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West London emcee & producer Apex Zero released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October to critical acclaim.

Drawing from the sensibilities of hip hop from the Golden Era, he has received plaudits for addressing a wide range of political and social issues in his rhymes & lyricism, delivered with his trademark firebrand flow. The latest online publication to endorse the release is the UK’s Hip Hop In English

In opening, they introduce the album as “a verbal lambasting directed straight at the head honchos holding office all over the world. Delicate it is not.” before dissecting the lyrics, beats, tracks and summarizing “Heavy, yes. Hard hitting, yes. Informed, skilful and dynamic, yes. It’s a philosophy self described as Neo-Hardcore. Not for the casual listener, but definitely one for those willing to open their mind and question their surroundings.

For anyone wanting a real grasp about what the album represents, read the review HERE

Meanwhile, Apex has been busy putting the finishing touches to his live set for the album launch party taking party on Saturday 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. It’s set to be one of the hottest hip hop events of the month as he will also be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz (Triple Darkness), DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and regular Hoochinoo host Peaches.

Entry is just £5.00 on the door, the night runs from 8pm – 1am with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East. Apex built up a reputation for his live performances at events such as End of the Weak, Speaker’s Corner and the raucous shows as part of The Pantheonz of Zenn-La, so this should prove to be a big show with so much quality on display. Definitely don’t miss this one!

You can hear Apex and Iron Braydz together on his earlier single “A Meeting of the Continents” where theyre also joined by Hasan Salaam

Any further media enquiries about the album, request for interviews, requests for clean edits of any of the singles released or press pass requests for the event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can buy Reality Provoking Liberation in digital and CD format directly from his BANDCAMP

You can also connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the HHIE at @hiphopinenglish

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The debut solo album by London rapper and producer Apex Zero dropped on 28th October and has proven to be one of UK Hip Hop’s biggest releases of 2013

British online magazine Data Transmission are the latest to give “Reality Provoking Liberation” their seal of approval via their review written by Jazz Gill. The publication have developed an international profile for their coverage of dance music, but have always had an appreciation for high caliber rap & hip hop artists as the opening lines of the review testify:

Apex Zero’s Reality Provoking Liberation is perhaps the most passionate version of this style released in a long time.” as the article deciphers the political and social issues addressed, delivered with a passionate and energetic flow style and conscientious lyricism. It’s been a common theme in much of the media coverage which has been widespread for this album, not so much a throwback to an early sound, but a throwback to a time when the genre was used in a more thought provoking way

Summarizing “this is an album full of anthems for the street soldiers in the UK.” read the whole review HERE

Apex Zero will launch the video for his new single Absolute Zero on Tuesday 5th November at noon GMT, 7am EST. Currently busy with further media interviews and in rehearsals with his live band, you can see him live at his album launch party on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.

The night runs 8pm – 1am and there will also be performances by Caxton Press anhd Triple Darkness’ Iron Braydz with DJ A.Gee from Itch FM on the 1’s & 2’s. Entry is £5.00 on the door and venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

The album is available in digital and CD formats now from his own BANDCAMP and Suspect Packages (CD format mail order)

You can keep up to date with Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and also the magazine at @D8atransmission Can also connect with Jazz over at @JazzTheJourno

Any further media inquiries regarding the release or live event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE DJs looking for clean edits of any of the singles can of course request these from the same point of contact.

Meanwhile, check out his single Spray The Roof featuring his First and Last partner in rhyme OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour

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We said that the debut solo album by London’s Apex Zero was one of the biggest for UK hip hop in 2013, and it appears that the internationally renowned publication that is MOJO Magazine would agree.

In their current edition celebrating their 20th anniversary, they have afforded “Reality Provoking Liberation” a 4 star review, describing it as a “DIY stunner” which will have “Fans of Triple Darkness, Dead Prez and Immortal Technique piqued by the arrival of fresh political rap blood

It’s been a key underlying factor in the level of media interest created by the album from the rapper & producer, the mix of political and social issues addressed with a fierce delivery and conscientious lyricism, once a standard for the genre but a rarer entity in recent times. But green shoots of recovery are evident in releases from both sides of the Atlantic in the past couple of years, and Apex Zero has emerged as another new name adding his own weight to the re-establishment of the anti-establishment.

The album is out now, available to buy in digital and CD format HERE

You can expect to see more coverage on the release in the weeks ahead, and he is also preparing the release of his new video for “Absolute Zero” on Monday 4th November. He is also preparing for his album launch party on Saturday 7th December which will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. He is putting together a special set with his live band for the night, which will also see performances by Caxton Press and Triple Darkness’ newest member Iron Braydz accompanied by DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches.

The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. You can see more details about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can also keep up to date and find out more information about him via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk where you can also submit booking and feature requests, or connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00

He will also be guest of Mr 13 and DJ Bones on their Bang Radio hip hop show live in the studio tonight 29th October from 10pm, (5pm EST). Can hear it online at www.wearebang.com

Any media, press or radio / dj requests for interviews, copies of the album for review or requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of the singles can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out these two tracks from the album, A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz, and Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour

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British online publication NIJI Magazine have provided a particular focus on new upcoming artists over the past few years in the field of Fashion, Art & Music.

They are the latest to review the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation”, which releases on Monday 28th October. It’s shaping up as one of the top UK hip hop album releases of 2013 gaining plaudits for the range of political & social issues addressed in the emcee’s lyricism.

The trademark energetic delivery developed as one half the First and Last duo and Pantheonz of Zenn-La crew is in full effect throughout, with his own production and that of OMeziah providing the ideal backdrop with some driving beats and a powerful soundscape.

The review which opens “The West London rapper does not mince his words with his lyricism, and tells the tale of living in London in the 21st Century well.” can be read HERE

You can hear Apex live in the Itch FM studio tonight from 8.30pm GMT (3.30pm EST) with DJ Sammy Jay and Dynamic Jen on their Xposure Show www.itch.fm He will then be live in the Bang Radio 103.6 FM studio with Mr 13 this coming Tuesday from 10pm GMT www.wearebang.com

Further ahead, as well as looking out for more media coverage and new video and single releases, Apex has his album launch event upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December from 8pm – 1am. He will be performing with a full live band, and there will also be performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Entry is £5 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. Check the venue details at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and also check for news on his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk Also connect with NIJI on twitter @NIJIMagazine

Check out a couple of his single releases from the album, Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour, and A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


Any further requests for interviews, copy albums for review or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any singles taken from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online publication Bearded Magazine sets out “to generate coverage for independent labels & artists regardless of genre, background or how fashionable they are

They do just that via features, interviews, reviews, news, videos and their editorial policy isn’t driven by any other factor other than if they feel the artist merits the support. They are the latest, via guest contributor Leland Gill, to take a listen through the new album by London’s rapper and producer Apex Zero.

“Reality Provoking Liberation” is his debut solo album, out on 28th October, having previously released and performed live as part of the duo First and Last, who are still very much in force, and the group The Pantheonz on Zenn-La. Apex Zero’s reputation for conscientious lyricism delivered with a fierce flow developed in these early days and is still very much evident in the new album

The article opens “While other artists brag about changing the game, Apex Zero aims higher in his mission to wake up the world and educate them on the many corrupt systems in place today. In Reality Provoking Liberation, he pulls no punches in his lyrics as he spits about current inequality and organising to forge a better world” which in itself is as good a summary of the overall vibe to this album as any yet made. It’s a mix of this and other key factors which has made this such an impressive debut solo release, one picked up by a wide cross section of the media, and you can read more about the magazine’s thoughts on it HERE

The album launch event will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December from 8pm – 1am. Also appearing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. Price is £5.00 on the door and the nearest tube is Aldgate East. More about the venue can be found at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You will also be able to hear Apex Zero live on radio shortly, starting with tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd October on Reprezent Radio from 8pm with Tarek, on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm with DJ Sammy Jay on Itch FM, and with Mr 13 on Bang FM from 10pm on Tuesday 29th October. Always makes an interesting interviewee, so definitely catch that if you can!!

Meanwhile, take a listen to the single off his album A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and be on the lookout for a brand new video for Absolute Zero being launched in the next couple of weeks

There’s a lot happening with Apex, so keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and check the official website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk for more information and further social media links. Thanks to Richard at Bearded, and you can follow them on twitter @BeardedMagazine

Any press or media inquiries, requests for interviews or copies of the album for review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online magazine AAA Music (Access All Areas), is a multi genre platform covering festivals, events, artist releases and interviews and news.

They are the latest to run the rule over the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October. The opening of the review reiterates the point which many have picked up on and has earned praise for the approach :

On the album Apex Zero raps throughout with subject matter about social and political themes…& raps with an aggression and purpose, delivering his rhymes with a unique distinctive flow

Summarizing, “it is clear that Apex Zero is one of the most impressive rising artists in UK hip hop; this debut offering which is a solid piece of work from the first track to the last track” the full review can be read HERE

Look out for more coverage on this release in the weeks ahead and listen out for him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm.

He has also just confirmed his album launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December. The event starts at 8pm, finished at 1am, £5 on the door and will also see performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz and Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee. Nearest tube station is Aldgate East and you can see more about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

Check out his recently launched singles “Spray The Roof” featuring OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour and “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

You can keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and check in with the magazine @AAAMusic_UK

Any further press or media inquiries about this release, requests for interviews or copies of the album, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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