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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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Been a busy few weeks for Cincinnati’s hip hop MC Buggs tha Rocka in the lead up to the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”.

He has been conducting interviews with many international magazines, blogs & websites, filming new videos, and performing at recent events. One such interview was with American online Embassy Interactive which has just been published today.

In this interview entitled “Train of Thought”, Buggs speaks on the origin of his stage name, the meting pot of different musical genres in Cincinnati and how it helps define the hip hop sound of the city, the concept behind the album, the experience of performing at this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta, meeting Pharrell Williams at the Camp Flaw Gnog Festival recently in Los Angeles and outlines his highlights of 2014 and plans for 2015.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

With production courtesy of Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali, and guest features by Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra & Piakhan, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” will be available as a free download on 10th December 2014 from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available to all mobile devices (see mymixtapez.com).

Earlier today, the UK’s Wordplay Magazine published their review of the album, and also launched this exclusive audio stream of the album on their Soundcloud page

You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and also at his Facebook Page “BuggsThaRockaMusic

Look out for much more international media coverage in the days & weeks ahead. Any further media & press enquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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2014 has been a landmark year for Detroit’s Kid Vishis with the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”

Released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment and produced by Shady’s Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has enjoyed extensive worldwide press & media coverage on the release

The MC has conducted a series of interviews throughout the summer with publications in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and New Zealand, the latest of which were with Stateside online Arena Magazine and Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine

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Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with Philly based journalist Jay Balfour for Arena Magazine, and they chopped it up about his early days when he first picked up the mic, the writing process involved with the new album, his thoughts on mainstream hip hop and the Detroit scene, and his future touring and recording plans, plus much more

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Some time earlier he sat down with Jaime Valero from Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine. In this interview they discuss why now appeared to be the right time to release his first studio album and the messages he’s conveying in the tracks, the influences which first played a part in him picking up the mic, the comparisons made between himself and his older brother, life & hip hop in Detroit, and as a boxing fan, how he’d compare the sport to the approach taken as an artist

The feature was published in the October print edition of the magazine currently available throughout Spain, and you can check their online platform at www.hiphoplifemag.es

The album is available internationally on iTunes Kid Vishis is now working on new material scheduled to be released in 2015 as well as developing ongoing plans to tour the USA, Canada and Europe. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

He released a brand new track “Just Rap” featuring Trick Trick & produced by Nemisis recently. It doesn’t appear on the album, however was made available as a free download from Soundcloud. Check it out

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Voted “Best Hip Hop Artist of 2014” by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, one of the hottest emerging lyricists out of Ohio releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014.

Since 2009, his brand of conscious rhymes, intelligent wordplay & creative flow has been displayed on mixtapes with DJ Clockwork (Mac Miller), and on countless stages. A protege of Cincinnati’s Donte (MOOD) and Reflection Eternal’s Hi Tek, he’s also been brought on stages around the United States by none other than Talib Kweli himself.

Here they are performing together at the A3C Festival in 2013

They will be appearing together at this year’s A3C festival on Sunday 12th October and at CMJ in New York between 22nd – 25th October, before a Refelction Eternal reunion event at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery on 30th October where they’ll be joined by DJ Clockwork, MOOD & many others

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The album tracklist has been announced. It includes a heavy representation of the Cincinnati scene with features by Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite & MOOD with local producers Sal Dali and Hop Trax weighing in heavily with the beats

There is also production by !llmind, Jake One and many other featured artists including Chicago’s Poppadon and Chuck Inglish from the Cool Kids. You can read the official press release HERE

UrbanElite PR are handling all US & international press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka. Requests for a copy of the album to review, or requests to interview the artist whether in person at any of the shows in Atlanta, NYC or Cincinnati, or by the other usual means can be sent by email to us via the CONTACT SECTION

Meantime, check the video teaser of the album & tracklist below, and keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Scattered Thoughts: Teaser X from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

SCATTERED THOUGHTS OF AN AMERICAN POET – TRACKLIST

1. Scattered Thoughts Intro (produced by Sal Dali)
2. My$tery (produced by Sal Dali)
3. Against Me ft Aida Chakra (produced by !llmind)
4. Bad Habits (produced by Hop Trax)
5. Until The End ft. MOOD & Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
6. Phantom of The Opera ft Chuck Inglish (produced by Kill Will)
7. Angel of Death ft Piakhan (produced by Hop Trax)
8. Moments Slowed Down (produced by Alister Johnson)
9. Rapture ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
10. Religiously ft Donte from MOOD (produced by Hop Trax)
11. Royalty interlude (produced by !llmind)
12. Rolling Stone (produced by !llmind)
13. My Everything ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by Yon L.i.)
14. Thirsty ft Donte from MOOD & Ianigma (produced by Jake One)
15. OuterXSpaceXLove ft Pappadon (produced by Swiff D)
16. Celebration For Us ft Moxy Monster (produced by Rusko)
17. Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan (produced by Beats McGreevy)
18. Skates (produced by Sal Dali)
19. Time Machine (shine) ft Aida Chakra (produced by Hop Trax)

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In the world of hip hop, few female rappers have stood the test of time more than New Jersey’s Rah Digga.

Best known for her involvement with Flipmode Squad, she’s operated as a solo artist for a number of years and last released an official studio album “Classic” in 2010.

Though it may appear to some that she’s been living “under the radar” for a time, London journalist Jazz Gill discovered that in fact she remains one of the busiest artists on the scene today.

With a string of internet releases over the past year, British magazine Guestlist decided to find out what’s been happening, and the reporter discovered that the legendary rapper has a full schedule ahead.

She speaks on her new New Jersey Dance Network project and the level of importance that has been given in the past few months, and the amount of personal time she has devoted to it. NJDN is a non profit organization aimed to help the young people in Newark have a safe place to be creative and channel their energy in a positive way. But there is also a further aim with it as she explains her plans for staging a new musical “Breakin in the Brix” and the launch of her new EP “Hood House”, all of which is linked.

The magazine also finds out her thoughts on the recent twerking craze and contemporary artists which she spoke on via the release of her new joint “New Hoes” earlier in the year, a track featured in the UK’s DJ Magazine recently. They also take it back and discuss her decision to leave Flipmode and her solo career from then until now, as well as her future release plans which include a new mixtape and album in 2014.

Very interesting insight which can be read HERE

For more information about the New Jersey Dance Network, you can read about it HERE

For all Rah Digga merchandise & to buy her music visit http://rahdiggamusic.bandcamp.com and you can keep up to date with her on twitter @TheRealRahDigga You can also connect with the magazine @Guestlistdotnet and Jazz over at @JazzTheJourno

Meantime, check out the track “New Hoes”

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Los Angeles / Greensboro artist ethemadassassin launched his new video today “Can’t Get Enough” produced by Wonder Boy

It was premiered by The Rap Up, and you can see what the guys there had to say about it HERE

Coincidentally, Stateside online Rap Essence are the latest to give his new album “Soul on Fire” the once over, in their track by track analysis. Releasing on 17th September, it includes production from the UK’s Sci Fi Stu, France’s Kyo Itachi, and stateside producers Wonder Boy (who takes the credits for Can’t Get Enough), Gav Beats, Akthentik Works and Devaron Benjamin, with a feature from fellow Veteran Assassin member Veteran Eye as well as Buck Hennessey and Sherman Way

The review reflects the different rock, soul and hip hop flavas present throughout thanks to the production samples, and also breaks it down as to E’s own subject matter, delivery and wordplay.

Afforded a 4 / 5 rating, read the whole review HERE

Meantime, check out the video

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Meanwhile, you can keep up to date with everyone on twitter via @ethemadassassin, Wonder Boy at @_NazarMark_, or connect with @TheRapUp and @Rap_Essence

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Two more international reviews for Melanin 9’s album “Magna Carta” which released today on iTunes. You can buy it HERE

AudioCred is a multi genre online magazine covering “Music with Insight”.

Most of their content would focus on all forms of “urban” music, but they also report on other styles such as blues, rock, dance and pop, with many internationally renowned artists having had their releases reviewed.

All the more impressive that Melanin 9’s debut album is afforded a 4.5 / 5 rating, and the analysis provided by Bryan Hahn is in depth, addressing the concept behind the name “Magna Carta”, the subject matter delivered in a style reminiscent of ATCQ, Mobb Deep, DOOM and Aesop Rock, and his contemporary take on the undoubted influences from the Golden Era of hip hop.

M9’s style and word choice is impressive and captivating. He has definitely done his fair share of homework on history and various ideologies and then masterfully breaks them down with finesse. Take note America, we could learn a thing or two from the Brits” he concludes

Read the whole review HERE

Second up is a review by Blaise for the UK’s online Sampleface

The name of the blog taken by their own definition “a facial expression made when a piece of music is deemed worthy of sampling” inspired by DOOM !

Another informed 4 star review where some background information is provided about Melanin 9, and again comparisons in approach and delivery are made not for the first time with artists of the calibre of Nas, Lord Finesse, Wu Tang and Mobb Deep.

Blaise himself is a hip hop artist and can appreciate the wordplay, lyricism and subject matter displayed by Melanin 9, in his own words, “there is a wonderful balance of lyrical artistry on a canvas of exceptionally produced beats

Read the entire review HERE

The scale of media coverage on this release so far, with more to come, isn’t just hype. This is an appreciation of a lyricist and hip hop artist drawing from the best of the Tru Skool Golden Era generation and giving it a different flava for 2012. Not only for himself, this can only be a promising sign of things to come for all similar international artists and fans of the genre.

Follow Melanin 9 on twitter @Melanin_9 and if you prefer the album in CD format, it can be “mail ordered” via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com You can also purchase the 12″ vinyl of his single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano from his Bandcamp. Meanwhile, you can connect with both magazines on twitter @AudioCred & @SampleFace

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Taken from his new album 10.6.3 OGX out on Stimulus One Music on 11th September.

LA’s Montage One teams up on this banger “Chain Sinatra” with Durag Dynasty’s Killer Ben and Planet Asia

The album also features contributions by Strong Arm Steady, Evidence, E-Swift, Madlib, Aloe Blacc, The Alchemist, Jake One and many more.

Check out the clean edit on Soundcloud

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More information at www.montageone.com

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Another UK magazine reviews Copywrite’s new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) which is available to buy now from iTunes, released by Man Bites Dog Records

Matt Bayfield is the latest to cast his eye over the album whose title is inspired by the classic Sex Pistols release, and features a “healthy selection of UK emcees as well as a cast of seasoned veterans from the underground US scene”

Check out the full review at Bearded Magazine HERE

Its been one of the stand out independent hip hop releases of 2012, had a huge amount of media coverage in the States and the UK, with a new video for “Ghost in the Machine” featuring London’s Context only days away

Hear a snippet version of the full album

With even more UK coverage in the pipeline, the Ohio based MC is busy preparing his next release, the long awaited “Megacy” album with his group Megahertz

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