We said that the debut solo album by London’s Apex Zero was one of the biggest for UK hip hop in 2013, and it appears that the internationally renowned publication that is MOJO Magazine would agree.
In their current edition celebrating their 20th anniversary, they have afforded “Reality Provoking Liberation” a 4 star review, describing it as a “DIY stunner” which will have “Fans of Triple Darkness, Dead Prez and Immortal Technique piqued by the arrival of fresh political rap blood”
It’s been a key underlying factor in the level of media interest created by the album from the rapper & producer, the mix of political and social issues addressed with a fierce delivery and conscientious lyricism, once a standard for the genre but a rarer entity in recent times. But green shoots of recovery are evident in releases from both sides of the Atlantic in the past couple of years, and Apex Zero has emerged as another new name adding his own weight to the re-establishment of the anti-establishment.
The album is out now, available to buy in digital and CD format HERE
You can expect to see more coverage on the release in the weeks ahead, and he is also preparing the release of his new video for “Absolute Zero” on Monday 4th November. He is also preparing for his album launch party on Saturday 7th December which will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. He is putting together a special set with his live band for the night, which will also see performances by Caxton Press and Triple Darkness’ newest member Iron Braydz accompanied by DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches.
The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. You can see more details about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk
You can also keep up to date and find out more information about him via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk where you can also submit booking and feature requests, or connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00
He will also be guest of Mr 13 and DJ Bones on their Bang Radio hip hop show live in the studio tonight 29th October from 10pm, (5pm EST). Can hear it online at www.wearebang.com
Any media, press or radio / dj requests for interviews, copies of the album for review or requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of the singles can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE
Meanwhile, check out these two tracks from the album, A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz, and Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour