Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
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Young M.A.has announced a London gig at XOYO on 21st August, showcasing her debut album, "Herstory In The Making". Tickets on sale now.
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 gig at the Jazz cafe in Camden on 1st September. You can also catch them in the summer as the play the Common People festival (Oxford and Southampton) as well as the Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival in Moseley on 6th July.
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 been a couple of years since the New York rapper hit these shores, but August will put paid to that, with gigs in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Brighton, Glasgow and Bristol from 4th August, priced from £10 to £15 for his Jazz Cafe gig in Camden.
Back for his annual London gig, Gang Starr man Premo plays the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 13th July, with tickets priced from £12.
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".
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.