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

Posted: 19th May 2022

Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way in 2019. All prices exclusive of booking fees.

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Overview

Rakim Will be "Paid in Full" when he hits the UK in August (single Brighton gig) and then September for a short tour, covering London, Manchester and Bristol. Tickets on sale now
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Kendrick Lamar "The Big Steppers" tour will see the American rapper tour new album, "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers" in arenas across the UK and Ireland, covering London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin from November. Tickets on sale now
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Key Glock brings his "Yellow Tape 2 International Deluxe Tour" to London, playing EartH in Hackney on 5th July. Tickets cost £25.
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The Scribes The Bristolian trio have a sprinkling of dates from May to September, covering Sutton, Newcastle and Bridgwater. Tickets range from just £8 to £9.50.
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Darren McGarvey in conversation with Frankie Boyle. Something a bit different with this show featuring Darren McGarvey (AKA Loki) in conversation with funny-man (and Hip Hop fan), Frankie Boyle on 13th June at Glasgow's Oran Mor.
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Kaytranada The Haitian-Canadian DJ/ producer brings his brand of hip hop/ beats to Brixton's O2 Academy in June (19th and 25th).
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Digga D Playing Cardiff, Bristol, Dublin, Brixton, Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Manchester in September and October, following his summer Wireless festival slot in Birmingham.
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Run the Jewels Rappers El-P and Killer Mike hit the UK for a June UK tour ahead of their UK/ international festival appearances (Reading and Leeds and Primavera Sound). The tour covers London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.
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Action Bronson "NBA Leather" UK/ Ireland tour featuring and the Alchemist, plus Earl Sweatshirt, playing London, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin in May and June.
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De La Soul Massive Royal Albert Hall gig announced for April 2023! That date will be preceded by their Innervisions Festival slot in Greenwich in July and also at Margate's Dreamland later that month.
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DJ Shadow The Mo Wax man plays a one-off London gig at KOKO in Camden on 5th June. Tickets from £35.
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Rick Ross has a solitary UK gig at Brixton's O2 Academy on 31st July - his first UK date in almost four years. Tickets from £46.75.
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EarthGang have an autumn UK/ Ireland tour planned, covering London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Leeds and Bristol from November (rescheduled from March). Tickets from £22.
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Trippie Redd Back-to-back London Brixton Academy gigs announced for July, following his Wireless Festival slot at Crystal Palace on 1st July.
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Kojey Radical The rapper and urban poet has Brixton and Manchester gigs lined-up for November (rescheduled from April). Tickets are around £23 for Manchester and £27 for Brixton.
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50 Cent returns to the UK and Ireland, playing Wembley Arena, Manchester (as part of Parklife - along with Tyler, the Creator and Megan Thee Stallion) and Dublin in June. Tickets on sale now
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Snoop Dogg brings his rescheduled "I Wanna Thank Me" tour to the UK/ Ireland in August and September, playing London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin and more.
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Beardyman The beat-box supremo hosts his "Sheer Volume" tour in York, Leicester, Sheffield, Powys, Bristol, Hackney, Cardiff, Exeter, Carlisle, Hull, Norwich and more from February to November
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Slum Village play Camden (back-to-back Jazz Cafe gigs) and Manchester's Blues Kitchen from May priced from £22.50
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Bad Boy Chiller Crew play the tail-end of the UK/ Ireland tour in Belfast and Dublin in May, with a number of summer festival dates at Brighter Days and PierJam Blackpool.
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The Sugarhill Gang The old-skool rappers team-up with The Furious 5 for a gig at Brighton's Chalk in June.
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Hip Hop Night HIP HOP NIGHTS We have a number of Hip Hop club nights (mainly based in London) over the coming weeks and months, including: Faded in Hackney, Camden and Marylebone, Pour It Up in Islington, Emily Rawson's Supa Dupa Fly in Brixton and Camden and DJ Spin Doctor's The Doctor's Orders across London. More info here: Hip Hop Night.
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Daniel O'Connell
Updates
Updated!
We've just updated our guide, including additions for Action Bronson, De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Rick Ross, EarthGang and Digga D. Read on
41 days ago
Hot Koko date revealed
The iconic producer and remixer will appear at London's KOKO in Camden in June - Tickets available #Turntablists
59 days ago
Putting the sun in Sunderland
Huge club fest in the North East, featuring DJ EZ, Armand Van Helden, Hannah Wants and loads more. Takes place in July - On sale now - #Festivals #ClubbingFestivals
58 days ago
June Brixton Academy gig announced
The Canadian producer has announced a gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton for June. Tickets on sale now #AlternativeRnB
32 days ago
Third O2 Arena gig added
The rapper has added a third "The Big Steppers" gig at the O2 Arena, adding 9th November. Tickets available #HipHop
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Here comes the Big Stepper
The hip-hop and rnb icon has confirmed a Big Stepper tour of the UK in November - Tickets on sale now #HipHop
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September UK tour announced
The American rapper, best known as one half of the duo, Eric B and Rakim has announced a September UK tour. Tickets on sale now #HipHop
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