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Detroit MC Kid Vishis has had a busy time recently, speaking with various members of the international media & press in the lead up to the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July 2014.

Two of these have just been published recently, the first of which is with British online multi genre magazine AAA Music.

In this interview, part of their AAA Approved series, they ask him about what first inspired him to first pick up the mic and his releases and tours to date. They also talk about artists he’s feeling now, what unique qualities he brings to the game and his aspirations for the future.

Read what he had to say HERE

In the second interview, he jumped on Skype with Canada’s The Underground Vault.

They discuss various aspects of his new album “Timing is Everything” and break it down as to the real meaning behind the track “Look at all my $hit”, they address the inevitable comparisons to his older brother Royce da 5 9 and how he is forging his own way ahead, he reveals plans to release a new mixtape and sophomore album in the near future and also gives his thoughts on the recent Dizaster / Math Hoffa battle

Whether you’re new to the name or have taken a close interest in Kid Vishis’ career to date, this video is a “must watch”

The album, which includes production by Mr Porter (Shady Records), Nemisis, Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage) and Canada’s Nick Zervos can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Kid Vishis will be in New York from 9th July – 13th July to take in the Total Slaughter event at the Hammerstein Ballroom on the 12th July and will also be meeting various members of the press. Keep up to date with him while he’s there and for further updates on the new releases on twitter @KidVishis

Any members of international press & media who would like to meet Kid Vishis in NYC, or who would like conduct general interviews and receive a promotional copy of the album for review can send their request to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s hip hop Emcee and producer Apex Zero releases his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October 2013.

One half of the city’s First and Last rap duo, live performances are his specialty from his days appearing at events such as End of the Weak, Speaker’s Corner and also as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-la, renowned for their energetic stage shows.

To celebrate the release of the album, he has teamed up with local live promoter Hoochinoo to stage his launch party on Saturday 2nd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

Joining him will be dj for the night A. Gee from Itch FM, host Peaches and there will also be performances by Caxton Press and newest Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz.

The night will run from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 at the door and this is an 18 and over event, so be prepared to bring I.D. if you feel it may be necessary. Nearest tube station is Aldgate East, and you can call the venue on 0207 247 3479 or check their website www.vibe-bar.co.uk for further information

There is also a special event page set up on Facebook which you can check HERE

There has been an impressive response from the British media to the album, so expect to see a wide range of press coverage in the weeks ahead.

Meantime, check out some of his singles and videos

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Chaotic Revolt

All general inquiries regarding the event should be addressed to The Vibe Bar and Hoochinoo. Specific media inquiries about the event or the album can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and check out the official website at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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The UK’s multi genre online Subba Cultcha has undergone a revamp recently, and just relaunched with a whole load of news, reviews and audio clips from the world of hip hop, rap, dance, and various forms of “urban” music.

They are the latest to review Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which releases 3rd December 2012

Contributor Ben Bradford opens “Melanin 9 draws you into his deep river of words, strong, powerful and meaningful words” and analyzes the subject matter in some depth. Little surprise as the London based emcees has been regarded as one of the UK’s most skilled lyricists for some time, a long time student of the “Golden Era” now putting his own take on it for 2012.

Concluding on his involvement with Triple Darkness, he ends “Both Melanin 9 and Cyrus Malachi it seems are determined to take hip hop into a meaningful and dark world of its own. With no compromise

You will be able to see his Triple Darkness sparring partners Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire at his album launch party on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1, where they will also be joined by DJ 279, iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Logic and Skriblah Dangogh. 8pm – 1am, £5.00 entry, an 18 + over event

You can read the whole review HERE

As debut albums go, it’s going to be a landmark release for this British emcee, already featured in The Source Magazine USA via his SkooledBy performance for SBTV, named “Album of the Month” by The Guestlist Network with more to come via MOJO, Q Magazine, Clash, and the launch of his video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano on 20th November, premiering on Nah Right in New York.

You can pre order CD versions of the album at http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and the full tracklist is:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom

All media, press & dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Cali Agent Planet Asia and Mhz front man Copywrite join forces for a rare tour of Europe from 31st January to 10th February 2013 and plan following up with a visit to UK shores

Ohio’s Copywrite has had a huge 2012 in the UK. First of all with the release of his new solo album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which was covered by over 40 British publications and featured some heavyweights in the English scene including Akala, Bigz Flygerian, S.A.S., Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Mystro and Melanin 9.

The Ohio Hip Hop Awards “Lyricist of the Year” for 2011 followed up quickly with the long awaited new album from his group Mhz. “Megacy” sees Copywrite, Tage Future and Jakki da Motamouth team up once more with producer RJD2, and includes features and further production contributions from Harry Fraud, Ill Bill, Gangrene, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Blu and J Rawls.

Known throughout the hip hop world with a huge reputation built for his countless rap battles and as an emcee with punchlines for days, it will be the first time in around a decade that UK fans will have the opportunity to witness the man in action.

Joining him will see a welcome return for Planet Asia. The Fresno veteran emcee has just announced that he will be releasing a new collaborative album with New York producer Gensu Dean in 2013 for Mello Music Group, having released his latest album Black Belt Theatre in 2012.

He has joined forces on similar projects in recent times with DJ Muggs, Gold Chain Military Crew, G-Force and Madlib

An artist of the highest calibre, he’s been a long time favourite for lovers of that Tru Skool sound throughout the world.

Its sure to be in the “not to be missed” category for all who appreciate the best in hip hop

Booking enquiries are being accepted now from UK club and venue promoters, and should be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE and headed “Asia & Copywrite Booking Enquiry”

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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Elementz launches at The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW on Thursday 26th April 2012

A new quarterly event representing the classic 4 elements of hip hop all under one roof to full effect.

There’s already been a massive amount of talk on the street about this, given the rare nature of the night celebrating the whole spectrum of hip hop culture – the arts of Emceeing, Deejaying, Graffiti and Bboy / BGirl battles.

Its a huge line up of established artists and new talent. Each event is in association with Urbanelite PR, Bltz Promotions UK and The Hip Hop Chronicle, one of the UK’s leading online media platforms, who will film exclusive footage of the night for later broadcast

Room 1

DJ Sets from Sarah Love (resident), 279 (Choice FM), Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion) & Snips (Livin Proof)

Live Performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, hosted by Mystro

Room 2

Bboy / BGirl battle (with cash prize of £100), live graffiti, open mic session hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak) & Johny Garcia. The throwdowns are open to everyone who comes along on the night.

8pm – 3am. £8 on the door / £7 in advance via TicketWeb. Nearest Tube Aldgate East. This is an 18 & over event. Dress code is casual but no tracksuits.

More information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk but we’ll let Numbers & Mys Diggi speak on it

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ElementzUK presents “The Elementz Of Hip Hop – B-Boy & B-Girl Competition”

Elementz UK are looking for the next big B-Boy / B-Girl acts for a battle competition at the launch of our new Elementz club night which takes place at Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel Road, London on Thursday 26th April.

This is a new quarterly event representing the traditional 4 elements of hip hop to full effect.

At the launch party there will be dj sets from Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Finalist) and DJ Snips (Livin Proof). There will also be live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, all hosted by Mystro.

A full section of the night is also being given over to live graffiti, open mic, and a b-boy / b-girl battle with a cash prize on offer. This is being hosted by End of the Weak / Speakers Corner’s DJ Snuff assisted by DJ Johny Garcia.

The UK ‘s leading online Hip Hop Magazine – The Hip Hop Chronicle – will be filming the event exclusively for future broadcast and will include footage of live performances and interviews with all of those involved on the night.

We are looking for 7 more successful entrants to take part in the battle competition on the night and get the opportunity to win the cash prize, be featured by The Hip Hop Chronicle and be crowned Elementz Champion at the club’s first event.

Its easy to enter:

All you need to do is the following :

1) Send either an existing video link, or the link to a newly recorded short video of you performing

You can do that in 3 ways

a) Upload it onto our Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzUK (You will have to “like” the page first in order to do so).

b) Tweet us the link to @ElementzUK

c) Email us the link to info.elementzuk@gmail.com

Only one video is accepted per entrant, so make it your best! All video submissions will be highlighted on our Facebook page.
When done, also email us your name and contact number to info.elementzuk@gmail.com

2) You will then receive confirmation from us that we have received your entry and are part of the competition.

3) The 10 entrants with the most “likes” on their own Youtube or Vimeo video will be shortlisted – so make sure you have your people drop by and register their “vote”! For those using an older existing video, we will take a note of your number of likes at the time of submission, so only “votes” registered after submission will be counted.

The 7 successful entrants from that shortlist will be decided upon by our judging panel based purely on the skills on display.

Entrants must be 18 years or older (UK Only)

Entry into the competition is free and all votes will be counted on Thursday 19th April. The winners will be notified via email on Saturday 21st April

Good luck!

ELEMENTZ – REPRESENTING THE 4 ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP – THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2012 AT THE RHYTHM FACTORY, 16 WHITECHAPEL ROAD, LONDON E1 1EW

All information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Tickets are available online in advance for £7.00 via TicketWeb. Price on the door on the night is £8.00

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