London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown release their new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th, and recently took time out to speak with US online Illuminati2g.

In the new article, the pair discuss how they first met and began working together, they give some background into the subject matter and production approach of recent single “Cosmic Soul” b/w “Seasons of You” and the underlying concept of the album itself and provide details of their upcoming shows which includes the Panacea Album Launch Party

The full article can be read HERE

The Panacea Album Launch Party has been confirmed by Hoochinoo Events as taking place at London’s “Brixton Jamm” on Friday May 8th which coincides with the bank holiday weekend. Hosted by Curoc and A. Gee, support will be provided by King Kashmere, Strange Neighbour, Gee Bag, Black Chronical and Prospects

Details and early bird tickets are available through Skiddle HERE All inquiries about the event can be addressed to Hoochinoo via their Facebook Page

The duo’s new single “Dark Rainbow Light” b/w “Sins of Gaia” releases on March 27th, and you can hear their previous single streaming now on Spotify

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In the past week, UK journalist Peter Johnstone chopped it up with eastcoast hip hop producer Frost Gamble in the lead up to his new album with rapper Tone Chop “Respect Is Earned Not Given” releasing on September 29th.

Relocated from NY State to Canada some years back, Frost discusses his earliest days in hip hop, from breakdancing to Mc-ing and ultimately crate digging and production. Having been a long time associate of Chop dating back to a friendly rap battle rivalry, he discusses the progression from their “Veteran” Ep of last year to the new album.

He then speaks on his general approach to production, the factors involved working with different artists, the various considerations when writing together, and explains why his greatest moment to date came via an endorsement by the legendary Rakim.

In addition to two albums this year with Detroit’s ZotheJerk and the new release with Chop, Frost has been much in demand. He has just wrapped a new project with Tragedy Khadafi, has recently remixed tracks for Royce da 5’9″ and Horseshoe Gang and during the interview reveals details of his new solo album nearing completion “I Missed My Bus” which includes guest artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Rah Digga and many more.

The one to watch in the months ahead, read the full interview HERE

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” is available to pre-order on iTunes and in both physical and digital formats on Bandcamp

The two singles released to date are “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap and “Guillotine Chop” ft White Rhino and Planet Asia. Check them out

Connect with Frost on social media, via twitter @FrostGamble, IG @Frost.Gamble and FB FrostGamble

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Last week, Edinburgh based journalist Peter Johnstone chopped it up with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th.

Produced by Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, originally from NY State, it also features Sadat-X, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Young Bleed, Tone Chop & more.

The resultant feature published by long running UK online “British Hip Hop” begins with a summary review of the album, noting its themes of relating the current experience of “black America” through skilled lyricism and storytelling, while in one of the stand out tracks “Keep Me Safe” representing the importance of providing strong paternal role models for the next generation.

The article finishes with a one to one interview where Zo touches upon his past, the main messages of the new album, working with Frost Gamble and progression from the underground scene.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

The album will be releasing through 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes now – check it out HERE

The first single to be released on March 8th – and available from iTunes – was “Risk vs Reward” featuring Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X. A neckbreaker for the hip hop heads, take a listen to the audio stream

Zo and Frost are currently conducting interviews with media in the US, UK and Europe and are set to release their new video for the bonus cut “Axe Somebody” this Friday, April 7th. It’s got that true school essence with a big funky banger of a drum loop, so look out for that !

Meanwhile keep up to date with their news on social media, via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Veteran Baltimore & New Jersey duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album in 5 years on 12th May 2015. “Avant Garde” will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records worldwide.

The pair took time out earlier this week to speak with the Ethan Everton from the UK’s long established online British Hip Hop to discuss various apsects in the making of the album, their experiences of operating in both the independent and Major sectors through the years and their perspective of hip hop today

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Earlier this week they also launched the second official video taken from the album. Watch the visuals for Breathin’ shot in Baltimore on Youtube :

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We’ve already received a high level of interest from international publications regarding this release, and any members of the press & media interested in interviewing Constant Deviants or receiving a promotional copy of the album for review can again contact us at the section linked above. The full press release is HERE

You can keep up to date with the group via their official site http://constantdeviants.com, or on their twitter accounts @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or via their facebook page ConstantDeviantsMusic

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North London’s Iron Braydz is one of the UK’s most highly rated hip hop lyricists, and is set to launch a series of solo releases over the next 12 months, beginning with the new Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April.

The Triple Darkness & FuFu Gang member sat down with the online publication “British Hip Hop” recently to discuss his early days, the development from his debut album Devil May Cry, the writing and production process of Verbal sWARdz and its underlying themes, and his future plans

Read the whole article written by Ethan Everton HERE

The EP, largely self produced and featuring Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza & Skriblah, has been generating a lot of interest in the international media in the past few weeks, and expect to see much more coverage coming in the next few weeks.

Meantime, check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and check in with the guys over at @BritishHipHop

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West London’s Apex Zero releases his first solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, following on from the 2012 mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening”

Known in the city as part of the First and Last duo, a past regular at the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events and also as a member of the group Pantheonz of Zenn-La, he’s built up a rep for his energetic live shows and powerful lyrical delivery style, covering a range of political and social issues.

The self defined neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop Emcee also produced most of the album alongside his First and Last partner OMeziah, and while drawing from his eclectic range of musical influences for a new contemporary sound, the heart of the album draws from the true essence of hip hop within his rhymes

Andy Fletcher gave the album a run out and has provided this new review for long standing online magazine British Hip Hop. he opens :

As artists resolve to release their art without the backing of major labels they have become more willing to discuss subjects that seemed missing before. Apex Zero follows in this tradition, bringing content that might be familiar to fans of artists like Immortal Technique, with a flow that tends to be fast-almost agitated-over atmospheric instrumentals imbued with darkness and subtlety.

An in depth look at the lyricism, production and subject matter follows, concluding that “This album is a time capsule, like the rawer, younger cousin of Lowkey’s Soundtrack to the Struggle, and as such the areas which are less polished should remain so.” and that the intensity with which Apex Zero pours his heart & soul into this records means “it is far too provocative for a casual listen.

It’s, as usual for British Hip Hop, an intelligent and analytical review which you can read HERE

Watch out for much more coverage, reviews, interviews and releases in the weeks ahead, and also put a note in the diary that his album launch party takes place Upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 2nd November from 8pm – 1am. Also performing will be Caxton Press & Iron Braydz, with DJ A.Gee from Itch Fm and host Peaches. Entry is £5.00 on the door. Check www.vibe-bar.co.uk for more details

You can watch videos for Power Source, Chaotic Revolt and Our Times at the British Hip Hop review, and meantime check out his single on Soundcloud “A Meeting of the Continents” ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @BritishHipHop

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One of the biggest UK hip hop releases of 2012 is now available to buy from iTunes.

“Magna Carta” is London emcee Melanin 9’s official debut album and from today, 3rd December, people can purchase it online via the store HERE

Of course, if you prefer to buy the physical CD version of the album, they can be bought by mail order directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

There has been huge trans-Atlantic and European media interest in the album, already named “Album of the Month” in Guestlist Network with further coverage in publications such as MOJO, Clash, Flavour, British Hip Hop, The Hip Hop Chronicle, K-Mag, Subba Cultcha and many more, with much more to come.

His freestyle for SBTV’s new SkooledBy Series was also featured by Stateside magazine The Source, he’s been interviewed live on DJ 279’s Choice FM show and Funhouse TV, and you can look forward to seeing further filmed performances and interviews in the weeks ahead. His single & video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano had a massive international response, and he’s currently working on the follow up

Any fans of the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s with a contemporary twist where the focus is on powerful lyricism and skilled wordplay will want to get their hands on this release. A truly 2012 tru skool classic.

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9

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!Zeus)
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)

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