British online HHK Mag, known previously as Hip Hop Kings, has been running a series “25 facts….” where artists provide information about the making of their new album and other less well known details about themselves generally.

Latest feature is with Detroit’s Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5 9, who releases his debut solo album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment. It can be pre-ordered at www.seven13ent.com

As well as describing the recording process, he names his favourite rappers to spar with, favourite boxers, how he nearly became a sportsman before becoming a rapper and speaks on meeting Eminem in the studio. Read it all HERE

As mentioned in the feature, the album includes production by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore and Toronto’s Nick Zervos. Check his lyric video for “Look at all my $hit”, a satirical attack on the big ballers with no dollars

Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and the label @Seven13Music

All media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the Timing is Everything album, requests for promotional copies to review or requests to interview Kid Vishis, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic album “Critical Beatdown”, Ultramagnetic MCs are touring the UK and Europe in July

Hailed as one of the early innovators of the sampling techniques employed by producer Ced Gee, the release influenced future generations for years to come. On tour will be Kool Keith, Ced Gee and T R Love, their first as a group in Europe since the release of the album, and will be an extremely rare opportunity for fans to see the legends perform the classics live.

The full tour announced is as follows :

July 2nd Paris Le Trabendo
July 4th Amsterdam Melkweg The Max
July 5th London The Clapham Grand
July 6th Brighton Concorde 2
July 8th Norwich Arts Centre
July 9th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
July 10th Glasgow O2 ABC 2
July 11th Manchester Band on the Wall
July 12th Dublin The Sugar Club
July 13th Liverpool Haus
July 17th Cologne Club Banhof Ehrenfeld
July 20th Belgium Dour Music Festival

They have also been working on some new material, and produced the track “Let The Bars Go” ahead of their tour. This new version is aired for the first time today


You can follow Kool Keith on twitter @UltraMan7000 and the group a/c @McsUltra Any djs who have not already been serviced with the track, or members of the media and press looking to set up interviews can send their requests to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Perhaps one of the most meaningful albums to reach my ears” opens Canada’s Brandon Schiafone aka DJ Mafia House in his review of the Melanin 9’s debut LP “Magna Carta”

Writing for the UK’s Niji Magazine, a publication with a long history of supporting new and emerging talent and artists, the piece touches upon the Emcee’s ability with superior lyricism and wordplay to speak on the subjects of racism, social conditions, spirituality, love and politics

It’s an in depth review, critical in places but done with positive intentions, but ending with :

As he continues to grow and develop his music, I feel as if Melanin 9 could develop into an iconic figure in the world of conscious hip hop……if you are a lover of conscious rap music, however, this album is definitely worth your attention

Read the whole review HERE

Releasing on 3rd December, pre-orders of the album in CD format can be made via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and will be delivered a week before general release as an appreciation of the support

Also be sure to look out for the album launch party at The Vibe Bar, brick Lane, London on Friday 23rd November where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Iron Braydz, Phoenix da Icefire, Logic and Skriblah

8pm – 1am £5 on the door. Big night!

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @NijiMagazine

All media & press enquiries regarding this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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