Return of The Don!

RnB/Hip Hop | Thursday 27th April 2017 | Phil

His career started over three decades ago. Back in 1997, he was already known to Nas as "the same old G". Then, together with Necro in 2013 he became one of The Godfathers. 

Now it's time for the return of the Don aka Kool G Rap.

Perhaps in a similar way as to when you're a fan of grime how the names of artists such as Dizzee and Wiley can't help but perfectly execute a butterfly kick straight to your proverbials, if you are a fan of East Coast rap styles, the name of Kool G Rap should have left its revered and distinguished impression upon you. The colossus of East Coast Rap is preparing to tour Europe and the rest of the globe to promote 'Return of the Don', his first LP in six years. It will be his first show in London for 25 YEARS! 

Here's an audio recording of a young G Rap & DJ Polo at around 1:10 and 1:16 popping in to do a promo freestyle for his oncoming Hammersmith Palais show at a Westwood DJ show way back in 1991!

This time last year he featured on 'The Underworld pt. 2' a huge crew cut track featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep, Chino XL, and the sadly recently deceased Sean Price. Check out the straight up street vibes just below.

Kool G Rap made his name as part of the Juice Crew which also included legendary old sku NYC acts such as Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Masta Ace and Roxanne Shante, going on to work with the biggest names in rap. On our side of the pond, he featured on the 'Terrorise Your City' Klashnekoff track in 2007 and with Leaf Dog on 'Baggin In Da Spot' in 2013.

You can see the 3-minute trailer for his album here. This will be his first onstage appearance in London for a very, very long time....a quarter of a century to be exact! 

This is one rap gig surely not to be missed this summer.

With show dates set for Manchester, Leeds, and Bristol as well as in Glasgow and Dublin, this is a great opportunity to see an undisputable architect of East Coast rap do his thing!

You can get your tickets for his 23rd June gig at O2 Islington or any of the other dates here