Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Highlights include: Krept & Konan, Blackalicious, KiD iNk, Hilltop Hoods, The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers, GZA, Black Sheep, Mos Def, 50 Cent, Action Bronson, Grandmaster Flash, Earl Sweatshirt, Jurassic 5, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Run the Jewels and more
Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
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 on sale now, from £13 to £17.
Blackalicious return with their second UK tour for 2015, playing London, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Reading and more this autumn. Tickets on sale now, from £15.
KiD iNk celebrates new album "Full Speed" with an October UK/ Ireland tour including dates in Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin and more expected. Tickets on sale now, starting from £22.50.
Hilltop Hoods play a summer London gig on the back of the success of 2014 album "Walking Under Stars". Catch them at Camden's Electric Ballroom on 20th August. Tickets on sale now, costing £17.
It's a tale of two Pharcydes this July, with The Pharcyde featuring Imani and Bootie Brown playing London's Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 on 9th July. Tickets on sale now, costing £20 ... and...
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Live!
Featuring a complete a live rendition of the band's 1992 album "Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde", featuring, Fatlip, Slimkid3 and more. They play London, Bristol, Sheffield, Leicester, Glasgow, Dublin and more from 4th to 10th July. Tickets priced £15 - £21 (€20.90 for Dublin) are now on sale.
The Jungle Brothers
The Jungle Brothers return to the UK in August and September, playing gigs in London and Ramsgate (so far), with other gigs expected to be added. Tickets start at £16.50 for Ramsgate, £19.50 for London.
GZA from Wu-Tang Clan (themselves touring - see below) has announced a September UK tour, with gigs in Manchester, Brighton, Sheffield, Oxford and more - joining his summer gig at All Tomorrow's Parties at Camden's Roundhouse in June. Tickets range from £15 to £20 for September, £27.50 for the summer Camden gig.
Black Sheep have announced a rare UK tour, with the duo playing gigs in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Ramsgate this June. Tickets range from just £11 (Cardiff), to £15 and £18 (London).
Mos Def Yasiin Bey plays J.Dilla at Indigo at the O2 in London on Thursday 11th June - just a few weeks ahead of his appearance at the Wireless 10th Birthday in Finsbury Park. Tickets on sale now, from £26.40 - £56.10.
Wu-Tang Clan have announced summer UK gigs, playing Newcastle, Bristol, London, Glasgow and now Bournemouth in the summer, playing their first UK dates in almost two years. Tickets start from £33.
50 Cent has announced his first UK gig in almost five years, playing a 50 Cent and G-Unit gig at the O2 Arena on 17th July. Tickets on sale now, ranging from £42.50 - £64.50.
Talib Kweli has announced a May London gig at Brooklyn Bowl as well as his Finsbury Park Wireless 10th Birthday party with Drake, Public Enemy, Rita Ora etc and a November gig for Birmingham.
Action Bronson celebrates new album 'Mr Wonderful' with a September UK and Ireland tour, playing gigs in London, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Dublin and more, priced around £22.
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. The latest batch include a summer UK tour, with festival stints at Wireless Festival and V Festival.
The Odd Future rapper is over in the UK this June, touring his new album, "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt" with dates in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester (where he plays as part of The Parklife Weekender.
Jurassic 5 return to the UK again for 2015 this September, playing London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. Tickets range from £25 to £32.50.
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.
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
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.