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.
Black Star the hip hop duo, featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli will play two dates in the UK in March - and both in London. Tickets for the first gig at the Forum in Kentish Town have now almost sold out, but a second date has now been added south of the river at the Coronet on 31st March. Tickets for the new date on sale now.
Angel Haze has announced her first UK tour on the back of a number of sold-out London gigs last year. The tour will cover Manchester, Birmingham and of course, London, letting fans hear material from recent album "Dirty Gold". Tickets cost £11 regionally, £13.50 for London.
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.
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On the back of their sold-out 2013 and Jan/ Feb 2014 tours, the duo have announced spring dates showcasing their new album "Repent Replenish Repeat". The spring gigs feature Itch and Sarah Williams White.
Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life, AKA New York's Ratking will be hitting the UK, promoting their debut album "So It Goes" (out in April) with a few dates in May, starting at Glasgow's Stag and Dagger on 4th, then a London gig at Elektrowerkz on 7th (£9) and finally (so far), Brighton's The Great Escape on 9th.
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.
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.