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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

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Little while back, Chicago journalist Sherron Shabazz, owner of the online The Real Hip Hop jumped on Skype with Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the relase of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

They spoke at length about a variety of subjects beginning with the meaning behind the album title and the concept that large areas of hip hop today has moved away from carrying any real message of note.

The discussion moved on to their song “Shoe-icide Squad”, quoted by some as a modern day “Fuck The Police”, and the incident involving Chicago’s Laquan McDonald who was shot and killed by police is debated in the context of their single. The subject then moves to the years they’ve operated as a group, comparing that to most others who inevitably break up as the urge to fly solo becomes too strong, whereas the four brothers see their future as a unit.

The feature also sees them outline the knowledge passed down to them by their elder brother Crooked I while they go into some of the finer detail behind their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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You’ll be able to hear Horseshoe Gang live in the Homegrown Radio studio with DJ Hed and Chuck Dizzle on Thursday July 21st, broadcasting on Real 92.3 FM LA.

Meanwhile, check out the aforementioned single “Shoe-icide Squad” produced by Tabu

The album was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and is available on iTunes and Amazon

Keep up to date with them on twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook Page

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A few weeks back, Horseshoe Gang met up with US online tv channel WKNDTV at their local Long Beach studios – the station has bases coast to coast.

In this filmed interview, Demetrius, Dice, Kenny and Julius discuss their new album “Anti-Trap Music” and the influence and guidance provided by their elder brother Crooked I (aka KXNG Crooked), they speak on their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume last year, give their thoughts on collaborating with other artists and talk about meeting with Death Row’s Suge Knight.

Watch the video of the interview on Youtube

Earlier this week, the group were guests on J Hart’s Big Bang Show on London’s Itch FM radio. The audio stream has just been uploaded to Mixcloud.

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“Anti-Trap Music” is Top 50 in the iTunes album charts in 15 different countries, and can be bought HERE CD versions are available to buy from Amazon HERE

The group are still conducting interviews with international media as they prepare to release a new single next week. Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang and their latest news on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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Stranga the Great from US online Hip Hop Vibe sat down with Julius, Dice, Demetrius and Kenny – aka Horseshoe Gang – to chop it up with the group about various topics in the lead up to the release of their new album “Anti Trpa Music” on April 29th. It will be available from iTunes HERE

In this feature the group discuss how they first came together, their early influences and the role their elder brother KXNG Crooked (Crooked I) played in their development, they speak on their well publicised rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume last year, the writing and recording process with the new album and they also talk more on the track “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality in line with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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This is the track “Half a Meal” which was the group’s response to Funk Volume laying down a $500,000 rap battle challenge

From the album, this is the stream of the aforementioned single “Shoe-icide Squad” produced by Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath)

As they speak with more local, national and international media, and plan for a special album launch event, keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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West coast rap crew Horseshoe Gang release their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

They hit the headlines last year picking up the $500,000 rap battle challenge laid down by Funk Volume with their Half a Meal response. Hopsin spoke more on this to DJ Vlad TV in the past couple of days

The Long Beach group, featured over the past few weeks in a wide range of publications in the States, UK and Europe, are joined on this new single “Intro” by the elder brother KXNG Crooked. Danish production duo Jonathan Elkaer and DJ E.D.D.E.H. provide the electronic backdrop over which all five MC’s unleash their fierce lyrical firepower.

The single is available to buy now at the album’s pre-order spot on iTunes HERE

Look out for more national & international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile, keep up to date with their latest news and views on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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London based I Am Hip Hop Magazine is both an online and physical printed publication which over the past few years has built up a strong readership based on their reputation for focusing on the traditional and authentic elements of the genre, featuring artists where the emphasis is on quality lyricism.

They sat down recently with westcost group Horseshoe Gang in the build up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th. They discussed the motivation behind the album title and leading on from that the return of a more widespread level of lyricism emerging in hip hop today. The subject matter then moves on to their greatest challenges coming up as independent artists, the artists they rate currently in Long Beach and then turn to address the US presidential elections

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE. CD versions of the album can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

Taken from the album, and available to buy now from iTunes, is their single Poverty Slogans

Keep up to date with news from Horseshoe Gang on their TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts

Look out for much more media coverage on the group in the weeks ahead. All further media, press and radio station dj enquiries about Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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With just under a month until the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, west coast crew Horseshoe Gang jumped on the phone with the UK’s Wordplay Magazine.

The magazine covers all things rooted in hip hop culture – music, fashion, graffiti – and produce a regular printed publication in addition to having their online platform.

Speaking with Ethan Everton, the group discuss the upcoming album release and the subject matter they touch upon and provide further insight as to why only their elder brother KXNG Crooked appears as a guest artist.

The feature which also doubles as a focus piece on the release also reports on Horseshoe Gang’s rap battle with Funk Volume last year, their previous EP release “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and the interview concludes with their thoughts on the level of unity between artists in the California scene.

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In the past few weeks, the group have been busy speaking with local, national and international publications and have more ahead. Their most recent single release was “Shoe-icide Squad” addressing the issues surrounding police brutality and killings of young men in the black community. Check the stream of this contemporary G Funk banger

“Anti-Trap Music” can be pre-ordered on iTUNES and you can connect with Horseshoe Gang on social media, whether on TWITTER or FACEBOOK

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