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Young up & coming rapper and producer Ande Bishop continues to make a big impression since switching focus to his solo career at the turn of 2015.

It’s not hard to see why he’s being hotly tipped as the one to watch from the new wave of urban music artists emerging from Atlanta and the surrounding Southern States.

A string of single releases and buzz tracks since January have been featured in a broad spectrum of leading online titles in the States, and with the release of his debut “Ocean$ EP” on 19th May, he has started to pick up some international attention. The partnership between his own American Roulette organization and the rapidly expanding Seven 13 Entertainment looks set to be the catalyst for some big moves over the next couple of years

French online magazine “Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius” are the latest to give their full endorsement with this newly published 4 Star review of the EP which you can read HERE

The Ocean$ Ep is available from iTunes Watch his video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”, publicly co:signed by Rick Ross a few weeks ago

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Southern rapper & producer releases his debut Ep “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

Now operating out of both Atlanta and Alabama, he’s had a highly productive first few months of 2015 since focusing on his own solo career after producing Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP last year. His debut track releases such as “50 Centences”, “$77.43” and the first official single from the EP “MoneyorFriendz” have been featured prominently in The Source, MTV and VH-1 with the second single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” premiering on JackThriller.com.

Signing to Seven 13 Entertainment coincided with the completion of recording his new EP, and two UK onlines have featured the release

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The release was also included in Matt Oliver’s monthly round up of all the hottest hip hop & rap releases, news and events in his “Rapture & Verse” column in Monolith Cocktail. READ IT HERE

Ande is busy conducting interviews for international media in the run up to the release. Look out for more single and video releases in the weeks ahead, keep up to date with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop, and meantime check out the audio stream of “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” which has so far attracted over 20,000 plays in one week on his Soundcloud page, and was shared by among others, Rick Ross.

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Crowned once again as “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” at last month’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs tha Rocka has just featured in the new issue of France’s “Hip Hop Breathe” magazine.

He discusses his latest album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which released as a free download on 10th December 2014, and includes production by Sal Dali, Hop Trax, !llmind and Jake One with a wide array of featured artists including Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and Piakhan.

He also speaks on his future plans and the possibility of working with legendary producer Hi Tek, the artists who have influenced him the most over the years and the subject matters and various artistic outlets that inspire him the most.

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The magazine which also includes features with Mysonne, Saw Real, T-Ran and Curbside Jones is available as a free download HERE where the interview with Buggs can be read in full

The album can be downloaded for free from Buggs tha Rocka’s bandcamp HERE and is also available via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. Taken from the album is the track Angel of Death ft Chuck Inglish

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Having finished 2014 on a high with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka has begun the new year in similar fashion.

He performed at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards where he picked up the title of “Best Hip Hop Artist” for the second year running and has just been featured in two more international press publications

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Hip Hop Life is one of Spain’s largest publications dedicated to the genre, and Buggs spoke with them towards the end of the year. The monthly magazine is produced online, and his full interview (written of course in Spanish) can be read by turning to page 37 HERE

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He also spoke with US online The 9 Elements recently as part of their “The Whole Nine” series of interviews. Here he speaks on the construction of the album, the scene in Cincinnati, his different musical influences and his plans for the year ahead. You can read that in full HERE

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Buggs tha Rocka has also just today launched his new video “Celebration for Us” which features local artist Moxy Monster of Valley High. The track features on the album and is produced by Rusko. Other producers and artists who feature on the album, which can be download for free at http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com, include !llmind, Jake One, MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Hop Trax, Piakhan and many more.

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Buggs tha Rocka – "Celebration for Us" ft Moxy Monster & OATW (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for further international media coverage shortly. You will also be able to catch one of Buggs’ live shows soon as he tours various US cities in association with the K Hotel network and is due to be performing at SXSW in March

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French journalist & hip hop head Sagittarius runs his own online publication “Reviews by Sagittarius”…or ‘Sagi Hip Hop’…covering a wide range of international releases

He is the latest to give his seal of approval to the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka which released on 10th December 2014, and is available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices

The review notes the eclectic nature of the album, with many different productions and flavas added into the mix. At its core is the influences derived from hip hop’s Golden Era, but brought up to date with a contemporary twist augmented by some tru skool r&b and soul.

The fact that much thought has gone into the album’s concept…over a year in the making….is noted, as too are the contributions of the various producers and local artists. The blend of recognized names such as !llmind, Jake One, Tanya Morgan and Chuck Inglish sit easily beside emerging Cincinnati artists such as Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Aida Chakra and Phoenix Aphrodite. The article concludes that the release, with its fresh approach and quality, has marked the arrival of Buggs to a wider audience and as an artist to watch on the global stage in years ahead.

Written in French, the full review can be read HERE

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Voted “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs has made a significant international impact in two short months with this release, and you can expect to see further press coverage from titles in the USA, UK and Europe in the weeks ahead, together with further official video releases. Since October, he has performed for the second year running with Talib Kweli at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, opened for Bone Thugs n Harmony and performed with Mac Miller & Clockwork DJ at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator & Rick Ross.

He also helped put together the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event in Cincinnati in October. A celebration of the city’s local talent, it also saw Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) re-unite perform on the night. The official video of the event was released this week, including exclusive filmed footage of Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal performing live

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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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.

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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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