Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide

Highlights include: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Run the Jewels, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, Nipsey Hussle, DELS, Game, Afrika Bambaataa and more

Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Image: www.djjazzyjeff.com
 

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
 

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.

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DJ Shadow

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 - Photo: Jorge Peniche www.jorgepeniche.com
 
Photo: Jorge Peniche www.jorgepeniche.com

Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle will be promoting forthcoming album "Victory Lap" with gigs in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and (with DJ Semtex London in January/ February. Tickets cost 15.

DELS
 

DELS

DELS has announced a February gig in Shoreditch, showcasing new album "Petals have Fallen" on 26th at XOYO. Tickets cost 12.

Game
 

Game

Game has announced a December UK tour, playing songs from recent album "Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf" and perhaps even a sneak preview of what to expect on next year's "The Documentary 2". The tour takes him to London, Bristol, Brighton, Norwich and Liverpool. Tickets on sale now.

Afrika Bambaataa
 

Afrika Bambaataa

As well as his support slots with Mos Def (see below), the Soulsonic Force Hip Hop legend has announced extra "Hip Hop History Tour" dates for November, playing Oxford and Liverpool. Tickets on sale now, costing 14.

DJ Semtex - Image: www.myspace.com/djsemtex
 

DJ Semtex

DJ Semtex presents Arrival at The Garage in Highbury on 17th December, along with Danny Seth, Loyle Carner, Jay Prince and Benny Mails. Tickets cost just 10.

Fuse ODG
 

Fuse ODG

Fuse ODG has an October UK tour planned, with gigs in London (two penned-in), Manchester and Birmingham and to top it off, plays a Halloween special at the Eventim Apollo, featuring Example, Ella Eyre and more. Expect to hear music from forthcoming album "T.I.N.A." on the tour. Tickets cost 12 - 13.50 for the tour, and start from 39.75 for the Halloween gig.

YG
 

YG

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.

Beardyman
 

Beardyman

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.

Method Man
 

Method Man

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
 

Mos Def

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.

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Joey Badass

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!

Grandmaster Flash
 

Grandmaster Flash

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 autumn, playing London on Halloween and Cambridge in November.

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