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 in 2017/18. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
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.
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 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 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 plays the Islington O2 Academy on 8th February, showcasing tunes from recent album, "Flockaveli 2". Tickets on sale now, from £22.50.
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 and his band GOOD COMPNY play a short "Beneath the Surface" tour, covering London and Manchester in March. Tickets from £14.
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 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 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.
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.
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).