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Last week, Demetrius, Kenny and Julius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Inglewood studios of Homegrown Radio as guests of the HGR Live Show.

During the Long Beach group’s most in depth interview ever, they discussed a huge range of issues relating to the group directly and the wider world of hip hop and politics.

The interview began with the concept behind their album title “Anti-Trap Music” released earlier in April and their massive level of output over the years, including their Mixtape Monthly series which lasted a full year.

They explain this work ethic has its roots in a musical family background, and also explain their mother’s role in their education, the brothers never having attended public school and having often experienced homelessness.

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They discuss last year’s rap battle with Funk Volume, provide an insight to their upcoming new album “4 Brothers”, and address the wider subject of why they haven’t stepped into the rap battle arena or pursued solo projects.

A debate follows as to how rappers are rated, what defines a lyricist given the multitude of styles, and how aware a younger generation will be of anything not currently the staple diet of mainstream radio or clubland.

The conversation turns political, addressing recent high profile cases of police brutality and how the options available at the US elections might help, if at all.

With the interview drawing to a close, the studio addresses the recent VH1 Hip Hop Honors for Female Rappers before the group reveal they will appear as judges on a new tv talent show “One Shot” due to be shown on B.E.T. from August 23rd.

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The group will be releasing a new video for “Shoe-icide Squad” – described as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police” – in the next few days. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

All media, press and radio station enquiries and requests regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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First broadcast on air last week on Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM, the full audio stream of New Jersey’s 050 Boyz interview with Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show has now been uploaded onto the WIB website.

They talk about all things hip hop, the comparisons between commercial rap and the independent scene, lyrical content, local artists such as Queen Latifah and the Golden Era of the 90’s. They then move on to the multiple debates about “the greatest of all time” and how that can be defined, before discussing their new album “Everything 050”.

Here are the streams of Part 1 & 2 of their interview

PART 1

PART 2

Meantime another new video clip has emerged of DJ Eclipse tearin up an 050 Boyz joint on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. He was seen recently cuttin their most recent single “DNA”, this time it’s “Hot Damn”

050 Boyz will be guests of DJ Eclipse on his Half Time Show on WNYU, Wednesday 12th August

The album “Everything 050” releases in 3 weeks, on Tuesday 4th August. Production throughout is by Clinton Place and features many from the Garden State scene including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Tha Advocate, Lakim Shabazz, Ib the Druid and Famiil

Connect with 050 Boyz on social media via FACEBOOK and twitter @050_Boyz [individually @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 & producer @ClintonPlace9]

Look out for more international media & press coverage in the weeks ahead together with further audio & video releases. All press & DJ inquiries can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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The UK’s Bonafide Magazine has today exclusively streamed album snippets of Melanin 9’s “Magna Carta”

The magazine, who will also include the album in their Top 50 releases of 2012, introduces the feature “Melanin 9 is a true UK hip-hop talent….and the LP tackles real issues such as human rights, social cohesion and self worth

The 18 minute long stream includes all of the tracks in order of the tracklist:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8 ) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Check the full feature HERE

Meanwhile, Stateside online magazine Surviving The Golden Age has reviewed the album, again picking up on the strong influence of the Golden Era of 90’s hip hop contained within the release.

Comparing his “raw, hard hitting hip hop beats” to that found on Nas’ “Illmatic” (not the first time the comparison has been made), and like Nas & Biggie “his lyrical content deals with his city….North London” the magazine cites the track “Heartless Island” and credits Melanin 9 as “a highly literate rapper as he references House of Flying Daggers in the same breath as soliloquies

Read the whole review HERE

There has been extensive international media coverage on this release, with more on the way, and once you check out the album stream on Bonafide you’ll hear why

You can buy the album on iTunes now HERE

You can also purchase the CD physical format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BonafideZine & @StGAdam

All press, radio and other media promotions has been handled by UrbanElite PR, and any other enquiries regarding the release can be sent HERE

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