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.
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).
Bas has announced a November "Too High to Riot" UK tour, promoting his recent album of the same name and featuring collaborators on the album, including Cozz, EarthGang, The Hics and Ron Gilmore. The tour covers London, Manchester and Birmingham from 14th November, with tickets ranging from £15.50 to £18.
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.
Danny Brown has announced a November UK tour, playing London, Bristol, Hove, Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham from 10th November. Expect to hear songs from new album, "Atrocity Exhibition". Tickets available, from £16.50 (£17.50 for London and €26.50 for Dublin).
Yasiin Bey plays classic Mos Def at the O2 Forum in Playing Kentish Town on 14th October. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25.50.
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.
Mick Jenkins has a UK tour planned, showcasing songs from new album, "[T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent". Tickets on sale now, priced from £13.50
Death Grips have announced an October UK/ Ireland tour, playing London, Manchester, Brighton, Glasgow and Dublin from 13th October. Limited tickets available.
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 tour for November, playing gigs in Manchester and Brixton on 19th and 20th. Tickets on sale now - and selling fast.
Celebrates ten years since the release of "It's Not a Rumour" with an October UK tour, covering London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and more from 3rd to 28th October. Tickets on sale now, from £14 (just £9 for Milton Keynes, £18.50 for the KOKO Camden gig).
Plays shows in Manchester (The Warehouse Project) and Dublin in the build-up to the new reissue of his classic Endtroducing album . Tickets cost £25 upwards.
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.