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

Highlights include: The Sugarhill Gang, Masta Ace, Run the Jewels, DJ Format & Abdominal, Waka Flocka Flame, KRS-One, Oddisee, Lil Yachty, De La Soul, Hopsin, Tory Lanez and more

Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way in 2017/18. All prices exclusive of booking fees.

The Sugarhill Gang
 

The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang plus Grandmaster Mele Mel and Scorpio's Furious 5 to tour the UK in the summer, covering London, Leicester, Inverness, Liverpool, Norwich, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Preston 1st June. Tickets on sale now, from 17.50.

Masta Ace
 

Masta Ace

The Juice Crew rapper plays the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 8th April, showcasing songs from recent album, "The Falling Season". Tickets cost 15.

Run the Jewels
 

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels are rappers El P and Killer Mike and they have announced a short UK and Irelan tour for the spring, playing London, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin from 29th March. Limited tickets available.

DJ Format
 

DJ Format

DJ Format and Abdominal pair-up once again for a May UK tour, kicking-off in Leeds on the 3rd, with gigs in London, Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol and more, priced from 14 (17.50 for London). Prior to the tour, DJ Format has a Brixton gig at The Blues Kitchen with The Invisible Orchestra on Friday 31st March. Tickets cost just 5 for that gig.

Waka Flocka Flame
 

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame plays the Islington O2 Academy on 8th February, showcasing tunes from recent album, "Flockaveli 2". Tickets on sale now, from 22.50.

KRS-One
 

KRS-One

Woop, woop! That's the sound of KRS-One and February UK tour. Just London and Cardiff announced so far, but expect additions! Tickets from 15.

Oddisee
 

Oddisee

Oddisee and his band GOOD COMPNY play a short "Beneath the Surface" tour, covering London and Manchester in March. Tickets from 14.

Lil Yachty
 

Lil Yachty

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.

Ludacris
 

Ludacris

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

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.

Hopsin
 

Hopsin

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.

Tory Lanez
 

Tory Lanez

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).

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