Space Invadaz - Design A

Cincinnati emcees Buggs tha Rocka and Donte from the group MOOD got together a couple years back to form the new group Space Invadaz.

They signed to Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media group imprint, Talib having strong historic links with the area from his own work with MOOD and of course another Cincy resident, Hi Tek.

To help launch the overall project, having just returned from performing at this year’s SXSW, the group’s debut release is the new free album “Contact” which is available to stream and download from AudioMack HERE and from DJ Booth HERE

Production comes from among others, Hop Trax, Hi Tek, Jake One and Buggs himself, with featured artists including Talib Kweli, Chuck Inglish and M1. Here’s the full tracklisting on the album’s back cover :

SI Contact Back1

The duo will link up with Talib in NYC from 16th April where they will be meeting with various members of the press and appearing on various radio stations including Smokin Aces on Beatminerz, Sway in the Morning, Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesdays and DJ Bazarro’s World on Beatminerz.

From the album there have been two official videos released, Gun Show and Annunaki Rap

The group are planning several shows and special releases, with an official album in the works due out at later this year. You can keep up to date with all of their news on their OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT

Any NYC based media, press or radio station djs who would like to meet with Buggs tha Rocka, Donte and Talib Kweli while they are together in the city next week, can get in touch with us at UrbanElite PR with your details and requests. Our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

CHHCover1

Cosmic Hip Hop are a magazine with connections to both France and Switzerland, reporting in the main on “rap Francais” but with some international content.

They have an online platform carrying news, reviews and interviews, but they also occasionally produce a physical magazine sold in stores in areas of Europe, Canada and Africa, typically French speaking territories. They recently published Issue 9, their summer 2015 edition which also included in amongst their regular content a specific focus on New York and New Jersey.

In addition, they featured their interview with Cincinnati Emcee Buggs tha Rocka who had at the time just released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of An American Poet”. You can read the full interview, in French obviously, on page 11 of the PDF version of the magazine HERE Availability of the magazine in stores which also includes ordering direct from Cosmic Hip Hop can be found HERE

Earlier this year, Buggs and Donte from MOOD signed a new record deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti label for their new project Space Invadaz, and their first release is due out later in the year. This is the album stream of Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released free in December (available from www.buggstharocka.com)

Keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Any further press or media enquiries about the artist can be sent to UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Buggs-HHV2015

Back in December, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hip hop Emcees Buggs tha Rocka released his free album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” and enjoyed extensive international coverage at the time.

Early this year, he signed a deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for a new project with Donte from MOOD as the duo “Space Invadaz”. Both artists have known Talib for a number of years and of course Cincinnati’s Hi Tek.

In the past few weeks, Hip Hop Vibe contributor Stranga the Great caught up with Buggs in his hometown to discuss the link up with Talib, his early days starting out and his first releases, his immediate plans both with his solo career and the new Space Invadaz project and the pair speak about racial tensions in light of recent high profile news stories.

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Keep up to date with Buggs tha Rocka on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Any press & media enquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka and his last release Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet can be sent to UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

AndeBishop4

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

Ocean$ EP is available from iTunes now

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.

Keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop & his label @Seven13Music

All international press and media inquiries regarding Ande Bishop can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

BuggsStage

The latest edition of the new online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman” has just aired on Youtube today.

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show which invites rappers, producers and djs in to discuss the hot political and news items of the day is only a few weeks old, but has already featured Bishop Lamont and Constant Deviants emcee M.I.

Today’s guest is current Cincinnati “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka.

In this interview the pair discuss Buggs’ album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released in December, lyricism in hip hop and whether “rap is dead” as well as his signing at the start of the year to Talib Kweli’s Javotti label.

They then move on to Obama and the upcoming US elections, the nuclear deal with Iran and American foreign policy, and then talk about racial tensions & profiling in Ohio in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting there last year. Linked to this they touch about the economic situation in the area which has seen a growth in unemployment and Buggs gives his thoughts to the question of the biggest problems facing black men in America today

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Buggs is busy recording with Donte from MOOD as a new partnership “Space Invadaz” and will have new material released through Javotti later in the year. The track used in the interview is “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan, and any dj’s looking for an mp3 for their show can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Keep up to date with Buggs by following him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

SXSW2015

It’s that time of year again when the world’s press & media descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW Festival

The music festival runs from Tuesday 17th March – Sunday 22nd March, and for the third consecutive year, newly re-crowned “Cincinnati Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka will be performing. Having released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which received widespread international press coverage, he penned a new two album deal in January this year with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization as part of a new recording duo “Space Invadaz” which sees Buggs team up with Donte from the group MOOD.

Buggs will be performing at the Special Delivery event on Wednesday 18th March at The Roosevelt Room, 307 W 5th Street Austin, and is scheduled to appear on stage around 8.45pm. The event is headlined by Freddie Gibbs and hosted by B Dot of Rap Radar.

Whether performing on multiple occasions at SXSW and A3C in Atlanta, or at clubs around the country, Buggs’ shows are always full of energy as you can see from this clip of him performing with Talib Kweli in 2013

Any members of the press & media who are attending SXSW and would like to meet with Buggs tha Rocka and his team and take in his live set, email UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with your details and we’ll make the necessary arrangements

You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Buggs-Ghettoblaster3

Cincinnati’s rising hip hop star Buggs tha Rocka has had a busy past few months.

First with the release of his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which drew international critical acclaim, he then signed a two album deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for his new project with Donte from MOOD going by the name of “Space Invadas”

He has also just been featured in the new Issue 40 of American multi genre printed publication Ghettoblaster Magazine which is hitting shelves now in the USA and Canada. Other features in this issue include Joey Bada$$, Ras Kass & Apollo Brown, Ghostface Killah, Torche, Swervedriver and many more.

His interview with the magazine’s writer (and local Cincinnati DJ) Mildred Fallen appears on Page 7, so pick up a copy in stores today. You can also check the magazine online at www.ghettoblastermagazine.com

Buggs tha Rocka will also be returning to Austin Texas later this month to perform at the SXSW Festival for the third consecutive year. To get a feel for his live show, check out these visuals taken in October last year at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery for the Resurrection of Hip Hop II event which included performances by many of the city’s upcoming local artists, sets by Clockwork DJ & DJ Ghost, Buggs tha Rocka and the re-formed pairing of Hi Tek and Talib Kweli, aka Reflection Eternal.

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Any journalists and members of the press & media attending SXSW 2015 who would like to have an interview scheduled with Buggs tha Rocka or take in his show can contact UrbanElite PR with their details HERE

Keep up to date with Buggs online at www.buggstharocka.com and on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr