TimingisEverything-FlavourMag

British online publication Flavour Magazine jumped on the phone last week with Detroit’s Kid Vishis in the lead up to the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July 2014.

Their contributor Laionie Buchanan spoke with him about a range of subjects including why the time is right to release his first album now and the message he wants to convey to the world, he speaks on the hard work and dedication it has taken and continues to take to progress a career in music and his plans to perform in the UK

Read the whole interview HERE

Kid Vishis is in New York all this week with his brother Royce da 5 9 and the rest of the Slaughterhouse crew in the lead up to the “Total Slaughter” event at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Saturday 12th July.

He will be releasing the official video for Talk Behind My Back soon, and you will see much more international media coverage on this release in the weeks ahead. The album produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos will be available in digital and physical formats internationally, and signed copies can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Entertainment now at www.seven13ent.com

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and meantime check out the lyric video for “Look At All My $hit”

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VerbalSwardz-Flavour

Shortly before releasing his new EP “Verbal sWARdz”, north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British publication Flavour Magazine which is edited by ex Just Fabulous TV presenter Annika Allen.

He spoke with Delphina Scott about the new release and a variety of subjects including performing in London with RZA, his involvement with Triple Darkness, the hook up with Prince Po, his progression as an artist and expectations for the future, ethnic diversity, or lack of it in the Metropolitan Police Force, the event which led to him claiming “Hip Hop saved my life”, his acting role in the new film “Nightbus” and much more

It’s an interesting insight into Iron Braydz’ past, present & future which can be read HERE

The EP released on Unorthostract Records on 14th April, features Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, and is available now from BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz has a particularly strong reputation as a live performer, and you can hear this to full effect on Saturday 10th May when he joins DJ Sammy Jay live in the studio of London’s Itch FM radio station from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30 EST which you can catch online at www.itch.fm

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

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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

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RPL-FlavourMag

In the lead up to the release of his debut solo album, London’s hip hop rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Flavour is a well established magazine covering a broad spectrum of urban culture whether music, news, general entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, movies and events. The album Reality Provoking Liberation, which releases on 28th October, has made a major impression with media for the range of political and social issues addressed by the Emcee, and the powerful lyricism with which they’re delivered. So the magazine’s contributor Delphina Scott was sent along to find out more about what makes the man tick

Read what he had to say HERE

There will be much more press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead, and you’ll be able to hear him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8pm (GMT), and on Bang FM, Tuesday 29th October from 10pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, check out a couple of his singles from his album

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour

Any press or media with further inquiries about the album, or dj’s requiring clean radio edit mp3’s of the singles should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and via his site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and look out for confirmation of his re-arranged album launch event in London being announced in the next couple of days. You can also follow the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and connect with Delphina at @RawBlueCheese

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SoulOnFire-FlavourMag

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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Rah-FlavourMag

Newark NJ is home to one of the legendary names in the rap & hip hop game, ex Flipmode member Rah Digga

Its been 3 years since she last dropped an official album, 2010’s “Classic”, but she aint been sleepin with a series of buzz joints released to the internet in the past year, a new Hood House EP, a new rap mixtape coming later in the year, the setting up of a new non profit community based dance facility in Newark, running for local office, a new album scheduled for early 2014 and international tour plans

She took time out recently to speak with London based journalist Delphina Scott for one of the UK’s leading urban music, fashion & culture online publications, Flavour Magazine. She talks in depth on all her activities as well as her thoughts on the Kendrick Lamar verse, her views on the new upcoming artists, recording processes and reveals she’d like to work with Roc Marciano, Azealia Banks and how she rates Detroit’s Danny Brown

Read the whole interview HERE

All official Rah Digga product & merchandise can be purchased from her Bandcamp

You can hear all of her joints from the past year over at her Soundcloud

Check out a couple of them

NEW HOES


I HEARD YOU SAY

Look out for news on the new mixtape coming soon, and keep up to date with her on twitter @TheRealRahDigga Get updates from the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and if youre a real hip hop head, say hi to Delphina @rawbluecheese

Thanks also to Flavour Magazine editor Annika Allen

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Flavour Magazine’s Shireen Fenner sat down with Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his debut album “Magna Carta” which releases on 3rd December.

They discuss a range of issues including the situation for a UK hip hop emcee and the general levels of support for the genre, the various issues which influence his writing, his choice of producers and working with Triple Darkness and what went into putting Magna Carta together and his plans for 2013.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a fantastic response to this album from media in the UK, USA and Europe, and you will see more examples of this in the weeks ahead, together with new singles and videos

Anyone preferring CD versions of the album can buy them now directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com All those pre-ordered have just been sent out

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the guys over at the magazine @shireenxoxo and @flavourmag

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Flavour Magazine are one of the UK’s leading online urban culture publications edited by Annika Allan

One of their feature writers, Shireen Fenner, who is also a presenter for Channel AKA TV, got on the phone recently to Ohio’s Copywrite to speak with him about his beginnings in hip hop, working with Megahertz and the scene in Ohio generally. They also discuss the international rap battle network and the international flavour of the album featuring MC’s from the UK and the United States.

God Save The King (Proper English Version) releases on Tuesday 13th June on Man Bites Dog Records, and with quality production from Marco Polo, Jaguar Skills, Kount Fif, Vanderslice, Stu Bangas, Curtiss King, Surock & Bronze Nazareth, its one of the biggest international independent releases of 2012

The full tracklist is

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian prod by Bronze Nazareth
Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love
Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif
Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King
J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose
Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Read the full interview HERE

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A new single will be launched on Tuesday to mark the album’s release

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Having completed a highly successful UK support tour with Aloe Blacc during December, London’s DJ Sarah Love has returned to Australia for a month long new year’s tour.

The “1st Lady of Hip Hop” has so far confirmed a series of dates which includes supporting international heavyweights Pete Rock, Immortal Technique and Aloe Blacc mixed with a number of club dates set to receive the “One Woman Wrecking Machine” treatment, so those in Melbourne & Sydney, you have been warned!

Further dates may be added, so be sure to check www.djsarahlove.com for developments, and also look out for a special performance in Singapore on the 27th January…details to follow

Sarah has had some recent UK media coverage in magazines such as Flavour, Raw Talk, Stories of Hip Hop, Streets on Demand, Kix Magazine, and In-Spirels Magazine. A new video interview with premier UK online The Hip Hop Chronicle will go live soon.

Also expect word of a series of UK dates in the Spring, including the launch of a new club night in London, more international tours & new enterprises in 2012

You can keep up date with Sarah regularly via her twitter @DJSarahLove or at www.facebook.com/djsarahlove

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London’s DJ Sarah Love is currently on tour in the UK with Califonia’s soul singer Aloe Blacc

The ex MTV Base and BBC 1Xtra presenter took time out for a number of media interviews shortly before going on the road for the extensive series of dates. The latest is with Flavour Magazine where the UK’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” discusses her background and how she became involved in deejaying, her thoughts on the current UK scene, how she helped assist set up MTV Africa and her thoughts ahead of touring with Aloe

The tour to date has been a massive success and they play Manchester 7th December, Newcastle 8th December, Sheffield 9th December, Liverpool 11th December, Glasgow 12th December, Bristol 13th December, Hammersmith 15th December and finish at Brighton Dome on 16th December

Read the entire interview at http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/flavour-meets-up-with-dj-sarah-love/

Follow them on twitter @DJSarahLove and @FlavourMag

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