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The new monthly column “Rapture & Verse” written by Matt Oliver has just been published in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail.

Serving as a re-cap of all the latest news in hip hop from around the world, whether single, EP or album releases, upcoming events or the latest videos, the condensed format makes it an excellent quick stop reference point to be fully updated.

Among the artists covered this month are Fliptrix, Yasiin Bey, Tanya Morgan, Journalist 103, Clear Soul Forces, Danny Brown, Kool Keith, Paul White, Mac Miller, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck, Lice, Mr Lif & L’Orange….you get the idea.

Also included is news and comment on the new “Veteran EP” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble which releases through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th.

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN HERE

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The duo have been prolific with releases in recent weeks. Beginning with the first single from the EP, a tribute to Sean Price, “Leave It Alone” features Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

This was followed by the bonus cut “Being A Boss” which slices the Jadakiss x Nate Dogg joint “Time’s Up” for the hook, while only yesterday they launched their new “Relentless Freestyle” video. Check them out

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Keep up to date with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble on social media :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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Crowned once again as “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” at last month’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs tha Rocka has just featured in the new issue of France’s “Hip Hop Breathe” magazine.

He discusses his latest album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which released as a free download on 10th December 2014, and includes production by Sal Dali, Hop Trax, !llmind and Jake One with a wide array of featured artists including Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and Piakhan.

He also speaks on his future plans and the possibility of working with legendary producer Hi Tek, the artists who have influenced him the most over the years and the subject matters and various artistic outlets that inspire him the most.

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The magazine which also includes features with Mysonne, Saw Real, T-Ran and Curbside Jones is available as a free download HERE where the interview with Buggs can be read in full

The album can be downloaded for free from Buggs tha Rocka’s bandcamp HERE and is also available via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. Taken from the album is the track Angel of Death ft Chuck Inglish

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic“. All media & press inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT section

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype with UK online publication Subba Cultcha recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which was released on 10th December 2014, and available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com

The film of the interview conducted by Thomas Schofield was recorded and uploaded as a video to Youtube

You can see the full feature online HERE and watch the interview on Youtube

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will, Sal Dali and Beats McGreevey, and also features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra, Piakhan and many more. A pre-cursor to a planned series of official releases in 2015, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” has laid down a strong marker for what lies ahead with Buggs featuring in publications from the United States, UK, Europe & New Zealand.

Look out for further press coverage and official video launches in the weeks ahead, and connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” You can also hear the album stream on Soundcloud :

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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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US online Hip Hop Vibe took time out recently to speak with Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka just ahead of the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which became available as a free download from 10th December 2014.

With an overall eclectic taste in music, represented throughout the album, Buggs speaks on the influence the Golden Era of hip hop has had in his approach as an artist and the creative process behind the album, the time it took to evolve “organically” and the representation of his home city’s scene.

He touches upon some of the highlights of his career to date and the yardstick by which he measures success, and discusses his come up over the past 5 years to working with artists such as Talib Kweli before outlining his ideal vision for the future and immediate plans for 2015.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

The 19 track album includes production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Beats McGreevey & Kill Will, with guest features from Tanya Morgan, Piakhan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Aida Chakra, Phoenix Aphrodite and many more. Download it free from the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices or directly from Buggs’ BANDCAMP

HERE IS THE ENTIRE AUDIO STREAM ON BUGGS THA ROCKA’S VIMEO CHANNEL

Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet Official Album Stream from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Over the coming weeks, look out for more international press & media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka, together with a series of further official video launches taken from the album. Currently working on new material pencilled in for release in the first half of 2015, keep connected with Buggs via social media, on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka release his new album “Scattered thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014, available as a free download from his BANDCAMP and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices.

The latest international publications to feature the release are the UK’s online Sampleface, with a review written by their contributor Taytula Burke, and the US online Embassy Interactive, written by Vinny Sciascia

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Reflecting on the eclectic nature of the tracks, thanks to production from Illmind, Hop Trax, Beats McGreevey, Jake One and Sal Dali, and the range of styles delivered by featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Aida Chakra, Pappadon, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and Piakhan, the review by Sampleface, which offers the release a 4/5 rating, concludes “Buggs serves up a free album – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet – solidifying his position as one to watch for the coming years…

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

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Having already published an earlier interview with Buggs, US online Embassy Interactive drafted in Vinny Sciascia who runs the Undercover Album Review site to run the rule over the 19 track offering. In an in depth assessment, the review summarizes “He created a great piece of work..strong raps, strong beats…take my advice and get this project.

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

The album was also mentioned in despatches by the US online The Sermon’s Domain in their weekly round up of “Notable Music of the Week” alongside releases by Alex Wiley, Chase n Cashe and Jazz Cartier. The feature is HERE

Look out for further international press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead, and meantime connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and check out the full album stream released onto Vimeo recently.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet Official Album Stream from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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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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