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.
Roots Manuva launched new album, "Bleeds" in November with a one-off London gig which will be backed-up by a spring UK tour, covering London, Brighton, Cambridge and Manchester in February and March. Tickets cost £18.50 to £20.
Public Enemy support The Prodigy in November and December, but also have a few headline shows of their own, playing Cardiff, Liverpool, Brighton and Bournemouth from 29th November to 7th December. Note: the Brighton evening show has now sold out, but they have now added a special matinee show. Tickets from £24 - £30.
Slum Village have announced a short February UK tour, playing London and Newcastle, showcasing songs from recebt album, "Yes!". Tickets available, from £16 to £17.
Anderson .Paak plays London and Manchester in February, playing songs from recent album, "Malibu". Tickets on sale now, from £12.50 to £15.50.
Pete Rock returns to the UK with a solitary London gig on 29th November at Brooklyn Bowl at the O2, promoting recent album "PeteStrumentals 2". Tickets on sale now.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have announced a UK/ Ireland tour, promoting their second (as yet untitled) album in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin and Belfast from 12th to 27th April. Tickets on sale now.
Tyga has announced a Manchester gig, playing songs from recent set, "The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty" with a special live club performance at the O2 Ritz on 18th November. Tickets on sale now, costing £18, with VIP options available.
The Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli rapper brings his new band, Chali 2na and the Funk Hunters to the UK for a short January tour, hitting London Bristol and Brighton in January. Tickets range from £10 to £17 - on sale now.
Grandmaster Flash must be on track to becoming an honorary Brit, with the number of UK dates he's played over the last few years (he's already played spring and summer UK stints). He returns in the autumn and winter, playing Newcastle, Glasgow, Suffolk and Wakefield and then a set at the Jazz cafe's 25th Birthday party with Damage, Mica Paris etc (all in October). Added to that is a December gig at Brooklyn Bowl - tickets on sale now.
Akala has announced a winter UK tour, promoting recent album "Knowledge is Power - Vol II" with gigs in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Nottingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and more. Tickets cost £12 for most dates, £15 for London (just £10.50 for Edinburgh/ £11 for Glasgow).
The Internet celebrate the release of new album "Ego Death" with a November UK tour, playing London, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, with the added bonus of Thundercat for the London and Manchester gigs! Tickets range from £15 to £20.
DJ Format reunites with long-term collaborator Abdominal this November, playing London, Brighton, Manchester, Lincoln, Southampton and more. Tickets start at just £4.50(!!!) in Lincoln, and £12/ £12.50 elsewhere except London (£15).
Big Daddy Kane
It's a Big Daddy Thing when Big Daddy Kane plays the UK and there'll be No Half Steppin' as the former Juice Crew man plays the Jazz Cafe in Camden this November. Tickets cost £23.50.
Joey Badass has announced a November UK/ Ireland tour, following his stint at Wireless with Drake, playing London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Dublin, Norwich and more. Tickets on sale now, from £17.50 (Glasgow) to £22 (London) and more in-between.
Krept & Konan
Krept & Konan celebrate the release of their debut album "The Long Way Home" with an autumn UK tour, covering London, Bristol, Sheffield, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets from £13 to £17.
Fuse ODG follows his short sold out October UK tour with a spring tour covering London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. Tickets are priced around the £10 mark.
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.