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A rapid rise to prominence from a new wave of emerging Southern urban artists has seen rapper and producer Ande Bishop make serious moves since his first solo track release “50 Centences” in only January of this year

A further string of single and buzz track launches leading into the Spring culminated in his own American Roulette enterprise signing a partnership deal with expanding US label Seven 13 Entertainment, marked by the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May.

It’s been a remarkable few months for the young artist, and recently journalist Ethan Everton spoke with him for the UK’s multi genre online magazine DataTransmission.

In this feature, the pair discuss that first release “50 Centences” premiered by The Source and the impact it made, including with G Unit themselves. He then speaks about the tie up with Seven 13 Entertainment, how that came about and his production work with stablemate Londn Blue last year on his EP “False Hope”.

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They then turn their attention to the new EP, and the reasons behind why he didn’t handle any of the production himself, preferring to hand over to others on the American Roulette roster together with Taylor $upreme, and the influence The Game had in some of the concepts.

While also touching upon his approach to production, the feature concludes by outlining his plans for the next 12 months and the obstacles he’s overcome to achieve his level of progress.

Probably one of the most in depth insights into Ande Bishop’s world to date which you can read HERE

The Ocean$ EP is available now on iTunes

Here is the stream for the track 50 Centences which has acted as the catalyst for a highly impressive first half of 2015

Currently writing new material for an album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can connect with Ande on twitter @2AndeBishop

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2015 has proven to be a strong pre-cursor for Constant Deviants celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year.

They released their “Swiss Banks” movie with European associates SWC Records in March, and then of course their fourth studio album in six years, “Avant Garde”, on 12th May which has received widespread international media & press coverage over the past couple of months.

In April they launched their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of filmed freestyles from which the final episode will be released shortly, and their first official single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts. They have just released the second single “End All Be All” which is enjoying an impressive amount of airtime while also filming a new movie and spending time back in the lab recording a new project

The latest reviews of their album both come from British online publications SBTV and DataTransmission

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READ THE REVIEW IN SBTV WRITTEN BY FIONA GUEST HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN DATATRANSMISSION WTITTEN BY ETHAN EVERTON HERE

Check the stream of their latest single “End All Be All”

Look out for further media coverage on them shortly and keep up to date with them on Social Media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page

The album Avant Garde can be bought in digital, CD and vinyl formats from Six2Six Records HERE

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” tomorrow, Wednesday 10th December 2014, and will be available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and via the My Mixtapez App for all mobile phone devices.

There has been widespread international media interest in the release, and the latest reviews reflect that fact with the coverage in the USA’s Rap Essence and the UK’s DataTransmission

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Rap Essence provide a track by track breakdown in their reviews, and afford the overall album a rating of 3.5 /5 summarizing “The production is really nice and varied throughout, with songs ranging from breezy samples (“Scattered Thoughts Intro”) to boom-bap bangers (“Religiously”) to electronica-inspried instrumentals (“Moments Slowed Down”)…As far as the rhymes go, Buggs Tha Rocka can definitely spit and changes up the subject matter on almost every song.”

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

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UK online publication DataTransmission cover many different genres, and their contributor Ethan Everton delves into the lyrical content and mic skills provided by Buggs and featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Donte from MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite and Aida Chakra, and outlines the production qualities provided by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali.

The review concludes “These early insights into his dexterity as an artist suggest that Buggs’ reputation will continue to grow in the future, and quite possibly to a mass audience given his multi dimensional musical approach. He will certainly be hard to ignore on the evidence of this release” and can be read in full HERE

AUDIO STREAM OF THE ALBUM PREMIERED BY THE UK’S WORDPLAY MAGAZINE YESTERDAY

Look out for much more international media coverage in the days & weeks ahead, and to celebrate the release of the album, Buggs will be launching his new official video for the track “Religiously” featuring Donte of MOOD on Wednesday 10th December. Keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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British online publication DataTransmission is best known for it’s comprehensive coverage of the European dance music scene, reviewing releases, interviewing artists, reporting on events from across the continent

They also have a history of delving into other genres such as hip hop, and are the latest to review the debut album “Timing is Everything” by Detroit MC Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Slaughterhouse’s Royce da 5 9.

Contributor Ethan Everton provides an in depth analysis of the lyricism and subject matter backed by production from Shady Records’ Mr Porter, New Jersey’s Nemisis, Canadian Nick Zervos and Australian Chase Moore of the duo Hippie Sabotage, summarizing :

Unrestricted, untamed and compact with vivid differentiation, he will strike chords with both mainstream and underground hip-hop audiences. His lyricism speaks volumes about his experience, while as a debut album it purposely portrays the level at which Kid Vishis is currently working.

Read the full review HERE

The album releases on 22nd July 2014, and will be available internationally on digital and physical formats. Signed copies can be pre-ordered from the label at www.seven13ent.com

Kid Vishis will be in New York all this week as he gets ready to take in the Total Slaughter event at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday 12th July. You can keep up to date with what he’s doing there and also updates on the release by following him on twitter @KidVishis

Any members of the press & media who would like to meet up with him in NYC, or who would like to arrange a separate interview and receive a promotional copy of the album should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out the concept video for Talk Behind My Back. The official video for this track will be released soon

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British online magazine DataTransmission reports on many genres of dance music, reviews, features, reports of live events, and is the latest to feature the new album “Righteous Fury” by the Long Beach MC Matt Maddox, which releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Currently based in America’s MidWest, the rapper has a long history reaching to the international hip hop community, first represented by his Guerilla War Tactix crew which included members from Sweden & Germany, then from tours to the UK and Europe. There is needless to say international representation on the album including production from Danish beatsmith Sicknature from Germany’s Snowgoons and the UK’s Edd Bundy, as well as quality turntablism from DJ TMB.

With the traditional sound of hip hop still having an impact around the world, it’s little surprise global media have picked up on this release, and you can read the latest verdict, with a release rating of 8/10, HERE

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The album can be pre-ordered in two ways :

In physical CD format HERE

In digital format via the international iTunes link HERE

Check out his track King Killer produced by Sicknature

You can keep up to date with Matt’s news on the release and also his tour dates taking in NYC, Atlantic City, Chicago, VA, NC, SC & WI on twitter @MattMaddox82 Also look out for news on his upcoming tour of Canada and the west coast being announced shortly. You can connect with the magazine on twitter @d8atransmission

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The debut solo album by London rapper and producer Apex Zero dropped on 28th October and has proven to be one of UK Hip Hop’s biggest releases of 2013

British online magazine Data Transmission are the latest to give “Reality Provoking Liberation” their seal of approval via their review written by Jazz Gill. The publication have developed an international profile for their coverage of dance music, but have always had an appreciation for high caliber rap & hip hop artists as the opening lines of the review testify:

Apex Zero’s Reality Provoking Liberation is perhaps the most passionate version of this style released in a long time.” as the article deciphers the political and social issues addressed, delivered with a passionate and energetic flow style and conscientious lyricism. It’s been a common theme in much of the media coverage which has been widespread for this album, not so much a throwback to an early sound, but a throwback to a time when the genre was used in a more thought provoking way

Summarizing “this is an album full of anthems for the street soldiers in the UK.” read the whole review HERE

Apex Zero will launch the video for his new single Absolute Zero on Tuesday 5th November at noon GMT, 7am EST. Currently busy with further media interviews and in rehearsals with his live band, you can see him live at his album launch party on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.

The night runs 8pm – 1am and there will also be performances by Caxton Press anhd Triple Darkness’ Iron Braydz with DJ A.Gee from Itch FM on the 1’s & 2’s. Entry is £5.00 on the door and venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

The album is available in digital and CD formats now from his own BANDCAMP and Suspect Packages (CD format mail order)

You can keep up to date with Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and also the magazine at @D8atransmission Can also connect with Jazz over at @JazzTheJourno

Any further media inquiries regarding the release or live event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE DJs looking for clean edits of any of the singles can of course request these from the same point of contact.

Meanwhile, check out his single Spray The Roof featuring his First and Last partner in rhyme OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour

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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

Any djs who require the full quality clean edit mp3s of any tracks from this album, or media & press with further inquiries about the release should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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