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As part of their Hollywood Freestyle sessions, Hip Hop DX swung by LA to call in on Veteran Assassins and had ethemadassassin bless the mic in this new video.

Although originally filmed in the summer, it was just launched on the site yesterday 29th December as their final one for 2013. Check out the feature on HipHop DX HERE

Check out the footage

The emcee, originally from Greensboro NC, dropped a smokin album “Soul on Fire” in September which included some bangin joints such as “80’s & 90’s”, “Can’t Get Enough” and “Tiger Blade”. The album was particularly well received by the British media with a host of titles reviewing and providing feature coverage

He will be launching a new video for the track “Elements” taken from the album in the week beginning 6th January 2014, so look out for that one!

You can connect with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and of course the guys at @HipHopDX

Veteran Assassins also have a new album scheduled for release in 2014. Any media enquiries regarding ethemadassassin, or djs looking for full quality clean radio edits of any of his singles can contact UrbanElite PR HERE His singles can be heard at our Soundcloud

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SoulOnFire-SBTV

The UK’s leading online youth broadcaster SBTV was set up by young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards a few years ago while still in his teens. For overseas readers, he built the site up from filming freestyles of new artists all over London, throwing them up on Youtube, and the view rate was literally massive.

Fast forward to today and he still supports the UK scene but also has content from some the biggest international artists around. When he’s not mixing with Virgin owner Richard Branson or Prince Charles, he’s appearing on BBC Breakfast TV promoting his new book. It has been quite a phenomenal rise for a brand now valued in the millions on the stock market. If you didn’t know the name before, research it!

His in house team also provide news, features and reviews, and the site’s Fiona Guest is the latest to run the rule over the new album by ethemadassassin. Most associated with Greensboro NC, the now LA based rapper released his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on Tuesday 17th September.

The review is headed “a potent mixture of lyrical agility and social consciousness” and is summarized “Soul On Fire is a mature drop from a seasoned MC, with a breadth of experience and skill under his belt. If you’re ready to hear the emotional realness of what E terms his ‘book of life,’ give it a listen.” Read the whole review HERE

You can buy the album now on iTunes HERE

Meantime, check out these bangers.

H.T.G. ft Sole-R

80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

We had a lot of djs onto us for clean radio edits of these joints. Any others not already serviced can request an mp3 by contacting UrbanElite PR HERE

You can keep updated on what E’s doing on twitter @ethemadassassin and connect with the magazine @sbtvonline & FionaGuest

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SoulonFire-PopCulturez

UK based online magazine PopCulturez covers a wide range of interests including music genres rock, pop, country, r&b,hip hop and subjects such as sport, politics, tv, concerts….in other words news on the popular culture of the day.

They are the latest to cast an eye over the new album by rapper ethemadassassin, one half of the LA based duo Veteran Assassins most associated with North Carolina though has also worked out of New Jersey and Ohio at various times of his career.

“Soul on Fire” is his 3rd solo studio album, following on from the 2008 release “Tomorrow Never Comes” which included the video for Walk My Shoes as seen on UK stations MTV Base, Flava TV and others coast to coast across America. The current album is more auto biographical depicting his early days and the fashions, sounds and sights of the Nineties, while bringing things up to date of where he is today. Soul laced tracks like “80’s & 90’s” & “Can’t Get Enough” will be recognizable to older heads whereas fuel injected bangers like “Elements”, “Sparta”, “Tiger Blade” and even the latest bonus joint “H.T.G.” brings out the grittier side to this Emcee.

The PopCulturez review reflects on it, opening “he has something that many strictly battle-focused rappers lack; he can craft real songs too.” and in closing “Sure to please fans of 90s-style hardcore hip-hop from the likes of D.I.T.C., E offers his own take on the streets while demonstrating that, as an MC, he is not to be taken lightly.

Read the full review HERE

The album is available from iTunes now HERE

Meanwhile, check out a couple of the tracks on Soundcloud

80’s & 90’s

H.T.G.

And on Youtube

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @PopCulturez

All media, press and dj inquiries, requests for interviews & full quality clean edit mp3s of any of these tracks can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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New album Soul on Fire by ethemadassassin is a journey through a life of a rapper who started out in the 90’s, coming up through the rap battle scene in his native North Carolina, putting out early mixtapes, hustlin for shows, spins and shine, and who ultimately made the move out to the west coast in recent years to form Veteran Assassins with Veteran Eye in Los Angeles

It is also auto biographical in the depiction of life on the street, sights, sounds, fashions and the personal & musical development of this artist over the two decades

The latest review by Zach Gase for Rap Reviews picks up on this fact also in the context of the current throwback to the 90’s going on at the moment generally. He compares E to a young Jay Electronica from the days of the Style Wars Bootleg EP and picks up on the fact that the main theme of the album is in reflection a part “homage” to the sound of that era. Props are given for his rapping and lyricism and of course suggests that this kind of style has a specific market – “I’m looking at you, Joey Bada$$ fans

Its a fair appraisal from a reviewer who admits that he himself doesn’t necessarily buy into a sound deriving from back in the day, but still acknowledges the qualities throughout conceding “I’m sure there are people out there who hold this record in high esteem.” Without doubt, this is a release for the hip hop heads with a love for the traditional qualities. Read the whole review HERE

Meantime, check out his new bonus joint “H.T.G.”

The album is available to buy from iTunes now http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-on-fire/id685226091

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and also Rap Reviews @RapReviews

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SoulonFire-WordisBond

Los Angeles Cali, Greensboro NC & Camden NJ….theyve all been or are home to hip hop veteran Emcee ethemadassassin who has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” today

Starting out in the rap battle scene during what’s often referred to as the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s, E’s music has always reflected his life in an open an honest way. Growing up in tough times, he got educated, travelled and developed both personally and musically.

The current album is a snapshot autobiography reflecting back on the early days and updating on the here& now. Tracks such as “80’s & 90’s” and “Can’t Get Enough” have that classic soul and era vibe, whereas he lets loose with his renowned verbal assaults over the rockier joints like “Elements”, “Sparta” and “Fight Music”. The skills are in full effect on “Tiger Blade” and many props have been afforded to the deep sentiment portrayed in “Letter To Mommy”

He describes the album as just “the latest chapter in my book of life“, but this album is full of true street stories – he’s lived and seen it, there’s no fantasy rap goin on here

He took time out recently to speak with Chase March from The Word is Bond’s Rap Radio Hour. Hear the entire audio interview online HERE

You can check out all the tracks and buy the album on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-on-fire/id685226091

As a taster, check out the videos for What It’s Supposed to Be produced by Kyo Itachi, Can’t Get Enough and the single 80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

You can also follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the guys at the magazine @ChaseMarch & @TheWordisBond Thanks also to Teckzilla for his help on that feature.

Any further media & press inquiries about ethemadassassin can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

It’s a brilliant album in the best traditions of classic rap & hip hop. Check it out & support

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SoulonFire-SubbaCultcha

UK online music magazine Subba Cultcha covers a wide variety of genres, featuring news on artists, releases, interviews and more

The publication’s Ben Bradford took time out recently to speak with Los Angeles hip hop emcee EtheMadAssassin ahead of the release of his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September.

Something of a veteran in the independent scene…and not just as part of Cali duo Veteran Assassins…he started out based in Greensboro NC and also spent time in Camden, New Jersey before making the move to the west coast primarily to start the new group with his partner in rhyme Veteran Eye.

The interview is preceded with an overview of the new album itself “if you want to learn of life on the streets, particularly in the 80s and 90s then this is the place to come” adding “This is Assassin rap…where Ethemadassassin comes out fighting for you, fighting for himself, and fighting for people to be together and fighting against the bullshit…its an honest and breathtakingly direct approach, which has come to fruition on his new album ’Soul On Fire’

The interview itself covers details about the single and video for “Can’t Get Enough”, the making of Soul on Fire, working with the producers on the LP, how he formulates the ideas behind his rhymes & lyrics and the general writing process, the formation of Veteran Assassins and the days in when he started out in NC and the artists who acted as his own main influences.

An artist with his own unique style & personality, he sums it up :

I found my pocket a long time ago and I definitely don’t try to emulate anyone, its like being yourself isn’t cool, I have my own way of doing things” read the whole interview HERE

If you like those old soul groove sampled joints with a nod to the good ‘ol days, check out two of his most recent singles:

Video for “Can’t Get Enough”

Single for “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu

Follow E’s latest chapter in his book of life on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and also the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom

Any further media & press inquiries regarding this release, or dj requests for full quality clean mp3s of these tracks, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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SoulOnFire-Echoescolumn
Echoes Magazine is one of the longest established publications in the UK covering hip hop, rap, jazz, r&b, soul with news, reviews, features produced in both physical and online format

The current September 2013 issue has the usual wide spread of genre coverage, and in Sunil Chauhan’s regular hip hop page he covers news on Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces) moving to Sub Pop, Kanye West & Rhymefest new non profit organization Donda’s House, Belafonte / Jay Z, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and his new publishing imprint Infamous Books and Just Blaze providing the soundtrack for the video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Included in the column is a new interview with Los Angeles (by way of Greensboro NC) emcee, and one half of Veteran Assassins, EtheMadAssassin. His new solo album “Soul on Fire” releases on 17th September, and the interview addresses his reflection on the 80’s & 90’s Golden Era of hip hop – the time which marks his early beginnings in the game – his tag as a gangsta rapper & why this isn’t a description he recognizes, the rap scene in North Carolina and his time working for Elektra Records.

UK readers can pick the magazine up from stores now, and international readers will have the opportunity to read the whole magazine in 2 weeks when the new website www.echoesmagazine.co.uk is relaunched and will include a page by page flick through.

E’s album is full of powerful lyricism, an honest take on his life journey to date, and includes some quality production throughout.

Check out the videos & audio for the soul laden track Can’t Get Enough which premiered on The Rap Up, What It’s Supposed to Be produced by Japan’s Kyo Itachi, and the Pharcyde-esque “80’s & 90’s” with beats courtesy of Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu

Can’t Get Enough

What It’s Supposed To Be

80’s & 90’s

Follow E on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and the magazine @EchoesMag

Look out for more coverage in the weeks ahead. Any media, press or dj inquiries about the release or requests for interviews and clean full quality mp3s of the singles can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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