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Voted “Best Hip Hop Artist” at this year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs tha Rocka releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December.

The 19 tracks include production and features from many local upcoming artists as well as Jake One, !llmind, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish from The Cool Kids, MOOD and Piakhan. He returned from this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta performing with Talib Kweli for the second year running and spoke with the UK’s online HHK Mag (Hip Hop Kings) as part of their regular series “25 Facts….” where artists provide previously unknown information about the making of their albums.

Within the feature, Buggs explains the original planned title for the album and the reason behind the new title, he reveals that Mac Miller & Talib Kweli were originally scheduled to feature, the assistance provided by Hi Tek in the making of the album, how a visit to Amsterdam played a pivotal role in the project and much more.

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In the past couple of weeks he has opened for Bone Thugs & Harmony and performed at the special Eternal Reflection reunion show at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery with MOOD and DJ Clockwork with whom he has released two mixtapes.

Check out his most recent video for the single Bad Habits

Buggs Tha Rocka – Bad Habits (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

We’ve already received substantial international media interest in this release, the results of which you will see over the coming months. Any further press & media inquiries, whether requests for a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can keep up to date with Buggs online on twitter @BuggsThaRocka on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” or via his official site www.buggstharocka.com

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Los Angeles (by way of Greensboro NC) emcee ethemadassassin releases his new Soul on Fire album on 17th September, the third solo LP from one half of the Veteran Assassins duo.

Coming up through NC’s rap battle scene during the Golden Era, the new single “80’s & 90’s” produced by UK beatsmith Sci Fi Stu speaks on these days. Anyone familiar with the sights and sounds of the time will recognize the fashions name-checked and lifestyle represented throughout.

Described in a recent album review “fired up by a dope reminiscing beat, the dreamy backdrop empowers Ethemadassassin to throwback to times gone by with inspiring effect” , the single is one for the Tru Skool heads through the generations.

The single was premiered today by the UK’s HHK Mag (aka Hip-Hop Kings) where he also gave an exclusive interview and insight into his days starting out as an artist during hip hop’s Golden Era, he speaks on the impact of the internet for artists by comparison to those early years, the current focus on 90’s fashions and culture happening now, opening for Immortal Technique and Wu Tang and of course his new album and working with international producers.

It’s a fascinating read for all those interested in the historical aspect of hip hop from the perspective of an artist who has lived through it and still performing and evolving his style to this day

Read the whole interview HERE

Check out the new single 80’s & 90’s on Soundcloud

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You can follow them on twitter @EtheMadAssassin @SciFiStu and @HHKMag

Any djs not already serviced with the clean / radio edit of this track can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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With just over a week and a half to go until the general public release of Melanin 9’s debut album Magna Carta on 3rd December, one of the UK’s leading online specialists for hip hop & rap music, Hip Hop Kings, is the latest to give the release their endorsement.

HHK regularly present exclusive freestyle and interview filmed content, are involved with some of the live events taking place in the north of England, and of course cover reviews, latest video and single releases and more

There’s no doubt that Magna Carta is one of the most soulful, heartfelt and honest pieces of music Ive heard in a long time” begins the review

Its this aspect of Melanin 9 as an artist, combined with his wordplay and lyricism that has established him as one of the most respected UK emcees, and has earned much media attention to this release

The review summarizes :

The support I’ve seen M9 receive is a testament to the quality of Magna Carta, and his decision to be truthful with his music and the direction of this album. I will be using this album as a reference to U.K Hip-Hop for many years to come, as certain elements of the music are unrivalled by M9’s peers

Read the whole review HERE

The review comes hard on the heels of the launch of his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, produced by Anatomy, and premiered on New York’s Nah Right

This Friday also sees his album launch night upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz,Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skrblah Dangogh. Entry is £5.00, nearest tube Aldgate East, 18 + over

You can also hear him live on Guess Radio in London from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST with DJ Sammy Jay on the Xposure show at http://www.guessradio.co.uk Thursday 22nd November.

You can order CD versions of the album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Hip Hop Kings @HHKDotCom

Any further press, media or dj / radio station enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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In the lead up to the release of his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version), which finally has a confirmed release date of 7th August via Man Bites Dog Records, Copywrite took some time out to speak with one of the UK’s leading onlines Hip Hop Kings.

Here he compares the new album with his previous release The Life & Times of Peter Nelson, his working with such a wide range of UK artists & the concept behind the album, his work on the new Megahertz album and which producers he’d be keen to work with in the future and plnas for touring

The album has certainly sparked the imagination of the UK media to date, with coverage in a diverse range of publications including Subba Cultcha, Data Transmission, Blues & Soul, Flavour, K-Mag, Beatnik, British Hip Hop, SBTV, What Culture, Kix, Clash and even weekly entertainment magazine Nuts. Much more to follow

With production from Marco Polo, Bronze Nazareth, Stu Bangas, Vanderslice, Curtiss King & Kount Fif complementing Copy at his best & featured artists such as Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Seam P, Killah Priest, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Torae, Akala, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Bigz, S.A.S, Melanin 9, Iron Braydz, Context & Dru Blu, its little wonder that this unique release is thought to be one of the biggest independent hip hop albums of 2012.

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UK’s Hip Hop Kings is next up with a review of the new album by Copywrite, God Save the King (Proper English Version), which releases digitally on 15th May 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records

The concept of the album began back in January 2011, with HHK’s Ryan Maxwell assisting in the early process at the planning stages, so our thanks to him for the part played.

The album is an absolute banger, including features from some of the UK and USA’s finest. Look for big contributions from the likes of Royce da 5 9, Genesis Elijah, Sean Price, S.A.S., Mystro, Sonny Seeza, Akala, Crooked I, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Killah Priest, Bigz Flygerian, Inspectah Deck, Dru Blu, Context, Don Jaga, Casual, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Torae and more.

Heavy production from Vanderslice, Stu Bangas, Marco Polo, Jaguar Skills, Kount Fif, Curtiss King

Copywrite himself is on top form, and its little wonder he considers this to be possibly his best album to date

Check the full review HERE

Look out for more singles & videos from this album coming soon, and you can also check Youtube for videos such as G$K ft Dru Blu and “Royal Flush” featuring Genesis Elijah, Mystro & Iron Braydz currently being shown on British tv

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Earning his reputation initially in the Australian homegrown scene with artists such as Bliss & Eso, producer M-Phazes went on to produce for internationally renowned stars such as Talib Kweli on Gutter Rainbows, the tracks Clap, Assassins and One Day ft Jill Scott for Pharoahe Monch, and Back on the Scene for Shady’s supergroup Slaughterhouse.

In 2010 he released his debut album “Good Gracious” featuring the cream of Australian hiphop which received global recognition

In October this year it was announced that he was collaborating with DJ Rhettmatic on a new remix album, to be called “Phazed Out” which will feature Big Noyd, Inspectah Deck, Termanology, Heltah Skeltah, Sadat X and many more, due for a 2012 release on Coalmine Records. Emilio Rojas current single Middle Finger was also produced by him

He has worked with several UK artists over the years, most recently Sonnyjim, and was in the UK for a few days recently where he gave this interview to well regarded online Hip Hop Kings.

http://www.hip-hopkings.com/2011/11/m-phazes-interview-with-hip-hop-kings-exclusive/

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Fresh off the desk, Ohio’s Copywrite drops another banger hard on the heels of the PYT UK remix featuring Loudmouth Melvin & Skillit

This time he’s teamed up with London’s 7 times Jump Off champion Sam Khan on the re-work of “Stop”.

The recent collaborations with some of the UK’s finest acts as a taster of Copy’s new album “God Save the King” which will be released on Man Bites Dog Records on 1st November.

Top producers and artists will feature, including the UK’s Akala, SAS, Bigz Flygerian, Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Melanin 9, Mystro, Don Strapzy, Context MC & Jaga. They are complemented by appearances from Sean Price, Royce da 5 9, Roc Marciano, Inspectah Deck, Crooked I and much more, with the result of this being one of the most anticipated hiphop albums of 2011.

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Artists on twitter @Copywrite @SamKhanLive

Hip Hop Kings @HHKDotCom

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