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London’s Guestlist produces a free newspaper each month covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, typically, urban, dance & hip hop, and has a substantial focus on events happening around the country & overseas, whether regular club nights, or festivals or concerts,

They are the latest to have interviewed Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka who released his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on December 10th 2014 as a free download available from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. The release represents his home city with many local artists featuring, and also includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Kill Will and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

The interview appears in their latest issue opposite a feature on Afrika Bambaataa, and here Buggs speaks on the concept behind the album, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and his views on the intersection of an artist as a “commodity” and that as the musician.

Read the whole feature online HERE

The current holder of the title “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” as presented by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in association with City Beat Magazine, he has been again nominated for the second year running. Votes are open to the public and can be made HERE

Look out for further international media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka and further official video launches in January 2015. You can connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” Check the video of bim performing live with Reflection Eternal at the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event held in Cincinnati in October this year

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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In the days leading up to the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka sat down with US online Straight Fresh

The chopped it up about the making of the album and how a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2013 played a major role in its conception. He speaks on the comparisons made to the current release with previous mixtapes, including 2009’s “Hip Hop Supa Hero” with DJ Mick Boogie, and the concept behind “Scattered Thoughts….” allied to a series of video launches and the visual representation.

Subjects such as the eclectic range of influences prevelant in the album, the expectations of a live “Buggs tha Rocka Show” and plans for the future are also discussed before he gives his thoughts on the choice between remaining independent and signing to a major, and the repercussions of such a move.

They then delve into his come up in the Cincinnati scene, his link up with other local artists Donte from MOOD and Hi Tek, and ultimately his working with Talib Kweli. Appropriately, Straight Fresh then premiere the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video. Filmed at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati on 30th October 2014, the event was a celebration of local hip hop talent and includes exclusive footage of Buggs tha Rocka and the reunited Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) performing live.

READ THE ENTIRE IN DEPTH FEATURE HERE

Here is the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” video which also features MOOD, Clockwork DJ, Aida Chakra, The S.A.U.C.E., Losa, DJ Ghost, DJ Bandcamp and many more

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

The album, including production by Hop Trax, Illmind, Jake One and Sal Dali with guest features including MOOD, Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan & Phoenix Aphrodite is available now as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com & also via the MyMixtapez App for all mobile devices

Follow Buggs in twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press & media coverage in the weeks ahead with more official music video releases taken from the album to follow soon.

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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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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka has today released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, and is available now as a free download from his BANDCAMP and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices

The 19 tracks include production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Beats McGreevy, Kill Will and Sal Dali, and includes guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Aida Chakra, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Piakhan and Pappadon.

To celebrate the release, he has also launched this new official video for “Religiously”. An all Cincinnati affair with the guest feature provided by Donte of MOOD and production by Hop Trax. The video was shot by Alvin Jordan in Los Angeles during Buggs’ visit there to perform with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November alongside Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Buggs also spoke with French online publication “Brand New Hip Hop” recently to discuss the new album, his time as part of the group Gold Shoes, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and Hi Tek, and his plans for 2015.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

Look out for more international press & media coverage on this release over the days and weeks ahead, and further official video releases over the coming months. Meantime keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on his Facebook Page “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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US online publication Dead End Hip Hop are the latest to run the rule over the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati rapper Buggs tha Rocka

In this review, written by Samuel Odunsi Jr, the eclectic mix of hip hop, r&b, soul and jazz present throughout the album is highlighted and commended. The album is a mix of Buggs’ own scattered thoughts about a variety of issues, and the production reflects the mood and his own diverse influences and tastes.

A year in the making, it was put together as a meeting of like minds, organically, and mixes the range of production styles from Illmind, Jake One, Kill Wil, Sal Dali and Hop Trax with the variance in delivery techniques by Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Piakhan and includes soulful vocals from Aida Chakra, Phoenix Aphrodite and Pappadon.

Despite this approach, there is a coherent theme running throughout, as picked up by the reviewer in his summary :

After my initial listen of the album, I was debating which section I enjoyed the most (the introductory tracks, the middle tracks, or the concluding tracks) and really I made no definitive choice. I instead came to the conclusion that I really enjoyed the whole album. In its entirety it felt focused and it properly maintained….if Scattered Thoughts Of An American Poet is only a precursor, then we need to brace ourselves for what Buggs will be bringing us in 2015.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Pick the album up as a free download from the 10th December 2014, available at www.buggstharocka.com & vua the My Mixtapez App for all mobile devices

Look out for much more international media & press coverage regarding this release in the days ahead, and connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka. Meantime, watch the concept video for the track “Angel of Death” which features Piakhan

Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan – Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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