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Saturday 7th December marked the date for London rapper & producer Apex Zero’s album launch party at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane.

Reality Provoking Liberation was the debut solo album for the member of the UK hip hop duo First and Last, and it released on 28th October to wide critical acclaim from media around the country

In conjunction with local live promoter Hoochinoo Events, Apex put together a strong line up for the night, showcasing tracks from his album with a live band, and there were also performances by Caxton Press, the latest member of the city’s Triple Darkness crew Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee from Itch FM and expertly hosted by Peaches

The event was filmed by south London cameraman Jimmy Chiba of Chiba Visuals, who as well as catching footage of the performances took time out with Apex himself who speaks on the event, his album and the support he’s had. The high quality visuals acts as a great document of the event, captures the energy of the artists and the audience, and represents the positive vibe common at live UK hip hop shows to full effect

Check it out on Youtube

The album can be bought in CD and digital format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

You can also keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Props to everyone involved with the show. Any media enquiries about Apex Zero can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE Anyone interested in booking Apex Zero for shows or requests for feature spots can also be sent to UrbanElite PR or addressed directly to Apex via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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Latest review of Copywrite’s new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which releases on Man Bites Dog Records on 7th August

This one is in Rago Magazine, run by the guys from Wolftown Recordings, Tricksta & Late.

Those boys have been involved in UK hip hop for many years and consistently been putting out their own products internationally as well as running the magazine, several different blogs and various other ventures. Respect the grind

Here Tricksta pretty much goes in on his assessment of this album!! No holds barred, he definitely gives it the seal of approval :

“Well my friends, it’s like this, if you don’t like something on this album then you are either a hater, deaf or totally lost the plot”

Lol, no messin about in a true West Midlands stylee!!

Read the whole review HERE
You can link with the guys on twitter @Copywrite & @RagoMagazine

A huge international release for independent hip hop, unprecedented in its involvement of US and UK artists of such a high stature, circle 7th August on the calendar & make sure you cop that

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Been a year in the making, but now Ohio’s Copywrite gets set to release one of the biggest international albums of the year, God Save The King on 30th April 2012.

The Columbus based MC first came to prominence as part of the group Megahertz. His work with producers RJD2, J-Dilla, Cool & Dre, Illmind and collaborations with artists such as Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Sean Price, and Dilated Peoples soon established his position on the international hip hop scene through a series of releases including The High Exhaulted, Ultrasound and The Life and Times of Peter Nelson.

Earning a reputation as a battle – hardened MC with punchlines for days, and having just picked up “Best Lyricist” at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards 2011, Copywrite has created an exceptional album. The title is part inspired by the features on this record with some of the best that the UK and US have to offer, and follows previous collaborations with the UK’s Rhyme Asylum, Loudmouth Melvin, Skillit and Sam Khan.

The release includes contributions from some of the most respected MC’s in the UK game, including recently Radio 1 playlisted Context, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Eurogang’s S.A.S. and Bigz Flygerian, Akala, and USG’s Don Jaga. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them are US heavyweights Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Illogic, Crooked I, Sean Price, Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano and Sonny Seeza (Onyx).

Also look out for a special guest appearance by the 1st Lady of Hip Hop, DJ Sarah Love.

Copywrite is on top of his game throughout with his unique flow and rhyme skills, complimented by production from Kount Fif, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skills, Marco Polo, RJD2, Bronze Nazareth, Surock and Illogic.

This is an album for fans of the real deal – lyricists and MC’s of the highest calibre spittin’ fire over bangin’ beats. Copywrite reinforces his position as one of the most skilled wordsmiths around today while producing a record which showcases the true essence of hip hop from both sides of the Atlantic.

First out the block is the title track G$K, produced by Stu Bangas and featuring Jason Rose and Lewisham’s Dru Blu, currently making huge moves on the UK scene right now with his new single “Living the Dream”.

The video was shot in the United States and in London, the latter courtesy of Dirty Media and Despa of Stay Fresh Digital. Stu Bangas also produced last year’s “English Troops” with Dru Blu and English Frank. Both Copywrite & Dru Blu go in hard on this joint with some choice cutting provided courtesy of DJ Drastik.

SOUNDCLOUD FOR CLEAN RADIO EDIT CLICK HERE

The album God Save The King releases in the UK on 30th April 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records, also home to Megahertz, Vast Aire, Kount Fif, Dub Sonata and more. Look out for much more news on this release over the coming months including plans for a future UK & European tour later in the year.

Further information available at www.copywritesworld.com

On twitter @Copywrite @Stu_Bangas @JasonGracedUS @DonDruBlu @ManBitesDogRecs

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Over 3 days, 14th, 15th & 16th September, we arranged 5 video shoots with UK artists linked to future releases from Stateside artists Copywrite & Double AB.

On the first day, we were with Mystro, Genesis Elijah and Iron Braydz in Ladbroke Grove to film 3 of these. Mystro appears on Copywrite’s track Pick Up Stix, also featuring Sean Price, Iron Braydz appears on a track from Double AB “London’s Calling”, and all 3 appear on a new posse cut with Copywrite. Copywrite’s album “God Save The King” is due for release in the first quarter of 2012.

A number of media also dropped by to check out what was happening, including Soulculture, The Grime Report, BSomebody TV, Niji Magazine, Code Emphasis, Lime, and The Hip Hop Chronicle. Mystro, Gen & Braydz gave an impromptu “Big Man Ting” interview for The Hip Hop Chronicle (see below)

Pics from day 1

MYSTRO – PICK UP STIX

Mystro

Mystrogen

Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz

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genesis elijah mystro braydz

The next day we were in Lewisham, South London linkin up with Dru Blu (AKA Don Strapzy) to film a sequence for the track God Save The King. Good fellas and Dru been gettin a lot of exposure recently in the specialist UK media

Dru Blu

don strapzy

On the final day we were over at Hammersmith to meet up with Context MC who had already appeared on a remix for Copywrite’s labelmate Vast Aire, on the track “Cannon on Samus”. The sequence was shot for a track “Ghost in the Machine” down at the Thames. Special mention to the woman who told us she could “arrange” for a variety of birds to appear in the video & offered a feather as proof. You have a sponsorship deal with Thunderbird in the making there sweetheart…..!

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context mc video shoot

The full versions of these videos are now due to be edited and the results will be seen in the near future. Mention also to John at Dirty Media and Despa at Stay Fresh on the video duties

Follow all these guys on twitter @Mystrogen @GenesisElijah @Braydz @DonDruBlu @ContextMC

@DirtyMediaLdn @DespaStayFresh

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BIG MAN TING ft Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz filmed by The Hip Hop Chronicle