SXSW2015

It’s that time of year again when the world’s press & media descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW Festival

The music festival runs from Tuesday 17th March – Sunday 22nd March, and for the third consecutive year, newly re-crowned “Cincinnati Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka will be performing. Having released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which received widespread international press coverage, he penned a new two album deal in January this year with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization as part of a new recording duo “Space Invadaz” which sees Buggs team up with Donte from the group MOOD.

Buggs will be performing at the Special Delivery event on Wednesday 18th March at The Roosevelt Room, 307 W 5th Street Austin, and is scheduled to appear on stage around 8.45pm. The event is headlined by Freddie Gibbs and hosted by B Dot of Rap Radar.

Whether performing on multiple occasions at SXSW and A3C in Atlanta, or at clubs around the country, Buggs’ shows are always full of energy as you can see from this clip of him performing with Talib Kweli in 2013

Any members of the press & media who are attending SXSW and would like to meet with Buggs tha Rocka and his team and take in his live set, email UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with your details and we’ll make the necessary arrangements

You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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Buggs-IAmHipHop

London based I Am Hip Hop Magazine produce a print version of their publication as well as having their online platform, and have also started a new radio show on the city’s Westide FM every Thursday night from 11pm

They sat down with Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December. They delve into his early days starting out in the industry and chart his progression as an artist to the point where he is now performing at Festivals such as A3C, SXSW and the recent Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, and touring with Talib Kweli. He cites his major influences, thoughts on the importance of lyricism and his own approach to recording, finishing by outlining his aims for the future

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

This is a busy time for the MC. While conducting a series of interviews for international press and filming new videos from the album, he has also been performing at A3C in Atlanta, at the Reflection Eternal Reunion show in Cincinnati, opening for Bone Thugs n Harmony and appearing with Mac Miller at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in LA.

Meanwhile, he has been busy recording new material for a new mixtape and album scheduled for release in 2015, Scattered Thoughts being a pre-cursor, and putting together early plans for an international tour with some well known names in the world of hip hop.

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for a re-cap video of that Reflection Eternal show hitting the internet very shortly. Meanwhile, check Buggs performing with Talib at last year’s A3C Festival

All international press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT page

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ALBUMCOVER

Voted “Best Hip Hop Artist of 2014” by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, one of the hottest emerging lyricists out of Ohio releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014.

Since 2009, his brand of conscious rhymes, intelligent wordplay & creative flow has been displayed on mixtapes with DJ Clockwork (Mac Miller), and on countless stages. A protege of Cincinnati’s Donte (MOOD) and Reflection Eternal’s Hi Tek, he’s also been brought on stages around the United States by none other than Talib Kweli himself.

Here they are performing together at the A3C Festival in 2013

They will be appearing together at this year’s A3C festival on Sunday 12th October and at CMJ in New York between 22nd – 25th October, before a Refelction Eternal reunion event at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery on 30th October where they’ll be joined by DJ Clockwork, MOOD & many others

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The album tracklist has been announced. It includes a heavy representation of the Cincinnati scene with features by Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite & MOOD with local producers Sal Dali and Hop Trax weighing in heavily with the beats

There is also production by !llmind, Jake One and many other featured artists including Chicago’s Poppadon and Chuck Inglish from the Cool Kids. You can read the official press release HERE

UrbanElite PR are handling all US & international press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka. Requests for a copy of the album to review, or requests to interview the artist whether in person at any of the shows in Atlanta, NYC or Cincinnati, or by the other usual means can be sent by email to us via the CONTACT SECTION

Meantime, check the video teaser of the album & tracklist below, and keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Scattered Thoughts: Teaser X from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

SCATTERED THOUGHTS OF AN AMERICAN POET – TRACKLIST

1. Scattered Thoughts Intro (produced by Sal Dali)
2. My$tery (produced by Sal Dali)
3. Against Me ft Aida Chakra (produced by !llmind)
4. Bad Habits (produced by Hop Trax)
5. Until The End ft. MOOD & Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
6. Phantom of The Opera ft Chuck Inglish (produced by Kill Will)
7. Angel of Death ft Piakhan (produced by Hop Trax)
8. Moments Slowed Down (produced by Alister Johnson)
9. Rapture ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
10. Religiously ft Donte from MOOD (produced by Hop Trax)
11. Royalty interlude (produced by !llmind)
12. Rolling Stone (produced by !llmind)
13. My Everything ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by Yon L.i.)
14. Thirsty ft Donte from MOOD & Ianigma (produced by Jake One)
15. OuterXSpaceXLove ft Pappadon (produced by Swiff D)
16. Celebration For Us ft Moxy Monster (produced by Rusko)
17. Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan (produced by Beats McGreevy)
18. Skates (produced by Sal Dali)
19. Time Machine (shine) ft Aida Chakra (produced by Hop Trax)

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RighteousFury-FlavourMag

West coast Emcee Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, and took time out recently to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Contributor Delphina Scott spoke with him about the new album and the recording process in the studio, his thoughts on artists’ growth and development, his views on the recent debate on whether “Hip Hop is degrading society” and the clear definition between the specific genre and others, self sufficiency in the human condition, the public’s backing of buying artist releases and what factors within hip hop he would change today.

Read the whole feature HERE

Look out for Matt hitting Europe in the early autumn at various clubs and festivals. The album which includes features from Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and Reef the Lost Cauze, and production by Sicknature of The Snowgoons, Vanderslice, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Sultan Mir, Engineer and the UK’s Edd Bundy is available from international online stores in digital and CD format.

These include iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble, HMV and many more

Released through the partnership of Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music, here is his track “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi

Keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, the magazine @Flavourmag and Delphina over at @RawBlueCheese

All further media inquiries, including requests for the album to review, requests to interview Matt Maddox or DJ requests for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the tracks can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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MagnaCarta-HitTheFloorMag

Latest in what has been a long line of UK and international media coverage secured by UrbanElite PR for London’s Melanin 9 and his debut album “Magna Carta” which released on 3rd December 2012.

This time Sean Cloherty gives it his full seal of approval on behalf of British multi genre online magazine Hit The Floor.

Don’t mistake M9 for another rapper who ignorantly spits about drugs and guns either, the talent he has with words is extremely impressive. He paints a picture in the mind’s eye; there is a lot of wordplay revolving around meaningful subjects” again follows in the same vein of many previous journalists’ analysis of what has been a landmark release for the artist, his first official album since releasing mixtapes 144,000, High Fidelity and the Orion’s Stencil EP.

Similarly, comparisons in lyrical approach to Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang & Biggie have been a common theme in many of the reviews and interviews, and this one is no different, summarizing :

Magna Carta is embedded with hyper-visual lyricism, dark soundscapes, gritty narratives, and hard beats, and really gives the impression that Melanin 9 is out to spread knowledge.

Read the whole review at HIT THE FLOOR

Hear the whole album in snippet form

Available now on iTunes, and also in CD format by mail order via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com We understand that due to the large number of orders placed via his Bandcamp, there had been a slight backlog in shipping, however this has now been resolved and turnaround is expected to be only a few days.

Melanin 9 is currently working on some new material, including some international collaborations. He is also available for festival and show bookings, so any other press, media or booking enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR via the CONTACT page

You can of course keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @HitTheFloorMag

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