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

Highlights include: Lil Yachty, Pharoahe Monch, De La Soul, Hopsin, Swet Shop Boys, AFRO, Slick Rick, Tory Lanez, Black Milk, Mos Def, Ultramagnetic MCs and more

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

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.

Pharoahe Monch
 

Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch has announced a 2016 UK tour with gigs in London and Milton Keynes from 6th January. Tickets are on sale now, from 15 to 20.

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.

Swet Shop Boys
 

Swet Shop Boys

Swet Shop Boys are American rapper Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and English rapper and actor Riz MC (Riz Ahmed - star of the Sky Atlantic show, "The Night Of"). They released their debut album, "Cashmere" (produced by Redinho) in October and will be touring it in London, Sheffield and Glasgow from 21st November. Tickets on sale now, from just 8 (12 for London).

AFRO
 

AFRO

AFRO AKA "All Flows Reach Out" has been lauded by Questlove as "the future of Hip-Hop". Check him on his winter UK tour starting on 29th November in Bristol, covering Leeds, Liverpool and London. Tickets from 7.50 to 10.

Slick Rick
 

Slick Rick

Slick Rick has announced a rare UK tour, playing London, Birmingham and Brighton from 26th November, with tickets starting at 25, on sale now.

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).

Black Milk
 

Black Milk

Black Milk returns to the capital in December, playing the Jazz Cafe on 10th December. Tickets cost just 12.50.

Mos Def
 

Mos Def

Yasiin Bey plays classic Mos Def at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 26th and 27th January - rescheduled from October. Tickets start from 23.50 (limited) or 27.50.

Talib Kweli
 

Talib Kweli

Has a string of winter dates confirmed across the UK including Dublin, Bristol, Manchester and London. Expect learned thoughtful verbeage and tight beats - tickets from 15 upwards.

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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.

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/ Ireland tour for November, playing gigs in London, Manchester and Dublin from 22nd November. Tickets on sale now - and selling fast.

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.

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