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    Big Smoke Magazine (Aug, 2005) Volume 2 of the dope magazine hits the shelves in mid August at the very nice price of three and a half quid. Distributed by Boombox, the ...

    ‘Extended Family’ Gig (Oct, 2005) Hoochinoo & Run N Jump Records presents 'Extended Family' with live sets from Lazy Habits, Delegates Of Culture, Kashmere, The Untold, Triple Heavy, Imperial Leisure, DJ Muzzell, Wanden, Flutebox, DJ Ak One, and special guests! It's taking place ...

    ‘Wha’shisface’ follows Mic Assasin to NYC (Mar, 2006) Following on from Mic Assassin's trip through the streets of New York, West London rapper 'Wha'shisface' is heading over to the home of hiphop to represent the Uk in the ...

    1Xtra launch Hiphop Weekend 2006 (Sep, 2006) It's that time of the year again, when BBC's 1Xtra digital radio station dedicate a weekend to what we all love most, hiphop. As usual, the timetable of ...

    1xtra Petition (Jul, 2005) In the last couple of weeks, people have been passionately expressing their disappointment that the 1xtra show 'Tales From The Legend' will no longer be a part of the digital ...

    2006 Urban Music Awards (Oct, 2006) The nominations for the 2006 Urban Music Awards have been announced, and as predicted, contain some very suspect choices. It's not all as disastrous as the pitiful MOBO Awards, but ...

    84 Fresh Lyrical Competition (Feb, 2006) 84Fresh.com has teamed up with Rapnews to run this exclusive and unique MC competition which could have your lyrics seen on t-shirts nationwide! 84 Fresh Underground Apparel ...

    Addict Nextmen Mix CD Giveaway (Mar, 2006) Addict Clothing have kindly given us tons of The Nextmen mix CD's to give away to you very lucky readers. Find out how to get your hands on a copy ...

    Adidas / Footlocker Trainer Giveaway (Sep, 2006) Created exclusively by Foot Locker and Adidas, the X-Lab range is designed for the street and combines sports inspired technologies with street fashion, providing performance and style in one. Out ...

    Adidas End To End (Mar, 2007) Exclusive to Footlocker come seven brand new trainers by Adidas, in their new End To End series which draws upon the artwork of seven different graffiti artists from the UK. ...

    Adios (Jul, 2005) The strongest marathon runners need to take a break from competition. Rapnews is packing it's suitcase and taking a well deserved month and a bit off. Rapnews is taking time out ...

    Afrika Bambaataa and Co. Head To UK (Oct, 2006) Following up last year's successful 'Planet Hop 2005' event and celebrating three decades of the Universal Zulu Nation, Afrika Bambaata will be joined by Cutmaster Swift, MC Supa TC IZ, ...

    April 2004 (Apr, 2004) QUIZ A) Who is tinned in brine, has a deep voice and shares the name of Snoop's mate? B) Who is an inspiration of Tommy Evans, has big ears and ...

    Arctic Rascal (Jun, 2007) ...

    Artist Owen Sherwood launches website (Sep, 2006) For some time now, Owen Sherwood has been creating great artwork which has featured in a variety of mediums, from websites to magazines and childrens books. As well as creating ...

    Aspects (Mar, 2005) Aspects have contributed a track to the forthcoming DJ Yoda LP which they say is a cross between Witness and Biz Markie's The Dragon. After the positive reaction to Rockrap, ...

    Associated Minds ‘The AM Day-trippers Tour’ (Mar, 2005) April 7th (Cardiff) - Battle Cry @ The Red Rooms - The Breaknecks & Mudmowth April 29th (Bristol) - Funkdified @ Thekla - Mudmowth (plus Ralph Rip Shit) May 27th (Swansea) - ...

    August 2004 (Aug, 2004) Monday morning as I woke up, drank a glass of orange juice and prepared my toast, I watched BBC's Breakfast program. You know, that one presented by two extremely opinionated ...

    BBC 1Xta Mixtape Awards 2006 (Jan, 2007) Last weekend saw the 2006 1Xtra Mixtape Awards announced by Lupe Fiasco on a special broadcast which celebrated the past year in UK hiphop and Grime. Here are each of ...

    Beastie Boys DVD Giveaway (Jul, 2006) We've got a few copies of the great new Beastie Boys DVD, 'Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That' to give away. Come and have a look at the trailer and find ...

    Beski Clothing Competition (Apr, 2006) Beski has kindly given us some clothing to give away to a few lucky visitors. Find out how you can get your hands on the goods and check the designs ...

    Big Payback Emcee Contest (Sep, 2005) Stic.man, one half of the duo Dead Prez, is to award a single recording deal to the winner of the new contest 'Big Payback Emcee' which is has set up ...

    Big Smoke Magazine Issue 2 Vol. 2 (Apr, 2006) Check out the new issue of the UK's finest hiphop magazine, Big Smoke. The extremely stylish edition features cover stars Roots Manuva and Mystro, alongside other big names such as ...

    Bigger Than Hiphop Tour (Mar, 2006) We've got a pair of tickets for each of the Dead Prez and company gigs up for grabs. Just answer the stupidly easy question to be in with a chance ...

    Blade (Mar, 2005) Baby J and Blade have joined forces to work on a forthcoming album, which is set to be released at some point this year. Not too much information at the ...

    Braintax CD & Vinyl Competition (Oct, 2006) Braintax releases his long awaited second album this week. We've got copies of the CD alongside the lead 12" and limited edition 7" releases to give away. Try your luck. ...

    Breakin’ Convention 06 (Apr, 2006) Sadler's Wells and Jonzi D present an international festival of Hiphop dance theatre, on Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th April 2006. Workshops: from 11am-4pm in the Sadler’s Wells studios (Sat ...

    Brighton Hiphop Festival Launch (Apr, 2006) The launch of the third Brighton Hip Hop Festival was celebrated by hundreds of fans at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade on Saturday 18th March. Held in conjunction with ...

    Bugz In The Attic Tickets (Jun, 2006) Although having been together for over a decade, not until now have this popular crew put out an album. The long wait's over, and you can get your hands on ...

    Chemical Records Competition (May, 2005) Win a record of your choice from Chemical Records! The nice people at Chemical Records are offering any one piece of vinyl from their catalogue at www.chemical-records.co.uk to the ...

    Chemical Records Competition (Jun, 2005) Win any record of your choice from the great record store's huge stockroom which includes tons of UK and US hiphop! For the second time, Chemical Records are kindly ...

    Chester P’s Freestyle Trial (Oct, 2006) Already a popular Camden event, the Kungfu guys are taking their heavy freestyle competition to London's Cargo. Have a go at winning one of two pairs of tickets for the ...

    Chester P’s Freestyle Trial (Feb, 2007) ...

    City Of Thamesis (Aug, 2007) If you're into animated movies/series, then you need to check out the forthcoming City Of Thamesis. It's a quite dark piece of animated art which looks to be shaping up ...

    Concert Tickets Giveaway! (May, 2005) Meanfiddler have kindly given us five pairs of tickets to the De La Soul, Doc Brown and Quantic Soul Orchestra gig at The Forum, Kentish Town on Thursday the ...

    Conspicuous The Coroner’s Top 5 UK Battle Rappers (Feb, 2006) 1. Grimlok 2. Chester P 3. Troy Scalpels 4. Reveal 5. Possessed (In no particular order) ...

    Daddy Cool Auditions (Oct, 2006) The people behind Daddy Cool are now auditioning for parts in the worldwide tour of the production. They're after both males and females between the ages 16 and 30, whom ...

    Dark Crafsmen (Mar, 2005) Out on Dropzone Records, comes the LP 'No Shadow On Your Sun Dial' which features label owner Eastborn as well as Junior Disprol. As well as in the stores, the ...

    David Cameron attacks Rap (Jun, 2006) Yet again an out of touch politician has used hiphop culture and rap music as the reason for violent crime. The Tory leader has criticised Radio One and the station's ...

    Dead Prez- Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sep, 2003) With political hiphop artists, things are never going to be simple. That’s why just as the highly anticipated follow up to the awesome ‘Let’s Get Free’ album is about to ...

    December 2003 (Dec, 2003) No Love For Premo What's going on? When Dr.Dre was down to work with Rakim on that illusive come back album, it was rumoured that he declined tracks produced by ...

    December 2004 (Dec, 2004) How's it going everyone? Hope you've been enjoying the many interviews the site has been updated with over the past month or so. There's still tons on their way so ...

    DJ Excalibah back on the airwaves! (Feb, 2006) DJ Excalibah returned to radio this past weekend for a one off show on BBC 6 Music. This was the first time everybody's favourite UK hiphop radio presenter appeared on ...

    DJ Format Competition! (Jul, 2005) Win one of two goodie bags including the new DJ Format Album, the latest two singles and a dope t-shirt! For a chance to win one of two packs which includes ...

    DJ Format UK tour (Mar, 2005) DJ Format now has a website at www.djformat.com which will soon feature exclusive video, audio and downloads. He's currently gearing up for an extensive UK tour in support of ...

    DJ Semtex ‘Grimewave’ Competition (Sep, 2006) Released on the 9th of October via Antidote Records, DJ Semtex presents 'Grimewave', a heavy compilation featuring the likes of Kano, Dizzee Rascal, Roll Deep and many more. It's hosted ...

    DJ Skully (Mar, 2005) DJ Skully, having sold more than one thousand copies of 'Top Shelf Material, The UK Champ' on a street level, is now making the release available on the high street. ...

    DJ Spooky @ Imax Competition (Jul, 2005) On the 22nd of July, as part of the Optronica festival held at London's National Film Theatre, which runs for five days and focuses on the convergence of ...

    DMC World Championships Weekend (Sep, 2007) It's that time of the year again when DJ's from all over the world get together for a celebration of Hiphop's finest element at the 2007 World DMC DJ Championships. ...

    DMC World DJ Championships 2006 (Sep, 2006) The DMC world championships are back and take place over two days at London's Hammersmith Palace on the 10th and 11th of this month. It's the 21st anniversary of the ...

    Estelle Shows Up In Legend’s Video (Oct, 2006) When you get a chance to check out the video for John Legend's really great new single, 'Make Room', pay close attention and you might see a familiar face in ...

    Evidence CD Giveaway (Mar, 2007) Check out this Evidence E-card promoting the Dilated Peoples rapper's new solo album 'The Weatherman' out on ABB Records / All City Music and featuring the likes ...

    Fat Club ready new double LP (Nov, 2005) On the 15th of January, Fat Club will release a double CD album in similar fashion to 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' by Outkast. Disc one will be the solo album 'Destroy ...

    February 2004 (Feb, 2004) Jehst is releasing the track and video 'Monotony' on the tenth of Feb with the exclusive B side 'Get Your Shit Together' which features his homie Asaviour. The wordsmith can ...

    February 2005 (Feb, 2005) I recently got the chance to speak with >aRRO about what he's working on at the moment. Check out this exclusive update on the material he's working on whilst you're ...

    Filthy Habits gets vexed (Dec, 2005) Filthy Habits are back with the goodness. Another decent 7" to add to the collection of their already banging catalogue. This time round it's Luton based V.E.X. Included will be ...

    Focused Few Launch Party (Jun, 2005) Dented Records are giving their latest signing, Focused Few, a launch party tonight at Cargo in London. Tickets are five quid at the door. The group consists of current and ...

    Footlocker & Puma celebrate YO MTV Raps (Sep, 2007) This month, Footlocker are teaming up with the incredible Puma to launch two strictly limited edition trainers in honour of YO MTV Raps. Inspired by Doug E Fresh and DJ ...

    Foreign Beggars @ Fabric (Oct, 2005) Fri 21st Oct 05 Entrance £12 (£10 nus) 9:30pm - 5:00am Advance tickets available from Ticketweb Room One: Killa Kela DJ Noize Foreign Beggars (live) Sratch Perverts DJ Yoda Joe Ransom Room Two: The Freestylers (DJ set) Ali B Babyhead (live) PMT The ...

    Forthcoming Kyza releases, almost here! (Mar, 2006) The wait is almost over people. One of the most talented Uk hiphop artists has confirmed with Rapnews that he's set to release his debut album 'The Experience' through Pepa ...

    Free Talib Kweli album download! (Jan, 2007) What better way is there than to start the new year by getting a heavy album by a great producer and rapper duo, for free! Head over to ...

    Fresh Fest 2006 Collective (Sep, 2006) Determined not to get ripped off, Salema Khanum soon formed a collective of people whom like herself, were very annoyed at the utter shambles that was called Fresh Festival 2006. ...

    Ghostface Killah does it Live (Sep, 2006) On the 27th of September at Amsterdam's top venue Escape, everyone's favourite Wu-Tang member Tony Starks will be creating a track from scratch live on stage with the help of ...

    Grandmaster Flash @ Sankey’s Soap, Manchester (Oct, 2005) You can catch the legend that is Grandmaster Flash at Sankey's Soap in Manchester on the 29th of October. This is quite a rare UK appearance and is going to ...

    Grime Chime (Mar, 2007) Many heads have said that 2007 is make or break for the Grime scene and I guess it is to some degree. The big boys were quiet for much of ...

    Grime Chimes (May, 2007) As suspected, 2007's turning into quite the Grime fest, with big albums still on the way from Kano and Dizzee Rascal plus lots of less media friendly records already in ...

    Guess Who! (Jan, 2006) See if you can work out what UK hiphop personalities are pictured below!   Wah blow! This guy's certainly feeling the force of all those joints on the corner, whilst his neighbour ...

    Guilty Or Innocent Of Using The N Word? (Apr, 2006) 'Guilty Or Innocent Of Using The N Word?' is a new film premiering in London next month. Sponsored by the city of Wilmington (Delaware, USA), the picture investigates questions surrounding ...

    Guru Readies Jazzmatazz 4 (Nov, 2006) Gang Starr's Guru is getting ready to release the forth volume of his Jazzmatazz album series through his own 7 Grand label venture. Set to drop in early 2007, this'll ...

    Gym Class Heroes Listening Party (Sep, 2006) If like many, you were impressed by the out of the blue quality of last year's album 'The Papercut Chronicles', you might be interested to know that the Gym Class ...

    Happy Birthday Skinny (Nov, 2006) ...

    Headnod Records Closes (Jul, 2006) It is with great sadness that we hear Headnod Records, both the online store and physical shop, is to close its doors this month. For the past three years, Headnod ...

    Headnod Records Launch! (Sep, 2005) With the closure of various record shops all over London, there is a need for a new “Hip-Hop Shop" that is willing to sell a wide range of product. Originally ...

    Hitting Nails On Their Heads (Apr, 2007) So here's the story. T4 turned up at a typical UK Hiphop event and recorded some footage. They sliced it up and made some sarcy remarks over the treatment. Up ...

    HKB Finn gets busy in the studio (Feb, 2006) Rapnews caught up with legendary UK hiphop artist Huntkillbury Finn to find out what he's been up to since his recent releases, which included the very enjoyable 'Acoustic Afro Hiphop'. ...

    Homelands Festival (May, 2005) For the second year running Hip-Hop will be on the menu at the Homelands Festival at The Bowl in Winchester. Rightfully given its own space last year, the Hip-Hop arena ...

    Ill Commotion (Oct, 2005) Get down to Cargo on Tuesday the 1st of November. DJ Excalibah, Baby J, Task Force, Plan B, Yogi, Rukus, Shameless, TB aka T.Bear, Skrein, Willow and Laurissa will be ...

    It’s Headnod Competition Time! (Nov, 2005) Get your filthy hands on an extremely limited edition t-shirt, care of the online, free delivery store Headnod.co.uk! Headnod.co.uk have been established for some time now, offering free delivery ...

    Janomi Records Closes Down (Sep, 2005) On the ukhh.com forums this past week, Evil ED has spoken out about his relationship with Janomi Records owner George Curwin. ED says that Curwin has sold the ...

    January 2004 (Jan, 2004) The Roots have announced plans to open up an Okay Player record label. The first recording will be a compilation of underground artists including Skills. The label are giving the ...

    January 2004 (Jan, 2004) Aspects will drop their second album in April or May whilst its lead single will drop at the end of February. The album will be released on Antidote Records which ...

    January 2004 (Jan, 2004) Releases: Although there's little official word it seems the general consensus, based on how long its been since past projects and such, is that the following artists all have new ...

    January 2005 (Jan, 2005) Yo! Happy new year everybody. Here's a few news updates that I've been storing up for this page. If you have anything you'd like mentioned on here, be it release ...

    January Giveaway (Jan, 2007) We've got loads of Swollen Members 'Black Magic' and Ying Yang Twins 'Chemically Imbalanced' albums we'd much rather be taken off our hands so e-mail us now and let ...

    Jehst Mengi Bus Tour (Oct, 2007) In support of his sick new 'Mengi Bus' mixtape, Jehst and his YNR crew will be hitting the road once again to perform the new tracks along with the usual ...

    Journalists, Join Our Team! (Jul, 2006) If you've done a media course and all that jazz, or you're just straight up passionate about music and want to share your thoughts and finds, Rapnews is interested in ...

    July 2003 (Jul, 2003) MARK B DOUBLE On his official websites message board Mark B has been stressing his annoyance towards whoever it is out there that's claiming to be him! The guy's been showing ...

    July 2004 (Jul, 2004) I got aggy this week at the sight of a few fools from the twat farm on the infamous ukhh.com message boards talking complete and utter, ungrounded bullshit about a ...

    June 2003 (Jun, 2003) GOSSIP A dentist commuting into work this past Thursday on the 307 bus of Enfield/Barnet told our source that his American cousin recently treated Eminem protégé 50 Cent, who complained ...

    June 2004 (Jun, 2004) Big Boi of Outkast recently said this to MTV, referring to the soundtrack to the duo's movie for HBO, in which they wont be playing themselves: "But before we put ...

    Jurassic 5 Set For UK Tour (Oct, 2006) Rapnews' favourite international hiphop group are coming back to the UK for a series of gigs. Supporting their incredible new album 'Feedback' out now on Interscope Records, J5 will be ...

    K-Swiss Hanford Sneaker (Mar, 2007) Designed exclusively for Footlocker, the new Hanford Sneaker from K-Swiss hits the shelves on the 5th of March as part of the trainer store's spring range. Taking inspiration from the ...

    Kidulthood Soundtrack (Mar, 2006) We've got hold of a bunch of soundtrack albums for the new film Kidulthood which is out nationwide now. Enter the comp' and you might win a copy! This track ...

    KRS One coming to the UK (Mar, 2005) KRS One is strongly rumoured to be coming to the UK during May. Details are sketchy and not official, but it looks like the teacher will be performing in Cornwall, ...

    KRS ONE Is Coming! (Apr, 2005) Rumours have been bubbling for a while and now it's official, The Boogie Down Productions legend is all set to embark on an extensive tour of Europe, including several UK ...

    Kyza Drops Debut Album (Aug, 2006) Over the last few years Kyza has confirmed himself to be one of the greatest UK hiphop artists around. Through various mix CD appearances, his classic single 'Devil In A ...

    Lauryn Hill, live UK date! (May, 2005) Lauryn Hill, one third of The Fugee's and artist of the multi grammy award winning album Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, will perform on the 12th of July at London's Coliseum. ...

    London festival supporting new talent (Dec, 2005) Check out CityShowCase.co.uk to read up on their annual new music festival held in London. The event provides fresh talent the opportunity to perform at free concerts in ...

    Lowlife Records Competition (Oct, 2005) 'Life Before 40' is a fantastic new compilation out on Lowlife Records, featuring the likes of Jehst, Rodney P, Taskforce, Skinnyman and Braintax, and you can own it! To be in ...

    March 2004 (Jun, 2004) GIGS Kung Fu (Mr Complex, DJ Vadim, Hoods Underground) 16/03 Underworld Camden  Dilated Peoples 18/03 Islington Academy London Klashnekoff 18/03 Kings X  Skinnyman 18/03 Reading Headflux 24/03 Liverpool Rawskillz  DJ Shadow 19/03 ...

    Mark Ronson Competition (Feb, 2007) Mark Ronson returns this April with new album 'Versions', his latest studio album which puts a new twist on twelve classic tracks. You'll hear everyone from Robbie Williams and Lily ...

    May 2004 (May, 2004) Jurassic 5 On the official band website Charli 2na dropped through the message boards with details of what's going on. There's a new 12" release from DJ Numark comprising of ...

    MC Street Battle Pairs League 2006 (Jul, 2006) On July the 23rd, Jump Off TV launch the first ever international MC battle league. Titled as the MC Street Battle Pairs League 2006, the event will take place simultaneously ...

    New Cappo Single (Mar, 2005) Taken from the dope album 'Spaz The World', Cappo releases 'I.D.S.T'. Produced by P Brothers, its well worth your pennies, and is accompanied on the B side by the unreleased ...

    New Method Man DVD (Oct, 2007) Ahead of a new Wu-Tang and Ghostface Killah album later this year, Method Man's busy pushing a new live DVD entitled 'Live From The Sunset Strip'. The HD feature includes ...

    New Nextmen Single (Sep, 2005) Out on Antidote Records, The Nextmen release the new single 'Blood Fire' featuring Dynamite MC. It's recently charted at number two in the official DJ mag breaks and beat chart. ...

    New Roots Manuva album (Jan, 2006) Following on from the outstanding and successful album 'Awfully Deep', Roots Manuva is set to release 'Alternately Deep' on March 13. The album features 12 tracks which were recorded during ...

    New SFDB Records Projects (Dec, 2005) SFDB Records, the label that has previously released dope material by the likes of Secondson, Beefeaters, Sir Beans and Lewis Parker, is getting ready to bring out a ton of ...

    New Stones Throw Release (Oct, 2006) By now you've probably heard that Stones Throw Records are about to drop another gem. Like Dangerdoom, this one's another Adult Swim themed affair called 'Chrome Children' and features music ...

    New year wishes! (Jan, 2007) We contacted a stupid amount of UK hiphop artists and personalities to ask for one sentance on what they're looking forward to in 2007. One sentance was too much to ...

    November 2004 (Nov, 2004) Wassup people. Sorry it's been a while since the news section was updated. I was hoping the next time I'd write to you with the latest, the site would be ...

    Nu-Mark UK Tour (May, 2005) Jurassic 5's dope DJ/Producer Nu-mark is coming to the UK in support of the fantastic album 'Blend Crafters' by himself and Pogo. There's a new 12" about to be released ...

    October 2003 (Oct, 2003) Editorial: A few things have caught my eye these past few days. Firstly Dizzee Rascal winning the Mercury Music Award and also the new track/video by So Solid Crew titled ...

    One Self (May, 2005) Check out the Jazz Cafe in London on the 26th of May as One Self are performing in support of their debut album 'Children Of Possibility' which drops June 13th. ...

    Original Fever (Mar, 2005) Be sure to hurry and check out the audio of the latest Original Fever show on 1Xtra. They had a crazy freestyle session with tons of guests in the studio ...

    Pharoahe Monch Album Playback (Aug, 2006) Pointy Crocodile Dundee style shoes, poking out from beneath semi-loose fitting jeans, tap constantly to the rhythm of a new album entitled ‘Desire’. ‘Desire’, and the intriguing shoes, are the ...

    Protest Live/Dented Records Event (Sep, 2005) Head down to 93 Feet East on Thursday the 8th of September, between 7.30 and 11pm. Foreign Beggars frontman Orifice Vulgatron is hosting a phat night of hiphop which begins ...

    Public Enemy Competition (Nov, 2005) PE are back in effect with 'New Whirl Odor', the new album full of their freshest material in years, and we've got hold of a signed copy to give away ...

    Punk MC T-shirt Competition (May, 2005) Rapnews has teamed up with theworldchico.com to offer its readers the chance of winning one of three dope t-shirts up for grabs. All entrants have to do is ...

    Rapnews Debut Podcast (Apr, 2006) It took a while but we got there in the end. Introducing the first ever Rapnews.co.uk podcast mixed by Doc Jnr and hosted by Reality? and featuring tons of heavy ...

    Rapnews Podcast (Mar, 2006) Here at Rapnews HQ, we're hoping to get our idea of a regular Podcast off the ground, which'll provide regular and fresh music to the masses. Find out how you ...

    Rapnews Podcast 2 (Jun, 2006) Following on from our heavy and popular debut podcast, Doc Jnr and Reality? provide another sick bunch of tracks, many exclusives, in the second of our Rapnews Podcast series. Enjoy! Our ...

    Rapnews Podcast 3 (Oct, 2006) Doc Jnr and Reality? return with the third offering of Rapnews Podcasts. Fresh from their 1Xtra shows, the guys are on form, dropping heavy tunes including Terra Firma & L ...

    Rapnews Podcast 4 (Mar, 2007) Doc Jnr and Reality? are back with another sick edition of the Rapnews Podcast series, this time dedicated to the UK's most consistent and ...

    Rapnews Podcast 5 (Jul, 2007) Late last year Rapnews.co.uk favourites and Podcast creators Doc Jnr and Reality? entered and won (with over 96% of the votes) a competition on Mista ...

    Rapnews Podcast 6 (Oct, 2007) Late last year Rapnews.co.uk favourites and Podcast creators Doc Jnr and Reality? entered and won (with over 96% of the votes) a competition on Mista ...

    RBK Celebrate New Trainer With Gigs (Oct, 2006) To launch their sick new trainer, the Daddy Yankee, Reebok are organising a heavy live event which will take place in Footlocker stores on the 26th of October at Manchester's ...

    Red Bull Beat Battle 2007 (Jan, 2007) The Red Bull Beat Battle 2007 takes place this April on the 7th at a secret location in London. Hosted by the legendary Crazy Legs, the event will continue to ...

    Release Dates, 2005/2006 (Jan, 2006) Here, 'LP' refers to full length albums in general and includes CD format. 'EP' refers to an EP length project on no specific format. 'TBC' implies strong hear'say and no official confirmation. 'Untitled' means ...

    Renegade Theatre presents ‘Rumble’ (Jan, 2006) Check this out! As the breaking scene in Germany explodes. the Internationally renowned Hip Hop company Renegade Theatre hits the UK with their award-winning production ‘Rumble’. Inspired by ...

    Salvo (Mar, 2005) Salvo releases a new seven track EP in April entitled Cooking The Books. It features 1000 Possibilities and Cane Hill, with production by 184 and cuts by Simpson and Jack-o-Lantern. ...

    Save Your Local Record Shop (Mar, 2006) Have a butchers at this important campaign which is aiming to promote and keep open all our favourite digging spots that we'd be lost without. Forget the wack range of chart ...

    September 2003 (Sep, 2003) TUNES WORTH CHECKING Canibus- 'Get Retarded' Dead Prez 'W-4', Eminem & Dre (DJ Rectangle) 'You Must Be Crazy' Wyclef 'The Industry'. QUOTE OF THE MONTH "I refuse to be a stereotype ...

    Site Updates (Dec, 2005) Check out the new streaming audio player on the bottom right, the live events listings & release dates pages, the opinion poll, plus regular new content within each section to ...

    Smokey ‘Road Zombies’ Giveaway (Jan, 2006) Get in with a chance of winning a copy of the dope new limited edition release from The Phobia's Smokey, 'Road Zombies' out on Bare Records now. Rapnews have teamed up ...

    Smokey Competition (Feb, 2007) Bare Records have thrown a whole bunch of Smokey goodies to give away to a few lucky Rapnews readers. We've got copies of Smokey's 'Words From The Missing' CD, 7" ...

    Snoop Dogg Giveaway (Jun, 2006) Here's the chance I'm sure you've all been waiting for... Get your hands on a copy of Snoop Dogg's latest DVD 'Buckwild Bus Tour' as well as an accompanying t-shirt. Playboy ...

    Snoop Dogg wristbands, whatever it takes! (Nov, 2005) You're all surely aware of the various charity wristbands which people have been dressed in over the past year. Up until now, although for a good cause, they've merely been ...

    Speaker’s Corner; Chemo Benefit Gig (May, 2006) ...

    Speech Defect with People Under The Stairs (Mar, 2005) Speech Defect from the mainland have recently collaborated with People Under The Stairs. The crew are about to re-release their EP 'Sunshine's On Our Side'. This time there'll be the ...

    Taskforce prepare MFTC Vol. 4 (Oct, 2005) Taskforce are set to release MFTC 4 in late November or early December. Check out www.fulman.com where you will be able to get hold of the release two ...

    The Blacknificent Seven (Sep, 2005) Out on his Dark Horizons imprint, Seanie T heads the supergroup 'The Blacknificent Seven' which features Skeme, Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Est'elle, Karl Hinds and Jeff 3. Their first single ...

    The Dont Trigger EP (Sep, 2005) Out on the 26th of September, The Dont Trigger EP includes three tracks by three unsigned artists. These are: 'Why' by Soul Deep UK featuring Ayak, 'Heads Up (Listen Up)' ...

    The Dugout Compilation (May, 2005) Zebra Traffic release 'The Dugout Compilation' on the 9th of May. On the label's first compilation, listeners are treated to eleven tracks from the vaults including Phi Life Cypher, Taskforce, ...

    The Headcase Ladz (Mar, 2005) The Swansea crew drop their debut 12" on Zebra Traffic Records entitled 'Why Don't You Pay Us A Visit?'. It's been getting airplay on BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank ...

    The Herbaliser UK Dates (Jun, 2005) In support of the 9 piece outfit's 5th album, The Herbaliser will be performing in the UK on the sixth of July at Academy 2 in Manchester, the seventh of ...

    The Hiphop Basement (Mar, 2005) Another UK hip-hop radio station has sprung up on the net. Check out www.hhbradio.com These guys know how to satisfy their listeners. Add them to your MSN list and request ...

    The Luton Lunatic Returns (Jan, 2007) Everybody's favourite mentally insane rapper Vex returns fresh from dropping five outstanding and free mix CD's with the biggest treat yet. Yes, the rumours are true. He's recorded a 1000 ...

    The Rapnews Radar (Apr, 2007) We at Rapnews never like to boast about how great we are... Well, okay we do. But you must agree by now, that we've got quite a good track record ...

    The world’s biggest footprint (Sep, 2006) Sneaker loving hiphop heads, we at Rapnews know how much you're into your creps, so here's a bit of coverage for you on this fine Sunday afternoon. To launch the ...

    THTC Discounts! (May, 2006) As proud friends of THTC, we're pleased to offer Rapnews visitors a 20% discount on any t-shirt at the THTC website. All you have ...

    THTC Making Moves (May, 2005) THTC, The Hemp Trading Company, specialists in fairly traded urban streetwear, have now been taken on by Virgin Megastores across the UK. For a list of which designs are in ...

    THTC, Everybody’s doing it! (Jun, 2005) THTC support fair buisness, working conditions and trade. Their products are made with 100% organic fibre. It's the ideal brand for conscious minds. For more information on fair trade, ...

    Ugly Duckling European Tour (Mar, 2006) Here's the dates for Ugly Duckling's new tour of Europe to promote the great new album 'Bang For The Buck' which has more energy than most releases of the past ...

    UK Beatbox Championships Heats (Jan, 2006) Here's the dates for the first four heats of the UK Beatbox Championships 2006. Eight beatboxers will be chosen from each of these heats. These eight will battle it out ...

    UK DMC DJ Championship 2006 (May, 2006) For the 21st year, DMC are putting on the highly established and respected World Championships which conclude with the final in Paris, France, on Friday the 15th ...

    UK Fresh Fest 2006 Refunds (Jul, 2006) Were you one of the many pissed off people who paid good money to see, or should I say not see, the UK Fresh Festival back in May? Well, ...

    UK Hiphop Awards (Mar, 2005) UK Hiphop Awards took place recently, in a venue colder than our current shitty Weather. Here's the full list of winners. Best B-Boy Crew -Children Of The Monkey Basket, Best ...

    UK Live Uncovered Competition (Sep, 2005) Pyrotechnicradio.com in association with Capital Underground present UK Live Uncovered, a launch party happening on the 16th of September from 10pm until 4am at Islington's Carling Academy in London. The ...

    UK Takeover 3 (May, 2005) Following the success of The Prequel and UK Takeover 2, Sureshot Entertainment and Detonate Promotions in association with Hiphop Connection magazine, bring you UK Takeover 3. The event will take ...

    Verbalisms Magazine (May, 2005) As the only complete magazine about women in hip-hop, Verbalisms is an open avenue for conversations and debates on how women impact and are affected by the politics, revolutions and ...

    Verse & Verses (May, 2006) Purcell Rooms. South Bank, London. May 9-13. Critically acclaimed dancer/choreographer Robert Hylton together with his company Urban Classicism returns to the South Bank presenting for five consecutive nights. Verse & Verses is ...

    Wah Magazine (Nov, 2005) The first of its kind in the UK, Wah Magazine is a new publication aimed at females who are into their hip-hop, and RnB. It's a juicy 68 pages in ...

    Wax On Wax Off (Apr, 2005) Check out Kelsey's, Leamington Spa on the 5th of May between 8pm and 1am for a taster of the midland's longest running funk and hip-hop night. It's a celebration of ...

    Wiley signs to Big Dada Recordings (Sep, 2006) Grime pioneer Wiley has just signed to the record label Big Dada Recordings, also home to Roots Manuva, Ty and many more. The label is said to be ...

    Win a copy of Style Wars! (Mar, 2007) Style Wars is unquestionably the most important film in hiphop culture's history. Directed by Tony Silver, it documents 1982 New York and the graffiti artists, MC's, DJ's and B-boys that ...

    Win A DJ Moodie Album! (May, 2005) Win a copy of the awesome new mix CD from Underground Alliance member, DJ Moodie!. Headnod.co.uk have given us a copy of the awesome new mix CD from DJ ...

    Win A Mono Clothing T-shirt! (Jan, 2006) Try your luck at winning a dope customised Mono Clothing t-shirt or one of two runner up tee's from their stylish range of designs. All you need is some old ...

    Win a new THTC t-shirt! (Sep, 2005) Not that their range needed improving, the heads over at THTC have added seven funky fresh designs to their store. One is 'Statue Of Terror', an impressive illustration ...

    Win Bare Records Vinyl! (May, 2005) Win Bare Records Vinyl! Bare Records have kindly given us a copy of the great 12" release 'Keep It Moving/Night Crawlers' by The Phobia and Jabba The Kut to ...

    Win Princess Superstar Vinyl (Sep, 2005) To coincide with the release of her impressive new album 'My Machine', out this week, there's a free MP3 Ecard available to download here. There's also a three ...

    Win tickets to DMC World Championships! (Sep, 2007) Fancy attending the 2007 DMC World Championships weekend at 02 Arena on the 6th of October? Of course you do. With a line up including Soul Mavericks, DJ IQ, Asaviour ...

    Win tickets to Foreign Beggars bash! (Oct, 2005) Your chance to get into an invite only Foreign Beggars gig including performances by Focused Few and Double Edge, plus giveaways and free drink! Rapnews has teamed up with Foreign Beggars ...

    Win Tickets to Kung Fu’s 6 Birthday Bash! (Mar, 2006) Kung Fu celebrate their 6th birthday on the 27th of April at Fabric in London. Taking to the stage will be The Boot Camp Click (NYC), Black Moon, Smif 'N' ...

    Win UK DMC Final Tickets (Jul, 2006) We've got hold of three pairs of tickets to the UK DMC Championship finals on the 6th of July, over at Hammersmith Palace, London. The night's hosted by Killa Kela ...

    Xtravagant @ Carling Academy Islington (Sep, 2005) Check out the academy every Saturday between 10.30pm and 4am where the recently launched Xtravagant club night continues on. It's eight quid before 11pm and ten quid after. It's strictly ...

    XTRAVAGANT Club Night Competition (Jul, 2005) Win one of five pairs of tickets to Islington Academy's new club night XTRAVAGANT, featuring the likes of Matt White, Semtex and Shortee Blitz. XTRAVAGANT is a dope new ...

    Xzibit Competition (Dec, 2006) To win a copy, e-mail in the the names of every previous Xzibit album with your name and address. Good luck! COMPETITION CLOSED ...

    Young Einstein CD Giveaway (Mar, 2006) Rapnews have a bunch of mix CD's to give away by Ugly Duckling's incredible DJ and producer Young Einstein. Get your hands on one now, ahead of the groups 'Bang ...

    Yungun material on the way (Dec, 2005) Just as people are starting to wonder where Yungun's got to, here's some news for you. The first release out will be a white label 12" of 'Jacking For Breaks', ...

    Zebra Traffic Radio (Mar, 2005) The dope label have a weekly hip-hop radio show called 'Dugout Radio Show' on 107.2 Juice FM, presented by Simpson and Robert Luis, 'playing the very best in quality hip-hop ...

    Zulu Nation’s Planet Hop night (Nov, 2005) On thursday the 24th of November, UK Zulu Nation take over Ministry Of Sound with an outstanding line up of DJ Afrika Bambaataa and Kurtis Blow! Also on the night ...