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In the days leading up to the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka sat down with US online Straight Fresh

The chopped it up about the making of the album and how a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2013 played a major role in its conception. He speaks on the comparisons made to the current release with previous mixtapes, including 2009’s “Hip Hop Supa Hero” with DJ Mick Boogie, and the concept behind “Scattered Thoughts….” allied to a series of video launches and the visual representation.

Subjects such as the eclectic range of influences prevelant in the album, the expectations of a live “Buggs tha Rocka Show” and plans for the future are also discussed before he gives his thoughts on the choice between remaining independent and signing to a major, and the repercussions of such a move.

They then delve into his come up in the Cincinnati scene, his link up with other local artists Donte from MOOD and Hi Tek, and ultimately his working with Talib Kweli. Appropriately, Straight Fresh then premiere the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video. Filmed at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati on 30th October 2014, the event was a celebration of local hip hop talent and includes exclusive footage of Buggs tha Rocka and the reunited Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) performing live.

READ THE ENTIRE IN DEPTH FEATURE HERE

Here is the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video which also features MOOD, Clockwork DJ, Aida Chakra, The S.A.U.C.E., Losa, DJ Ghost, DJ Bandcamp and many more

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

The album, including production by Hop Trax, Illmind, Jake One and Sal Dali with guest features including MOOD, Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan & Phoenix Aphrodite is available now as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com & also via the MyMixtapez App for all mobile devices

Follow Buggs in twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press & media coverage in the weeks ahead with more official music video releases taken from the album to follow soon.

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka release his new album “Scattered thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014, available as a free download from his BANDCAMP and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices.

The latest international publications to feature the release are the UK’s online Sampleface, with a review written by their contributor Taytula Burke, and the US online Embassy Interactive, written by Vinny Sciascia

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Reflecting on the eclectic nature of the tracks, thanks to production from Illmind, Hop Trax, Beats McGreevey, Jake One and Sal Dali, and the range of styles delivered by featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Aida Chakra, Pappadon, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and Piakhan, the review by Sampleface, which offers the release a 4/5 rating, concludes “Buggs serves up a free album – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet – solidifying his position as one to watch for the coming years…

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

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Having already published an earlier interview with Buggs, US online Embassy Interactive drafted in Vinny Sciascia who runs the Undercover Album Review site to run the rule over the 19 track offering. In an in depth assessment, the review summarizes “He created a great piece of work..strong raps, strong beats…take my advice and get this project.

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

The album was also mentioned in despatches by the US online The Sermon’s Domain in their weekly round up of “Notable Music of the Week” alongside releases by Alex Wiley, Chase n Cashe and Jazz Cartier. The feature is HERE

Look out for further international press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead, and meantime connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and check out the full album stream released onto Vimeo recently.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet Official Album Stream from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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US online publication Dead End Hip Hop are the latest to run the rule over the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati rapper Buggs tha Rocka

In this review, written by Samuel Odunsi Jr, the eclectic mix of hip hop, r&b, soul and jazz present throughout the album is highlighted and commended. The album is a mix of Buggs’ own scattered thoughts about a variety of issues, and the production reflects the mood and his own diverse influences and tastes.

A year in the making, it was put together as a meeting of like minds, organically, and mixes the range of production styles from Illmind, Jake One, Kill Wil, Sal Dali and Hop Trax with the variance in delivery techniques by Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Piakhan and includes soulful vocals from Aida Chakra, Phoenix Aphrodite and Pappadon.

Despite this approach, there is a coherent theme running throughout, as picked up by the reviewer in his summary :

After my initial listen of the album, I was debating which section I enjoyed the most (the introductory tracks, the middle tracks, or the concluding tracks) and really I made no definitive choice. I instead came to the conclusion that I really enjoyed the whole album. In its entirety it felt focused and it properly maintained….if Scattered Thoughts Of An American Poet is only a precursor, then we need to brace ourselves for what Buggs will be bringing us in 2015.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Pick the album up as a free download from the 10th December 2014, available at www.buggstharocka.com & vua the My Mixtapez App for all mobile devices

Look out for much more international media & press coverage regarding this release in the days ahead, and connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka. Meantime, watch the concept video for the track “Angel of Death” which features Piakhan

Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan – Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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British online publication The Music Spot Magazine jumped on the phone recently to speak with Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka ahead of the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”

They speak about the origins of Buggs stage name and the experience of growing up in the Cincinnati area, his early days starting out in the music industry and the various life events which inspire him most lyrically. They then discuss the album itself, the concept behind it compared to previous releases before moving on to the political situation in the United States and the effect, if any, mainstream artists are trying to have in a positive way.

And finally….in answer to a request for exclusive information…Buggs relays his experiences which he believes have seen him abducted by aliens on more than one occasion

The truth really is out there….and you can read about it in full HERE

The album will be available as a free download from Wednesday 10th December at www.buggstharocka.com and via the My MixTapez App for mobile devices. It includes production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali, and features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra and many more.

Also releasing on the 10th December will be the official music video for the track “Religiously” taken from the album, featuring Donte of MOOD and shot in Los Angeles in November while Buggs was performing there with Mac Miller and DJ Clockwork at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator and Rick Ross.

Look out for much more international media & press coverage on this release in the weeks & months ahead, and connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka. Meanwhile, check out his previous official video for Bad Habits

Buggs Tha Rocka – Bad Habits (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” tomorrow, Wednesday 10th December 2014, and will be available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and via the My Mixtapez App for all mobile phone devices.

There has been widespread international media interest in the release, and the latest reviews reflect that fact with the coverage in the USA’s Rap Essence and the UK’s DataTransmission

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Rap Essence provide a track by track breakdown in their reviews, and afford the overall album a rating of 3.5 /5 summarizing “The production is really nice and varied throughout, with songs ranging from breezy samples (“Scattered Thoughts Intro”) to boom-bap bangers (“Religiously”) to electronica-inspried instrumentals (“Moments Slowed Down”)…As far as the rhymes go, Buggs Tha Rocka can definitely spit and changes up the subject matter on almost every song.”

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

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UK online publication DataTransmission cover many different genres, and their contributor Ethan Everton delves into the lyrical content and mic skills provided by Buggs and featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Donte from MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite and Aida Chakra, and outlines the production qualities provided by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali.

The review concludes “These early insights into his dexterity as an artist suggest that Buggs’ reputation will continue to grow in the future, and quite possibly to a mass audience given his multi dimensional musical approach. He will certainly be hard to ignore on the evidence of this release” and can be read in full HERE

AUDIO STREAM OF THE ALBUM PREMIERED BY THE UK’S WORDPLAY MAGAZINE YESTERDAY

Look out for much more international media coverage in the days & weeks ahead, and to celebrate the release of the album, Buggs will be launching his new official video for the track “Religiously” featuring Donte of MOOD on Wednesday 10th December. Keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture, fashion, graffiti, music, breakin and much more. They produce a quarterly physical print version distributed around stores and of course have a regular online platform.

They have today featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by award winning Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka, providing a full review written by Sam Bennett combined with the exclusive full album audio stream

The review which summarizes “Buggs Tha Rocka has delivered a quality offering here, with dope rhymes, dope beats and a unique approach. After listening through to the 19 tracks on display here, it’s no wonder a shock that legends like Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are throwing their weight behind the Cincinnati MC, and his knack for spitting well structured bars over a selection of pretty chilled instrumentals will definitely stand him in good stead…One thing is for sure though; this kid can definitely rap.” can be read in full HERE

The album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali & Kill Will, and features Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Piakhan, Phoenix Aphrodite & Aida Chakra. It will be available as a free download on Wednesday 10th December from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available for all mobile devices. (More at MyMixtapez.com) Tracklisting on the back cover :

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Check out the album stream on Wordplay’s Soundcloud

Look out for a lot more international press & media coverage of this release over the coming days & weeks ahead, and further official video launches strecthing into the new year. You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter also @BuggsThaRocka

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Latest feature on Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka comes courtesy of the British online multi genre publication God is in the TV

Their contributor Taytula Burke jumped on the phone recently with the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December, and includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali and Kill Will, and features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Phoenix Aphrodite, MOOD, Piakhan and Aida Chakra.

The pair also discussed his earliest influences and emergence from his days starting out as an artist to performing at events such as this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta, his love of Japanese culture and animation, and he speaks on meaningful content and lyricism in hip hop today, and what inspires him to write

CHECK THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

Having released previous mixtapes with Mac Miller’s tour dj, DJ Clockwork, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” is Buggs first official album release for a number of years, but is the pre-cursor for a planned series of releases in 2015. As such, it will be made available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com on 10th December. In the past couple of months, the artist & album has generated widespread international media interest, the results of which you will see over the coming weeks and into the new year. There will also be further visuals launched soon taken from the project.

Taken from the Wrath of Zeus Mixtape in 2012, hosted by DJ Clockwork, check out “Chicken Soup for tha Soul”

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France’s Les Petites Chroniques is a boutique online covering all genres of music with an emphasis on new artists with a fresh sound. As the name suggests, they provide short, snapshot reviews by way of a recommendation to their readers

They are the latest to give their endorsement to the new album by Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka and his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which releases on 10th December 2014. Summarizing the elements of the album which ticked all the right boxes for them, they state “we love the flow, the collabs, and especially the overall ambiance, the clever mix of jazzy samples, and especially the female contributions throughout.

Published in French, the full review can be read HERE

The album is heavily represented by local artists, with features and production from Phoenix Aphrodite, Tanya Morgan, Hop Trax, Piakhan, Aida Chakra, MOOD, Sal Dali together with contributions by !llmind, Jake One and Chuck Inglish.

The release is a pre-cursor for several new recording projects and a planned international tour in 2015, much of which is in the works now. Buggs has also been busy filming a series of new videos for the project as well as speaking with members of the international media about his release, the results of which you will see over the coming weeks.

Keep up todate with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and check out his concept video for “Angel of Death” ft Piakhan

Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan – Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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