Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Jazzy Jeff will play London this May, with other UK dates expected to be announced (fingers crossed). Catch the turntable supremo at Camden's Jazz Cafe on 3rd May. Tickets cost £25.
Run the Jewels
The tour is called "El-P + Killer Mike = Run the Jewels" and that is the basic maths which tells you that Run the Jewels are New York's El-P and Outkast collaborator Killer Mike. The pair tour the UK/ Ireland this December, playing London, Manchster, Glasgow and Dublin. Their London gig is now soldout, but fear not! They'll be back in June at the Forum. Tickets start from £15, with the June gig costing £20.
The American rapper and producer came out with no less than three albums in 2014, so expect to hear snippets from each when he plays the Oval Space in Bethnal Green in January. Tickets on sale now, costing £15.50.
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have announced a February 'Renegades of Rhythm' February UK tour in homage to Afrika Bambaataa, playing sets in London, Bristol and Manchester. Tickets on sale now, costing $25 for London, £22.50 elsewhere.
Nipsey Hussle will be promoting forthcoming album "Victory Lap" with gigs in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and (with DJ Semtex London in January/ February. Tickets cost £15.
Pharoahe Monch has announced a gig at Brixton's Jamm on 21st November. Expect to hear tunes from recent album "PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder". Tickets cost £15.
DELS has announced a February gig in Shoreditch, showcasing new album "Petals have Fallen" on 26th at XOYO. Tickets cost £12.
Game has announced a December UK tour, playing songs from recent album "Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf" and perhaps even a sneak preview of what to expect on next year's "The Documentary 2". The tour takes him to London, Bristol, Brighton, Norwich and Liverpool. Tickets on sale now.
As well as his support slots with Mos Def (see below), the Soulsonic Force Hip Hop legend has announced extra "Hip Hop History Tour" dates for November, playing Oxford and Liverpool. Tickets on sale now, costing £14.
DJ Semtex presents Arrival at The Garage in Highbury on 17th December, along with Danny Seth, Loyle Carner, Jay Prince and Benny Mails. Tickets cost just £10.
Fuse ODG has an October UK tour planned, with gigs in London (two penned-in), Manchester and Birmingham and to top it off, plays a Halloween special at the Eventim Apollo, featuring Example, Ella Eyre and more. Expect to hear music from forthcoming album "T.I.N.A." on the tour. Tickets cost £12 - £13.50 for the tour, and start from £39.75 for the Halloween gig.
The American rapper promotes new album "My Krazy Life" with a short tour, playing Londond and Glasgow this December. Bucking the usual trend for pricey London tickets, London only costs £18.50, with tickets for Glasgow costing £26.
Beardyman brings his beat-box-of-tricks on tour this winter, playing London, Norwich, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham, Gloucester, Leicester and Nottingham in November and December. Tickets cost £15 for London, £12.50 elsewhere.
Method Man and Redman - the Wu Tang man and his sidekick have announced their second UK tour for 2014, playing Bristol, Liverpool, Oxford and Leeds this December. Tickets on sale now, from £27.50.
Mos Def has announced a "Black On Both Sides" 15th Anniversary UK Tour, playing London, Bristol and Leeds this November. The Bristol and Leeds dates will feature Hip Hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, playing a "Hip Hop History" set. Tickets on sale now, from £22.50 to £25.50.
Chali 2na - the Jurassic 5 MC and founder member of Ozomatli has announced a rare UK/ Ireland tour on the back of a sold out summer UK tour with Jurassic 5. Expect material from recent EP "Against The Current (2)" as he plays London, Manchester, Brighton and Cork this autumn. Tickets start from £17.50.
Joey Badass The young American rapper plays London, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle this November. Tickets range from £15 to £18.50 (for London). New album imminent, so expect to hear some new stuff!
B. Dolan will be joined by Scroobius Pip and Warrenpeace for a November UK tour, playing Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, London and more where you may get a sneak preview of music from his forthcoming album (slated for a 2015 release). Tickets start from just £10 - £12 for London.
Grandmaster Flash everybody knows, he leaves a trail of destruction wherever he goes... Yes, the original turntablist is over in the UK for even more dates this autumn, playing London on Halloween and Cambridge in November.