Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Check out our round-up of the best MCs and DJs heading your way for 2013. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
Along with The Weeknd in support, the million-selling singer-cum-rapper will perform his Who Wants A Tour tour in 2014. Most shows have sold out fast but seats and limited spaces remain for the UK. Dublin went on sale recently, spaces still available.
Originally scheduled for December, the American rapper - one half of the "Paid in Full" duo Eric B and Rakim will now play the IndigO2 on 6th June. Tickets remain valid and those without tickets can still buy some, from £25.
Dead Prez will play their first UK dates in almost three years in February. The pair will be promoting recent album "Information Age" with gigs in Camden's Jazz Café on 9th (featuring DJ Spin Doctor) and Glasgow's O" ABC on 11th. Tickets cost £18.50 for London, and £14 for Glasgow.
You have to cast your mind back almost to the Jurassic period for the last proper UK tour from these guys (2006, in fact). But now they're back and you can catch Cut Chemist, Akil, DJ Nu-Mark, Chali 2na and the rest in Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol and Brixton in June. Tickets cost £32.50 for London and £25 elsewhere.
The American rapper will be in the UK to promote new album "Knock Madness" (released in November), with dates in Birmingham, Brighton and London in April. Tickets on sale now, from £13.50 to £15.
Nipsey Hussle will play his first UK tour in February - just in time to promote his forthcoming debut album "Victory Lap". The West Coast rapper will play Birmingham, Manchester and London. Tickets cost £15.
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
With their 2013 UK/ Ireland tour now completely sold out, the duo have announced a 2014 UK tour. Catch them in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and more from 19th January. Tickets on sale now, from £12.50 (£15 for London).
Tottenham's grime-rap star was due to tour the UK in autumn, but has now postponed the tour to 2014 - to coincide with the release of his new album. Tickets will remain valid - dates as soon as we have them!
Glasgow has been confirmed by the US rapper as his next show in the UK. It'll take place at the O2 ABC on 13th December with tickets on sale now. More shows are expected.
East London rapper Pane has a new album in the pipeline and to promote it, he's on tour in February 2014 (rescheduled from autumn 2013). Stops include London, Manchester, Liverpool, Norwich, Leicester and more until Leicester on 23rd.