Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
Lil Yachty has announced a London gig at KOKO in Camden on 24th February, where he will be showcasing songs from his 2016 mix-tapes and more. Tickets on sale now, from £19.
Pharoahe Monch has announced a 2016 UK tour with gigs in London and Milton Keynes from 6th January. Tickets are on sale now, from £15 to £20.
Ludacris has announced a London gig for the spring, playing the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 25th March. Tickets on sale now.
De La Soul
De La Soul have announced a spring UK tour, covering London, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham and Norwich from 22nd February to 10th March. Tickets on sale now, from £25 to £28.50.
It's been a few years since American rapper Hopsin has had a tour of a reasonable size, but 2017 will see that fixed, with him playing London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol from 18th February. Tickets are priced from £17.50.
Swet Shop Boys
Swet Shop Boys are American rapper Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and English rapper and actor Riz MC (Riz Ahmed - star of the Sky Atlantic show, "The Night Of"). They released their debut album, "Cashmere" (produced by Redinho) in October and will be touring it in London, Sheffield and Glasgow from 21st November. Tickets on sale now, from just £8 (£12 for London).
AFRO AKA "All Flows Reach Out" has been lauded by Questlove as "the future of Hip-Hop". Check him on his winter UK tour starting on 29th November in Bristol, covering Leeds, Liverpool and London. Tickets from £7.50 to £10.
Slick Rick has announced a rare UK tour, playing London, Birmingham and Brighton from 26th November, with tickets starting at £25, on sale now.
The Canadian rapper returns to the UK for spring tour, having played a few dates in 2016. Expect to hear tracks from his debut album, "I Told" you when he plays London, Birmingham and Manchester from 4th April. Tickets from £17.50 (£26 for London).
Black Milk returns to the capital in December, playing the Jazz Cafe on 10th December. Tickets cost just £12.50.
Yasiin Bey plays classic Mos Def at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 26th and 27th January - rescheduled from October. Tickets start from £23.50 (limited) or £27.50.
Has a string of winter dates confirmed across the UK including Dublin, Bristol, Manchester and London. Expect learned thoughtful verbeage and tight beats - tickets from £15 upwards.
Ultramagnetic MCs play back-to-back London gigs at the Rah Rah Room in Picadilly on 22nd and 23rd February, with tickets costing £25.
Digable Planets reformed in 2015, seeing the return of the American jazz-rap outfit playing Under The Bridge on 23rd November. Tickets cost £25.
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper has announced a short UK/ Ireland tour for November, playing gigs in London, Manchester and Dublin from 22nd November. Tickets on sale now - and selling fast.
Grandmaster Flash has announced a few sporadic dates for 2016, with a set at London's Brooklyn Bowl in March as well as Milton Keynes in the summer. Tickets cost £20 for London, £15 for Milton Keynes.