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Having finished 2014 on a high with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka has begun the new year in similar fashion.

He performed at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards where he picked up the title of “Best Hip Hop Artist” for the second year running and has just been featured in two more international press publications

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Hip Hop Life is one of Spain’s largest publications dedicated to the genre, and Buggs spoke with them towards the end of the year. The monthly magazine is produced online, and his full interview (written of course in Spanish) can be read by turning to page 37 HERE

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He also spoke with US online The 9 Elements recently as part of their “The Whole Nine” series of interviews. Here he speaks on the construction of the album, the scene in Cincinnati, his different musical influences and his plans for the year ahead. You can read that in full HERE

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Buggs tha Rocka has also just today launched his new video “Celebration for Us” which features local artist Moxy Monster of Valley High. The track features on the album and is produced by Rusko. Other producers and artists who feature on the album, which can be download for free at http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com, include !llmind, Jake One, MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Hop Trax, Piakhan and many more.

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Buggs tha Rocka – "Celebration for Us" ft Moxy Monster & OATW (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for further international media coverage shortly. You will also be able to catch one of Buggs’ live shows soon as he tours various US cities in association with the K Hotel network and is due to be performing at SXSW in March

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French journalist & hip hop head Sagittarius runs his own online publication “Reviews by Sagittarius”…or ‘Sagi Hip Hop’…covering a wide range of international releases

He is the latest to give his seal of approval to the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka which released on 10th December 2014, and is available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices

The review notes the eclectic nature of the album, with many different productions and flavas added into the mix. At its core is the influences derived from hip hop’s Golden Era, but brought up to date with a contemporary twist augmented by some tru skool r&b and soul.

The fact that much thought has gone into the album’s concept…over a year in the making….is noted, as too are the contributions of the various producers and local artists. The blend of recognized names such as !llmind, Jake One, Tanya Morgan and Chuck Inglish sit easily beside emerging Cincinnati artists such as Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Aida Chakra and Phoenix Aphrodite. The article concludes that the release, with its fresh approach and quality, has marked the arrival of Buggs to a wider audience and as an artist to watch on the global stage in years ahead.

Written in French, the full review can be read HERE

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Voted “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs has made a significant international impact in two short months with this release, and you can expect to see further press coverage from titles in the USA, UK and Europe in the weeks ahead, together with further official video releases. Since October, he has performed for the second year running with Talib Kweli at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, opened for Bone Thugs n Harmony and performed with Mac Miller & Clockwork DJ at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator & Rick Ross.

He also helped put together the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event in Cincinnati in October. A celebration of the city’s local talent, it also saw Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) re-unite perform on the night. The official video of the event was released this week, including exclusive filmed footage of Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal performing live

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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In the days leading up to the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka sat down with US online Straight Fresh

The chopped it up about the making of the album and how a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2013 played a major role in its conception. He speaks on the comparisons made to the current release with previous mixtapes, including 2009’s “Hip Hop Supa Hero” with DJ Mick Boogie, and the concept behind “Scattered Thoughts….” allied to a series of video launches and the visual representation.

Subjects such as the eclectic range of influences prevelant in the album, the expectations of a live “Buggs tha Rocka Show” and plans for the future are also discussed before he gives his thoughts on the choice between remaining independent and signing to a major, and the repercussions of such a move.

They then delve into his come up in the Cincinnati scene, his link up with other local artists Donte from MOOD and Hi Tek, and ultimately his working with Talib Kweli. Appropriately, Straight Fresh then premiere the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video. Filmed at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati on 30th October 2014, the event was a celebration of local hip hop talent and includes exclusive footage of Buggs tha Rocka and the reunited Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) performing live.

READ THE ENTIRE IN DEPTH FEATURE HERE

Here is the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video which also features MOOD, Clockwork DJ, Aida Chakra, The S.A.U.C.E., Losa, DJ Ghost, DJ Bandcamp and many more

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

The album, including production by Hop Trax, Illmind, Jake One and Sal Dali with guest features including MOOD, Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan & Phoenix Aphrodite is available now as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com & also via the MyMixtapez App for all mobile devices

Follow Buggs in twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press & media coverage in the weeks ahead with more official music video releases taken from the album to follow soon.

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka re;eased his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” this week, available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices which in the space of 48 hours has received around 30,000 hits already.

There has been much international media interest in the release and artist over the past few weeks, which has seen Buggs conduct interviews with publications based in the USA, UK, Europe and New Zealand, and is in fact still doing so.

The latest press coverage comes from the UK, in the form of an interview with Rough Online and an album review by PopCulturez.

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In the feature published by Rough, Buggs discusses his earlier releases such as Mutant Level 5 which featured Little Brother, Sa-Ra, Freeway & London’s S.A.S., and his mixtape releases with DJ Clockwork, including The Wrath of Zeus. He speaks on the recognition he has received from his home city, having been named “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and addresses the hip hop scene there, and those who have paved the way for others to follow.

The topic of discussion then switches to the re-emergence of lyricism in hip hop, a bi product of the throwback to the Golden Era which took place in the worlds of fashion, music and culture, and how he developed a working relationship over the past couple of years with Talib Kweli as well as his recent sit down with Pharrell Williams in Los Angeles.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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PopCulturez is a multi faceted online covering most forms of music as well as other popular cultural outlets such as tv, lifestyle, film and news.

Their summarized style review concludes “Lyrically, Buggs delivers his thoughtful yet personal, at times autobiographical rhymes over heavy beats, samples and a frequent jazz tinted vibe…at 19 tracks in length, and clocking in at well over an hour, this offers some genuine bang for your buck.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Earlier in the week, to mark the release, Buggs released his new video “Religiously” featuring Donte from MOOD, shot in Los Angeles while there to perform at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork. The event also featured Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press features in the weeks ahead.

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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture, fashion, graffiti, music, breakin and much more. They produce a quarterly physical print version distributed around stores and of course have a regular online platform.

They have today featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by award winning Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka, providing a full review written by Sam Bennett combined with the exclusive full album audio stream

The review which summarizes “Buggs Tha Rocka has delivered a quality offering here, with dope rhymes, dope beats and a unique approach. After listening through to the 19 tracks on display here, it’s no wonder a shock that legends like Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are throwing their weight behind the Cincinnati MC, and his knack for spitting well structured bars over a selection of pretty chilled instrumentals will definitely stand him in good stead…One thing is for sure though; this kid can definitely rap.” can be read in full HERE

The album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali & Kill Will, and features Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Piakhan, Phoenix Aphrodite & Aida Chakra. It will be available as a free download on Wednesday 10th December from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available for all mobile devices. (More at MyMixtapez.com) Tracklisting on the back cover :

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Check out the album stream on Wordplay’s Soundcloud

Look out for a lot more international press & media coverage of this release over the coming days & weeks ahead, and further official video launches strecthing into the new year. You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter also @BuggsThaRocka

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With less than a week to go until the release of his new album, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka sat down with Miami based journalist MidWest Melly to discuss the influence his home city and Ohio has played in his approach as an artist and the eclectic feel of the album, working with Talib Kweli, the subjects addressed lyrically in the album and the process of putting it together with producers !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will and Sal Dali, and his plans for the 2015

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

The 19 track album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet includes guest features by Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite & Piakhan, and will be available as a free download exclusively from Buggs’ own site www.buggstharocka.com from Wednesday 10th December 2014.

You can expect to see much more international press coverage regarding Buggs and his album over the coming weeks and into 2015 when he has planned an international tour and several further releases. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and get a flavour of the lyricism in this re-cap video for this year’s A3C Festival where he performed with Talib for the second year running. The backing track is Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish taken from the album

Buggs tha Rocka – A3C Festival 2014 Re-Cap from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Latest feature on Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka comes courtesy of the British online multi genre publication God is in the TV

Their contributor Taytula Burke jumped on the phone recently with the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December, and includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali and Kill Will, and features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Phoenix Aphrodite, MOOD, Piakhan and Aida Chakra.

The pair also discussed his earliest influences and emergence from his days starting out as an artist to performing at events such as this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta, his love of Japanese culture and animation, and he speaks on meaningful content and lyricism in hip hop today, and what inspires him to write

CHECK THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

Having released previous mixtapes with Mac Miller’s tour dj, DJ Clockwork, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” is Buggs first official album release for a number of years, but is the pre-cursor for a planned series of releases in 2015. As such, it will be made available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com on 10th December. In the past couple of months, the artist & album has generated widespread international media interest, the results of which you will see over the coming weeks and into the new year. There will also be further visuals launched soon taken from the project.

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