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Just announced, east coast hip hop duo Constant Deviants will be performing at the LoudPalooza event taking place in Baltimore on the night of Saturday, June 25th, 3 days before the release of their new album “Omerta”.

In association with Chief Loud and Maryland NORML, the event promotes discussion on the legalization of cannabis particularly for medical use with guest speakers including a retired major of Maryland Police and a Maryland State Delegate.

The entertainment is provided by local comedy and music artists, and with Constant Deviants’ MC M.I. being from the city, they were keen to give the event their full support.

The venue is Castaways Bar & Grill, 2206 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Tickets are early bird $15 in advance with sponsorship bag included, $25 at the door and £35 V.I.P. which includes a free drink, Maryland NORML t-shirt and a free guest.

More details via CHIEFLOUD & MARYLAND NORML

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The following day, June 26th, Constant Deviants head north to spend a week in NYC meeting with media and appearing as special guests on various radio shows, starting with DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control. The duo are also in the planning stage of scheduling a special album release party in the city for that week.

M.I. is currently filming scenes in Baltimore for the new movie “Six2Six” which will also feature Treach (Naughty by Nature), Selena Johnson and Chief Busy Bee Rocker, and the group are set to release a new joint “Cutt for President” early next week. In March they released the single “So Underrated” followed by the first of their new Tre Volte live freestyle video series “Hard in these Streets.

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London journalist Taytula Burke jumped on Skype recently to speak with west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang in the lead up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” out on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent.

As part of a broader feature piece for the UK online BritishHipHop.com, the interview focused on the meaning behind the title and the wider issue of lyricial content prevelant in various forms of the genre.

As in previous interviews, the group acknowledge the role artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole have played in bringing the art of lyricism back to the table, but here again explain that one or two individuals cannot do that, or represent a movement alone. The inference being greater unity between like minded artists to help “clean up the industry” on a far larger scale

It’s an ongoing debate in the world of hip hop generally, but what’s certainly true is that the various evolutions have created very specific markets, often territory to territory. Apples & oranges.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Obviously now gearing up for this, their fourth studio album, the group are still conducting further interviews with local, national and international press & media, the results of which you will see shortly, and there is also tentative word of an album launch event – stay tuned.

Last week they released the single “Intro” featuring their older brother KXNG Crooked. It is available to buy from the album’s pre-order spot on iTunes HERE

Keep up to date with the group on Twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook page “HorseshoeGangCOB

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Saturday 7th December marked the date for London rapper & producer Apex Zero’s album launch party at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane.

Reality Provoking Liberation was the debut solo album for the member of the UK hip hop duo First and Last, and it released on 28th October to wide critical acclaim from media around the country

In conjunction with local live promoter Hoochinoo Events, Apex put together a strong line up for the night, showcasing tracks from his album with a live band, and there were also performances by Caxton Press, the latest member of the city’s Triple Darkness crew Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee from Itch FM and expertly hosted by Peaches

The event was filmed by south London cameraman Jimmy Chiba of Chiba Visuals, who as well as catching footage of the performances took time out with Apex himself who speaks on the event, his album and the support he’s had. The high quality visuals acts as a great document of the event, captures the energy of the artists and the audience, and represents the positive vibe common at live UK hip hop shows to full effect

Check it out on Youtube

The album can be bought in CD and digital format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

You can also keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Props to everyone involved with the show. Any media enquiries about Apex Zero can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE Anyone interested in booking Apex Zero for shows or requests for feature spots can also be sent to UrbanElite PR or addressed directly to Apex via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

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London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.

The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism

The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.

With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the producer @GoodOldFrank

Check the new joint out on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album Reality Provoking Liberation can be bought in digital and CD formats direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

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London’s Apex Zero released his debut solo album Reality Provoking Liberation on 28th October and has received a highly impressive international media response, including a 4 star review in the current issue of MOJO Magazine

There’s been a real appreciation for the political and social issues addressed by the young emcee, combined with his trademark energetic delivery style and conscientious lyricism. The latest release from the largely self produced album is the new single “Absolute Zero”. A regular favourite with reviewers with its fierce flow and driving beat, the video was launched today, filmed by Global Faction.

Apex celebrates the release with his re-arranged album launch party happening on Saturday 7th December upstairs at the Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Showcasing tracks from the LP with a live band, there will also be performances by Caxton Press & Iron Braydz, with Itch FM’s A Gee on turntable duties. The night runs from 8pm – 1am with all details available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

The album can be bought in digital and CD format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com and you can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

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With the release of the debut solo album by London’s hip hop producer & rapper Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation”, an example of the impressive diversity of media interest is displayed in two reviews over the past 24 hours

Online magazine PopCulturez is a multi genre publication covering news, reviews, features by rock, country, pop and hip hop artists. Their review includes the opening salvo “From the outset, it is clear that Apex Zero is taking his music to an uncompromising place, with political rhymes coming at an unrelenting pace.“, the article then continuing to note “while many rappers are caught up in the streets or tales of club-hopping, this young MC looks further due to his studies of socialist philosophy, politics, and African history….and has also taken inspiration from a number of other British MCs, with strong hints of names like Terra Firma, Lowkey, and Kashmere seeping through his styles.

Summarizing “Apex Zero comes off like Britain’s answer to Killah Priest to show that real, hardcore hip-hop with a political mindset still exists in 2013” you can read the entire review HERE

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Meanwhile, UndergroundHH, a website dedicated to UK hip hop and championing both new and more established independent artists on the scene featured the album, again drawing comparisons to British & international artists such as Immortal Technique, Wu Tang, Dead Prez, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, and comments “Apex delivers stone cold pen game fighting back at the system, the roots of population control and the endless routine of a 9 to 5.” and then featuring his videos for Power Source, Chaotic Revolt and Our Times.

Read the whole feature HERE

Gearing up for his official launch party with a live band upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December, he will also be joined on the night by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. Entry is £5.00 on the door, 8pm – 1am and nearest tube is Aldgate East.

Also look out for a brand new video for his new single Absolute Zero being released to the internet on Monday 4th November as well as further media coverage, reviews and interviews.

You can buy the album in digital and CD formats from his Bandcamp and keep up to date with him via his official site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and on twitter @ApexZero00 You can connect with the magazines on twitter @PopCulturez and @Underground_HH

Meantime, you can listen back to his interview with Tarek on Reprezent Radio from 23rd October where he was live in the studio for the Revolution Hip Hop Show.

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