Beardyman Plus Special Guests 22/09/2012 - KOKO, LondonBeatboxing 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.

DMC UK DJ Final 2012 - 20th July - The Garage, LondonIn 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.

Doom Live Oct 2012Get your diaries out: Hip Hop's Supervillain DOOM plays a full set at Kentish Town's suitably regal HMV Forum. Plus after show club night with DELS and many more artists to be announced. It's on!

The UK Slaughterhouse TourThe 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.

Dot Rotten Live At Cargo 1st May 2012South 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.

Rick Ross announces - Rich Forever Live At Proud2 2nd April 2012Arguably 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.

Mr Drastick's Decption Mini MovieJust 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.

Souls of Mischeif Live In Glasgow 14/03/2012The 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).

Wale To Play Three UK Shows Including London Date At XOYOWashington DC hip-hop artist Wale has emerged as a major new talent with the release of his second album Ambition. Having debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and topped the iTunes album chart ahead of new albums from Justin Bieber and Florence and the Machine, Wale can now confirm details of three rare UK shows.

Vote For Kinetik To Win The MTV Brand New For 2012 CompetitionI have some really exciting news for you all! I recently got the word that MTV have selected Kinetik's Sol Brova produced track, Flying High, as part of their Brand New For 2012 competition! This is a really big opportunity for Kinetik and all the other artists involved, as the winner will see a video commissioned and aired on MTV!

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