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.
Nas has announced a UK tour for June including shows in Birmingham, London and Glasgow. The shows will be performed in support of his 2015 album Season Of Nasir as well as a performance of his classic Illmatic album. Prices start at £28.
J-Dilla Changed My Life
J-Dilla Changed My Life returns with more homage shows to the great man across the UK. February sees shows in Manchester, Bristol and London, starting from around the £6 mark.
Mobb Deep have announced a May UK tour (rescheduled from March), playing their 1995 album "The Infamous..." in full, marking its 20th anniversary in London, Oxford, Glasgow, Brighton and more. Tickets on sale now, starting from £20.
Wu-Tang Clan have announced summer UK gigs, playing Newcastle, Bristol, London and Glasgow in June, playing their first UK dates in almost two years. Tickets start from £33.
Logic [US]plays multiple London and Manchester gigs, plus Birmingham this March, promoting recent album "Under Pressure". Tickets start from £12.50 and are selling very fast!
Pharoahe Monch has announced a March UK tour, promoting recent album "PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" with gigs in London, Birmingham and more. Tickets start from £15.
Blackalicious have announced a rare UK/ Ireland tour for early winter 2015, playing London, Brighton, Bristol, Whitstable, Liverpool (with DJ Format) and Dublin. Tickets range from £11.50 to £15 (€20.90 for Dublin).
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.
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 renowned hip hop DJ plays back-to-back dates at Camden's Jazz Cafe in March, playing Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th. Tickets cost £16.50 per night.
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 a one-off gig featuring (DJ Semtex in London this February (Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow cancelled). Tickets now sold out.
DELS has announced a February gig in Shoreditch, showcasing new album "Petals have Fallen" on 26th at XOYO. Tickets cost £12.
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.