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

Highlights include: Blackalicious, KiD iNk, Hilltop Hoods, The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers, GZA, Black Sheep, Mos Def, 50 Cent, KRS-One, Action Bronson, Phife Dawg, 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.

Blackalicious
 

Blackalicious

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 - Full Speed
 
Full Speed

KiD iNk

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
 

Hilltop Hoods

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.

The Pharcyde
 

The Pharcyde

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
 

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 - Image: www.jbeez.com
 

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
 

GZA

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's 1991 debut album
 

Black Sheep

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
 

Mos Def

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
 

Wu-Tang Clan

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 and G-Unit
 

50 Cent

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
 

Talib Kweli

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.

KRS-One
 

KRS-One

KRS-One celebrates 40 years of hip hop with May shows in London's Jazz Cafe (both now sold out) and the Marble Factory in Bristol just added (costing 18.50).

Action Bronson
 

Action Bronson

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.

Phife Dawg - Photo: Che Khotari www.chekothari.com
 
Photo: Che Khotari www.chekothari.com

Phife Dawg

The Tribe Called Quest man has announced rare UK dates, playing London and Manchester this May, with tickets around the 17.50 mark.

Grandmaster Flash
 

Grandmaster Flash

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.

Earl Sweatshirt - Image: www.earlsweatshirt.com
 

Earl Sweatshirt

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
 

Jurassic 5

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
 

Nas

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
 

Fuse ODG

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 - 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

El-P and Outkast collaborator Killer Mike play The Forum in Kentish Town this June - ahead of their Reading Festival and Leeds Festival stints this August. Limited tickets available for London.

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.

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