Hip-hop star Chipmunk has teamed up with Foot Locker and adidasOriginals this summer to launch the latest reincarnation of the iconic adidas Top Ten. As the face of the campaign, Chipmunk will be pictured in Foot Locker windows nationwide when the must-have sneakers hit the shop floor on 6th June.
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The 80s Rewind Festival - the perfect festival for people who normally don’t go to festivals - has just announced it has increased its capacity from last year’s 30,000 to 40,000 due to unprecedented demand for tickets. Hosting a huge line-up of 80s pop giants, the festival will also feature the best of British comedy as well as posh nosh, cocktail bars and karaoke, the return of the Silent Disco, family features and fireworks.
Californian hip-hop superstars Cypress Hill are proud to announce UK punk rock titans Gallows as support for their London show in June. This is going to be an explosive combination set to delight rock fans across the UK.
Ty has a new label (BBE) and a new LP Special Kind Of Fool which is Ty's fourth LP. His launch party is happening on Bank Holiday Monday at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London. Its a special event with a full live band - Robin Mullarkey, Simon Collam, Richard Spaven, Vula Malinga and Sharlene Hector.
Special guest Eddie Halliwell joins the already colossal line up to headline the Mixmag & Don't Stay In arena, the international superstar DJ and technical genius will be heading to the incredible Victoria Park setting on the 30th July to 'Fire It Up' and blow the proverbial roof off! Globally renowned for his incredible sets, Eddie is set to send this clubbing experience off the scale!
The infamous, brain-conquering, beatbox sensation Beardyman has gathered together a collective of some the UK's greatest lyrical free stylers for a one-night-only freestyle music event, the likes of which hasn't been seen in this dimension since the dawn of time.
The year of the fantastic is truly living up to expectations as once again thanks to you Bestival has sold out! With four full months still left to go until the magnificent seventh Robin Hill Country Park outing kicks off, lucky punters have snagged every single ticket along with a guarantee of an amazing weekend adventure.
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OneTaste, the renowned music and spoken word collective, is coming out from its birthplace in South London and are hosting their biggest showcase yet at Koko on June 16th with support from some of the artists it has helped to launch at the beginning of their careers.
Tanya Morgan touch down in the UK for the first time ever this week to perform a string of dates promoting their critically acclaimed, Brooklynati. Tanya Morgan (consisting of Donwill, Illyas & Vonpea) have also been working on their respective solo albums and features creating a huge buzz online and amongst the US independent Hip Hop scene.
M.I.A. whose Clash-inspired track Paper Planes featured heavily in the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack has a new track out and a video that has been getting a few people hot under the collar. The video for Born Free features the US army kidnapping some ginger haired kids and brutally attacking and mutilating them.
Mercury recording artist Mr Hudson this afternoon announced on his twitter page that London rap artist Stylah has won the competition to feature on the UK edition of his new single Anyone But Him. The song, which features Kanye West on the original album version, is due for release in May with Stylah guest featuring. Stylah will also be joining Mr Hudson on stage to perform the track on his current UK tour.
The UK’s strongest line up of resident DJs featuring the incredible Shortee Bltz, the legend that is DJ 279, Roots Manuva’s and now Dizzee Rascal’s DJ MK as well as seasoned party providers Spin Doctor and Snuff will be providing the soundtrack of real boom-bap Hip-Hop at South London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party. With a line up as strong as this why rely on special guests?
It's that time of year again, festival fever has taken over the minds of any self respecting music lover and everyone is talking about what’s on offer this year. The usual questions are who’s playing where, when are they playing and how the f**k do we get all of our mates to buy tickets and flights at the same time.
Not content with being one of the most important figures in Hip Hop music and culture, Mos Def has established himself as both a respected mc and poet as well as an award-winning actor. During a prolific music career spanning just over a decade he has worked with an illustrious list of artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Robert Glasper, De La Soul, The Neptunes and Madlib to name but a few.
Read more: Mos Def Announces New London Date - March 13th In Shepherd's Bush