Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Highlights include: Raekwon, Nas, Ramriddlz, Obie Trice, YG, Sage Francis, Flatbush Zombies, EPMD, KRS-One, Akala, DJ pFel, DJ Shadow, Cypress Hill, DMC World DJ Championships, Grandmaster Flash and more
Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way. All prices exclusive of booking fees.
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 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.
Catch the Canadian rapper performing songs from recent release, "Venis" when he plays Oslo in Hackney on 24th June. Tickets cost just £10.
has announced a short UK tour, playing London and Manchester on 3rd and 4th October. Tickets start from £15.
Plays a summer gig at XOYO in Shoreditch on 6th June, showcasing songs from new album, "Still Krazy". Tickets cost £20.
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 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).
EPMD have announced a rare London gig, playing as part of a "Godfathers of Hip Hop Series" at Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 on 9th June. Tickets cost £20.
It's the Return of the Boom Bap with the former Boogie Down Productions man playing London (with DJ Premier), Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford and Birmingham and in July. Tickets on sale now.
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 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.
Cypress Hill play the Bixton O2 Academy on 19th June, possibly showcasing songs from new album, "Elephants on Acid". Tickets cost £27.50 and you'd be Insane in the Mebrane not to go.
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 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.
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 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.