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The first official collaborative project by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released on November 18th.

The 7 track EP “Veteran”, including the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx – a tribute to Sean Price – is available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on iTunes

The latest review comes courtesy of the University of Colorado’s “CU Independent” publication written by their Arts contributor Benjamin Vernon. Afforded a 7/10 rating in what is an in depth analysis, it outlines the qualities of Tone’s own lyricism complemeted by the various featured artists and acknowledges Frost Gamble’s “excellent job in creating a distinct sound for each track“.

Summarizing his description of the artists as “immensely talented“, you can read his full appraisal HERE

LISTEN TO THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further media coverage on Tone Chop & Frost Gamble shortly, and the release of their new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” next week.

Connect with them online

Twitter @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
Facebook Official Joint Page
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble

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Shortly before releasing his new EP “Verbal sWARdz”, north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British publication Flavour Magazine which is edited by ex Just Fabulous TV presenter Annika Allen.

He spoke with Delphina Scott about the new release and a variety of subjects including performing in London with RZA, his involvement with Triple Darkness, the hook up with Prince Po, his progression as an artist and expectations for the future, ethnic diversity, or lack of it in the Metropolitan Police Force, the event which led to him claiming “Hip Hop saved my life”, his acting role in the new film “Nightbus” and much more

It’s an interesting insight into Iron Braydz’ past, present & future which can be read HERE

The EP released on Unorthostract Records on 14th April, features Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, and is available now from BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz has a particularly strong reputation as a live performer, and you can hear this to full effect on Saturday 10th May when he joins DJ Sammy Jay live in the studio of London’s Itch FM radio station from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30 EST which you can catch online at www.itch.fm

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

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London’s Apex Zero releases his new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It’s a fiery mix of driving hip hop beats, in the main produced by himself, and powerful delivery, lyricism and wordplay covering a wide range of political and socially aware subjects

The UK’s national multi genre music publication Clash Magazine includes a monthly Rapture & Verse column written by Matt Oliver. It’s a snapshot of the key news & releases over the past 4 weeks, and this month’s edition includes the Kendrick verse on Big Sean’s Control, the new Eminem Album produced by Dre & Rick Rubin, news on Doom, Madlib, Bishop Nehru, Black Milk, Dr Zygote, Jehst, Blaq Poet, Pusha-T, Akir, J-Zone, The Dopplegangaz, Abstract Butta Fingas and a lot more.

Also included is news of Apex Zero and his new album :

Almost anticipating the bitterness of winter is London’s Apex Zero, with ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ announcing itself as a society-hardened, Stig-sounding grinder, slogging where tracks mourn and gaining strength through pain. F-the-world renegades in training, this is your opus, whether you want distorted realities ironed out or need help binning a bad day.

The column’s always a good read, see it all HERE

Soon to announce an album launch night in London in November, check out a couple of his most recent releases, the single A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and his new freestyle joint “The World We Exist In” which was premiered by HHK Mag to coincide with his new interview for them

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


THE WORLD WE EXIST IN

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and get more updates from the magazine @Clash_Music

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London’s monthly music newspaper and online platform The Guestlist Network had already given Melanin 9’s new release “Magna Carta” their full endorsement by naming it their “Album of the Month” at the beginning of November.

They have just followed that up with a new interview courtesy of Janine Francois

He speaks on his new album and how it was put together, the universal nature of hip hop culture compared to the more insular outlook of others, his thoughts on the Golden Era and the influence that has played in his writing style and his earlier days coming up through the scene

Read the whole interview HERE

The album was released on iTunes on 3rd December, and you can buy that HERE

If you prefer physical CD copies and the 12″ vinyl of his single featuring Roc Marciano “White Russian”, these can be purchased via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @GuestlistDotNet

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Flavour Magazine’s Shireen Fenner sat down with Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his debut album “Magna Carta” which releases on 3rd December.

They discuss a range of issues including the situation for a UK hip hop emcee and the general levels of support for the genre, the various issues which influence his writing, his choice of producers and working with Triple Darkness and what went into putting Magna Carta together and his plans for 2013.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a fantastic response to this album from media in the UK, USA and Europe, and you will see more examples of this in the weeks ahead, together with new singles and videos

Anyone preferring CD versions of the album can buy them now directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com All those pre-ordered have just been sent out

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the guys over at the magazine @shireenxoxo and @flavourmag

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With just over a week and a half to go until the general public release of Melanin 9’s debut album Magna Carta on 3rd December, one of the UK’s leading online specialists for hip hop & rap music, Hip Hop Kings, is the latest to give the release their endorsement.

HHK regularly present exclusive freestyle and interview filmed content, are involved with some of the live events taking place in the north of England, and of course cover reviews, latest video and single releases and more

There’s no doubt that Magna Carta is one of the most soulful, heartfelt and honest pieces of music Ive heard in a long time” begins the review

Its this aspect of Melanin 9 as an artist, combined with his wordplay and lyricism that has established him as one of the most respected UK emcees, and has earned much media attention to this release

The review summarizes :

The support I’ve seen M9 receive is a testament to the quality of Magna Carta, and his decision to be truthful with his music and the direction of this album. I will be using this album as a reference to U.K Hip-Hop for many years to come, as certain elements of the music are unrivalled by M9’s peers

Read the whole review HERE

The review comes hard on the heels of the launch of his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, produced by Anatomy, and premiered on New York’s Nah Right

This Friday also sees his album launch night upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz,Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skrblah Dangogh. Entry is £5.00, nearest tube Aldgate East, 18 + over

You can also hear him live on Guess Radio in London from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST with DJ Sammy Jay on the Xposure show at http://www.guessradio.co.uk Thursday 22nd November.

You can order CD versions of the album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

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London’s Brainer Magazine is a relatively new online launched in 2009 to focus on music and art that has a passion behind it.

Their reviews are always well considered and thought provoking, with contributions supplied by a variety of journalists, writers, photographers and designers. There’s always been a good representation of hip hop coverage, and they are the latest to review Ohio’s Copywrite with his new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which is out now on Man Bites Dog Records

Read what Leo Bennett has to say about it HERE

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Here’s a snippet version of the album

With a new video for the single “Ghost in the Machine” featuring the UK’s Context due to hit the internet and UK satellite tv stations very shortly, here is the full album tracklisting :

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest Inspectah Deck Bigz Flygerian prod Bronze Nazareth
Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love
Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif
Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King
J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose
Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Copywrite is busy in the studio with Jakki da Motamouth & his other Megahertz fam putting together the new “Megacy” album which will be available over the coming months

Connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @the_Brainer @leobennettart

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