Hip Hop Breath is a quarterly magazine published on Issuu.

It is edited by Parisien DJ LSM who hosts the “Medicine Show” among others and also releases various mixtapes. With the focus very much placed on the more traditional elements of the culture and music, the magazine has been running for 5 years and featured artists of the calibre of Talib Kweli, KXNG Crooked, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Whoo Kid, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Ras Kass and many more.

In the new issue just published today, they feature Detroit rapper ZotheJerk who released his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th with producer Frost Gamble. They speak with him about the concept behind the album, the origins of his working relationship with Frost, and the background to his receiving a Humanitarian of the Year award for services to the community

You can read the interview in full HERE

Also featured in the magazine are Classic Storm Radio’s DJ Toshi, 60 East, Juxx Diamondz and Napoleon da Legend.

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

You can connect with Zo & Frost on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

Frost releases the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State’s Tone Chop on September 29th.

It includes guest featured artists Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, DNA, White Rhino and Kool G Rap who appears on the first single “Walk the Walk” released on Friday

All international media & press enquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble, Tone Chop and their respective albums can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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The latest episode of the online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman”, hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, has just been broadcast. The new series invites rappers, dj’s & producers to discuss the latest news issues of the day together with providing updates of their own careers

His latest guest is the Bronx’s actress, poet, community activist, musician and rapper Caridad de la Luz, aka La Bruja.

The term “artist” is often over used, but in this case it’s barely adequate. Probably one of the reasons the Bronx Music Heritage Centre presented her with the accolade recently of “Bronx Living Legend”

Born to Puerto Rican parents and brought up in the Bronx, she gained recognition for her early performances at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe before delivering a renowned performance of the self penned “WTC” on HBO’s Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam in 2002 reflecting on events of 9/11.

Her acting career which has seen her perform in many tv and stage plays, including her own “Boogie Rican Blvd” took off with her performance as “Cuca” in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”. She then released her album “Brujalicious” in 2006 mixed by DJ Precision of the X-Executioners and featuring among others Joell Ortiz, Chingo Bling, Tony Touch, Jadakiss and The Jungle Brothers. She performed in the UK and Germany in support of the release including a performance in London on the same billing as Amerie.

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Her dedication to helping and empowering youth and women saw her involved in various organizations including the setting up of Latinas4Life and providing poetry workshops in schools, youth centres and jails. During the interview which touches upon Indiana’s policy of providing clean needles to combat AIDS, she compares that to the work she did for a project in Hunts Point.

Similarly on the subject of the false Virginia University rape allegation made by Rolling Stone Magazine, her work with various different women’s assistance programmes allows her to relate the potential consequences for women with this kind of story, and also allows her to speak with authority on the subjects of the gender wage gap and Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president given recent issues raised regarding her campaign funding.

Other subjects tackled include legalization of marijuana, the death penalty for the Boston Bomber….and her thoughts on the new Star Wars film…..

Having performed a few bars live, La Bruja then speaks about her current projects including appearing in the musical “Betsy”, stage play Shadowlands and her plans to record a tribute album to the late Cuban singer-songwriter Celina Gonzalez

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE VIA EVERYJOE’s CHANNEL

Keep up to date with La Bruja….if that’s possible!….on twitter @LaBrujaNYC

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British online magazine Stereoboard is a multi-genre music platform providing news, reviews, features and details of upcoming tours & concerts on a wide array of international artists.

Their reviewer Jonathan Rimmer is the latest to run the rule over the debut album “Timing is Everything” by Detroit MC Kid Vishis. Released on 22nd July through the label Seven 13 Entertainment, and produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos, read what they had to say HERE

Eleven tracks deep, only the final track “Coward” has a featured artist, that being his older brother Royce da 5’9″. Check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

“Timing is Everything” is available worldwide from various online digital stores including iTunes and Amazon, and CD versions can be bought direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com Now planning international tour dates and busy in the stido recording new material for an EP and follow up album, keep up to date with Kid Vishis on Instagram and twitter @KidVishis

There has been widespread global media coverage throughout the summer for this release; reviews, interviews & special features appearing in publications all over the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and New Zealand with still more to come in September. All international media & press inquiries regarding Kid Vishis including requests to interview the artist can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR HERE

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Detroit’s Kid Vishis released his new album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July and marked the event by launching the audio for the track “Coward” which features his brother Royce da 5’9″, the only track on the album to have a featured artist.

It was premiered by XXL Magazine

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This is the audio stream for the clean radio edit. Any dj’s not already serviced with a full quality (320) mp3 but who would like one, can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album, released through Seven 13 Entertainment, includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos. Physical CDs can be ordered direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com

It is available in digital format international at iTunes and Amazon

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American online publication Vann Digital have just published their review for the album. The review opens “As soon as I received this project from Kid Vishis to review. I was extremely excited. I’ve heard of the young kid before through Royce da 5’9″ and his work. With such backing, I expected nothing less than absolute fire. Thankfully that’s what I got with this project

Read the full review HERE

Still busy with promoting the album and conducting further interviews, Kid Vishis is also in the early stages of putting together tours of the UK, Europe and Canada, as well as beginning work on his follow up album. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

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Younger brother of Slaughterhouse member Royce da 5 9, Detroit’s Kid Vishis releases his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July. Out on Seven 13 Entertainment, it includes production by Mr Porter, Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos and can be pre-ordered with autographed merchandise from www.seven13ent.com

US online Rap Essence are the latest to run the rule over the album, with a track by track analysis which is then summarized :

Kid Vishis really impressed me on here. He changes up the topics and subject matter on almost every song, while still coming with aggressive rhymes and boastful battle raps at the same time. This keeps the album feeling fresh and gives each of the songs its own unique identity, which is something that is missing from a lot of hip-hop albums nowadays

Read the full review HERE

Prior to the album releasing, he is also due to launch a new mixtape which will consist of original tracks only, so look out for a number of audio & official video releases over the next few months as well as widespread international media coverage throughout the summer.

Meanwhile, keep in touch with him on twitter @KidVishis and check out his single Heaven produced by New Jersey producer Nemisis

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North London Emcee & producer released his Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April, and has received a phenomenal response from the media and public in the UK, Europe & United States.

Long regarded as one of the country’s finest lyricists, the 10 track EP also features Prince Po, Sean Price, Kyza, Skriblah, Phat Kat, DJ Shortee Blitz and several of his fellow Triple Darkness members. He’s set down an impressive marker of what’s to come over the next year, with several releases in the pipeline whether solo or as part of Triple Darkness and FuFu Gang.

He also enjoys a reputation as one of the finest live performers on the scene, whether headlining shows or on hosting duties for the likes of DJ Premier, Joell Ortiz, Immortal Technique, M1 and many more. For those who have not yet witnessed the man in action, you will have the opportunity to this coming Saturday, 10th May, when he’s live in London’s Itch FM radio station with DJ Sammy Jay between 8pm – 10pm GMT (3pm – 5pm EST).

Hip Hop Heads worldwide can hear a mix of tracks from his EP together with an interview and exclusive freestyle session live & direct at www.itch.fm/live so make sure you’re locked in from 8pm in the UK, 3pm EST, 9pm Central European Time.

The Verbal sWARdz EP is available now at http://braydz.bandcamp.com and you can keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

Meanwhile, check out the title track from his EP Verbal sWARdz featuring Cyrus Malachi

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Ahead of the release of his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April, Iron Braydz gives one of his most in depth interviews to date to British online publication NIJI Magazine.

He speaks on his move from Nigeria to Kilburn in north London at a young age, the early influence of hip hop in his life and what inspired him to become an artist, his earliest live shows & hosting events for DJ Premier, Joell Ortiz and RZA, working with UK producers Lewis Parker and Chemo and Stateside artists Sean Price, DJ Ronin and Sav Killz, his growing support in Europe, becoming the newest member of Triple Darkness, his role in a new independent film “Night Bus” and the recording process in putting the new EP together

It’s a real insight into the history of one of the UK’s most highly regarded hip hop artists which you can read in full HERE

The new release is largely self produced, but includes features from Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah, Sean Price and Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po

The track Fiery Red featuring Sean Price was originally released to the internet a couple of years ago. Check it out

It’s set to be one of the hottest UK hip hop releases in the first half of 2014, and only the beginning of a series of releases whether as solo projects or via his involvement with Triple Darkness and FuFu Gang

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz on his Facebook “HollaAtBraydz” and check in with the publication over at @NijiMagazine

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