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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture, fashion, graffiti, music, breakin and much more. They produce a quarterly physical print version distributed around stores and of course have a regular online platform.

They have today featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by award winning Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka, providing a full review written by Sam Bennett combined with the exclusive full album audio stream

The review which summarizes “Buggs Tha Rocka has delivered a quality offering here, with dope rhymes, dope beats and a unique approach. After listening through to the 19 tracks on display here, it’s no wonder a shock that legends like Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are throwing their weight behind the Cincinnati MC, and his knack for spitting well structured bars over a selection of pretty chilled instrumentals will definitely stand him in good stead…One thing is for sure though; this kid can definitely rap.” can be read in full HERE

The album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali & Kill Will, and features Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Piakhan, Phoenix Aphrodite & Aida Chakra. It will be available as a free download on Wednesday 10th December from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available for all mobile devices. (More at MyMixtapez.com) Tracklisting on the back cover :

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Check out the album stream on Wordplay’s Soundcloud

Look out for a lot more international press & media coverage of this release over the coming days & weeks ahead, and further official video launches strecthing into the new year. You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter also @BuggsThaRocka

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London’s Melanin 9 is releasing his EP “High Fidelity” on 31st May on his own Red Snow label

This is in fact drawn from the Triple Darkness member’s 2007 mixtape of the same name, a limited edition of original tracks available for the first time in vinyl format with instrumentals, new artwork and a brand new bonus cut “Colours”.

“High Fidelity” EP tracklist

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A – SIDE

1. 4 Souls [Produced By Beat Butcha]
2. Silent Weaponz featuring Triple Darkness [Produced By Chemo]
3. Cold featuring Skriblah Dan Gogh [Produced By Chemo]
4. Colours Bonus* [Produced By Loop Holes]

B – SIDE

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He has just launched his new video for “Colours” today which also features a cameo appearance by fellow Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz who of course released his on Verbal sWARdz EP recently. Shot on location in east London recently, Melanin 9 also edited the video. Check it out on Youtube

The EP will be available from http://redsnowrecords.squarespace.com and you can also connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9

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Legendary New York hip hop veteran Bumpy Knuckles is set to release Lock’d N The Lab in late August via Gracie Productions, his first solo album in 10 years since Konexion.

This of course follows on from last year’s highly successful collaboration The Kolexxxion LP with long term associate DJ Premier.

“Keep On Grinding” is the first official single taken from the album, featuring Christopher Williams and is produced by Bumpy himself, aka Freddie Foxxx. Currently putting together plans for an international tour later in the year, expect to see more singles, videos & news on this release over the coming months

More information at http://BumpyKnuckles.bigcartel.com & connect with him on twitter @BumpyKnuckles

The single is available now on iTunes HERE

Check out the audio stream of the original version on Soundcloud

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Taken from his album “A Dream Deferred” released late 2012, Brooklyn’s Skyzoo has just launched the new video for the single “Spike Lee Was My Hero” featuring Talib Kweli and produced by Tall Black Guy.

First aired on BET’s 106 & Park as their “New Jam of the Day” on Tuesday 22nd January, the video also features the legendary filmmaker Lee and CBS News This Morning presenter Gayle King. A special “behind the scenes” video was also produced about the making of the video.

The album is available to buy from iTunes now HERE

Full tracklisting

1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind)
2. Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder)
3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind)
4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind)
5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind)
6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats)
7. The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G)
8. Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus)
9. Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil)
10. The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil)
11. How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12. Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk)
13. Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy)
14. The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)

CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “SPIKE LEE WAS MY HERO”

CHECK OUT THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE

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On Twitter @Skyzoo @TalibKweli @SirTallBlackGuy

More info on Skyzoo available from www.skyzoomusic.com

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