Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
Highlights include: Kojo Funds, Jake Hill and Josh A, Avelino, The Cool Kids, People Under the Stairs, Immortal Technique, GZA, Yo Gotti, Cypress Hill, The Jungle Brothers, Grandmaster Flash, 50 Cent, Black Star and many more
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The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids have announced their first UK gig in almost seven years, playing Camden Town's Jazz Cafe on 13th November. Tickets cost £15.
People Under the Stairs
The LA duo have announced UK and Ireland gigs - their first since 2015 - playing Camden's Jazz Cafe on 27th October and Dublin's Sugar Club the day before. Tickets available, costing £25 for London 22.90 Euros for Dublin.
The duo follow their summer Reading and Leeds appearances with a gig in the capital, at the Underworld in Camden on 28th August. Tickets cost £25.
Playing Birmingham, Bristol, Kentish Town, Southampton, Norwich, Manchester and Nottingham in October - tickets available.
Immortal Technique plays his first UK gigs in just over four years, with gigs in Islington's O2 Academy and Dublin's Sugar Club this August with Chino XL and Poison Pen. Tickets cost £22.50 for London, 25 Euros for Dublin.
It's been a few years since the Wu-Tang rapper has been over in the UK, so he makes up for that in August with gigs in London, Leicester and back-to-back Dublin gigs.
Yo Gotti has announced London and Birmingham gigs for August/ September, playing Birmingham's O2 Academy on 31st August and Indigo at the O2 on 1st September. Tickets cost £35 for London, £27.50 for Birmingham.
Cypress Hill bring new album, "Elephants on Acid" - their first album in almost eight years - to the UK with an autumn tour covering Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London's Brixton Academy from 30th November. Tickets on sale now, costing £36.50 for London, £32.50 elsewhere.
The Jungle Brothers
The Jungle Brothers bolster their UK schedule with a London "Straight Out The Jungle" 30th anniversary gigs at the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 29th August and 1st September. Tickets selling fast and the September gig is now sold out.
The original Superstar DJ is over in the UK for the summer, playing Kendal Calling in July as well as "Hip Hop People, Places and Things" sets Warrington (also July), plus London's Scala on 28th August and Gateshead and Birmingham in September. Tickets start from £20, rising to £27.50 for London and are selling fast.
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 with G-Unit in London's O2, plus Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin arenas. Tickets on sale now.
Black Star featuring Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli return to the capital, playing the Indigo at the O2 (moved from Eventim Apollo) on 26th August with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Tickets cost £35. Note: The Pharcyde are no longer appearing.
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".
Jake Hill and Josh A
Will be playing Glasgow, Manchester Northern Quarter, Birmingham Kings Heath, Cardiff, Bristol and London as part of their Better Off Dead tour in early 2019.
The Tottenham rapper will be playing Birmingham, Manchester and Shoreditch during October, his first UK tour off the back of the single Boasy. Tickets available.