Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Highlights include: Kendrick Lamar, The Underachievers, Grandmaster Flash, AFRO, Juice Crew, Pete Rock, Bryson Tiller, DJ Format, Black Star, P.O.S., Akala, Jehst, Run the Jewels, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, TEEBS, J. Cole and many more
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Kendrick Lamar heads-out on "The DAMN. Tour" with James Blake in tow hitting arenas in the UK and Ireland this February. Tickets are now in limited supply, with a second London O2 Arena gig now added (13th Feb).
The Underachievers return to the UK and Ireland in February, with gigs in London and Dublin (so far) announced for 20th and 24th, showcasing songs from recent album, "Renaissance". Tickets cost £20 for London, ?19.50 for Dublin.
The renowned American DJ, Flash returns to London after a relatively quiet 2017, playing Under the Bridge in Fulham on 20th November. Tickets cost £25.
AFRO has announced a one-off London gig at the Jazz Cafe on 22nd November. Tickets cost £17.50 to see the American "All Flows Reach Out" MC.
The Doctor's Orders
The Doctor's Orders present a Halloween Special at the Price of Wales in Brixton, featuring DJ Semtex, DJ Cable, DJ Russ Ryan, CJ Beatz and Sarah Harrison on Friday 27th October from 10pm until 4am. Tickets cost just £7.
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".
Juice Crew have announced a rare UK tour this November, featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Craig G, Roxanne Shanté and MC Shan in London, Manchester and Bristol. Tickets on sale now, from £25 (£27.50 for London).
Soul Brother #1 has announced an October UK tour, playing Manchester, London and Brighton from 14th, priced from £18.50.
Bryson Tiller has added a third London gig to his "Set it Off" UK tour with SZA, playing the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 27th, 28th November and now 3rd December. The pair also play Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin from 20th November. Tickets from £27.50 (£36.50 for London) and selling fast.
DJ Format and Abdominal pair-up once again for an autumn UK and Ireland tour, covering London, Birmingham, Lincoln, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Dublin and more from 31st October. Tickets from £12.50 rising to £14/ £15 (£19.50 for London), with very limited early-bird tickets for Blackpool costing just £10! Tickets for Lincoln cost just £7.50, so expect those to fly. As a bonus DJ Format plays a special Manchester gig at the Albert Hall, "La Rolla-Discotheque", featuring Will Tramp!, Krysko and Sam Redmore.
Mos Def and Talib Kweli play a rare UK date, playing the Troxy on 20th October, with Homeboy Sandman and Children of Zeus. Tickets on sale now, from £29.50.
The Doomtree man has announced a short December UK tour, covering London, Manchester and Glasgow from 14th December. Expect to hear songs from recent album, "Chill, dummy". Tickets from £12 (£15 for London).
Akala has announced an autumn UK tour, playing London, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Brighton, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester from 28th October.
Jehst has announced an October "Jehst + YNR Family" UK tour, playing London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Leeds from 7th October. Tickets available.
Logic has announced an autumn UK tour covering London, Birmingham and Manchester from 31st October. Tickets from £19.50.
Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels and Danny Brown have a November UK tour, covering London (two gigs), Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds from 9th November. Tickets start from £32.50 and are selling fast!
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Catch the "Jungle" rapper as he makes his UK debut at the Brixton Academy on 17th December. Tickets cost £17.50.
The American rapper and Brainfeeder alumni has announced a short UK tour in November, playing Leeds and Manchester (so far) from 15th November. Tickets start at £12.
J Hus has announced a spring UK tour, playing Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Norwich, Glasgow, Nottingham, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Hatfield and Oxford from 1st May.
J. Cole has announced a massive "4 Your Eyez Only" UK arena tour, showcasing songs from his latest album. He plays London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham from 12th October and tickets are selling fast, with a second O2 Arena gig announced on the on-sale day.