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Last week, Demetrius, Kenny and Julius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Inglewood studios of Homegrown Radio as guests of the HGR Live Show.

During the Long Beach group’s most in depth interview ever, they discussed a huge range of issues relating to the group directly and the wider world of hip hop and politics.

The interview began with the concept behind their album title “Anti-Trap Music” released earlier in April and their massive level of output over the years, including their Mixtape Monthly series which lasted a full year.

They explain this work ethic has its roots in a musical family background, and also explain their mother’s role in their education, the brothers never having attended public school and having often experienced homelessness.

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They discuss last year’s rap battle with Funk Volume, provide an insight to their upcoming new album “4 Brothers”, and address the wider subject of why they haven’t stepped into the rap battle arena or pursued solo projects.

A debate follows as to how rappers are rated, what defines a lyricist given the multitude of styles, and how aware a younger generation will be of anything not currently the staple diet of mainstream radio or clubland.

The conversation turns political, addressing recent high profile cases of police brutality and how the options available at the US elections might help, if at all.

With the interview drawing to a close, the studio addresses the recent VH1 Hip Hop Honors for Female Rappers before the group reveal they will appear as judges on a new tv talent show “One Shot” due to be shown on B.E.T. from August 23rd.

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The group will be releasing a new video for “Shoe-icide Squad” – described as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police” – in the next few days. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

All media, press and radio station enquiries and requests regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Stranga the Great from US online Hip Hop Vibe sat down with Julius, Dice, Demetrius and Kenny – aka Horseshoe Gang – to chop it up with the group about various topics in the lead up to the release of their new album “Anti Trpa Music” on April 29th. It will be available from iTunes HERE

In this feature the group discuss how they first came together, their early influences and the role their elder brother KXNG Crooked (Crooked I) played in their development, they speak on their well publicised rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume last year, the writing and recording process with the new album and they also talk more on the track “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality in line with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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This is the track “Half a Meal” which was the group’s response to Funk Volume laying down a $500,000 rap battle challenge

From the album, this is the stream of the aforementioned single “Shoe-icide Squad” produced by Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath)

As they speak with more local, national and international media, and plan for a special album launch event, keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

All media and press enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE

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West Coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang sat down with Scyren Joseph from online publication 7th Boro recently in the build up towards the release of their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th – available to pre-order on iTunes HERE

In another typically frank and in-depth interview, the group chopped it up about the new album and how it compares to their considerable back catalogue including mixatpes and EP’s, the automatic association of their name with their elder brother KXNG Crooked while being dubbed “The Left Coast Slaughterhouse”, and how with them being brothers, the family dynamic affects the creative process.

The discussion moves on to the underlying messages within the new album with much of it addressing current hip hop, before sedgewaying into the subject of the culture’s position within today’s mainstream society and whether independents feel they must compete against, or utilise a more populist approach.

All this & more can be read in the full feature HERE

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Another article about the release just published is this new review by new US online “Sam the Author” run by freelance journalist and author Samuel Odunsi Jr who has written previously for titles such as Dead End Hip Hop.

Only up & running for a couple of months, Sam’s focus is on music and film reviews

Quoted from the review, “The album is relentless with lyricism and interesting production choices that range from the old school to the futuristic.“, you can read his full appraisal HERE

Just last week the group released their third official single from the album, “Shoe-icide Squad”, which addresses the familiar issues of #BlackLivesMatter with their trademark lyrical firepower backed by a bangin G Funk beat courtesy of Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath). Check out the stream

Look out for much more press & media coverage of the group and the album in the weeks ahead, and meantime link with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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West coast crew Horseshoe Gang are back with a new single, the third taken from their album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases on April 29th on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

In “Shoe-icide Squad” these lyrical marksmen use rhymes like bullets to address the increased number of young black men killed at the hands of the police. The evident rage in the delivery is understandable where black lives matter, and the neck breaking beat provided by Tabu (Kedrick Lamar, Aftermath) is the perfect backdrop with its classic G-Funk flavour.

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The album can now be pre-ordered in two formats. CD versions including signed copies with further merchandise are available HERE

It can also be pre-ordered from iTunes where the singles Poverty Slogans, Crooked I Robot and Shoe-icide Squad are available to buy now. Go direct to the store HERE

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“Anti-Trap Music” was afforded a 4 star review rating in the current issue (1026) of the renowned British publication Blues & Soul Magazine which is in selected stores throughout the UK. The magazine is also available to buy online via the official WEBSITE

Look out for more international media coverage in the weeks ahead, and meantime keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

All media and press inquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang, including DJ requests for a full quality mp3 of “Shoe-icide Squad”, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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