On Sunday 2nd December, Lakota Bristol will be host to two hardcore hip-hop legends, as Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz arrive to showcase both their solo material and their work as the Heavy Metal Kings duo. The event is presented by OTU Live, part of entertainment collective Overrating the Underrated.
For more than a decade and a half, Vinnie Paz has been a mainstay at the top of the independent hip-hop scene. He is the frontman of both Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of the Pharaohs and one half of the Heavy Metal Kings duo with Ill Bill. His sophomore solo album, God of the Serengeti, features production by DJ Premier, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Psycho Les (Beatnuts), C-Lance and more with guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man and others. The 18-track album promises to add another chapter in the growing legacy of Vinnie’s uncompromising brand of hardcore hip-hop.
Having garnered a name for himself as the main voice behind the legendary Non-Phixion, Ill Bill has solidified his position at the top of the underground with his unrivalled work ethic as solo artist and a number of groups. Fresh of the back off the success of La Coka Nostra’s second album Masters Of The Dark Arts Bill is straight back in the studio working on the second Heavy Metal Kings album as well as his next solo, The Grimy Awards.
Support on the night comes from High Focus‘ Leaf Dog and BVA. Having recently headlined the Boom Bap Festival, the two continue to build a name for themselves both on the mic and behind the boards. With a CV boasting heavyweight names such as KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Jean Grae, and Vinnie Paz himself, it’s going to become harder and harder to ignore this West Country duo.
Tickets are available at Lakota for £16.
Doors open at 7.30pm. See http://www.overratingtheunderrated.com for more details.
Vinnie Paz’s new solo album, God of the Serengeti, available now. Watch the video for the first single, “Cheesesteaks“, produced by Psycho Les (The Beatnuts) here:
Ill Bill’s next project, The Grimy Awards, will be released on January 29th.
See the brand new video for the first single “Severed Heads Of State” here:
Listen to Vinnie’s incredible 7 minute 30 second dedication to hip-hop’s history:
Leaf Dog & BVA The Island ft. Dr Syntax:
The Four Owls Not Like Before: