course, yes. But like everything Wiley does, he doesn't just play a bit of snakes and ladders, any more than he just raps a bit, or just has the odd minor disagreement, or posts the occasional amusing Tweet. When Wiley plays snakes and ladders he plays it on the cosmic scale, he plays it with his whole career, his whole life.
To promote their Europe Report release Capone N Noreaga are embarking on a European Tour presented by Clockwork Music. The series of gigs will encompass several European countries including a couple of dates in the UK - London's Jazz Cafe and Bristol's The Fleece. Check out the full details of the individual dates below:
Holdin' Court have two shows coming up next weekend in Reading and London with UK Rapper Jack Jetson. Running underground, grass roots UK Hip-Hop events can be tough, so make sure you support these events.
Scorzayzee has been running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new LP. In the Kickstarter's first week it has already reached its goal and has received an load of support from people like Shane Meadow, MistaJam, Paddy Considine and of course the rest of the UK hip hop community.
'Industry Number 1' Hip-Hop collective launch 'A Way Of Life' a journey though the world of global Hip-Hop. A feature length documentary covering the expansion of the most significant musical movement of modern times. Shot over a span of two years in 21 locations across the globe 'A Way Of Life' explores Hip-Hop culture from music to graffiti, beat boxing and break-dancing.
One of the most adventurous forces in Hip Hop, Deltron 3030 make their live return to London in November to headline Camden's legendary Electric Ballroom accompanied by a full orchestra on November 18th.
Soundcrash presents a double headline show from two of the freshest names in UK hip hop: Dizraeli and The Small Gods and The Mouse Outfit live at Scala, on the 5th June 2014. Both return to play their largest London headline shows to date with brand new material.
Before he heads off on his US college tour, "LOUD Music", later this month, UK rhapsodist, Ikes, brings to you 'Port Trill'. The Londoner keeps it real on the vintage, boom bap influenced track, "Trillmatic", by A$AP Mob.
The London based duo, Chase And Status, have just dropped an exclusive re-work of 'Gangsta Boogie' featuring new bars from legendary Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon as well as fresh new talent Knytro, signed to the pair's MTA Records. Better known for their Dnb / UK Garage sound its not the first time Chase And Status have taken a surprising foray into the world of Hip Hop. Each time they do its been rather successful. Hip Hop is obviously at their heart and having made your money with hit singles it becomes possible to indulge in whatever you want and also attract some quality features to your dalliances.
Fresh from the late eighties Parrish Smith and Eric Sermon arrive in London for a for a retrospective night which is set to take all in attendance back to the time when the Golden Age was just embryonic.