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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.

All further media & press inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR – contact details are HERE

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British Publication Wordplay Magazine exists in both online and printed formats, and cover hip hop news, reviews & features, as well as articles on Graffiti, Fashions, Breakin’, Reggae and generally represent hip hop culture across the board.

Their contributor Delphina Scott spoke with ethemadassassin recently, the rapper based out of Los Angeles but most associated with North Carolina having begun performing and recording there since the 90’s. Now one half of the Veteran Assassins duo, he has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” on his own R Steel imprint.

In the interview he speaks on the making of Soul on Fire, his own history in hip hop and his views on how his new album fits within the current climate of a switch back of focus to artists with a more traditional sense of lyricism and production.

Read the whole interview HERE

The album does have elements which are a throwback to the Golden Era, but that fits with the tracks where he is reflecting on his life and the sights & sounds of the time in joints such as 80’s & 90’s & Can’t Get Enough. This is mixed with more contemporary production on tracks such as Elements, Tiger Blade and Fight Music, as the album acts as a biographical document, a journey from then til now

Check out some tasters

80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

What It’s Supposed To Be produced by Kyo Itachi

Bonus Cut H.T.G. ft Sole-R

Can’t Get Enough

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @Wordplaymag You can connect with Delphina on twitter @RawBlueCheese

And dj’s requiring full quality radio / clean edit mp3s of these tracks, or any press & media with further inquiries about the release can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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New album Soul on Fire by ethemadassassin is a journey through a life of a rapper who started out in the 90’s, coming up through the rap battle scene in his native North Carolina, putting out early mixtapes, hustlin for shows, spins and shine, and who ultimately made the move out to the west coast in recent years to form Veteran Assassins with Veteran Eye in Los Angeles

It is also auto biographical in the depiction of life on the street, sights, sounds, fashions and the personal & musical development of this artist over the two decades

The latest review by Zach Gase for Rap Reviews picks up on this fact also in the context of the current throwback to the 90’s going on at the moment generally. He compares E to a young Jay Electronica from the days of the Style Wars Bootleg EP and picks up on the fact that the main theme of the album is in reflection a part “homage” to the sound of that era. Props are given for his rapping and lyricism and of course suggests that this kind of style has a specific market – “I’m looking at you, Joey Bada$$ fans

Its a fair appraisal from a reviewer who admits that he himself doesn’t necessarily buy into a sound deriving from back in the day, but still acknowledges the qualities throughout conceding “I’m sure there are people out there who hold this record in high esteem.” Without doubt, this is a release for the hip hop heads with a love for the traditional qualities. Read the whole review HERE

Meantime, check out his new bonus joint “H.T.G.”

The album is available to buy from iTunes now http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-on-fire/id685226091

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and also Rap Reviews @RapReviews

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US online music magazine Soundparlor have today featured Los Angeles’ hip hop artist ethemadassassin and also reviewed his new album “Soul on Fire” which releases on 17th September 2013.

The review is an in depth analysis of the various factors which have influenced the album and E as an artist, with him first emerging from North Carolina’s rap battle scene in the 80’s & 90’s, and the life events that have taken place ever since.

While the album does have an eclectic feel as a result, whether in terms of subject matter or the production, there is a consistent classic hip hop thread throughout which acknowledges we’re in 2013.

Summarizing with “it’s ethemadassassin’s music, lyrics, and willingness to take an honest, sobering look in the rear-view mirror that burn brightest across Soul on Fire.” check out the full review HERE The link to the “Soundparlor 10” feature is linked within the review but can be read separately HERE

Look out for the launch of his new official video “Can’t Get Enough” which will be premiering on TheRapUp.Net this Wednesday 24th July at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm UK GMT / 4pm CET Its a bangin summer track built around a huge classic soul sample shot out in the streets of LA.

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and with the magazine @_soundparlor_

Any further media enquiries regarding the release, or dj requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of each single, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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This is a compilation of video clips of singles we have promoted into the UK and European marketplace.

We promote all forms of “urban” music, and these tracks are hiphop and drum & bass

They are “London Calling” Double AB ft Iron Braydz
“Now” Verbal Kent produced by the UK’s Kelakovski
“Walk My Shoes” ETheMadAssassin
“Betta B Ready – D-Code’s drum & bass mix” Ras Ceylon
“Miss Right” – Peter Jackson ft Sizzla

They represent tracks from all around the world, UK, USA, Canada & Jamaica. On our main youtube account http://www.youtube.com/urbanelitepr you will be able to view full versions of these videos as well as more from artists such as Souls of Mischief, Deeprooted, Tha Vill ft Kele Le Roc, TQ as well as audio promotions for artists such as Ohio’s Copywrite and New York’s Vast Aire featuring a number of other UK artists

We also arrange for some videos to be premiered on world renowned sites, and of course service all of the top UK tv stations, top global online specialist blogs & magazines, radio, press and also handle tour press and events such as with Detroit’s D12, and most recently publicity for Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs on his visit to London. Artist development and label support are also included in the range of services we provide.

We have represented independent labels and majors over the years

Examples of past and present campaigns can be seen at http://www.myspace.com/urbanelitepr you can find us on Facebook “Urbanelite Smith”, tracks available at http://www.soundcloud.com/urbanelitepr and you can also reach us on twitter http://www.twitter.com/urbanelitepr

Any business enquiries can be sent to urbanelitepr@gmail.com

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Taken from Souls of Mischief’s 2010 album “Montezuma’s Revenge”, the “Mr Freeman Skit”

Tajai takes a call from actor Morgan Freeman offering fatherly advice on his hiphop career and lets him in on some details for a future acting role….lol

The album is generally available online and can be bought with a range of merchandise from http://www.hieroglyphics.com

Produced by Prince Paul, the tracklisting includes choice cuts such as Proper Aim, For Real Y’All and Postal

Look out for a possible European tour in the first half of 2012.

You can follow the guys on twitter @TajaiMassey @OpioHieroSOM @PhestoHieroSoul and @HieroAPlus

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This is the new August 2011 hiphop mix we have uploaded to 8tracks.com

It consists of various artists from the US and UK we have promoted recently and over the past couple of years. This covers Bay Area / San Diego to Chicago, Detroit, over to New York via Jamaica Queens and Brooklyn & London

We have uploaded a monthly mix since April primarily to showcase the talent that exists in these and other territories, much of it independent or underground, but always top quality.

The full tracklisting for the August mix is as follows:

Iomos Marad “Dont Play Dat”
Deeprooted “Break of Dawn”
Verbal Kent “Dinner Party” produced by iLLmind
Copywrite ft Sam Khan “Stop Remix”
Copywrite ft Jay Notes, Loudmouth Melvin,Skillit “PYT Rmx”
Vast Aire ft Kenyattah & Context MC “Cannon of Samus Rmx”
Souls of Mischief “For Real Y’All”
Vast Aire ft Guilty Simpson & Haze “The Verdict Remix”

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Link to 8Track mix HERE

http://8tracks.com/mixes/366013/player_v3