HIP-HOP

  • Going Public

    By Chris Wells on May 5, 2016
    Hip-hop legends Public Enemy are going to be spending some time in the UK this spring and early summer, with two festival dates and an exclusive headliner in London. Catch Chuck and the boys at Southampton’s Common People Festival on May 28, at Oxford’s Common People Festival and at London’s IndigO2 on June 16. Visit ents24.com for details and to […]
  • Sun Up On Sundown

    By Chris Wells on February 23, 2016
    Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Dizzee Rascal, Jess Glynne, Fleur East, Wilkinson, Jaguar Skills, David Rodigan, Friction, Redlight and more have been confirmed for this year’s Sundown Festival at Norfolk Showground in Norwich, on the weekend of Sept 2-4. This year the festival expands to three stages with Defected, UKF, Drum & Bass Arena and Ministry Of Sound hosting huge […]
  • Definitely Def

    By Chris Wells on June 1, 2015
    Catch that man Yasiin Bey performing as we best know him, Mos Def, on Thursday, June 11 at the IndigO2, London when he reworks, rekindles and relives classics from the Dilla catalogue for your pleasure. Support on this one-off, extra-special event comes from Little SIMZ, Essa [formerly known as Youngun] and Mr. Thing. Plus, plus, plus… from 7:15pm there will be an exclusive […]
  • Mobb Handed

    By Chris Wells on March 17, 2015
    Mobb Deep’s first UK tour in a decade will see Prodigy and Havoc perform all the classic tracks from their now legendary 1995 album, The Infamous… plus international hit singles including the 2005 UK number one Outta Control by 50 Cent feat. Mobb Deep. Catch the duo at: BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY [May 1]; LONDON, O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE [2]; OXFORD, […]
  • Tomorrow Today For Wu

    By Chris Wells on November 4, 2014
    Enduring hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, their 20th anniversary album, on December 1, through Warner Bros. The Clan, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna, have signed a worldwide deal with the major on the back of selling in excess of 40 million records during their long career. […]
  • Fiddy Is An Animal

    By Chris Wells on March 27, 2014
    Grammy winning rapper 50 Cent has debuted the first few songs off his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Animal Ambition. Newly independent artist Fiddy will release Animal Ambition worldwide via his exclusive distribution and services relationship with label Caroline. Hold On, Don’t Worry ‘Bout It and Pilot are available digitally on iTunes and other digital services, and the accompanying music videos […]
  • De La Dates

    By Chris Wells on March 11, 2014
    Long Island’s favourite sons and genuine hip-hop legends De La Soul have lined up a series of UK shows throughout the late Spring. Find them circa six feet and rising at: London, Shepherds Bush Empire [May 1]; Manchester, Academy 2 [2]; Glasgow, Arches [3]; Leamington Spa, The Assembly [6]; Bristol, Academy [7]; and Lowestoft, Aquarium [9]. Visit http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/de-la-soul for tickets […]
  • Kickstart CHURCH

    By Chris Wells on October 14, 2013
    Pianist, producer and live-remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe [MdCL] has turned to the popular album funding website Kickstarter to finance efforts to take his famous CHURCH club nights on record. The half-Japanese, half-New Zealander is now based in Los Angeles and over the past few years his CHURCH gigs have been a mainstay on both LA and NYC club scenes, with […]
  • Dot Comes

    By Chris Wells on October 8, 2013
    South London hip-hop upstart Amplify Dot is due to drop her debut album Paper Cuts on October 28. Still only 25, this charismatic, witty and thoughtful MC has already scored huge underground success with self-released mixtapes and even launched her own clothing range. Now, she’s about to release her debut album featuring an impressive host of guest vocalists and producers, […]
  • Tinie Goes Large

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    UK grime-gone-pop star Tinie Tempah builds towards the November 4 release of his second album Demonstration with a new single, Children Of The Sun, out on October 28 via Parlophone Records. Featuring vocals from John Martin, Children Of The Sun is a hands-in-the-air anthem that sees Tinie in reflective mood. The BRITs, MOBOs and Ivor Novello winner sold over a […]