Be it live hip hop, R&B or rap that you’re after, our multicultural capital has got hip hop concerts in spades – from intimate hip hop gigs by rap’s up-and-comers to massive R&B concerts by the likes of Beyoncé or Rihanna. Check our listings, brush the dirt off your shoulder, crank like Soulja Boy and catch hip hop live in the city.
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Live hip hop concerts in London
This trendy-looking R&B duo from the south-west of England have been making their presence felt on many a music blog since mid-2014. They're named after the Japanese word for inner desires, as contrasted with how you behave in public: a concept that'll be familiar to most Londoners, we suspect, and a good fit for their lusty but tasteful shag anthems.Read more
Brooklyn native Kweli helped set a new benchmark for conscious rap through his collaborations with DJ Hi-Tek (the Reflection Eternal project) and Mos Def (as the stellar Black Star). He makes a welcome – and quite rare – solo showing here, performing his familiar free-flowing rhymes and symphonic samples.Read more