Riding in on the back of St Jude’s Storm which hit the southern UK this morning, the 28th October arrived and with it the release date of the debut solo album by west London’s rapper & producer Apex Zero.
Having released his mixtape The Pulse of the Awakening almost exactly a year ago, the new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” is 15 tracks of hard spittin, conscientious lyricism and raw energy which has received plaudits for the range of political and social issues addressed in the rhymes
Having been influenced by artists such as Wu Tang, dead prez, Immortal Technique, Phi Life Cypher, Blak Twang, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, comparisons have been made by the media to UK hip hop contemporaries such as Lowkey, Akala & Triple Darkness for the manner in which he tears into the subject matter and brings meaning to the tracks in the best traditions of the culture.
Already reviewed and interviewed by a wide range of publications, including Flavour, Clash, Wordplay, Bearded, The Skinny, In-Spirels, The Word is Bond, Whatculture, MOJO, Subba Cultcha, AAA Music, Sampleface, Blacksheep and much more….with much more to come….it has been as anticipated a highly impressive debut from the emcee who remains a member of the city’s First and Last duo.
Released today independently on his own Design Chaos label, it is available to buy digitally or in physical format via mail order. BUY IT HERE
He has in fact added 3 bonus cuts recently to the original 12 track version, and the full tracklist is :
Head vs Heart (Intro) 02:12
Shackled by the Pound 04:26
Absolute Zero 03:40
Power Source (War at Night) 03:31
Our Times feat. OMeza Omniscient and Kyra 04:27
Walk on Water feat. Seapa and OMeza Omniscient 03:11
Don’t Follow the Image feat. OMeza Omniscient and Amy True 04:04
Three Children (Us and We) 06:37
Obtain Bearing 05:13
Everything Must Change 02:20
Chaotic Revolt 03:58
A Meeting of the Continents feat. Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz 03:44
Spray the Roof feat. OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour 04:10
Apex Zero, Growth, Slay the Basilisk, First and Last, Reality Provoking Liberation – Growth (Slay the Basilisk) 07:04
Reality Provoking Liberation feat. OMeza Omniscient 05:21
There’s no question, this has been one of British hip hop’s albums of the year, and one all heads and fans of the traditional tru skool style will appreciate.
Check out his videos for Power Source and Chaotic Revolt
Be on the lookout for more press coverage in the weeks ahead, and a new video for Absolute Zero being launched on Monday 4th November. He will also be live on air with Mr 13 on Bang Radio tomorrow from 10pm GMT (5pm EST)
His official album launch party takes place on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Doors open at 8pm with entry £5.00. He will be appearing with a live band and there will also be performances from Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk
All news and information can be found at his official site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and you can connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00
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