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.
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.
The TNGHT musician and producer has announced gigs in London and Dublin this October, playing XOYO in Shoreditch on 16th and Dublin's Twisted Pepper on 23rd. Tickets cost £10 for London, €13.95 for Dublin.
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.
Rick Ross has announced a November gig at the IndigO2, promoting forthcoming album "Hood Billionaire", the first single from which, "Elvis Presley Blvd" is out now and has been well received. Tickets on sale now, costing £35.
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.
The American rapper has announced a rare UK tour in celebration of new album "Nobody's Smiling", playing gigs in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow this November. Tickets are priced from £27.50 to £33.50.
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 play Manchester and London this December. Tickets range from £15 to £18.
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.
eMC, featuring Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Punchline and Stricklin return to the UK after a sold-out London gig in the summer, playing Manchester, Glasgow and Nottingham in October (more dates expected). Expect songs from recent EP "The Turning Point" plus material from their forthcoming album (name and release date TBC). Tickets start from £14.
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.
Sage Francis to play a "Copper Gone" UK/ Ireland tour in October, with dates in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Brighton, Reading, Belfast and Cork. The rapper's latest album "Copper Gone" was released in the summer.
One-off London date at Hackney's The Laundry on 5th November, promoting new album 'Lese Majesty' due out on 28th July. Tickets on sale now, costing £12.50.
have announced their fist UK dates in over three years, with them playing London, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester this October. Tickets start from £14.
George Watsky has a short September UK tour, playing London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Tickets range from £11 to £12.50.
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 summer, as well as a prestigious Meltdown Festival gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in June. Other gigs include the Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 in London, plus Manchester, Milton Keynes (as part of The Big Reunion), Glasgow and Cambridge.
The Jungle Brothers
The Jungle Brothers return to the UK this autumn with a clutch of shows in September and October, when they play Camden's Jazz Cafe, Devon, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and more in October. Tickets range from £17 to £20.
The American rapper will be in the UK to promote new album "Knock Madness" (released in November), with dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Brighton in October. Tickets on sale now, from £13.50 to £15.