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

Highlights include: Iggy Azalea, Ghostface Killah, Masta Ace, De La Soul, Chance the Rapper, Tyler, the Creator, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, Ratking and more

Check out our round-up of the best MCs and DJs heading your way for 2013. All prices exclusive of booking fees.

Iggy Azalea - Image: www.iggyazalea.com
 

Iggy Azalea

The Australian rapper and model has just put the finishing touches to her debut album "The New Classic" (out now) and to celebrate will play London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 17th September. Tickets on sale now, costing 15.

The Internet
 

The Internet

Odd Future members, Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians bring their band over to the UK playing Manchester's Band on the Wall on 30th June - just a few weeks before fellow Odd Future member Tyler, The Creator plays in London. Tickets on sale now.

De La Soul
 

De La Soul

De La Soul - the "Three Feet High and Rising" stars will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album with two tours in May and August in London, Nottingham, Reading, Brighton, Leamington Spa, Manchester, Glasgow, Lowestoft, Bristol. They have also been announced as headliners at Dorset's Camp Bestival and are playing Kendal Calling in the Lake District. Tickets available (but selling fast for London), starting from 22.50.

Tyler, the Creator - Image: www.oddfuture.com
 

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator - the Odd Future rapper has announced a one-off (so far) date in London, playing The Forum in Kentish Town on 23rd July. Tickets cost 20 and are selling fast!

Public Enemy
 

Public Enemy

Public Enemy will play two low-key gigs ahead of their slot at Manchester's The Parklife Weekender in June, playing the unlikely towns of Leamington Spa and Lowestoft. Tickets cost 30 for Leamington Spa, 35 for Lowestoft or 49.50 for Manchester's Parklife all-dayer.

Chance the Rapper
 

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has announced a one-off London gig at the most hip hop of venues in London - The Forum in Kentish Town, promoting his 2013 album "Acid Rap". Limited tickets available.

Snoop Dogg
 

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg will play Brixton and Glasgow days either side of his Manchester stint at The Parklife Weekender on the Saturday (limited tickets available for that). Tickets for London and Glasgow cost 35 per night.

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 and Ireland in May and across the summer. Tickets will be in demand, with a sold-out March tour now behind him. He plays Dublin in May, then Glasgow and London August.

eMC
 

eMC

The Music Man - Masta Ace - returns to the capital for a June gig with his eMC crew (with Wordsworth, Punchline and Stricklin) at Camden's Jazz Cafe. Expect to hear songs from recent release "Untitled 2nd Album". Tickets on sale now

Ghostface Killah - Image: www.ghostfacekillah.com
 

Ghostface Killah

Catch the Wu-Tang man in London and Liverpool this July where you can expect to hear tracks from recent album "Twelve Reasons to Die" plus a host of others. Tickets start at 15 (17.50 for London).

Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
 

Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

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.

Ratking
 

Ratking

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.

Jurassic 5
 

Jurassic 5

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.

Hopsin - Image: www.facebook.com/hellohopsin
 

Hopsin

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.

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