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Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang released their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, and within a week it entered the top 50 of iTunes’ charts in 15 countries.

From it was the single “Shoe-icide Squad”, the group’s savage verbal attack on police brutality against the black community, delivered with a ferocity that drew many to compare it to NWA’s “F*ck The Police”. The appropriately raucous beat is courtesy of Danish production duo Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Tech N9ne)

With the recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida and now Canada taking place in the midst of political upheaval, the west coast rappers have put their full weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement by releasing this new official video, premiered by HIPHOP DX

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WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Horseshoe Gang drop a new limited edition album “4 Brothers” in September, with CD versions of both album releases available from Seven 13 Ent HERE

“Anti-Trap Music” available from iTunes HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on social media via TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK

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Couple weeks back, Respect Magazine contributor Jeremy Hecht jumped on Skype with the four members of west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

During a very in-depth discussion they talk about the group dynamic, working together as four blood brothers and among the the earliest memories, Dice reveals the time Tupac offered him $100 to smoke a blunt and meeting Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett, Dr Dre, and Eric B & Rakim at Snoop’s house!

The interview then comes through the ages, the group giving their thoughts on today’s new artists by comparison to what they grew up listening to, and the differences in song structure method. While hip hop has evolved and diversified, with people finding their own lane, the group challenge aspects of the current debates comparing the different genres.

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More specifically, they suggest people be exposed to all styles before assuming to speak with authority on the merits or otherwise of a particular genre – if you aint heard it, you can’t be speaking on it. This then moves the conversation on again to differentiate between those who can make a quick financial killing now, and those who will be held in esteem over the decades.

Inevitably the route of the discussion turns to the album title where they explain more the significance of lyrical content, and how it influences a younger generation, that artists need to take responsibility at some point for what they say. There is an underlying theme in the interview where the group are speaking to a younger generation, whether of listeners or of new artsists. With the latter, they finish the interview with some sound advice

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

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Earlier this week, Hip Hop DX offered their appraisal of the group’s new album with a review which you can read HERE

Released on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the album can be bought on iTunes with CD copies available from Amazon

The group are currently planning shows with possible tour dates later in the year, and are also back in the studio with another new album in the works. Keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Check out the official album stream

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Earlier this week, Julius from Horseshoe Gang took to the Long Beach street to do what rappers do

The group release their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, and this live freestyle of the same name lays the cards on the table so you get the concept.

Last year the group released their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” Ep and picked up the gauntlet laid down by Funk Volume with their rap battle challenge, resulting in appearances on Sirius XM’s “Sway in the Morning”, DJ Vlad TV and features in HipHop DX and AllHipHop.

Check the group’s freestyle on Sway’s show

They are due to appear in Texas at this year’s SXSW Festival in March in the lead up to the release of the new album the following month. CD versions of the album, including signed copies and merchandise combos can be pre-ordered direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on social media, twitter & instagram @HorseshoeGang and on Facebook “HorseshoeGangCOB“, and the label on twitter @Seven13Music

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Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang release their new album Anti Trap Music on 29th April through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

The younger brothers of KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) and COB affiliates are among the most ruthless lyricists around. Quick-fire rhymes and on point wordplay have been their trademark since 2009 when they introduced their “Horseshoe Gang Weekly Series” followed by their debut album “Gangsta MC”.

A prolific release schedule culminated in the launch of their year long Monthly Mixtape series with DJ Far in 2014 and their 2015 EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door”.

Most recently they hit the headlines for their appearance on “Sway in the Morning” and for their rap battle with Funk Volume. They will be appearing at this year’s SXSW Festival.

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Here is the full tracklist

1. “INTRO” ft KXNG Crooked (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H)
2. “I Want” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
3. “Poverty Slogans” (produced by Jonathan Elkaer and DJ E.D.D.E.H)
4. “Stress Relief” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
5. “Shoe-icide Squad” (produced by Tabu)
6. “Poor Swagg” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
7. “Out of Touch” (produced by Komplex)
8. “Who’s the Best Rapper” (produced by KXNG Crooked)
9. “Broke Ass Nigga” (produced by Aktive)
10. “Falling” (produced by Serious Beats)
11. “Crooked I Robot” (produced by Jonathan Elkaer)

CD versions of the album, including signed copies and other merchandise can be pre-ordered directly from Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

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The group released the joint “Crooked I Robot” yesterday, made available as a free download and premiered by HipHop DX. Read the DX piece HERE

Connect with HorseShoe Gang on twitter @HorseshoeGang & Facebook “HorseShoeGangCOB“. Producer Jonathan Elkaer on twitter @jonathanelkaer and the label @Seven13Music

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Greensboro NC rapper ethemadassassin, now based in LA, released his critically acclaimed solo album “Soul on Fire” in September, and featured in Hip Hop DX’s “Hollywood Freestyle” series at the turn of the year

As one half of the group Veteran Assassins, he is now preparing for the release of their new album with the launch of the final video taken from his own solo album. “Elements” sees E in trademark, no holds barred mood, spittin’ lyrics like verbal bullets over a hard edged rock tinged production by Gav Beats

Look out for E pickin’ up where he left off in the new year with more true life street tales delivered in that raw, aggressive flow.

You can follow him on twitter @ethemadassassin & producer Gav Beats @TheRealGavBeats

FEATURE ON HIPHOP DX www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.15165/title.hollywood-freestyle-ethemadassassin

The album Soul on Fire received widespread media coverage from both sides of the Atlantic. Contains some real classics such as “80’s & 90’s”, “Tiger Blade”, “Can’t Get Enough” and many more. Quality mix of hard hittin hip hop beats with E pullin no punches in the rhymes and wordplay. It can be bought on iTunes HERE

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Known internationally as one of the leading music magazines for many years, the UK’s MOJO is the latest to review Melanin 9’s album “Magna Carta” which releases on Monday 3rd December.

Their end of year edition includes Andy Cowan’s new hip hop column, which as well as featuring Melanin 9’s debut album, also includes Main Attrakionz, Stones Throw’s Homeboy Sandman, and Rhymesayers’ P.O.S. The magazine is available to buy now from various stores

You can hear Melanin 9 live on Bang FM in London tonight from 10pm GMT,(5pm EST), with Mr 13 and DJ Bones via http://www.wearebang.com

Having just launched his new video & single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano which was featured on The Source, Nah Right, 2 Dope Boys, Hip Hop DX and Complex Magazine, he is busy filming a new video which will be launched over the next few weeks.

Look out for more coverage coming shortly on this release. You can buy CD versions of the album HERE

Any further media enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can follow the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @MOJOMagazine

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