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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.

Taken from the Wrath of Zeus Mixtape in 2012, hosted by DJ Clockwork, check out “Chicken Soup for tha Soul”

Keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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London MC & producer Apex Zero has just released his new video today for “Obtain Bearing”, a self produced track taken from his debut album Reality Provoking Liberation released late last year

Filmed in west London, Nottingham and Grenada, the visuals represent his roots while his rhymes reflect the conscientious lyricism endorsed by international publications such as MOJO, Blues & Soul, Rap Reviews and The Word is Bond

Working on a new mixtape due for release later in the year, the First and Last crew member was also seen interviewing Dead Prez for the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine.

The album is available from www.firstandlastpride.co.uk & you can reach him on twitter @ApexZero00

There is a version of this track edited for radio. Check it out on the audio stream below and any djs not already serviced with a full quality mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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With just over a week to go until the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July, Detroit’s Kid Vishis has featured in two more international online publications, this time the USA’s “Straight Fresh” and New Zealand’s “When Did You Fall in Love with Hip Hop”

In his interview with Straight Fresh, he spoke about his new album, his musical influences and views on today’s mainstream and underground scenes, artists he’d like to work with and plans for future mixtapes whether part of the “Sick ‘Em” series or a new release schedule. He also spoke on the influence and advice his brother Royce da 5 9 and other established artists he’s performed with have provided and his favourite tracks from his album and previous releases.

Read the entire interview HERE

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He also jumped on Skype recently with Aleyna Martinez from New Zealand’s “When Did You Fall In Love With Hip Hop”. The feature discusses his past, present and future, his thoughts on independent and Major labels, he speaks on the art of lyricism and the importance of that to him and hip hop in general and of course the release of his debut album and why the timing is right now.

The full feature can be read HERE

Here is the audio stream of the interview

With production by Mr Porter (Shady Records), Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, the album will be available internationally on digital & physical formats from 22/7/2014, and autographed copies can be pre-ordered from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Not only will he be releasing the new album, but he has plans for a new mixtape and sophomore album later in the year. Keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

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Detroit’s Kid Vishis, young brother of Royce da 5 9, releases his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July and spoke with long standing UK online publication British Hip Hop recently.

He discussed with contributor Ethan Everton the selection process in terms of producers, where he feels he’s reached with his career to date and why this is only the beginning of what’s set to be a busy release schedule in the year ahead, the effect being the brother of the Slaughterhouse front man may have had in the public’s perception and how he views the changes in the industry over the past 10 years

Read the whole feature HERE

The album includes production by Canada’s Nick Zervos, New Jersey’s Nemisis, Shady’s Mr Porter and Californian duo Hippie Sabotage’s Australian beatsmith Chase Moore. It can be pre-ordered with signed merchandise from the label Seven 13 Entertainment’s official site www.seven13ent.com

One of the most highly rated emerging lyricists out of Michigan in the past few years, he has already appeared on several of his brother’s mixtapes and albums, released his own “Sick ‘Em” mixtape series, toured coast to coast in the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe and plans releasing another mixtape just ahead of the release of “Timing is Everything”

He launched the new concept video for “Talk Behind My Back” last week, produced by Chase Moore

Look out for widespread international media coverage on this release over the summer. Press inquiries regarding the release, whether requests for promotional copies of the album to review or requests to interview Kid Vishis, or dj requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of the singles “Heaven”, “Look at all my $hit” & “Talk Behind My Back” can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, you can follow the guys on twitter, @KidVishis & his label @Seven13Music

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Butta Da Prince first set the Chicago streets buzzin with the release of his 2009 Mixtape “Millionaire Minded : The Album Before the Album” produced by DJ Holiday. He worked with Holiday again on 2011’s “Butta” before releasing 2012’s “The King and Da Prince”, this time hosted by DJ Hustlenomics

Since then, Butta has teamed up with Seven 13 Music. They’ve just revisited the joint “Dolla Bills” from last year’s release to give it the remix treatment, and this time Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I also brings some additional lyrical heat to the table on this 808 bass heavy production

Now working on new material for 2014, the track is available on iTunes HERE

Connect on twitter @ButtaDaPrince @CrookedIntriago & @Seven13Music

Check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

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Hopefully 2014 will be as good as 2013 for touring hip hop artists to the UK and Europe, and this line up announced for early next year certainly indicates a promising start.

Redphone Records, Seven 13 Entertainment & Deep Concerts Media have come together to present a new tour featuring Queensbridge vets Nature & Blaq Poet, Detroit’s next name to watch out for (& younger brother of Royce da 5 9) Kid Vishis, and current Hawaii resident by way of Long Beach southern California Matt Maddox.

Also on tour will be DJ Mickey Knox who mixed Nature’s mixtape Ashtray Effect 2 earlier this year. As the tour name suggests, Matt Maddox celebrates the release of his new album “Righteous Fury” in good company, as Blaq Poet gets ready to release his new album Blaq Death, & Vishis prepares to launch a new mixtape shortly ahead of a new official album due in 2014. Next year should also mark the long awaited new studio album from Nature

The tour is in the early stages of organizing, with 4 dates already confirmed :

Barcelona 18th February
Madrid 19th February
Tenerife, Canary Islands 20th February
Zarragoza 21st February

UrbanElite PR are assisting Red Phone & DCM and are pleased to advise that dates are still available for Europe & the UK, whether before the dates in Spain or in the 2 weeks after.

Venue & club promoters interested in booking a show can contact UrbanElite PR HERE for further details and to be put in direct contact with the sole official representative for these artists in relation to the tour.

Meanwhile, check out these videos on Youtube for each of the artists

Blaq Poet “Aint Nuttin Changed” produced by DJ Premier

Nature “Time is Money” ft N.O.R.E.

Kid Vishis ft Royce da 5 9 “Straight Out of Detroit”

Matt Maddox “You Are The Resistance”

You can also read more about Red Phone Records and their roster at www.redphonerecords.net

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In his first “Rapture & verse” column of 2013 for Clash Magazine, Matty Oliver has featured Los Angeles’ hip hop artist Malkovich and his free album “Great Expectations”

Distributed by UrbanElite PR to the media in early January, the tracklist includes some real bangers with production by Yamin of Clan Destined, Computer Jay, Josh the Goon and various featured artists including Gotham Green on “Get Away”

Malkovich is mentioned in dispatches among good company, with news on Eminem headlining UK festivals, The Pharcyde’s dates in Britain in February, and release news from Public Enemy, Joey Bada$$, Lost Poet, Jack da Union, T.I., Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, The Cool Kids and much more.

Read the column in full online at CLASH MAGAZINE

The full tracklisting of “Great Expectations is :

STORM CHASER prod by Leggo
LIES prod by Evildewer
GREAT EXPECTATIONS prod by Josh The Goon
WHAT I KNOW ft Sum prod by Becoming Phill
PALMS prod by X-Man
CALI prod by Bei Rui
THROUGH THE TREES ft Ali Abnormal, Blvme, Sum, Chris Clarke prod by Computer Jay
CRY AMERICA ft Omni prod by Mike Beats
THE MEANING OF EYES prod by Yamin Semali
LIONS IN WINTER ft & prod by Core Rhythm
GET AWAY ft Gotham Green prod by Leggo
BEDBUGS prod by Becoming Phill
WAITING FOR YOU ft Micah McKee prod by Becoming Phill
SUNDAYS prod by Evildewer

The album is available free from his BANDCAMP

Check out the radio edit for “Get Away” ft Gotham Green. Any djs needing that sent through to them, get at us via the website quoted below

Also take a look at his video for “What I Know”

You can follow Malkovich on twitter @MalkovichMusic and the magazine @clash_music

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Following on from his Mixtape “Ayatollah Presley”, hosted by Detroit’s House Shoes, Los Angeles lyricist Malkovich has hit 2013 running with the release of his banging new album “Great Expectations” which can be downloaded free now from www.malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com for a limited period.

He has already released the videos “What I Know” ft Sum and “Palms” from the album which also features Gotham Green and Omni whose recent album was produced by Tricky. Production comes courtesy of Leggo, Becoming Phill, Yamin Semali (Clan Destined), Computer Jay (Shafiq Husayn) and Josh The Goon (Freddie Gibbs & Psycho Realm).

14 tracks of quality hip hop wordplay and beats to help kick start your new year.

Full tracklist :

STORM CHASER prod by Leggo
LIES prod by Evildewer
GREAT EXPECTATIONS prod by Josh The Goon
WHAT I KNOW ft Sum prod by Becoming Phill
PALMS prod by X-Man
CALI prod by Bei Rui
THROUGH THE TREES ft Ali Abnormal, Blvme, Sum, Chris Clarke prod by Computer Jay
CRY AMERICA ft Omni prod by Mike Beats
THE MEANING OF EYES prod by Yamin Semali
LIONS IN WINTER ft & prod by Core Rhythm
GET AWAY ft Gotham Green prod by Leggo
BEDBUGS prod by Becoming Phill
WAITING FOR YOU ft Micah McKee prod by Becoming Phill
SUNDAYS prod by Evildewer

VIDEO “WHAT I KNOW”

VIDEO “PALMS”

SOUNDCLOUD “GET AWAY” ft Gotham Green

There are special radio / clean edit full quality mp3s available for What I Know and Get Away. Any djs not already serviced with these, contact us HERE

Malkovich on twitter @MalkovichMusic and on Facebook Malkovichmusic

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Been a minute since we made one of these

8Tracks.com is a community where people share some of their favourite tracks in jukebox format, or 8 tracks…..hence the name!

From time to time we upload 8 Tracks for people to check out, ordinarily singles we have serviced to members of the media, djs and blogs in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and United States.

We have just uploaded our latest one for the first time in nearly a year:

The tracklist is as follows & are the clean / radio edit versions of the tracks

Kuniva from D12 “Gut Shots 3”
Rah Digga ft Rapsody “And Another One”
Copywrite ft Akala & Sonny Seeza “Starter Hats”
Melanin 9 “Landslide”
Kuniva from D12 “Fast Lane” ft Dolo Soprano
Melanin 9 “Organised Democracy”
Rah Digga “Janice Joplin”
Copywrite ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah “Overdose”

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Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” from which these tracks are taken on 3rd December and has already generated a huge amount of media interest in this, his debut album. Look out for an album launch date at The Vibe Bar, London on 23rd November. More info and links at www.melanin9.com

Copywrite enjoyed a summer of intense media coverage in 2012 with the release of his solo album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” from which these tracks are taken, and is set to release his new album “Megacy” as part of his group Megahertz, and is also due to tour the UK and Europe in early 2013. More info at www.copywritesworld.com

Kuniva just launched the new Midwest Marauders 2 Mixtape, full of hip hop bangers as you can hear on the mix. He’s working on a number of new projects for 2013

Rah Digga has just released the 2 new singles which are included in this mix, “And Another One” and “Janice Joplin”. Currently working on a new album due for release in 2013 with plans underway for an accompanying tour in the UK and Europe, look out for further single releases soon. Keep up to date with her, and buy her new singles at www.rahdiggamusic.bandcamp.com

All the artists are on twitter @KunivaD12 @Melanin_9 @Copywrite @TheRealRahDigga

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South Africa’s Hype Magazine carries a monthly column At Street Level written by London based journalist Semper Aziz Harris

In the October issue, the column features news on Murs & Fashawn, Snoop, Wu D-Bloc and London’s Melanin 9

Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December, his first official album release following on from highly rated mixtapes such as 144,000. Renowned for his lyricism and mic skills, he’s built up a highly respected reputation as one of the UK’s leading wordsmiths which has also seen him build a fanbase on mainland Europe and in the United States

The feature in Hype includes news of the release together with video footage of him performing for the BBC’s Charlie Sloth “Fire in the Booth”, his “Manorlogz Cipher”, and official videos Strange Fruit and Organised Democracy

You can read the whole feature HERE http://www.hypemagazine.co.za/columns/atstreetlevel-5/

Look out for much more UK media coverage around this release in the weeks and months ahead, plus exclusive new footage coming soon where he performs for the new SBTV series SkooledBy, a video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and live radio appearances

You can follow the magazine and artist on twitter @HypeMagazineSA @AtStreetLevel1 and @Melanin_9

Cds of the album can be pre-ordered from Melanin 9 direct via http://www.m9ether.bandcamp.com These will be sent to the public by the 25th November, a week ahead of the official release to the general public on 3rd December.

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