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Latest review of the new EP “Veteran” by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble comes courtesy of US journalist and author Samuel Odunsi Jr.

Using his own online platform to publish critiques of the latest new music & film releases, the genres covered are broad and eclectic

The review of the new EP breaks down the tracks individually and acknowledges the context of the sound and approach given the duo’s first involvement in hip hop dating back to their friendly rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the late 90’s. The classic authentic feel updated for 2016 is noted, with the recommedation given to all with an appreciation for the true essence “If you are a fan of the golden age and miss it like I do, I suggest you show your support and pick it up ASAP.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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Released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on November 18th and available to buy on iTunes, the 7 track EP includes the tribute to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi and is a warm up for a new album planned for 2017.

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further international media coverage and new bonus audio and video releases in the weeks ahead.

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Official Joint Page

All press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the Veteran EP can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE

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London journalist Taytula Burke jumped on Skype recently to speak with west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang in the lead up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” out on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent.

As part of a broader feature piece for the UK online BritishHipHop.com, the interview focused on the meaning behind the title and the wider issue of lyricial content prevelant in various forms of the genre.

As in previous interviews, the group acknowledge the role artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole have played in bringing the art of lyricism back to the table, but here again explain that one or two individuals cannot do that, or represent a movement alone. The inference being greater unity between like minded artists to help “clean up the industry” on a far larger scale

It’s an ongoing debate in the world of hip hop generally, but what’s certainly true is that the various evolutions have created very specific markets, often territory to territory. Apples & oranges.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Obviously now gearing up for this, their fourth studio album, the group are still conducting further interviews with local, national and international press & media, the results of which you will see shortly, and there is also tentative word of an album launch event – stay tuned.

Last week they released the single “Intro” featuring their older brother KXNG Crooked. It is available to buy from the album’s pre-order spot on iTunes HERE

Keep up to date with the group on Twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook page “HorseshoeGangCOB

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US journalist Samuel Odunsi Jr, ex contributor to Dead End Hip Hop among others, has returned from a short hiatus last year to launch his own new online platform which focuses on new music and movie releases.

Among his initial new content is a new review of the album “Everything 050” released in August lat year by New Jersey hip hop trio 050 Boyz. This was the group’s debut official album although individually Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK have released various solo projects and continue to do so.

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Produced entirely by Clinton Place, the Brick City trio were joined by many guest feature artists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, IB the Druid, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group enjoyed extensive international media coverage last year and appeared on the Bodega Cold Cutz Show, DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show and Rap Is Outta Control Show, and DJ Premier’s Live from HQ Show on Sirius XM. Taken from the album, their single “DNA” received heavy airplay time from international stations. Check it out

The album itself is available to buy direct from their label 050 Entertainment HERE

Connect with the guys on twitter @050_Boyz (or individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050) and also the publication @KULTUREPRONE

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Rapper & producer Ande Bishop is an artist on the rise, deemed by many to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging artists in the Southern rap scene.

Since switching focus to his solo career only in January of this year having produced Londn Blue’s “False Hope” Ep in 2014, he has launched a string of releases specially featured in The Source, Mechanical Dummy, Elevator Magazine & Jack Thriller, while his first official video for his single “MoneyorFriendz” received airtime from both MTV and VH-1.

The young artist who splits his time working out of both Atlanta and Alabama signed a deal with Seven 13 Entertainment and is due to release his debut EP “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

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He recently spoke to London journalist Taytula Burke for the UK’s online publication God is in the TV Magazine where he discussed the influence of his mother’s love of hip hop & in particular Tupac, his dedication & work ethic for music, and the inspiration J Cole’s self produced album has been in his own approach. With early aspirations to be a criminal defence lawyer, he then explains the reasons behind the change of course into music and his writing and recording methods

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Last week Ande Bishop released a bonus cut “Strictly 4 My Friendz” which again has been featured on a wide range of online platforms in the USA, UK and Europe. You can download it from the official audio stream on Soundcloud

Look out for Ande appearing on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv show shortly where he’ll be talking about his career, politics and the big current news items of the day with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, and meantime keep up to date with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop.

All members of the media & press in the USA, UK & Europe with enquiries regarding Ande Bishop including requests to interview the artist can be sent to Urban Elite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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Baltimore & New Jersey duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album a fortnight today, on 12th May 2015.

“Avant Garde” will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records label. 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary since Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt released their debut 12″ single ‘Competition Catch Speed Knots’, and while the pair worked mainly separately on projects with Arista and Roc A Fella for around 8 years, since re-forming in 2009 they have had a prolific level of output since. This also includes releasing projects with their partners SWC Records in Switzerland as “Trliateral Commission”, the most recent of which was the “Swiss Banks” movie earlier this year

There has been much media interest in the group and their new release, especially given their years in the game, their approach to running the label and of course the quality of the album itself.

Latest to speak with them was the journalist Taytula Burke, regular contributor for the UK’s online magazine God is in the TV. The feature published incorporates her interview with them, delving further into their history and how they arrived at where they are today. Summarizing “Avant Garde is proof if any was needed that Constant Deviants are constantly working, constantly evolving and constantly flying the flag for hip hop deep rooted in an era where the culture and authenticity reigned supremeREAD THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

As well as seeing their single “Breathin” be featured in DJ Magazine and reach #1 in the college radio charts, with their bonus cut “Just Make Music” also enjoying a lot of airplay right now, Constant Deviants filmed a trilogy of freestyles, named the “3Stylez Series”. Episodes 1 & 2, “Heavy Artillery” and “Art of War” respectively were launched during April, with the 3rd & final instalment due to be released around the time of the album’s release.

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 2 – "Art of War" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Constant Deviants will be in NYC from Friday 8th May – Thursday 14th May to meet with press & media around the time of the album’s release. Any members of the press or radio station dj’s who would like to meet with them while they’re in the city for an interview can send their details to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile, keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page

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There’s just over 2 weeks to go until Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on the 12th May.

It will be made available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records label.

2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ release “Competition Catch Speed Knots”, and while they spent 8 years working on seperate projects for Arista and Roc-A-Fella, they’ve been prolific since reforming officially in 2009 and setting up their own imprint. Albums, singles, releases with their colleagues in Switzerland SWC Records as Trilateral Commission, Emcee M.I. himself has recorded 4 albums in the past year and DJ Cutt has been producing various projects for the label.

The Baltimore & New Jersey duo, once based in Brooklyn in the earlier years, have been busy in the past few weeks conducting interviews with a host of international publications. The latest to appear on the internet is with French online “Hip Hop Breath” where they discuss their album, their work and time spent in France and Switzerland, their influences and thoughts on the current rap scene. M.I. then also speaks on recent events in the USA which has led to much publicized racial tensions and the role artists can play to address this.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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A little earlier, M.I. spoke with Chase March for his WIB Rap Radio show which is broadcast Mondays midnight to 2am on Canada’s 94.9 CHRW and affiliated to the online publication The Word is Bond.

He talks about the meaning behind Avant Garde which brings them on to speak about the bridge between the old skool hip hop sound and today’s version, he gives his thoughts on the emergence of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole, production techniques through the years and how some classic albums compare to today, support levels for artists in the D.M.V. and Tri State areas compared to the west coast and the South, graffiti, their 20 years in the game and much more.

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M.I. and DJ Cutt will be in NYC to meet with media from Friday 8th May to Thursday 14th May inclusive. Any radio station djs or members of the press who would like the opportunity to interview with them while they’re in town can contact UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with their request and we’ll set it up

Meanwhile, connect with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or through their official Facebook Page

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Last week, Detroit’s Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with New Jersey online Hip Hop Durso’s charismatic young writer Roberta Lampley shortly after the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”.

In what was an enthusiastic & fun exchange of views, the pair spoke about his writing process….and the key role Fiji Water, Monster Energy Drink & chicken plays in the pre-studio process!….the construction of the album and reasons for working with a core group of producers this time around, the thinking behind the album’s title and how it represents where he feels he is as an MC now.

They also discussed how the influence of not only Royce da 5’9″ but all 3 of his brothers played when he started our rapping and how that came about, his views on the depiction of hip hop today and why he feels “Hip Hop lost its respect, its pride, its honor. It’s become a fashion circus.“, the producers and artists he’d like to work with and gives an insight into his plans for future releases.

The feature in writing comes across exactly as it was on the phone, and well worth a read HERE

The album is available now internationally on iTunes and Amazon while CD formats are available directly from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos, and also featuring Royce da 5’9″ on the final track “Coward”, check out the album’s official audio stream and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

Look out for more international media coverage coming over the next few days, including a special video feature on France’s Hip Hop 4 Life. All press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything”, and also international booking requests can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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