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Having finished 2014 on a high with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka has begun the new year in similar fashion.

He performed at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards where he picked up the title of “Best Hip Hop Artist” for the second year running and has just been featured in two more international press publications

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Hip Hop Life is one of Spain’s largest publications dedicated to the genre, and Buggs spoke with them towards the end of the year. The monthly magazine is produced online, and his full interview (written of course in Spanish) can be read by turning to page 37 HERE

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He also spoke with US online The 9 Elements recently as part of their “The Whole Nine” series of interviews. Here he speaks on the construction of the album, the scene in Cincinnati, his different musical influences and his plans for the year ahead. You can read that in full HERE

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Buggs tha Rocka has also just today launched his new video “Celebration for Us” which features local artist Moxy Monster of Valley High. The track features on the album and is produced by Rusko. Other producers and artists who feature on the album, which can be download for free at http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com, include !llmind, Jake One, MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Hop Trax, Piakhan and many more.

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Buggs tha Rocka – "Celebration for Us" ft Moxy Monster & OATW (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for further international media coverage shortly. You will also be able to catch one of Buggs’ live shows soon as he tours various US cities in association with the K Hotel network and is due to be performing at SXSW in March

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London’s Guestlist produces a free newspaper each month covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, typically, urban, dance & hip hop, and has a substantial focus on events happening around the country & overseas, whether regular club nights, or festivals or concerts,

They are the latest to have interviewed Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka who released his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on December 10th 2014 as a free download available from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. The release represents his home city with many local artists featuring, and also includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Kill Will and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

The interview appears in their latest issue opposite a feature on Afrika Bambaataa, and here Buggs speaks on the concept behind the album, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and his views on the intersection of an artist as a “commodity” and that as the musician.

Read the whole feature online HERE

The current holder of the title “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” as presented by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in association with City Beat Magazine, he has been again nominated for the second year running. Votes are open to the public and can be made HERE

Look out for further international media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka and further official video launches in January 2015. You can connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” Check the video of bim performing live with Reflection Eternal at the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event held in Cincinnati in October this year

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

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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine is published both online and in physical print, and covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture; music, graffiti, breakin, fashion and much more. Always worth picking up a copy of their physical magazine, usually on a quarterly basis, makes for interesting reading.

Their online version have just reviewed the new album by Detroit’s Kid Vishis. “Timing is Everything” is in fact the debut studio album by the younger brother of Royce da 5 9, and is out 22nd July on Seven 13 Entertainment.

With production by Canada’s Nick Zervos, Shady Records’ Mr Porter, Hippie Sabotage’s Chase Moore & New Jersey’s Nemisis, the review notes the rapper’s “lyrical diligence & gifted skills”, and gives props to the subject matter covered

Read the full article HERE

Taken from the album is the track “Look at all my $hit”, a sarcastic swipe at the big ballers with no dollars

The album and signed merchandise can be pre-ordered from www.seven13ent.com and you can follow him on twitter @KidVishis

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As north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz prepares to release his “Verbal sWARdz” EP on 14th April, he took time out to speak with two British magazines recently.

The London Word is a general lifestyle publication focused on the people of London, representing all aspects of the experience of living in the city. They run a series called “My London” and in the latest edition Iron Braydz speaks on his favourite area of London, most vivid memory of the city and ideal day & nights out, what aspects he feels makes London unique, the Londoner who has impressed him the most, his greatest inspiration in life and much more

Read the full article HERE

Wordplay Magazine is a well known publication representing various aspects of hip hop culture, and recently reviewed the new EP. As part of their ongoing “10 Questions” series, they spoke with Braydz about lyrics by other artists which have stood out, 3 joints he wish he’d been involved with, 3 MCs he’d want to work with and his most played album

Read it all HERE

Largely self produced, the new EP includes features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members, Kyze, Skriblah, Prince Po, Sean Price and Phat Kat, and will be the first of a series of releases in the next year for one of the most respected hip hop lyricists in the UK today. Also look out for him appearing in a new film “Night Bus” later in the year shot by award winning director Simon Baker, responsible for Channel 4’s Paralympic series.

Check his joint “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and look out for a lot more international coverage coming on this release in the next few weeks

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British online magazine DataTransmission is well known for its coverage of all type of dance music, from techno, house, dubstep and all other genres in between, reporting from all around the UK and hotspots such as Ibiza, Aiya Napa and various other European resorts & cities.

They also like their rap and hip hop music, and have just reviewed the new album Soul on Fire by rapper ethemadassassin, currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina where he started out performing in the 90’s.

One half of Veteran Assassins, this is E’s third solo album which released on 17th September, and Janine Francois cast an eye over his most recent offering

ethemadassasin, lives up to regal standards as set by his previous releases such as, ‘Proverbs’ and ‘ Tomorrow Never Comes’ both dealing with the chaotic lifestyle lived by this Golden Era emcee” is how the review opens which notes his lyrcism, wit, humour, sarcasm and “hard cold truths” in what is an audio biopic of his life from his early days to the “latest scene in the movie of his life today”.

The album has received much credit for its open & honest approach, owning up to past mistakes, acknowledging struggles and successes, and also having a healthy dose of retrospective flava for those who remember or are fans of the sights, sounds and fashions of the 90’s.

The review summarizes “ethemadassasin does himself justice and for hardcore fans you will not be disappointed, as he lyrically delivers the goods. For those new to this ageless rapper, it is recommended you reference previous works to gain some context on ‘Soul on Fire.’ The album does just that, bares his soul for us to hear.

Read the full analysis HERE

The album is available to buy on iTunes now HERE

From the album, check out the single “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu and the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @d8atransmission You can also reach Janine on twitter @GrrlsClub

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A legend from her days with the pioneering Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga has been busy in the studio recently working on various new projects

After a series of buzz track releases in the past 12 months, the first official release due out in the autumn is her new “Hood House” EP, mashing up original club samples and ripping them apart with her renowned lyrical flow.

This mix of classic rap and house styles has not surprisingly been smashing the clubs & radio in New Jersey, Chicago and New York. The first leak “I Heard You Say”, which uses the sample from Dennis Ferrer’s “Hey Hey” featuring Shingai Shoniwa, was premiered by Complex Magazine on Monday

The full original version of “I Heard You Say” can be bought HERE and you can follow Rah Digga on twitter @therealrahdigga

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Check out the original version of “I Heard You Say” on Soundcloud

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Resident Dj for the new Elementz club night representing the 4 elements of hip hop at Rhythm Factory on Thursday 26th April 2012 is Sarah Love.

Footsoldier of London’s renowned Kung Fu nights, ex MTV Base and BBC 1 Xtra presenter, Sarah was the official tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s UK dates in December 2011, and she returned recently from a month long series of dates in Australia.

She gave this mini video interview prior to performing at Rich Mix in London last week, and talks about what she’s been up to recently her plans for the year ahead.

The full line up for the launch night is as follows:

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DJ Sets by Sarah Love, DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof) & live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Ether L Banks, Naba Napalm, hosted by Mystro

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Live graff, open mic, and boy / b-girl battle hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner) with DJ Johny Garcia.

There is a competition live now for b-boys and b-girls to perform at the event, the winner receiving a cash prize and will be interviewed by Elementz associate The Hip Hop Chronicle.

HOW TO ENTER B-BOY / B-GIRL COMPETITON

Entrants should send a video of them performing – usually a Youtube link – by uploading it to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzuk or sending it to info.elementzuk@gmail.com or tweeting the link to @ElementzUK We dont expect it to be a major production standard film, we’re more interested in the skills. So it can be off a phone, camera, whatever. Only one video per entrant, and make sure you include your contact details in an email to us.

If youre interested in entering the competition but its impossible for you to get any filmed footage, drop us a message to info.elementzuk@gmail.com with all your details, and we’ll get back to you

Closing date for the competition is 19th April.

Full details about the competition can be viewed HERE

ELEMENTZ – THURSDAY 26th April 2012
The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 – 205 – 254 – N106 – N253
Doors Open at 8pm. Night ends 3am
Dress code is casual but no tracksuits. 18 & over event
£8.00 on the door. Tickets available in advance from TicketWeb for £7.00 HERE

VIDEO : NEW SARAH LOVE INTERVIEW

VIDEO : SOULS OF MISCHIEF SPEAK ON ELEMENTZ LAUNCH NIGHT

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