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Nine5Four Magazine is a bi-monthly publishing in physical and digital print formats with bases in the US and Canada.

With extensive subscriber numbers worldwide they focus on emerging talent in music, acting, modelling, sport and general entertainment.

Their November 2016 issue has just been published, including a two page feature on NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble who have just released their new EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

The feature headlined “Soldiers in Arms” traces their history together, dating back to their original rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the 90’s to their becoming partners in rhyme and tagging around the local area. The pair discuss their solo careers and the reasons behind the decision to finally release an official collaborative project after all these years.

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They also speak on the wider hip hop culture, the changes and evolution that has taken place over the past two decades and the importance they place on acknowledging the part played by the pioneers. Addressing the comparisons between commercial and underground or “traditional” hip hop, there is an acceptance of inevitable divergence while still maintaining the importance of upholding those traditions.

In effect, to educate a younger generation that there is more to hip hop than the imagery and representation typically served as the daily diet by mainstream media. Frost also discusses the role sample clearance issues played on the emergence of various sub-genres, before ending the interview on an optimistic note for hip hop’s future given the apparent upturn in interest and passion by a new generation for the classic sound and traditional elements.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL VETERAN EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/tonechopfrostgamble

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West coast rappers Horseshoe Gang jumped on Skype recently with UK journalist Thomas Schofield shortly after the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music”.

Interviewing the group for London’s On The Come Up TV, they spoke about the earliest days and the transformation from The Untouchable Gang to their present moniker and their establishment within the COB movement.

They spoke about issues they feel they sometimes face in networking with other artists, and how they view the modern day version of rap battles, especially in light of their own well documented response to Funk Volume’s $500,000 challenge last year.

The interview concludes with the theme of the album title and how the group want to help inform the younger generations of traditional hip hop values in a modern context, and use the best of the old and the new to help push the culture forward

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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The album “Anti-Trap Music” was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on April 29th, and is available in digital and CD formats from iTunes and Amazon respectively.

The group are currently planning live shows with a possible tour being arranged, and a new album is also in the works. You can keep up to date with their news on Twitter @Horseshoegang and via their Facebook page HorseshoeGangCOB

CHECK OUT THEIR OFFICIAL “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” ALBUM STREAM

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ATM-DaWhat

US online Da-What run a series called “Five Finger Discount” where artists pick five of their more recent tracks and discuss why they are of particular importance to them adding some further background information with regards to their concepts and creation.

Latest in this series is west coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang who have chosen tracks from their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” Ep released last year, and new album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases next Friday, April 29th (available from iTunes HERE)

FIND OUT WHICH TRACKS THEY PICKED AND WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY HERE

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Been a busy time for the group and younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, having conducted interviews with many publications and radio stations in the States, UK and Europe in the past couple of months, and are continuing to do so.

They have released four singles from the album, currently available to buy from the iTunes store linked above, one of which being “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality and all the issues which led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced by Tabu who has credits with Kendrick Lamar and Aftermath

Look out for album reviews, written, audio and video interviews and further news about the group and album release in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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Rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago when the station had to come offline temporarily, New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – will be dropping into Brooklyn’s GID Radio studios this Friday September 25th to appear as guests on the Bodega Cold Kutz show.

Hosts DJ Joe Bodega, Jay Drilla and J2ThaMar have had many top names through their doors and often film the show which is then uploaded to youtube shortly afterwards. The show broadcasts live from 5pm – 8pm EST and you can listen online at www.gidradio.com

In another slight change, the group were then due to appear on DJ Premier’s LFHQ show on Sirius XM later the same evening, however as Premo has a last minute committment elsewhere, it has been delayed for just one week until Friday October 2nd.

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The Brick City / Illtown trio are still cinducting interviews with written media on the back of the release of their album “Everything 050” last month. Produced by Clinton Place, the featured artists include Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Double O, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil (Rottin Razkals) and many other upcoming artists from the Garden State scene.

The album is available to buy directly from 050 Entertainment HERE

They’ve enjoyed extensive international DJ support for a number of their single releases since May. Here’s a few examples

DNA ft Treach, IB the Druid & Famiil

WATCH THAT (Bricks Mix)

VIDEO – HOT DAMN

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050)

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The debut album by Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz releases this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2015.

Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla have put together a banger from start to finish, assisted greatly by the production by their long time associate Clinton Place.

“Everything 050”, just as with the group named after the area code for New Jersey, is one for the heads. Neck breakin beats, raucous delivery & energy, on point lyricism, it’s like the good ‘ol days while being aware it’s 2015. There’s also features from Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil, Tha Advocate, IB the Druid, B Wells and many more, including a lil UK flavour from WiseRap.

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Speaking of the UK, the trio chopped it up with London’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine recently to discuss how the group formed and their links with Treach and the Garden State Greats movement, the artists who inspired them and their traditional and ongoing focus on representing New Jersey. Having come up through the Golden Era, they also highlight the new wave of artists they rate, they discuss the process on choosing producers, and Clinton Place himself speaks about his involvement with the album.

The feature also touches upon their move into the world of acting. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Taken from the album, check out “DNA” ft Treach, Ib the Druid & Famiil, and “Pay Them No Mind” ft DoItAll & Tha Advocate

Look out for extensive media coverage on 050 Boyz in the next few weeks, more audio and video releases, and appearances as guests on radio shows including with DJ Eclipse on the Halftime Show on WNYU Wednesday 12th August and again on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM 30th August

They performed at the Lincoln Park Festival in Newark last weekend with their dj, DJ Nugget. Some may recognize him from this story which broke on ABC News’ “The Investigators” programme last year where he was falsely charged with a number of offences, the dashcam evidence ultimately leading to the police officers being indicted

You can connect with 050 Boyz on their FACEBOOK PAGE or twitter @050_Boyz [@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050]

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With less than a week until the release of their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August, and having just stepped off stage at the Lincoln Park Music Festival at the weekend where they absolutely tore it down, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – took time out to chop it up with US online REUP Spot.

They spoke about their performance at the festival, their years in the game and the camaraderie which exists among them. They then to move on to discuss the recording process of the new album and how they feel their sound and approach is in sync with and represents New Jersey, as they further explain the involvement of so many other local featured artists from the Garden State on the album.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

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Taking their name from the local area code, and given their previous involvement with Treach’s Garden State Greats of 2004, current involvement in local youth programmes and determination to shine a light on others from the scene, their committment to their home State is clear. As it is to progressing the sound of hip hop they grew up with and began performing when it was at its prime.

The album is straight bangers from start to finish, thanks in no small part to the production of Clinton Place, the group’s own raucous lyrcism and the quality of contributions from the likes of Treach, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Famiil, IB the Druid, DoItAll and Tha Advocate

Check out the audio stream for “DNA” ft Treach, Ib and Famiil, and the mini movie video for the neck breaker “Hot Damn”

Look out for extensive international media coverage continuing in the weeks ahead together with further audio and video releases. You can hit them up on FACEBOOK or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050)

The group will be guests of DJ Eclipse on WNYU’s Halftime Show on Wednesday 12th August, and again on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM on Sunday 30th August. All media, press and radio show enquiries, including requests to interview 050 Boyz, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details are HERE

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Ande-PopCulturez

Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop is one of the most hotly tipped new talents emerging from the new wave of urban artists who have appeared on the radar recently

A co-founder of the American Roulette organization with others such as Londn Blue, the development of the platform to initially in effect showcase their production and sell beats to generating huge audience figures for their own solo material has been highly impressive.

Only in January this year did Ande come out from behind the desk to start recording his own material, and has enjoyed coverage of multiple track releases in many of the leading online publications in the United States. The partnership deal with Seven 13 Entertainment in the Spring has acted as a further springboard for Roulette to reach an even wider audience, and the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May marks another step forward in what looks like being a very productive path

The UK’s online PopCulturez have just reviewed the EP which you can read HERE

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Ande cites a wide range of influences from his younger days, growing up in a household surrounded by the sounds of classic soul, r&b, hip hop and contemporary rap from the region, and his style has adapted a little of everything. The resulting EP has been noted for its fresh approach, with many eagerly awaiting the forthcoming album scheduled for later in the year

Here’s a taster from the EP, the official video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”

Keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop You can hear and buy the EP over on iTunes

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A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

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They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

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The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

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In the lead up to the release of their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Constant Deviants launched their 3Stylez series, a trilogy of videos showing the pair performing live with DJ Cutt on the decks and Emcee M.I. freestylin some bars.

As expected, Episodes 1 & 2 proved highly popular with the the international hip hop community back in April, and the duo have just released the third and final instalment “Proverbs” today

Currently filming a new movie and promoting their new single “End All Be All”, the pair are also recording new material for a release scheduled later in the year. The album “Avant Garde” is available now on digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats from http://six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/avant-garde

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 3 – "Proverbs" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and connect with them on Facebook www.facebook.com/constantdeviantsmusic

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A couple weeks after the release of his debut EP “Ocean$”, rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop chopped it up with the UK’s online publication Shout 4 Music.

They discuss his entrance into the music industry starting out in production and he speaks about his influences before providing some further background on his American Roulette organization. He outlines his approach to songwriting and his reasons for switching focus onto his own solo career having provided production for stable mate Londn Blue’s EP “False Hope” last year.

Having given his thoughts on the local Southern music scene and the reaction to his new EP, they then discuss his new track “Window Seat” which was simultaneously premiered by the online magazine.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

CHECK THE TRACK OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD

Currently recording new material earmarked for release a little later this year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop on twitter @2AndeBishop The EP is out now through Seven 13 Entertainment and available on iTunes

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