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

Highlights include: KRS-One, Akala, DJ pFel, DJ Shadow, Tory Lanez, Cypress Hill, Ghostface Killah, DMC World DJ Championships, Masta Ace, Grandmaster Flash and more

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

KRS-One
 

KRS-One

It's the Return of the Boom Bap with the former Boogie Down Productions man playing Birmingham and Newcastle in July - more dates expected. Tickets on sale now.

Akala
 

Akala

Celebrates ten years since the release of "It's Not a Rumour" with an October UK tour, covering London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and more from 3rd to 28th October. Tickets on sale now, from 14 (just 9 for Milton Keynes, 18.50 for the KOKO Camden gig).

DJ pFel
 

DJ pFel

DJ pFel from C2C plays a London show at Proud in Camden on 17th June along with fellow C2C-er, DJ Greem and British turntablist, JFB. Tickets cost just 8 and are selling fast.

DJ Shadow - Image: www.djshadow.com
 

DJ Shadow

Plays a London gig at Electric in Brixton on 27th July, following his appearance at the new Bluedot festival at the Jodrell Bank Observatory on 23rd (along with Jean Michel Jarre and more). Tickets cost 25 for the London gig.

Tory Lanez - Photo: B Plus
 
Photo: B Plus

Tory Lanez

Playing two London shows in May, the rapper heads to KOKO in Camden on 3rd and a sold-out gig at Brixton's Electric on 4th. Tickets cost 18.50 for the Camden gig.

Cypress Hill
 

Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill play the Bixton O2 Academy on 19th June, possibly showcasing songs from new album, "Elephants on Acid". Tickets cost 27.50 and you'd be Insane in the Mebrane not to go.

Ghostface Killah - Image: www.ghostfacekillah.com
 

Ghostface Killah

The Wu-Tang man plays the Royal Festival Hall on 14th May with tickets ranging from 20 to 30. Available.

DMC World DJ Championships
 

DMC World DJ Championships

It's the annual final of the World DJ championships, back for its 31st year with the international heats taking place across the year culminating in the final at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 2th September. Tickets cost 20.

Masta Ace
 

Masta Ace

The Juice Crew man plays a London gig in May promoting forthcoming album, "The Falling Season" at Camden's Jazz Cafe. Tickets cost 15.

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.

G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out
 
When It's Dark Out

G-Eazy

Plays London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, showcasing new album, "When It's Dark Out" in May. From 16.50 to 18.50 (21 for Dublin).

Macklemore
 

Macklemore

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have announced a UK/ Ireland tour, promoting their second (as yet untitled) album in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin and Belfast from 12th to 27th April. Tickets on sale now.

Krept & Konan
 

Krept & Konan

Krept & Konan celebrate the release of their debut album "The Long Way Home" with an autumn UK tour, covering London, Bristol, Sheffield, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets from 13 to 17.

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