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In the lead up to the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble spoke with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, the editor of US online ‘The Real Hip Hop’.

The pair first met as rivals in Binghamton’s rap battle scene during the 90’s before eventually teaming up, however due to Frost’s re-location they then pursued solo careers while keeping in touch with the occasional collaboration. The EP represents the duo’s first official extended release, a warm up to an album scheduled for 2017.

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The interview addresses the recording process of the EP and how they came to the decision to finally work on a more extensive project. The subject matters then broaden as they give their thoughts on the new wave of “drug rappers” and the effect on today’s youth, the issue of emcees using writers, educating the next generation of rappers about the pioneers, the benefit to the scene of contemporary artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and much more

It’s an interesting perspective on today’s hip hop by two artists who have put in the hard yards, and you can read the entire feature HERE

The EP was released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx which is also discussed during the interview.

HEAR THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

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Buy the EP from iTunes

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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Last week, Demetrius, Kenny and Julius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Inglewood studios of Homegrown Radio as guests of the HGR Live Show.

During the Long Beach group’s most in depth interview ever, they discussed a huge range of issues relating to the group directly and the wider world of hip hop and politics.

The interview began with the concept behind their album title “Anti-Trap Music” released earlier in April and their massive level of output over the years, including their Mixtape Monthly series which lasted a full year.

They explain this work ethic has its roots in a musical family background, and also explain their mother’s role in their education, the brothers never having attended public school and having often experienced homelessness.

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They discuss last year’s rap battle with Funk Volume, provide an insight to their upcoming new album “4 Brothers”, and address the wider subject of why they haven’t stepped into the rap battle arena or pursued solo projects.

A debate follows as to how rappers are rated, what defines a lyricist given the multitude of styles, and how aware a younger generation will be of anything not currently the staple diet of mainstream radio or clubland.

The conversation turns political, addressing recent high profile cases of police brutality and how the options available at the US elections might help, if at all.

With the interview drawing to a close, the studio addresses the recent VH1 Hip Hop Honors for Female Rappers before the group reveal they will appear as judges on a new tv talent show “One Shot” due to be shown on B.E.T. from August 23rd.

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The group will be releasing a new video for “Shoe-icide Squad” – described as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police” – in the next few days. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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Kid Vishis sat down with Dan Anwar from the UK’s Sabotage Times the day after the release of his new album “Timing is Everything” to give one of his most wide-ranging interviews to date

He described meeting J Dilla at the family home, spoke about the Detroit hip hop scene and artists such as Black Milk, Drake, Eminem and his brother Royce da 5’9″, he gave his thoughts on the rap battle scene, the authenticity of the film 8 Mile and the inaugural Total Slaughter event in NYC which he attended, and of course they discussed the new album which is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon on Seven 13 Entertainment (www.seven13ent.com)

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The album includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos. Check out the official album stream on Soundcloud

Kid Vishis is currently in the early stages of planning tours in Canada, the UK and Europe, working on a new mixtape and sophomore album and is still conducting interviews with international media. He’s set for a busy year ahead, and you can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

Look out for further international press coverage on Kid Vishis and the new album over the coming weeks. All members of the press with inquiries and requests to interview Kid Vishis, or club / event / venue / tour promoters with booking enquiries should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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SoulonFire-Guestlist

Guestlist are an online and physical publication based in London who cover many different genres including house, techno, r&b, hip hop, drum & bass, dubstep, reggae, indie and more.

They cover music releases with reviews and interviews, but are also heavily involved with events, clubs, shows & festivals in the UK and in Europe, reporting on the hotspots to visit for people who want to experience the nightlife of various cities throughout the continent….or as they put it “The Ultimate Guide To Going Out and Having Fun!”

Most recent interviews in their “R&B and Hip Hop” section include Tinchy Stryder, Jazzy Jeff, Eve, Wu Tang Clan, Ruff Diamondz and Example, and the latest is with ethemadassassin who released his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September

The Los Angeles based rapper, most associated with North Carolina where he started performing and recording during the Golden Era of the 90’s speaks with journalist Janine Francois about his new album, the musical progression from his previous albums, lyricism, beat selection, and his favourite track off the album and the reason for his choice

Read the full interview HERE

The album Soul on Fire can be bought online at iTunes HERE

There are some classic cuts on that album, whether “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu & “Can’t Get Enough” with that more soulful sound of the 90’s, or the rockier hardcore sound in joints like “Elements”, “Fight Music”, “Tiger Blade”, “What It’s Supposed To Be” produced by Kyo Itachi….and the bonus track released recently H.T.G. ft Sole-R

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Look out for more releases from E soon, and his new album with sparring partner Veteran Eye as part of the group Veteran Assassins is also in the pipeline for 2014.

You can reach E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @GuestlistDotNet with Janine over at @GrrlsClub

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British Publication Wordplay Magazine exists in both online and printed formats, and cover hip hop news, reviews & features, as well as articles on Graffiti, Fashions, Breakin’, Reggae and generally represent hip hop culture across the board.

Their contributor Delphina Scott spoke with ethemadassassin recently, the rapper based out of Los Angeles but most associated with North Carolina having begun performing and recording there since the 90’s. Now one half of the Veteran Assassins duo, he has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” on his own R Steel imprint.

In the interview he speaks on the making of Soul on Fire, his own history in hip hop and his views on how his new album fits within the current climate of a switch back of focus to artists with a more traditional sense of lyricism and production.

Read the whole interview HERE

The album does have elements which are a throwback to the Golden Era, but that fits with the tracks where he is reflecting on his life and the sights & sounds of the time in joints such as 80’s & 90’s & Can’t Get Enough. This is mixed with more contemporary production on tracks such as Elements, Tiger Blade and Fight Music, as the album acts as a biographical document, a journey from then til now

Check out some tasters

80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

What It’s Supposed To Be produced by Kyo Itachi

Bonus Cut H.T.G. ft Sole-R

Can’t Get Enough

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @Wordplaymag You can connect with Delphina on twitter @RawBlueCheese

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SoulOnFire-ClashMag

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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