Professor Elemental is running a competition over at his website where he is offering readers the chance to vote on what the cover should be for his new abum, 'Father of Invention' There is twelve different covers to pick from and its simple to cast your vote.
Every year, the world's greatest DJ competition continues to elevate. The competitors become more innovative, the venues become busier and DMC further solidifies its importance in the technological advances in DJ and music culture. 2012's DMC UK Final was no different, as the acts on show completely wowed the crowd with their skill.
Beatboxing genius Beardyman headlines Soundcrash at KOKO! The 2x times UK Beatboxing Champion's live shows see the bearded one create music live in front of the audience with the help of his mouth and a enviable collection of gadgetry that would make any music geek drool. Expect plenty of audience participation, quality tunes, and if we're lucky we may even get to play drum'n'bass musical statues. Hobnobs will be confiscated upon entry.
In its 28th glorious year, DMC continues to bring together the globe's freshest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling heats from London to Tokyo and Brazil, all culminating in one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness. This year's UK Final will be even more mouth wateringly, boundary pushing than the last with fantastic competitors from around the country battling for a place at the World Finals.
B-Boys and fly girls get yourselves down to the HMV Forum for one of the year's must-see hop-hop shows! If you're too young to remember the original Cold Chillin' Tour then now's your chance to relive the action. Support from Droppin' Science, DJ 279, Chima Anya, Digga Please and hosted by Big Ted.
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The 15th of June excitingly marks the launch of the first ever group show from The Chrome Angelz at The Outsiders, showcasing new and unseen work from arguably, Europe's most influential graffiti crew. In addition, photography and archival work will be exhibited, providing audiences a rare insight into their unique history.
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The latest signing to Shady Records / Interscope, super group Slaughterhouse, consisting of Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5' 9", Joe Budden and Crooked I arrive in the UK for a three date tour. Their second album Welcome To: Our House, released in mid-June is executive produced by the Shady man himself, Eminem.
Wretch 32 has announced Jakwob as his main support for the UK tour, his sold out tour last October was very well received by fans and media and this is sure to be even bigger. Also keep an eye out for a new single soon.
South London artist Dot Rotten will headline Cargo this May following the release of his latest single Are You Not Entertained. More likely to dedicate a song to his Gran than a girl, Dot Rotten may represent the Normal Human Being, but he's far from your average MC. Incredibly introspective, unreservedly candid and highly intelligent despite a formal lack of qualifications, Rotten is fast becoming the alternative MC on everybody's tiplists.
Just in is the news that Mr Drastick has a mini movie dropping on the 27th of February. It apparently going to be shocking and thrilling. The mini movie is called Deception and features some amazing actors including the headliners: Ta'nya Cunningham, Nii Odartei Evans, David Usherwood, Achilles Charrington and Kai Li Lutterodt. No more information yet, but judging by Mr Drastick's past work this should be something to check.
Arguably the hottest rapper in the game, the Miami based phenomenon Rick Ross hits the UK for an exclusive live show at London's Proud2 on Monday 2nd April. Rick Ross's initial rise in the rap game came from his colourful glamorisation of Miami's reputation for drug trafficking. The distinctive 300-pound, six foot rapper tattooed with pictures of AK-47s embraced his city's reputation on his debut single Hustlin' in 2006. While Atlanta and Houston artists were establishing their cities as Southern strongholds, Ross aimed at putting Miami back in rap's national spotlight.
The Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, CA, and part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. Signed to Jive / Sony BMG. Its members include A-Plus, Tajai, Phesto and Opio. The Souls of Mischief debuted in 1993 with their album 93 'til Infinity, released on Jive Records. They later released No Man's Land (1995), Focus (1999), and Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution (2000).