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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

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London based I Am Hip Hop Magazine is both an online and physical printed publication which over the past few years has built up a strong readership based on their reputation for focusing on the traditional and authentic elements of the genre, featuring artists where the emphasis is on quality lyricism.

They sat down recently with westcost group Horseshoe Gang in the build up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th. They discussed the motivation behind the album title and leading on from that the return of a more widespread level of lyricism emerging in hip hop today. The subject matter then moves on to their greatest challenges coming up as independent artists, the artists they rate currently in Long Beach and then turn to address the US presidential elections

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE. CD versions of the album can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

Taken from the album, and available to buy now from iTunes, is their single Poverty Slogans

Keep up to date with news from Horseshoe Gang on their TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts

Look out for much more media coverage on the group in the weeks ahead. All further media, press and radio station dj enquiries about Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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West coast hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang sat down with the UK’s The Music Spot Magazine recently to chop it up about a variety of issues

They spoke about their early days, how they formed and the role their elder brothers Mad Man and KXNG Crooked played in their development before discussing the dynamics of operating as a group in preference to releasing solo projects.

The group then went on to talk about their new album Anti-Trap Music and the concept behind it, their plans to release a new comic book series, gave a snapshot tourist guide to Long Beach, explained the internal Jason v Freddy “dispute” and then sent a message to US presidential candidate (is that STILL a feasible description, really???!) Donald Trump.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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Last week, the group released their third single taken from the album “Shoe-icide Squad”. That, and previous singles “Poverty Slogans” and “Crooked I Robot” can be bought now from iTunes where Anti-Trap Music is available on pre-order.

Look out for much more international media coverage on Horseshoe Gang and their new album in the weeks ahead, and keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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Rapper & producer Ande Bishop is an artist on the rise, deemed by many to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging artists in the Southern rap scene.

Since switching focus to his solo career only in January of this year having produced Londn Blue’s “False Hope” Ep in 2014, he has launched a string of releases specially featured in The Source, Mechanical Dummy, Elevator Magazine & Jack Thriller, while his first official video for his single “MoneyorFriendz” received airtime from both MTV and VH-1.

The young artist who splits his time working out of both Atlanta and Alabama signed a deal with Seven 13 Entertainment and is due to release his debut EP “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

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He recently spoke to London journalist Taytula Burke for the UK’s online publication God is in the TV Magazine where he discussed the influence of his mother’s love of hip hop & in particular Tupac, his dedication & work ethic for music, and the inspiration J Cole’s self produced album has been in his own approach. With early aspirations to be a criminal defence lawyer, he then explains the reasons behind the change of course into music and his writing and recording methods

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Last week Ande Bishop released a bonus cut “Strictly 4 My Friendz” which again has been featured on a wide range of online platforms in the USA, UK and Europe. You can download it from the official audio stream on Soundcloud

Look out for Ande appearing on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv show shortly where he’ll be talking about his career, politics and the big current news items of the day with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, and meantime keep up to date with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop.

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The latest episode of the online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman”, hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, has just been broadcast. The new series invites rappers, dj’s & producers to discuss the latest news issues of the day together with providing updates of their own careers

His latest guest is the Bronx’s actress, poet, community activist, musician and rapper Caridad de la Luz, aka La Bruja.

The term “artist” is often over used, but in this case it’s barely adequate. Probably one of the reasons the Bronx Music Heritage Centre presented her with the accolade recently of “Bronx Living Legend”

Born to Puerto Rican parents and brought up in the Bronx, she gained recognition for her early performances at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe before delivering a renowned performance of the self penned “WTC” on HBO’s Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam in 2002 reflecting on events of 9/11.

Her acting career which has seen her perform in many tv and stage plays, including her own “Boogie Rican Blvd” took off with her performance as “Cuca” in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”. She then released her album “Brujalicious” in 2006 mixed by DJ Precision of the X-Executioners and featuring among others Joell Ortiz, Chingo Bling, Tony Touch, Jadakiss and The Jungle Brothers. She performed in the UK and Germany in support of the release including a performance in London on the same billing as Amerie.

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Her dedication to helping and empowering youth and women saw her involved in various organizations including the setting up of Latinas4Life and providing poetry workshops in schools, youth centres and jails. During the interview which touches upon Indiana’s policy of providing clean needles to combat AIDS, she compares that to the work she did for a project in Hunts Point.

Similarly on the subject of the false Virginia University rape allegation made by Rolling Stone Magazine, her work with various different women’s assistance programmes allows her to relate the potential consequences for women with this kind of story, and also allows her to speak with authority on the subjects of the gender wage gap and Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president given recent issues raised regarding her campaign funding.

Other subjects tackled include legalization of marijuana, the death penalty for the Boston Bomber….and her thoughts on the new Star Wars film…..

Having performed a few bars live, La Bruja then speaks about her current projects including appearing in the musical “Betsy”, stage play Shadowlands and her plans to record a tribute album to the late Cuban singer-songwriter Celina Gonzalez

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE VIA EVERYJOE’s CHANNEL

Keep up to date with La Bruja….if that’s possible!….on twitter @LaBrujaNYC

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The latest edition of the new online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman” has just aired on Youtube today.

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show which invites rappers, producers and djs in to discuss the hot political and news items of the day is only a few weeks old, but has already featured Bishop Lamont and Constant Deviants emcee M.I.

Today’s guest is current Cincinnati “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka.

In this interview the pair discuss Buggs’ album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released in December, lyricism in hip hop and whether “rap is dead” as well as his signing at the start of the year to Talib Kweli’s Javotti label.

They then move on to Obama and the upcoming US elections, the nuclear deal with Iran and American foreign policy, and then talk about racial tensions & profiling in Ohio in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting there last year. Linked to this they touch about the economic situation in the area which has seen a growth in unemployment and Buggs gives his thoughts to the question of the biggest problems facing black men in America today

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Buggs is busy recording with Donte from MOOD as a new partnership “Space Invadaz” and will have new material released through Javotti later in the year. The track used in the interview is “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan, and any dj’s looking for an mp3 for their show can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Keep up to date with Buggs by following him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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Sirius XM Radio Host Jon Leiberman began his new online tv chat show series “Rapping with Leiberman” in the past few weeks where he invites rappers, producers and djs to discuss the hot political topics and general news items of the day, as well as speak about their own music projects

Originally broadcasting at 7pm EST every Wednesday and streaming on EveryJoe.com, from this week the time has been altered to 9am EST.

This week’s guest was rapper M.I. from the veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants. With both host and guest being from Baltimore they discuss local sports with M.I. droppin a bombshell (!!), before moving on to address the upcoming US elections and the comparisons between Hilary Clinton and President Obama, and the likely chances of the former succeeding the latter.

Next on the agenda is the “nuclear deal” the States have allegedly struck with Iran, and the discussion develops to touch upon US foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa and the varying consequences of it. In more general current news, the pair focus on Rolling Stone Magazine’s retraction of their “Rape on Campus” story, how that reflects on the wider state of quality journalism today and finish this section be speaking on Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts”

During the interview, M.I. also explains “how music saved him”, the strugggles in his early years growing up in Baltimore and of course he speaks about Constant Deviants’ new album “Avant Garde” which releases on Six2Six Records on May 12th. The track played during the interview is their current single “Breathin'”, the video of which was released a few weeks ago

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE NOW

Look out for much more international media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks and months ahead, reviews, interviews and also the second and third instalments of their new freestyle video series “3Stylez”, the first of which “Heavy Artillery” was premiered earlier this week as part of a feature in the UK’s online magazine “Shout 4 Music”.

You can reach Constant Deviants through social media, on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and also on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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