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Apex Zero took some time out recently to speak with Andrew Kay for British magazine Guestlist recently to speak on his new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which released on Monday 28th October.

It’s the debut solo album from the London rapper and producer, a brief departure from his work as part of the hip hop duo First and Last. It’s had an impressive media response in the past couple of months, with an appreciation not only for the conscientious lyricism addressing a range of political and social issues, but the ferocity of the delivery and quality in production.

In the interview, he also speaks on his background in starting out in hip hop, and how artists such as Immortal Technique, dead prez, Wu Tang, Nas, Chinese philosophy, historic figures Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Huey P Newton and writers Michel Foucault & Molefi Kete Asante have all influenced and contributed to his way of thinking. He also goes into detail about the extent of his musical influences, which are wide ranging,and his thoughts on the UK hip hop scene, past and present

Read the whole article HERE

Apex is busy rehearsing with his live band for his launch event on Saturday 7th December which takes place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. Also performing will be Caxton Press and Iron Braydz. DJ for the night is A.Gee from Itch FM, hosted by Peaches. £5 on the door, 8pm – 1am, all details about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

The album is available to buy now in digital and CD formats directly HERE

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and also connect with the magazine @Guestlistdotnet

Any further media inquiries in relation to the release or the event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Look out for a new video for his single Absolute Zero launching on 4th November, but meantime check out his previous one for Chaotic Revolt

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London’s Apex Zero, one half of First and Last who describes his style as “neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop” came up through the city’s live scene, notably the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events.

It’s only in recent years he’s turned his focus on the recording side, initially as part of First and Last and then releasing his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” in 2012 ahead of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October 2013.

This young emcee and producer has taken his time to study renowned figures in music and public life. With eclectic listening tastes that range from John Coltrane to Rage Against the Machine to Motown, he has been influenced by the lyricism of Tupac, Wu Tang, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Nas and fellow British artists Skinnyman, Klashnekoff. With a personal interest in figures such as Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey & Huey Newton, and having studied socialist philosophy, politics and African history, his style is comparable to contemporaries such as Lowkey, Triple Darkness, Melanin 9 and Akala

American online magazine Soundparlor took time out recently to speak with Apex Zero about his early days & influences, his goals and challenges he faces and his new album

The feature acts as an excellent insight into the key inspirations for this young artist, the mindset and thought process behind his music with some surprising twists & turns added into the mix. Read the whole interview HERE

Apex Zero will be premiering his new single “A Meeting of the Continents” on US online The Rap Up on Tuesday 27th August, and the track features Hasan Salaam and the newest member of London’s Triple Darkness crew, Iron Braydz.

From the album, he has already released several videos, most recently “Chaotic Revolt”

Look out for much more news on this release over the next few months. Any media, press or dj inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

Follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @_soundparlor_

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