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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further press & media enquiries about the album release or the event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.

The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism

The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.

With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the producer @GoodOldFrank

Check the new joint out on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album Reality Provoking Liberation can be bought in digital and CD formats direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

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Having already performed an exclusive freestyle video for leading British online hip hop site UKHH.COM some weeks ago, their contributor Ethan Everton has also now reviewed the album Reality Provoking Liberation which released on 28th October.

The article is yet another endorsement among many publications who have covered the release in the past couple of months, opening “Potentially the rawest truths that you’ll hear on record for the remainder of the year, the philosophies behind the wordplay in Apex Zero’s almost entirely self-produced début album Reality Provoking Liberation is if anything a reflective experience for any listener.

It is in fact a very in depth appraisal of the album, delving into the finer points of the tracks and is summarized “As stated at the beginning, this is more than an just album to muse too. It’s intention is to bring about a new mentally aware consciousness that’s being prohibited in ways unimaginable.

Read the whole feature HERE

This latest coverage comes at the beginning of the week which finally leads up to the long awaited album launch party event. It takes place this Saturday, 7th December, from 8pm – 1am upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.

Apex has been busy in recent weeks fine tuning his set which will be performed with a live band. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz. Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee will be on the 1’s & 2’s with Peaches the regular Hoochinoo host. Entry is £5.00 on the door with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East, around a 5 minute walk from the venue. It’s advised to bring photographic I.D. for the event in line with most venues’ entrance policy.

It’s sure to be one of the London’s hip hop events of the month, so definitely not one to miss for all hip hop heads in the area

Also look out for the release this week of a brand new track “Transcendental Emcee”, not on the album but especially recorded to mark the event.

Meantime, check out the video of his freestyle which was featured on UKHH.Com earlier in the autumn

Any further media enquiries about the album or the launch event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

The album can be bought in digital and CD formats direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com and you can also reach Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 or the site @UKHHcom

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West London emcee & producer Apex Zero released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October to critical acclaim.

Drawing from the sensibilities of hip hop from the Golden Era, he has received plaudits for addressing a wide range of political and social issues in his rhymes & lyricism, delivered with his trademark firebrand flow. The latest online publication to endorse the release is the UK’s Hip Hop In English

In opening, they introduce the album as “a verbal lambasting directed straight at the head honchos holding office all over the world. Delicate it is not.” before dissecting the lyrics, beats, tracks and summarizing “Heavy, yes. Hard hitting, yes. Informed, skilful and dynamic, yes. It’s a philosophy self described as Neo-Hardcore. Not for the casual listener, but definitely one for those willing to open their mind and question their surroundings.

For anyone wanting a real grasp about what the album represents, read the review HERE

Meanwhile, Apex has been busy putting the finishing touches to his live set for the album launch party taking party on Saturday 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. It’s set to be one of the hottest hip hop events of the month as he will also be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz (Triple Darkness), DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and regular Hoochinoo host Peaches.

Entry is just £5.00 on the door, the night runs from 8pm – 1am with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East. Apex built up a reputation for his live performances at events such as End of the Weak, Speaker’s Corner and the raucous shows as part of The Pantheonz of Zenn-La, so this should prove to be a big show with so much quality on display. Definitely don’t miss this one!

You can hear Apex and Iron Braydz together on his earlier single “A Meeting of the Continents” where theyre also joined by Hasan Salaam

Any further media enquiries about the album, request for interviews, requests for clean edits of any of the singles released or press pass requests for the event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can buy Reality Provoking Liberation in digital and CD format directly from his BANDCAMP

You can also connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the HHIE at @hiphopinenglish

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Two more British online magazines are the latest to run the rule over the new album by West London rapper & producer Apex Zero’s debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which released on 28th October

Multi genre Musiceyz and urban music specialist AH 25 Eight Entertainment like many before them have endorsed the young emcee’s rhymes, powerful delivery and conscientious approach which addresses many of the political and social issues affecting large sections of society today

The influences of artists such as Wu Tang, Immortal Technique, Nas, dead prez, Public Enemy, Klashnekoff, Phi Life Cypher and Skinnyman are evident in terms of the traditional values of hip hop lyricism, but also has a unique production style drawn from a wide spectrum of musical genres which lends itself to an edgy and at times aggressive full on attack to the senses.

Direct and to the point, he’s drawn an appreciation from an impressive range of media titles, and the latest reviews can be read at:

MUSICEYZ HERE

AH 25 EIGHT ENT HERE

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Apex celebrates the success of this release at his re-scheduled album launch party on Saturday 7th December which takes place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 7QL. Performing with a live band, he will be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee and host Peaches. Entry is £5.00 on the door, 8pm – 1am and the nearest tube station is Aldgate East. Further details about the venue can be found at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can buy the album direct in digital format and by mail order in CD format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com and keep up to date with him on twitter via @ApexZero00

Check out his recent video release for “Absolute Zero”

Any further media or press enquiries about the album release, requests for interview or features or information regarding the album launch event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Apex Zero released his debut solo album Reality Provoking Liberation on 28th October and has received a highly impressive international media response, including a 4 star review in the current issue of MOJO Magazine

There’s been a real appreciation for the political and social issues addressed by the young emcee, combined with his trademark energetic delivery style and conscientious lyricism. The latest release from the largely self produced album is the new single “Absolute Zero”. A regular favourite with reviewers with its fierce flow and driving beat, the video was launched today, filmed by Global Faction.

Apex celebrates the release with his re-arranged album launch party happening on Saturday 7th December upstairs at the Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Showcasing tracks from the LP with a live band, there will also be performances by Caxton Press & Iron Braydz, with Itch FM’s A Gee on turntable duties. The night runs from 8pm – 1am with all details available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

The album can be bought in digital and CD format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com and you can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Any djs looking for the full quality “320” clean radio edit of the track can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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West London rapper and producer Apex Zero sat down with journalist Ben Bradford recently for British online magazine Subba Cultcha.

They discussed the making of his debut solo album Reality Provoking Liberation and the underlying theme and concept of the subject matter, as well as working with his fellow partner in “First and Last” rhyme OMeza Omnsicient, Hasan Salaaam, Iron Braydz, Amy True and Invincible Armour. He explains why this has been the culmination of years of work beginning in 2010 and his writing techniques, whether as a lyricist or a producer, and his plans for the future.

It has been a highly impressive debut release, and the journalist opens the article with his own thoughts on the album, and these excerpts provide the flavour:

listening to Apex Zero’s fierce and powerful lyrics on ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ its clear he’s trying to unite people and to fight against the common enemy, the state, the Government , instead of against each other

As Apex spits on the rough as a sawn of shotgun to the face of an opening track ‘Shackled By The Pound’…he attempts to rally the unfortunate and the oppressed throughout the album, giving messages of support and encouragement, and he’s asking for a revolution throughout the album

‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ is a really melodic album, underneath the fury and anger, and with Apex spitting lyrics the size of nuclear bombs, the melody and classical edge really takes you into his lyrics and messages. it’s a full on surround sound album. Its an epic, intense, emotional, and informative album.

Read the whole feature HERE

Look out for the release of his new video “Absolute Zero” this week with further media coverage coming soon leading up to his album launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December. Apex Zero will be performing with a live band and will be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. The night will run from 8pm – 1am and entry is £5.00 on the door. A great night of hip hop kick starting the Xmas holiday season early.

The album is available to buy directly from his BANDCAMP in digital and CD formats. CD’s can also be bought from renowned UK hip hop online store Suspect Packages.

Meantime stay up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom You can also reach Ben on twitter @adjetey12 Any further press or media inquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

Check out his bonus cut The World We Exist In. This doesn’t appear on the album but again could be bought direct from Apex Zero via his Bandcamp mentioned above.

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British online magazine AAA Music (Access All Areas), is a multi genre platform covering festivals, events, artist releases and interviews and news.

They are the latest to run the rule over the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October. The opening of the review reiterates the point which many have picked up on and has earned praise for the approach :

On the album Apex Zero raps throughout with subject matter about social and political themes…& raps with an aggression and purpose, delivering his rhymes with a unique distinctive flow

Summarizing, “it is clear that Apex Zero is one of the most impressive rising artists in UK hip hop; this debut offering which is a solid piece of work from the first track to the last track” the full review can be read HERE

Look out for more coverage on this release in the weeks ahead and listen out for him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm.

He has also just confirmed his album launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December. The event starts at 8pm, finished at 1am, £5 on the door and will also see performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz and Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee. Nearest tube station is Aldgate East and you can see more about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

Check out his recently launched singles “Spray The Roof” featuring OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour and “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

You can keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and check in with the magazine @AAAMusic_UK

Any further press or media inquiries about this release, requests for interviews or copies of the album, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Apex Zero celebrates the release of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” with his launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar on Saturday 7th December 2013.

Live performances are a specialty for the young rapper & producer, having been a regular at the city’s renowned End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events as part of the duo First and Last, and also gained a following for the high energy shows put on as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn – La.

Apex plans appearing with a live band to perform tracks off the new album which releases on 28th October. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & the latest member of Triple Darkness, Iron Braydz. Spinnin the vinyl will be Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee and the event will be hosted by Peaches. The event has been put together by local live promoter Hoochinoo. This event has of course been re-scheduled from the original date of 2nd November.

There will also be freestyle open mic sessions in what’s shaping up to be a great night of hip hop with some of the hottest talent in the city, definitely not one to be missed!

The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door and this is an age 18 and over event.

Apex Zero Album Launch Party
Upstairs at The Vibe Bar
91 Brick Lane
Shoreditch
London
E1 6QL

Nearest tube is Aldgate East and you can get specific details from the venue’s site www.vibe-bar.co.uk and there is also a Facebook page HERE

Also look out for Apex Zero on some London radio stations soon, starting with Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm with DJ Sammy Jay, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm with Mr 13. There has been a fantastic media response to the album to date, and you will see much more coming in the weeks ahead.

Check out his single “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

Any further media or press inquiries about the the album can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and check out his official site which also carries links to his various other online platforms at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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The UK’s multi genre online Subba Cultcha has undergone a revamp recently, and just relaunched with a whole load of news, reviews and audio clips from the world of hip hop, rap, dance, and various forms of “urban” music.

They are the latest to review Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which releases 3rd December 2012

Contributor Ben Bradford opens “Melanin 9 draws you into his deep river of words, strong, powerful and meaningful words” and analyzes the subject matter in some depth. Little surprise as the London based emcees has been regarded as one of the UK’s most skilled lyricists for some time, a long time student of the “Golden Era” now putting his own take on it for 2012.

Concluding on his involvement with Triple Darkness, he ends “Both Melanin 9 and Cyrus Malachi it seems are determined to take hip hop into a meaningful and dark world of its own. With no compromise

You will be able to see his Triple Darkness sparring partners Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire at his album launch party on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1, where they will also be joined by DJ 279, iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Logic and Skriblah Dangogh. 8pm – 1am, £5.00 entry, an 18 + over event

You can read the whole review HERE

As debut albums go, it’s going to be a landmark release for this British emcee, already featured in The Source Magazine USA via his SkooledBy performance for SBTV, named “Album of the Month” by The Guestlist Network with more to come via MOJO, Q Magazine, Clash, and the launch of his video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano on 20th November, premiering on Nah Right in New York.

You can pre order CD versions of the album at http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and the full tracklist is:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom

All media, press & dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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