Hip Hop crew Belles in Monica released their new EP “Y’All in Meltdown”
on Friday, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under
Surveillance” & “Meltdown” have been made available together in
digital format, and includes all the celebrated remixes and turntablism
by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher’s DJ Nappa, Krash Slaughta, DJ Mr Thing and
Their follow up is the new EP “Natsukashii” out on June 7th 2019 which includes re-worked and produced versions of original masters, instrumentals made available for the first time in any format and some exclusive brand new joints. The trailer video has just been launched on Youtube today
Southern Rapper & Producer Ande Bishop jumped onto Skype recently to talk with SiriusXM host Jon Leiberman about a range of issues for his “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv show.
The pair discussed his new Ocean$ EP which released earlier this week on Seven 13 Entertainment, before moving onto various political issues including his experiences with racial profiling and the alleged threat of an attack by ISIS in the USA. They then finished by addressing the politics of boxing and the NBA playoffs
Previous guests on the series have included Bishop Lamont, The Bronx’s La Bruja, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka, Baltimore Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants & Jack Thriller
This introductory EP is the latest in a string of releases since Ande switched focus at the start of 2015 to his own career having produced American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP in 2014. Tracks including “50 Centences”, “$77.43” & “Strictly for My Friendz” have been featured by a wide range of prominent international online publications, his video for “MoneyorFriendz” was aired by MTV & VH-1, and his single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” received a public endorsement from Rick Ross
Hotly tipped as the next big thing from the new wave of urban artists coming through from The South, Ande is currently recording new tracks for future planned releases and conducting interviews for world media.
2014 has been a landmark year for Detroit’s Kid Vishis with the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”
Released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment and produced by Shady’s Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has enjoyed extensive worldwide press & media coverage on the release
The MC has conducted a series of interviews throughout the summer with publications in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and New Zealand, the latest of which were with Stateside online Arena Magazine and Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine
Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with Philly based journalist Jay Balfour for Arena Magazine, and they chopped it up about his early days when he first picked up the mic, the writing process involved with the new album, his thoughts on mainstream hip hop and the Detroit scene, and his future touring and recording plans, plus much more
Some time earlier he sat down with Jaime Valero from Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine. In this interview they discuss why now appeared to be the right time to release his first studio album and the messages he’s conveying in the tracks, the influences which first played a part in him picking up the mic, the comparisons made between himself and his older brother, life & hip hop in Detroit, and as a boxing fan, how he’d compare the sport to the approach taken as an artist
The feature was published in the October print edition of the magazine currently available throughout Spain, and you can check their online platform at www.hiphoplifemag.es
The album is available internationally on iTunes Kid Vishis is now working on new material scheduled to be released in 2015 as well as developing ongoing plans to tour the USA, Canada and Europe. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis
He released a brand new track “Just Rap” featuring Trick Trick & produced by Nemisis recently. It doesn’t appear on the album, however was made available as a free download from Soundcloud. Check it out
All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent by email to UrbanElite PR HERE
It continues to be a busy time for Detroit MC Kid Vishis since the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July.
As well as putting plans together for tours and spending time in the studio recording a new EP and sophomore album, he has been conducting interviews with further media in the USA, UK and Europe, most recently with London’s Rough Magazine
Speaking with the publication’s Bunmi Adigun, he explains the working relationship he has with his older brother Royce da 5’9″ and the future direction which he feels differentiates the pair, he discusses the lyrical concepts in the album and the messages being conveyed while giving his thoughts on the state of lyricism within hip hop generally today, and finishes as a self confessed boxing fan speaking on his expectations for the Maidana / Mayweather re-match
“Timing is Everything” has received the largest amount of international press & media coverage of any debut independent hip hop / rap album release this year, and is available now worldwide on iTunes & Amazon. CD versions can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com You can keep up to date with one of Detroit’s hottest emerging new talents on twitter @KidVishis
OFFICIAL ALBUM STREAM
UrbanElite PR are still accepting international media & press communications with inquiries regarding Kid Vishis, and all requests for interviews or any other information can be sent to us HERE
Philadelphia’s Embassy730 jumped on Skype recently with Detroit MC Kid Vishis shortly after releasing his debut album Timing is Everything on 22nd July.
In a far reaching interview, they discussed his early days with the mic and the development from releasing mixtapes to a full studio album. They then turned to rap battles and the Total Slaughter event he attended at the Hammerstein Ballroom NYC back in July, speaking on Ab Soul v Daylyt and Joe Budden v Hollow then names the 5 Detroit MC’s he’d put in the ring against the best in the business before moving on to talk about the BET Cyphers.
The pair discuss the parallels between Detroit & Philly and as a huge boxing fan, Kid Vishis also talks about the sport before outlining his plans for future releases and future tours in the UK & Europe.
Makes for a great read which you can check out HERE
Now available on iTunes and Amazon internationally, Timing is Everything which includes production by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage) and Nick Zervos can also be bought in CD format direct from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com
CHECK OUT HIS NEW FREESTYLE VIDEO SHOT IN THE STUDIO IN DETROIT
Look out for more international press coverage in the coming weeks and also a new official music video due before the end of August. As explained in the interview, Kid Vishis is well into the recording process of his sophomore album as well as planning US and overseas tour dates. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis
All press & media inquiries, including requests to interview Kid Vishis, and also inquiries from event & club promoters looking to book Kid Vishis for shows can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE
As the release date of his debut album Timing is Everything on 22nd July draws near, Detroit MC Kid Vishis has been busy meeting and speaking with trans – Atlantic media & press.
His interview with London’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine has just been published where he discusses his first paid rap job via the NFL Street 2 video game, the art of emceeing and the importance of versatility, his love of boxing, plans to tour Europe and rising stars to watch
Currently in NYC with his brother Royce da 5 9 to take in the Total Slaughter event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, he also sat down with AllHipHop.com as part of their “5 & Done” series.
They discuss the absence of featured artists on the new album with the exception of Royce da 5 9 on the final track and the thinking behind that, and working with a core group of producers on the release. He also speaks on testing his MC skills back in the day for his brother, names his current Top 5 battle MCs and outlines his plans for the rest of the year
With production by Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, Timing is Everything will be available on Seven 13 Entertainment internationally on digital & physical formats, and autographed copies can be pre-ordered from the label at www.seven13ent.com
You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and look out for much more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead. Meantime check out the lyric video for “Look At All My $hit”, a sarcastic swipe at the big ballers on social media
Media & press inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album Timing is Everything can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE
British online platform Blatantly Blunt have been reporting on homegrown and international hip hop, dancehall, grime and urban music since 2007, providing news, highlighting the best new video & audio releases and conducting interviews
They took time out recently to speak with Detroit’s Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5 9, as he gets set to release his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July
They discussed the new album, his musical influences and artists he’s feeling now, his love of boxing and hatred of skinny jeans!! Read the full feature HERE
The album which includes production by Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey beatsmith Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com
Check out the lyric video for the joint “Look At All My $hit”, a swipe at the prevalence of big ballers with no dollars on social media today
All media, press and radio dj inquiries regarding Kid Vishis, requests for promotional copies of the album to review, requests to interview the artist, or for full quality radio edit mp3s can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE
British online HHK Mag, known previously as Hip Hop Kings, has been running a series “25 facts….” where artists provide information about the making of their new album and other less well known details about themselves generally.
Latest feature is with Detroit’s Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5 9, who releases his debut solo album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment. It can be pre-ordered at www.seven13ent.com
As well as describing the recording process, he names his favourite rappers to spar with, favourite boxers, how he nearly became a sportsman before becoming a rapper and speaks on meeting Eminem in the studio. Read it all HERE
As mentioned in the feature, the album includes production by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore and Toronto’s Nick Zervos. Check his lyric video for “Look at all my $hit”, a satirical attack on the big ballers with no dollars
Smokin Joe Frazier was born in 1944 and became Olympic boxing champion in 1964.
With the World Boxing title left vacant due to Muhammad Ali’s ban, caused by his refusal to be drafted during the USA’s war in Vietnam (later overturned due to public pressure), Joe Frazier fought Jimmy Ellis on February 16th 1970 in Madison Square Garden to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
The subsequent lifting of the ban on Ali saw the pair fight at Madison Square Garden on March 8th 1971, though this was felt to be too soon a return to top flight boxing for Ali who was floored on a couple of occasions by Frazier, with Joe winning a unanimous points decision. This was billed as the Fight of the Century.
Frazier lost his title to the giant George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica on January 22nd, 1973. Although nearly 2 years after the Ali fight, a generous Foreman later claimed that the fight with Ali had taken a lot out of Joe, and he caught him on a slight downward spiral, and at his prime he could never have beaten him. Foreman had Frazier on the canvas several times throughout the bout to win the title, only to lose it to a resurgent Ali during the famous Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire.
On January 28th 1974, Frazier faced Ali a second time in New York City losing on points in what was generally regarded as an anti climax
It was the second in what became known as a famous treble of boxing matches between the pair, the last being the infamous Thrilla in Manila on 1st October 1975.
Deemed by many to be the most brutal heavyweight fight ever, Frazier was stopped by his trainer in the 14th, although Ali himself described the fight as “the closest thing to dying I know of”
This period of time was known as the Golden Era of Boxing due to the calibre of fighters, understood to be far higher than today. The public image of the rivalry between Ali and Frazier was one of bitter resentment due to Ali’s taunting of Frazier as an “Uncle Tom” due to his own involvement in various Black Movements and Nation of Islam, where Frazier’s team (not that different to Ali’s) was mainly white and he had no strong leanings towards any particular movement.
While there is little doubt Frazier was enraged about the taunt, and reportedly never forgave Ali despite an apology years later, the private relationship was in fact a lot closer, and Ali was building up the rivalry to sell tickets. During his ban, Frazier gave money to Ali to see him through, and after defeating Frazier in one fight, noticing Joe’s son Marvis crying in the corner at a press conference, Ali ignored the press, approached the boy and told him “Dont cry, your father is a great man”
Despite a brief return, Joe Frazier retired from boxing in 1976 and set up a boxing gym in Philadelphia. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. His daughter Jacqui began a boxing career in 2000, following in the footsteps of her father and brother. On June 8th 2001 she fought in the first ever Pay Per View Boxing card in women’s boxing when she fought Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad.
Jacqui lost in the 8th round but went on to be WIBA champion on December 14th 2001.
Joe maintained his gym in Philadelphia and pursued many activities, assisting boxing gyms around the world and encouraging young boxers
Described as the “bravest boxer he had ever witnessed” by George Foreman, Joe Frazier died on 7th November 2011 from liver cancer, and in the words of Muhammad Ali, “We have lost a great champion”.
RIP Joe Frazier & thanks for the memories
Here is our own little tribute to him by way of appreciation. Our condolences to his friends and family.