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Leading UK online urban music, fashion and lifestyle publication Flavour Magazine took time out recently to speak with ethemadassassin, the hip hop MC currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina.

Starting out in the 90’s based in cities such as Greensboro NC and Camden NJ, he started out coming up through the rap battle scenes, although it was his relatively short time on the mic compared to others that earned him his moniker. He went in for the kill, short & sweet, and one night a comment was heard “damn, that’s some mad assassin shit right there” and the name stuck.

Although the discography is relatively modest in comparison to others for an artist so long in the game – Soul on Fire being only his 3rd official studio album – this has been down to a variety of factors, the regular life trials & tribulations, the right producers to work with, moving from place to place, but it’s always worth the wait. He moved to LA in the last couple of years to team up again with his old partner in rhyme from NC Veteran Eye to form Veteran Assassins, so time has also been spent recording and touring as a group.

There is in fact a new Veteran Assassins album in the pipeline with significant production from Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu who who provided the beat for the killer track on the current album “80’s & 90’s”

London based journalist Taytula Burke jumped on the phone to E recently to speak on the new album and his time back in the day starting out and learning his craft. He speaks openly about his relationship with his parents and the impact that had and how his life changed when he took himself off to college and saw the comparison in life there to what he’d been accustomed to on the streets.

The album itself is very auto-biographical in nature and the interview goes more in depth into the background and what makes the man he is today. Read it all HERE

Soul on Fire is one for the real hip hop heads, soul, rock and hip hop sample led beats with some skilled narrative in the lyricism and wordplay. You can buy it on iTunes now HERE

Meantime, check out some of the joints off the album

80’s & 90’s

H.T.G. ft Sole-R

CAN’T GET ENOUGH

Follow him on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @FlavourMag You can reach Taytula @Taykeova

Thanks also to Flavour Magazine editor Annika Allen

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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

All press & media inquiries regarding ethemadassassin and the album Soul on Fire, including dj requests for full quality clean radio edit mp3s, can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Los Angeles based rapper, originally out of Greensboro NC (and a time Camden NJ), ethemadassassin has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire”

It is packed full of hard hittin rhymes, fierce lyricism & wordplay and real street tales as you’d expect from a veteran in the game who started out in the rap battle scene in the 90’s

Some quality production too courtesy of Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu, France’s Kyo Itachi and both North Carolina and Cali are repped’ with beats from Wonder Boy, Akthentik Works, Devaron Benjamin and Gav Beats – a mix of classic soul, hip hop & rock with a healthy inclusion of turntablism make this well worth a listen for all hip hop heads who appreciate the realism

UK multi genre online Hit The Floor Magazine have just conducted an interview with E where he speaks on his early days in the game and his thoughts on the scene now compared to back in the day, his new album, the meaning behind his name and also his new joint “H.T.G.” which was also premiered today by HTF.

Read the whole interview HERE

Speaking of which, the new joint featuring Sole-R is absolutely bangin’. Check it out, real dope cut.

HTG

Follow E on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and also the magazine @HitTheFloorMag

And of course, you can buy the new album on iTunes HERE

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Los Angeles Cali, Greensboro NC & Camden NJ….theyve all been or are home to hip hop veteran Emcee ethemadassassin who has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” today

Starting out in the rap battle scene during what’s often referred to as the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s, E’s music has always reflected his life in an open an honest way. Growing up in tough times, he got educated, travelled and developed both personally and musically.

The current album is a snapshot autobiography reflecting back on the early days and updating on the here& now. Tracks such as “80’s & 90’s” and “Can’t Get Enough” have that classic soul and era vibe, whereas he lets loose with his renowned verbal assaults over the rockier joints like “Elements”, “Sparta” and “Fight Music”. The skills are in full effect on “Tiger Blade” and many props have been afforded to the deep sentiment portrayed in “Letter To Mommy”

He describes the album as just “the latest chapter in my book of life“, but this album is full of true street stories – he’s lived and seen it, there’s no fantasy rap goin on here

He took time out recently to speak with Chase March from The Word is Bond’s Rap Radio Hour. Hear the entire audio interview online HERE

You can check out all the tracks and buy the album on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-on-fire/id685226091

As a taster, check out the videos for What It’s Supposed to Be produced by Kyo Itachi, Can’t Get Enough and the single 80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

You can also follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the guys at the magazine @ChaseMarch & @TheWordisBond Thanks also to Teckzilla for his help on that feature.

Any further media & press inquiries about ethemadassassin can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

It’s a brilliant album in the best traditions of classic rap & hip hop. Check it out & support

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FameMagazine

Los Angeles hip hop emcee hit 2013 running with the release of his new album “Great Expectations” which is available for free download for a limited period from his Bandcamp http://malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com

The album follows his mixtape Ayatollah Presley which was hosted by Detroit’s producer House Shows, and includes production from Clan Destined’s Yamin, Computer Jay, Josh the Goon and also includes a feature by Gotham Green on the banger Get Away.

This is the full tracklist

STORM CHASER prod by Leggo
LIES prod by Evildewer
GREAT EXPECTATIONS prod by Josh The Goon
WHAT I KNOW ft Sum prod by Becoming Phill
PALMS prod by X-Man
CALI prod by Bei Rui
THROUGH THE TREES ft Ali Abnormal, Blvme, Sum, Chris Clarke prod by Computer Jay
CRY AMERICA ft Omni prod by Mike Beats
THE MEANING OF EYES prod by Yamin Semali
LIONS IN WINTER ft & prod by Core Rhythm
GET AWAY ft Gotham Green prod by Leggo
BEDBUGS prod by Becoming Phill
WAITING FOR YOU ft Micah McKee prod by Becoming Phill
SUNDAYS prod by Evildewer

UK online publication Fame Magazine picked up on the release immediately and took time out recently to speak with him about the album, his background in the music industry & the inspirations behind his tracks, his plans for 2013 and much more.

Read the feature in full HERE

The clean / radio edit of Get Away ft Gotham Green is available if djs contact us HERE

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