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

Highlights include: Rahzel, Mos Def, Mick Jenkins, Elhae, Death Grips, Bishop Nehru, Ultramagnetic MCs, Mykki Blanco, KRS-One, Street Sounds UK Fresh, Digable Planets, Chance the Rapper, Pete Rock, Raekwon and more

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

Tory Lanez
 

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez has announced a last-minute London gig, playing a special album-launch gig for debut album, "I Told You" at the Village Underground in Shoreditch on Wednesday 24th August. Tickets on sale now,

Rahzel
 

Rahzel

The beatboxer, rapper and one-time member of The Roots has announced a September London gig at Brooklyn Bowl with {DJ JS-1} on 22nd September. The night will also feature a Breakdance battle between rival London crews Rain Crew and Soul Mavericks. Tickets cost 15.

Mos Def
 

Mos Def

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.

Mick Jenkins
 

Mick Jenkins

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

Elhae
 

Elhae

Elhae will play back-to-back LOndon gigs at XOYO on 19th and 20th September. Limited early-bird tickets cost 12, rising to 16 once those have gone.

Death Grips
 

Death Grips

Death Grips have announced an October UK/ Ireland tour, playing London, Manchester, Brighton, Glasgow and Dublin from 13th October. Limited tickets available.

Bishop Nehru
 

Bishop Nehru

The American rapper has announced a short UK tour, playing London, Glasgow and Leeds from 1st October. Tickets range from 9 to 12.50.

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Ultramagnetic MCs

Ultramagnetic MCs play back-to-back London gigs at the Rah Rah Room in Picadilly on 22nd and 23rd February, with tickets costing 25.

Mykki Blanco
 

Mykki Blanco

Has announced an October UK tour, showcasing songs from new album, "Mykki", with gigs in London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Sheffield from 4th October. Tickets from 9.

The Underachievers
 

The Underachievers

The Underachievers are set to play the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 22nd August. Tickets cost 17.50. Expect to hear songs from recent mix-tape, "It Happened In Flatbush".

KRS-One
 

KRS-One

Fresh from his summer UK tour, it's the Return of the Boom Bap once again with the former Boogie Down Productions man playing London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Brighton and more in September. Tickets available, from just 14 for Milton Keynes, 17.50 for others (25 for London).

UK Fresh 2016
 

Street Sounds UK Fresh

Street Sounds UK Fresh celebrates 30 years since the ground-breaking Street Sounds "UK Fresh" concert at Wembley Arena in 1986. Taking place on 1st October at the Qube in London, the event will feature electro act, Newcleus ("Jam-On It", "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)" etc) and other live acts, plus DJs Morgan Khan (Street Sounds founder), Andy Smith, BMXing, Breaking, Graffiti plus a special tribute to the late Capital Radio DJ who helped make it happen: Mike Allen.

Digable Planets
 

Digable Planets

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

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.

Pete Rock
 

Pete Rock

The Soul Brother #1 has announced a short UK and Ireland tour, playing London, Dublin, Brighton and Leicester from 18th August to 4th September. Tickets around 20.

Raekwon
 

Raekwon

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have announced a September gig in London at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 25th September. Tickets on sale now, from 20.50 (early-birds).

Nas
 

Nas

Nas has announced a rare gig for Bristol, playing the O2 Academy on 21st August just after his Reading Festival and Leeds Festival slots. Tickets on sale now, costing 35.

Obie Trice
 

Obie Trice

has announced a short UK tour, playing London and Manchester on 3rd and 4th October. Tickets start from 15.

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Sage Francis

Sage Francis and B. Dolan have announced a summer spoken word tour, playing the Edinburgh Fringe in August, then September gigs in London, Bristol, Leeds and more. Tickets start at 14, rising to 16 for London.

Flatbush Zombies
 

Flatbush Zombies

Flatbush Zombies have announced a UK and Ireland tour, playing London, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and Bristol in September. Tickets range from 16.50 to 21 (for London, 23.50 for Dublin).

Akala
 

Akala

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).

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DJ Shadow

Plays a London gig at Electric in Brixton on 27th July, following his appearance at the new Bluedot festival at the Jodrell Bank Observatory on 23rd (along with Jean Michel Jarre and more). Tickets cost 25 for the London gig.

DMC World DJ Championships
 

DMC World DJ Championships

It's the annual final of the World DJ championships, back for its 31st year with the international heats taking place across the year culminating in the final at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 2th September. Tickets cost 20.

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.

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).

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.

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