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Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop has crammed a lot into his first 5 months as a solo artist

Having produced for fellow American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue on the “False Hope” EP released last year, the switch of focus onto his own career at the beginning of 2015 has seen a string of releases premiered and featured on sites such as The Source, Elevator Magazine, Mechanical Dummy, JackThriller and his first official video “MoneyorFriendz” aired on VH-1 and MTV.

In the Spring he inked a long term deal with Seven 13 Entertainment and has just released his debut introductory debut EP “Ocean$” available on iTunes HERE

His previous release “OldJayZVideos” was publicly co-signed by Rick Ross and to mark the release of the EP, he has just launched the new joint “OG Jaylon”. His trademark storytelling delivery style is again backed by a beat which utilizes classic soul & r&b samples.

Tipped by many as the one to watch from the new wave of Southern urban artists, look out for this guy in the year ahead. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop and his label @Seven13Music

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Baltimore Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants is currently in Florida for a short stay, and will be dropping in to Miami’s SNDS Radio studios on Saturday 21st March from 1pm – 3pm EST (5pm – 7pm GMT) to appear live on the station’s Da Rozay Spot Show.

The show can be heard online via Live365.com and TuneIn.com

Expect to hear M.I. discuss his near 20 years in the industry, both in the Major and independent sectors, and of course the new Constant Deviants album “Avant Garde” which releases on 12th May 2015 on vinyl, CD and digital formats through Six2Six Records.

The duo released their latest video “Breathin” recently, check it out on Youtube

You can keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” and also find out more about the show’s host Rozay via her site RealRozay.com

Look out for extensive international media coverage on this release in the weeks and months ahead. All press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants including requests for a promotional copy of the album to review or to arrange an interview with the group can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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London’s Guestlist produces a free newspaper each month covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, typically, urban, dance & hip hop, and has a substantial focus on events happening around the country & overseas, whether regular club nights, or festivals or concerts,

They are the latest to have interviewed Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka who released his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on December 10th 2014 as a free download available from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. The release represents his home city with many local artists featuring, and also includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Kill Will and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

The interview appears in their latest issue opposite a feature on Afrika Bambaataa, and here Buggs speaks on the concept behind the album, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and his views on the intersection of an artist as a “commodity” and that as the musician.

Read the whole feature online HERE

The current holder of the title “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” as presented by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in association with City Beat Magazine, he has been again nominated for the second year running. Votes are open to the public and can be made HERE

Look out for further international media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka and further official video launches in January 2015. You can connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” Check the video of bim performing live with Reflection Eternal at the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event held in Cincinnati in October this year

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

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype with UK online publication Subba Cultcha recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which was released on 10th December 2014, and available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com

The film of the interview conducted by Thomas Schofield was recorded and uploaded as a video to Youtube

You can see the full feature online HERE and watch the interview on Youtube

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will, Sal Dali and Beats McGreevey, and also features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra, Piakhan and many more. A pre-cursor to a planned series of official releases in 2015, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” has laid down a strong marker for what lies ahead with Buggs featuring in publications from the United States, UK, Europe & New Zealand.

Look out for further press coverage and official video launches in the weeks ahead, and connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” You can also hear the album stream on Soundcloud :

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French journalist & hip hop head Sagittarius runs his own online publication “Reviews by Sagittarius”…or ‘Sagi Hip Hop’…covering a wide range of international releases

He is the latest to give his seal of approval to the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka which released on 10th December 2014, and is available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices

The review notes the eclectic nature of the album, with many different productions and flavas added into the mix. At its core is the influences derived from hip hop’s Golden Era, but brought up to date with a contemporary twist augmented by some tru skool r&b and soul.

The fact that much thought has gone into the album’s concept…over a year in the making….is noted, as too are the contributions of the various producers and local artists. The blend of recognized names such as !llmind, Jake One, Tanya Morgan and Chuck Inglish sit easily beside emerging Cincinnati artists such as Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Aida Chakra and Phoenix Aphrodite. The article concludes that the release, with its fresh approach and quality, has marked the arrival of Buggs to a wider audience and as an artist to watch on the global stage in years ahead.

Written in French, the full review can be read HERE

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Voted “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs has made a significant international impact in two short months with this release, and you can expect to see further press coverage from titles in the USA, UK and Europe in the weeks ahead, together with further official video releases. Since October, he has performed for the second year running with Talib Kweli at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, opened for Bone Thugs n Harmony and performed with Mac Miller & Clockwork DJ at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator & Rick Ross.

He also helped put together the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event in Cincinnati in October. A celebration of the city’s local talent, it also saw Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) re-unite perform on the night. The official video of the event was released this week, including exclusive filmed footage of Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal performing live

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

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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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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka re;eased his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” this week, available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices which in the space of 48 hours has received around 30,000 hits already.

There has been much international media interest in the release and artist over the past few weeks, which has seen Buggs conduct interviews with publications based in the USA, UK, Europe and New Zealand, and is in fact still doing so.

The latest press coverage comes from the UK, in the form of an interview with Rough Online and an album review by PopCulturez.

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In the feature published by Rough, Buggs discusses his earlier releases such as Mutant Level 5 which featured Little Brother, Sa-Ra, Freeway & London’s S.A.S., and his mixtape releases with DJ Clockwork, including The Wrath of Zeus. He speaks on the recognition he has received from his home city, having been named “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and addresses the hip hop scene there, and those who have paved the way for others to follow.

The topic of discussion then switches to the re-emergence of lyricism in hip hop, a bi product of the throwback to the Golden Era which took place in the worlds of fashion, music and culture, and how he developed a working relationship over the past couple of years with Talib Kweli as well as his recent sit down with Pharrell Williams in Los Angeles.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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PopCulturez is a multi faceted online covering most forms of music as well as other popular cultural outlets such as tv, lifestyle, film and news.

Their summarized style review concludes “Lyrically, Buggs delivers his thoughtful yet personal, at times autobiographical rhymes over heavy beats, samples and a frequent jazz tinted vibe…at 19 tracks in length, and clocking in at well over an hour, this offers some genuine bang for your buck.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Earlier in the week, to mark the release, Buggs released his new video “Religiously” featuring Donte from MOOD, shot in Los Angeles while there to perform at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork. The event also featured Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press features in the weeks ahead.

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