In the lead up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, Horseshoe Gang, sat down with west coast online magazine Streets Connect.
In one of their most in-depth interviews to date, the group spoke on a wide range of issues. They outlined the recording process and how they select the different styles of production, and the whole ethos behind the meaning of their album title. This leads them onto the wider subject of lyricism in hip hop, and the positive and negative influences these have depending on how imagery is portrayed per genre.
Their track “Shoe-icide Squad” has been much heralded as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police”, taking a stand against police brutality and protecting their community, and notably choosing to speak out on this when others have backed down. As explained in the feature this comes from the influence of listening to artists such as Rakim and moves the conversation forward to Tupac’s legacy, the long lasting effect it’s had on them, and the the west coast scene to this day.
The discussion moves on again to touch upon their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume, their plans to release a comic book series and they also go into more detail about their fanbase overseas, notably in the UK and Europe. Currently sitting in iTunes Top 50 in 15 different countries would bear witness to that fact.
Very interesting insight into all of that & more which can be read in full HERE
The album “Anti-Trap Music” can be bought on iTunes with CD versions available from Amazon Check out the full album stream
Look out for the group releasing a new single next week with further media coverage to follow. Meanwhile connect with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK
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West coast rap group Horseshoe Gang released their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” today through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, and made an immediate and impressive impact.
Available on iTunes HERE the online digital store made the album one of their select few featured album releases for 29th April. Within hours it reached #46 in the US charts, and #54 in the UK. It has subsequently risen again in the past few hours
Meanwhile, we can officially confirm that Amazon’s considerable initial CD stock of the album sold out in the first hour of its release but is being replenished now.
It’s a testament to Horseshoe Gang’s extensive army of international fans, and both the group and their label are highly appreciative of this tremendous level of support.
This is the real deal, hip hop with an edge and meaning. Real lyricists spittin fiery gritty bars over bangin beats. If you prefer dinner party music, other releases are available…..check the stream
See them in action live at their official album release party this Monday, May 2nd when they’ll be joined by DJ Sauce the Boss and their older brother KXNG Crooked.
Venue is G/S Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 8pm – 2am PST, free entry all night. These guys are beasts live, if you’re in the area, you can’t miss it.
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US online Da-What run a series called “Five Finger Discount” where artists pick five of their more recent tracks and discuss why they are of particular importance to them adding some further background information with regards to their concepts and creation.
Latest in this series is west coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang who have chosen tracks from their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” Ep released last year, and new album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases next Friday, April 29th (available from iTunes HERE)
FIND OUT WHICH TRACKS THEY PICKED AND WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY HERE
Been a busy time for the group and younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, having conducted interviews with many publications and radio stations in the States, UK and Europe in the past couple of months, and are continuing to do so.
They have released four singles from the album, currently available to buy from the iTunes store linked above, one of which being “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality and all the issues which led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced by Tabu who has credits with Kendrick Lamar and Aftermath
Look out for album reviews, written, audio and video interviews and further news about the group and album release in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK
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With just over 3 weeks to go until the release of their new album on April 29th, another feature has just been published on west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang.
This time, the UK’s online magazine Guestlist Network discuss the meaning behind the album’s title “Anti-Trap Music”, and the influence growing up in Long Beach has played in their approach to rap music. They also discuss the political situation in the States and the representation of that in their rhymes while naming the musical and historical figures who have been their main inspirations.
READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE
Just as they have been for the past couple of months, the group are busy conducting interviews with local, national and international publications, and will release their fourth single from the album, “Intro” featuring their brother KXNG Crooked” next week.
Here are two of their previous singles, Crooked I Robot and Shoe-icide Squad. Both are available to buy now from iTUNES where the album can be pre-ordered. CD version are available to pre-order and ultimately buy direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE
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