Odd Future’s frontman Tyler, The Creator hit the UK shores to perform at the O2 Academy Islington on 30th March 2013. This was ahead of his Wolf album release on April 2nd 2013. KillerHipHop’s very own Wesley was on hand to witness the event and soak up the atmosphere. Check out his exclusive review after the jump.
Last night Big Sean previewed his sophomore album Hall Of Fame for the first time exclusively in London. Killerhiphop’s very own Hector was among the lucky people to be in attendance which also included Kevin Liles, DJ Semtex, Tinie Tempah, Manny Norte and more.
Big Sean played 12 tracks off the album which features Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nas, Common and more. Production includes No I.D., Da Internz, Key Wane and DJ Mano who is Kanye’s tour DJ. Check out the tentative tracklist and notes about the album below.
YN gives us his round up of the hottest tracks of the year so far. What are your favourite tracks of 2013?
Who is David Sabastian? After creating a huge buzz around the Los Angles area with his debut video earlier this year entitled ‘Plankin On My Dick‘ he has emerged as one to watch.
Earlier this week Kendrick Lamar hit the UK shores to perform 2 dates at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London (Monday 25th June).
Members of the Killerhiphop team were lucky enough to be in the building to witness the TDE artist’s first performance in the UK.
Hailing from Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar previously known as K. Dot has come a long way since his humble beginnings. He is now signed to Cali legend and star maker Dr Dre on his label Aftermath, Interscope Records. Read more
Cypress Hill touched down in London to start a European tour by performing at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town last Tuesday night (5th June 2012).
Members of the Killerhiphop team were lucky enough to be in the venue to watch the Californian group made up of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Juilio G and Eric Bobo perform.
DJ Semtex was on hand to warm up the crowd by performing a strong selection of hip hop hits from Jay-Z, DMX, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Odd Future plus more.
The packed out venue saw Cypress Hill perform a strong 1hr40min set which included a number of their classics, “Insane In The Brain”, “How I Could Just Kill A Man”, “Tequila Sunrise” and “Dr Greenthumb” to name a few. At one point the stage lighting turned green and B Real lit up a joint on stage to perform “Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke it Up” from the Friday soundtrack.
As we close out the year 2011, and we look back on the albums that came out this year, we realize it was a great year for music. Some new faces made their debuts, while some of the more familiar ones released more quality music. Too soon to call any of them a classic, we’ll just settle with listing them in order. Over the next 5 weeks (to the end of the year) I, Mike Da Silva, will give you the Top 10 albums of 2011. Two albums each week and a brief summary of each. Keep in mind this list does NOT include mixtapes. That is a separate countdown, because I can already see the comments now. With this being the first week, we will go over numbers ten and nine. They are…
Listening to Camp, I felt like Justin Bieber when he got the paternity lawsuit. Where did this come from? Then I said, “is that Donald Glover from Community? Damn, he can rap.” Gambino has everything too. The depth, wordplay, metaphors, similes, production, and hooks. Just picking a song to hearse was a task. In the end, “Fire Fly” was the hottest in my ears, since I felt that it embodied the entire album rather nice. Yes, summer is long gone, but let’s go on a short camping trip to Gambino’s commercial debut.
Let’s get this started by saying I had high expectations for this album before I even heard it. The quality of music we were getting from Drake throughout the year led me to believe this was going to be album of the year. “Watch the Throne” set the bar high and then “Cole World: Sideline Story” set it higher though. Drake had some serious work to do, and in my opinion he did it. It wasn’t the over the top, amazing production from WTT or lyrically dominating like Cole’s project, but once again it was extremely relatable.
The haters are going to hate, saying he’s soft, blah blah blah. I’m a fan of all hip hop, and consider it an art. If fucking Picasso painted the same type of shit as Van Gogh then we wouldn’t recognize them as artists individually. So listen to the album and read this review with an open mind.
Now let’s break these tracks down…