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

Highlights include: The Pharcyde, Rick Ross, Gang Starr Foundation, Young Thug, Masta Ace, Grandmaster Flash, J-Dilla Changed My Life, Smif-n-Wessun, Faith Child, Game, Dead Prez, Roots Manuva, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Akala and more

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

Rick Ross
 

Rick Ross

Rick Ross has announced an April UK tour with French Montana, playing the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 2nd April and London's Wembley SSE Arena on the 3rd. Tickets range from 30 to 40. Rick will be promoting recent album, "Black Market".

The Pharcyde
 

The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde have announced a special "Labcabincalifornia" 20th anniversary gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on 1st April. Released in 1996, Labcabincalifornia featured the hits "Runnin'" and "Drop". Tickets cost 20.

Gang Starr Foundation
 

Gang Starr Foundation

Play rare UK and Ireland dates this spring, with Dublin (17th March) and Glasgow (15th April) announced so far and more expected. Tickets cost 15 for Glasgow, 20.40 for Dublin.

Young Thug
 

Young Thug

The American rapper makes his UK debut, playing London and Manchester in February and March, with tickets priced from 27.50. Expect tracks from recent album, "Barter6".

Masta Ace
 

Masta Ace

The Juice Crew man plays a London gig in May promoting forthcoming album, "The Falling Season" at Camden's Jazz Cafe. Tickets cost 15.

Grandmaster Flash
 

Grandmaster Flash

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.

J-Dilla Changed My Life - Image: www.thedoctorsorders.com
 

J-Dilla Changed My Life

The annual event hosted by The Doctor's Orders pays tribute to the "life and work of a true Hip-Hop genius", marking 10 years since the passing of the producer and rapper. Guests on the night include DJ Maseo (De La Soul), Phat Kat (Cold Steel), Illa J (J-Dilla's Brother), DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set), Kidkanevil, plus Doctor's Orders regulars DJ Spin Doctor, Shortee Blitz and Mr Thing. It takes place at Scala in Kings Cross on 7th February, with tickets ranging from 10 (rising to 15 once they're gone) or 30 for VIP tickets, with funds going to the J-Dilla Foundation.

Smif-n-Wessun - Image: www.subotage.com
 

Smif-n-Wessun

Smif-n-Wessun have announced rare UK dates, playing London, Manchester and Birmingham in March from 24th at Band on the Wall, then The Oobleck and finally Camden's Jazz Cafe on 29th March, priced from 12 to 16.

Faith Child
 

Faith Child

The 2015 MOBO nominee plays London and Manchester in February, with tickets priced from 10.

Game
 

Game

Game has announced a "Documentary 2" UK tour, playing London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Oxford and Manchester in February. Tickets on sale now, from 28.

Dead Prez
 

Dead Prez

The duo return to the UK in March, playing London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester, priced from 12 (Bristol) to 21 (London).

Logic
 

Logic [US]

Plays London, Manchester and Birmingham in April, playing songs from new album, "The Incredible True Story" with tickets priced from 14.

G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out
 
When It's Dark Out

G-Eazy

Plays London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, showcasing new album, "When It's Dark Out" in May. From 16.50 to 18.50 (21 for Dublin).

Roots Manuva
 

Roots Manuva

Roots Manuva launched new album, "Bleeds" in November with a one-off London gig which will be backed-up by a spring UK tour, covering London, Brighton, Cambridge and Manchester in February and March. Tickets cost 18.50 to 20.

Slum Village
 

Slum Village

Slum Village have announced a short February UK tour, playing London and Newcastle, showcasing songs from recebt album, "Yes!". Tickets available, from 16 to 17.

Anderson .Paak
 

Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak plays London and Manchester in February, playing songs from recent album, "Malibu". Tickets on sale now, from 12.50 to 15.50.

Macklemore
 

Macklemore

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have announced a UK/ Ireland tour, promoting their second (as yet untitled) album in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin and Belfast from 12th to 27th April. Tickets on sale now.

Akala
 

Akala

Akala has announced a winter UK tour, promoting recent album "Knowledge is Power - Vol II" with gigs in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Nottingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and more. Tickets cost 12 for most dates, 15 for London (just 10.50 for Edinburgh/ 11 for Glasgow).

Krept & Konan
 

Krept & Konan

Krept & Konan celebrate the release of their debut album "The Long Way Home" with an autumn UK tour, covering London, Bristol, Sheffield, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets from 13 to 17.

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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