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

The column serves as a regular update of all hip hop and rap music news from around the world, album, EP, mixtape and single releases, events, videos, and the latest breaking news about artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

Included in the new issue are Stig of the Dump, MF Doom, Tyler the Creator, Kutmah, Mr Lif & Akrobatik, Tanya Morgan, Action Bronson, Dave East and many more.

Also mentioned in honourable despatches is the new album “S.C.U.M.” by north west rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, produced by the UK’s Agor and including features by Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin. Out on October 28th through US label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogues includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Bumpy Knuckles, KXNG Crooked, it will be available in CD and digital formats distributed by The Orchard

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

“S.C.U.M.” is also available to pre-order in 22 Ent’s BANDCAMP

The first single released was “Savile Row” featuring Westside Gunn, check out the stream

Connect with the label and artist on social media

Twitter @DaFlyyHooligan @22Entertainmen
IG @DaFlyyHooligan
FB DFHooligan

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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

LEAVE IT ALONE ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

BEING A BOSS

RELENTLESS FREESTYLE

VETERAN EP AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM iTUNES

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

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK JOINT PAGE

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UK journalist Matt Oliver writes a monthly column for Monolith Cocktail titled “Rapture & Verse”

It is a monthly round up of all news, EP, album and single releases, videos and event information from the hip hop scenes in the UK and USA.

This month’s starts with a fine simple tribute to the late Phife Dawg, and then in these various categories covers news and releases on artists such as Roots Manuva, Jehst, Cappo, Camp Lo, J Manifesto, Offwhyte, J-Zone, Royce da 5′ 9″ and many more.

Also featured is news of the new Constant Deviants album “Omerta” which releases on Six2Six Records on June 28th. Read what they had to say HERE

Look out for the first of the Constant Deviants freestyle video series “Tre Volte” coming very soon, connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK, and check out their current single “So Underrated”

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ATM-MonolithCocktail

Written by Matty Oliver, the monthly Rapture & Verse column which appears in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail is a round up summary of all the news, single releases, album releases and fortcoming events from both sides of the Atlantic.

In the column just published there is news of the line up announced so far for this year’s Boom Bap Festival taking place in Suffolk 29th – 31st July. Among the many performers will be R A the Rugged Man, A-F-R-O, Task Force, Blade and a special one off show by the reformed for the day Phi Life Cypher.

There’s news on releases by Bumpy Knuckles, Ras Kass, Crooked I & Statik Selectah, Elzhi, Anderson Paak, Jazz T & Cappo and many others, including the new album “Anti-Trap Music” by Horseshoe Gang who “have probably got a good chunk of hip-hop pessimists back onside. The four brothers, posse-thick and patiently waiting to fire saliva, pick off multiple styles except for you-know-what..

The column’s always a good read, check it out HERE

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You can catch Horseshoe Gang performing live with KXNG Crooked at Los Globos, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles on Friday February 26th. They’ll be joined by Smart Asses, Black Kinideez, Omega Nova and Bullet. Show starts 8.30pm PST, tickets available HERE

The CD version of the album, which includes production by Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters, Tabu (Kendrick Lamar & Aftermath) and KXNG Crooked, can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Music & Ent HERE

In this video, Julius from the group spits some spontaneous bars out on the street on the concept behind the album title.

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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TimingIsEverything-ClashMag

British publication Clash Magazine has both printed and online versions, and every month their writer Matt Oliver produces the “Rapture & Verse” column documenting the key single, album and mixtape releases as well as providing news and information on events.

This month artists such as Azelia Banks, Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Shabazz Palaces, 7even Thirty, Apathy, BadbadNotGood, Hawk House and many more are included in the round up, and the new album by Detroit’s Kid Vishis “Timing is Everything” is also featured…”at his cocksure best, it’s a rampage that’ll catch you off balance”

Always a good read, check out the column HERE

The album Timing is Everything releases on 22nd July 2014 and is available to pre-order now from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Kid Vishis is in NYC now to meet with press and also to take in the Total Slaughter event with his brother Royce da 5 9 and the rest of the Slaughterhouse crew at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday 12th July. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

Check out the audio stream of his single Heaven produced by Nemisis and look out for much more international press coverage on this release in the coming weeks

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London’s Apex Zero releases his new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It’s a fiery mix of driving hip hop beats, in the main produced by himself, and powerful delivery, lyricism and wordplay covering a wide range of political and socially aware subjects

The UK’s national multi genre music publication Clash Magazine includes a monthly Rapture & Verse column written by Matt Oliver. It’s a snapshot of the key news & releases over the past 4 weeks, and this month’s edition includes the Kendrick verse on Big Sean’s Control, the new Eminem Album produced by Dre & Rick Rubin, news on Doom, Madlib, Bishop Nehru, Black Milk, Dr Zygote, Jehst, Blaq Poet, Pusha-T, Akir, J-Zone, The Dopplegangaz, Abstract Butta Fingas and a lot more.

Also included is news of Apex Zero and his new album :

Almost anticipating the bitterness of winter is London’s Apex Zero, with ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ announcing itself as a society-hardened, Stig-sounding grinder, slogging where tracks mourn and gaining strength through pain. F-the-world renegades in training, this is your opus, whether you want distorted realities ironed out or need help binning a bad day.

The column’s always a good read, see it all HERE

Soon to announce an album launch night in London in November, check out a couple of his most recent releases, the single A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and his new freestyle joint “The World We Exist In” which was premiered by HHK Mag to coincide with his new interview for them

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


THE WORLD WE EXIST IN

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and get more updates from the magazine @Clash_Music

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SoulOnFire-ClashMag

The new Rapture & Verse hip hop column written by Matt Oliver is live today in the UK’s Clash Magazine

In what’s been a huge summer of record releases & tours, the column is a summary of the month’s hottest news, mixtapes, videos and albums from around the world. This month includes coverage of Nas, Drake, Riff Raff, Eminem, Earl Sweatshirt, Breaking the Illusion, Meek Mill, Dr Zygote, Cappo, G Frsh, Chaotik Stylz, Del the Funky Homosapien, Tony Touch and many more, including news on the new Soul on Fire album by Los Angeles (via North Carolina) emcee EtheMadAssassin.

Releasing on 17th September, the contemporary production combined with powerful lyricism – all still drawing from key elements of the Golden Era in which he started performing – is drawing plaudits for its style & approach

The piece is summarized:

Carolina native Ethemadassassin spits unequivocally with gruffness reminiscent of a Rasco or Bun B. Definitely not a believer in dead air, ‘Soul On Fire’ is a belly-burning blaze needing no second invitation to be stoked. Two beats to have you picking up dumbbells, and soul samples resting easy so ETMA can sharpen his bluntness – ‘80s and ‘90s’ letting splash misty-eyed twinkles, ‘Crazy’ a cool Cadillac spin – the Veteran Assassin exudes an air that you’re gonna have to earn the right to get past him.

Read the whole column HERE

This week he launched his new single “80’s & 90’s” produced by the UK’s SciFi Stu with whom he has recorded the future Veteran Assassins LP.

Check the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and the magazine @Clash_Music

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