Cincinnati hip hop MC Buggs tha Rocka sat down with the UK’s online multi genre magazine Shout 4 Music recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December 2014.

Th feature delves into the recording process, and working with producers such as !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali, and having guest appearances from Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Chuck Inglish and Piakhan. They also address his early days starting out in music, ultimately coming up through the levels to receive the title “Best Hip Hop Artist” at this year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.

The article was published today, 11th November 2014, with the premiere of his new concept video for the track “Angel of Death” which was produced by Hop Trax and features Piakhan.



Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan – Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Buggs has had a busy schedule of conducting interviews with international press publications recently, with more taking place now. You will see the results of these over the coming weeks and months. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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The latest review of the new album Soul on Fire by ethemadassassin comes courtesy of UK online magazine SampleFace.

Afforded a 4/5 rating by reviewer Taytula Burke, on the beats and production she opens:

E curates beats from producers like SciFi Stu, Kyo Itachi, Wonder Boy and Gav Beats resulting in crazy guitar riffs, soulful vocal samples and jazzy piano keys being used as the soundtrack for a joyride through the mind of a veteran emcee.

The review is another to reflect well on E’s work on the mic with his “lyrical prowess” and subject matter, summarizing “this is an album worth having in your collection if you expect hip hop to have more than just rhyming couplets and a catchy hook.

You can read the review in full HERE

You can buy the album now from iTunes HERE

Meantime, check out his recently launched bonus cut H.T.G. ft Sole-R on Soundcloud & Youtube

You can follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin the magazine @Sampleface & the reviewer @Taykeova

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The new Rapture & Verse hip hop column written by Matt Oliver is live today in the UK’s Clash Magazine

In what’s been a huge summer of record releases & tours, the column is a summary of the month’s hottest news, mixtapes, videos and albums from around the world. This month includes coverage of Nas, Drake, Riff Raff, Eminem, Earl Sweatshirt, Breaking the Illusion, Meek Mill, Dr Zygote, Cappo, G Frsh, Chaotik Stylz, Del the Funky Homosapien, Tony Touch and many more, including news on the new Soul on Fire album by Los Angeles (via North Carolina) emcee EtheMadAssassin.

Releasing on 17th September, the contemporary production combined with powerful lyricism – all still drawing from key elements of the Golden Era in which he started performing – is drawing plaudits for its style & approach

The piece is summarized:

Carolina native Ethemadassassin spits unequivocally with gruffness reminiscent of a Rasco or Bun B. Definitely not a believer in dead air, ‘Soul On Fire’ is a belly-burning blaze needing no second invitation to be stoked. Two beats to have you picking up dumbbells, and soul samples resting easy so ETMA can sharpen his bluntness – ‘80s and ‘90s’ letting splash misty-eyed twinkles, ‘Crazy’ a cool Cadillac spin – the Veteran Assassin exudes an air that you’re gonna have to earn the right to get past him.

Read the whole column HERE

This week he launched his new single “80’s & 90’s” produced by the UK’s SciFi Stu with whom he has recorded the future Veteran Assassins LP.

Check the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and the magazine @Clash_Music

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Now based in Los Angeles since switching coasts from Greensboro NC – “American Gangster” Frank Lucas country – ethemadassassin is back with his first solo album in nearly 5 years

His previous album “Tomorrow Never Comes” included the single “Walk My Shoes” which reached #3 in the Rap Network Charts and the video for which was playlisted on the UK’s MTV Base and Flava TV

Since then he formed the hip hop duo “Veteran Assassins” with his long time sparring partner Veteran Eye, releasing 2 albums and touring the west coast with Project Blowed’s Kandi Cole, but he’s back in his own right with his firebrand lyricism on the new album “Soul on Fire” which releases on R Steel Entertainment on 17th September.

He’s reached out internationally, working with producers from France, UK, Japan and the States and the resulting 13 tracks are packed full of hard driving beats blended with soul, rock, reggae & turntablism. E’s lost none of the passion in his rhymes, and the wordplay is on point throughout.

The first official single released is “Tiger Blade”. Look out for more singles, videos and news over the summer.


The album tracklisting is

Intro (prod Devaron Benjamin)
Sparta (prod Devaron Benjamin)
Fight Music (prod Gav Beats)
Can’t Get Enough (prod Wonder Boy)
Elements (prod Gav Beats)
80’s & 90’s (prod SciFi Stu)
Tiger Blade (prod Akthentik Works)
What Its Supposed To Be (prod Kyo Itachi)
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me (prod Wonder Boy)
Crazy (prod Wonder Boy)
Letter To Mommy (prod Devaron Benjamin)
Young & Foolish ft ft Veteran Eye, Sherman Way & Martin H (prod Sherman Way)
Gratitude ft Buck Hennessey (prod Gav Beats)

You can connect with him via www.veteranassassins.com & on twitter @ethemadassassin

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