Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
By Category/ Genre
It's rare that Fiddy tours the UK, and not only that, but you get a special "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" 15th anniversary set in London's O2, plus Manchester and Birmingham arenas. Tickets on sale now.
Black Star featuring Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli return to the capital, playing the Eventim Apollo on 8th July with The Pharcyde and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Tickets cost £35.
Wiz Khalifa plays Camden's Roundhose on 1st July, playing "Kush & Orange Juice" in full. Tickets for his first UK gig in almost 3 years cost £35.
Run DMC will play their first UK dates this century(!), with a Hammersmith Eventim Apollo gig announced for 5th July. Expect to hear the classics: "It's Like That", "My Adidas", "It's Tricky", "Run's House", "Walk this Way" etc. Tickets on sale now, from £38.50.
Masta Ace returns to London after his November gigs with the Juice Crew. You can catch him at the Jazz Cafe on 18th May, with tickets priced from £15.
Desiigner has a one-off (so far) UK gig announced for 25th March, when he plays KOKO in Camden. Tickets cost £20 to see the New York rapper.
It's Like A Jungle Sometimes
Perhaps our favourite name for a Hip Hop club night, It's Like a Jungle Sometimes takes place weekly at Cargo in Shoreditch every Thursday night. Tickets cost just £2 if you get "The Message".
Akala has announced an autumn UK tour, playing London, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Brighton, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester from 28th October.
J Hus has announced a spring UK tour, playing Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Norwich, Glasgow, Nottingham, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Hatfield and Oxford from 1st May.