North west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan releases the second single from his new album “S.C.U.M.” tomorrow, September 6th.
“Distress Signals” features Long Island’s Hus Kingpin, and you will get the chance to hear it first on the US online Nah Right who will be premiering the track from midday EST / 5pm GMT HERE
It follows the first single “Savile Row” which featured current Stateside luminary Westside Gunn
DFH also released a new video “Romero Bryan” recently. Premiered by Complex Magazine, it’s a tribute to the London fashion designer taken from his EP “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine” released earlier this year
In a very rare step for a British rapper, DFH has signed with a US label for the release of the new album via Miami’s 22 Entertainment whose back catalgue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, Joe Budden, J-Kwon and KXNG Crooked. Releasing on October 27th, it’s available to pre-order on digital and CD formats from the label’s BANDCAMP
A couple weeks after the release of his debut EP “Ocean$”, rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop chopped it up with the UK’s online publication Shout 4 Music.
They discuss his entrance into the music industry starting out in production and he speaks about his influences before providing some further background on his American Roulette organization. He outlines his approach to songwriting and his reasons for switching focus onto his own solo career having provided production for stable mate Londn Blue’s EP “False Hope” last year.
Having given his thoughts on the local Southern music scene and the reaction to his new EP, they then discuss his new track “Window Seat” which was simultaneously premiered by the online magazine.
Currently recording new material earmarked for release a little later this year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop on twitter @2AndeBishop The EP is out now through Seven 13 Entertainment and available on iTunes
Any press or media enquiries regarding Ande Bishop can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE
Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through their own Six2Six label on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
Been a busy time for the veteran Baltimore & New Jersey duo. Recently they released the film “Swiss Banks” with their partners in Switzerland SWC Records, completed filming of their freestyle series “3Stylez” and have been conducting interviews with a whole range of international media. Most recently, Emcee M.I. was seen on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv chat show talking politics and hip hop with SiriusXM Host Jon Leiberman.
They have just dropped a bonus joint “Just Make Music”, recorded between albums and premiered by US online Straight Fresh as part of a new feature published on them today
In the interview the pair discuss the production process with the album down to the reason behind its title, and the decision to have only one featured artist Aye Wun appear. They then speak on how they first came together in the 90’s, and what brought them back together in 2009 after they had both worked in the major label sector, and the ethos behind the label Six2Six Records they set up at that time.
They also go into detail about the joint “Yup” they recorded with Rick Ross and N.O.R.E. in 2008, and provide details about how the film “Swiss Banks” was created, and give their thoughts on the current state of mainstream and independent hip hop as well as what has contributed most to their longevity in the game
READ WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ON ALL OF THIS AND MORE HERE
Check the audio stream for “Just Make Music”
Look out for more international media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks ahead leading up to the release of the album and beyond. Meantime you can connect with them on social media, Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic”
All press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION
With over 20 years in the game operating within both the Major & independent sectors, Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on their own Six2Six Records label on 12th May. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
Having released a new movie “Swiss Banks” to Youtube with their SWC affiliates in Switzerland in the past couple of weeks, the Baltimore & New Jersey duo have also just completed the filming of a new trilogy of freestyles. The “3Stylez Series” shows the pair performing live and direct, with the first of these, “Heavy Artillery”, launched today as part of a feature published by the UK’s online Shout 4 Music
In the interview, the pair discuss the running of their own label, the challenges faced to remain prolific and how they have maintained a high level of output over the years, they give their thoughts on the new Tidal streaming service, and outline their touring plans as well as the thought process behind the new album
You can catch Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants on this week’s now online video show “Rapping with Leiberman” from 7pm EST. Hosted by Jon Leiberman (Sirius / Howard Stern), it streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com
Look out for Epsiodes 2 & 3 from the “3Stylez Series” being launched in the weeks ahead along with extensive international media coverage of their album release with a mix of reviews and interviews. Any press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION
Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka performed with Talib Kweli recently at the A3C Festival in Atlanta and also at the special Eternal Reflection reunion show with Hi Tek, MOOD and DJ Clockwork, and then completed a series of interviews for international publications.
In this most recent feature, he sat down with Roberta Lampley for New Jersey’s Hip Hop Durso to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, the influential role his family played in his first becoming involved in music, the artists which have inspired him the most and the developing scene in Ohio
The album includes production by Hop Trax, Sal Dali, !llmind and Jake One, and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan who appears on the track “Angel of Death”, the concept video for which will be premiered on the UK site Shout 4 Music on 11th November as part of a new special feature on the artist.
Check is A3C Festibal recap video which uses the backing track Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan taken from the album
Keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for much more international media coverage coming over the next couple of months. All press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka, requests for interview or promotional copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE
North London Emcee & producer Iron Braydz jumped on the phone recently to speak with Canadian DJ Chase March for his Rap Radio Show to speak on his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” which releases on his own Unorthostract label on Monday 14th April.
The audio stream of the interview was published today by Stateside publication The Word is Bond, renowned for covering the best in real hip hop from around the world.
This is the audio stream of the interview on Soundcloud
You will be able top hear the full audio stream of the EP which also features Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Kyza, Phat Kat & Skriblah from midday (GMT) / 7am (EST) on Tuesday 8th April, premiered by British online magazine Shout 4 Music as part of their feature on him at www.shout4music.com
Also look out for a brand new video for the track Rambo launching next week to mark the release, shot by Global Faction. Meantime, keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the guys at WIB over at @TheWordIsBond
All press, media & dj inquiries regarding the release can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE
London’s Apex Zero releases his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October
In the main produced by Apex himself and fellow First and Last member OMeziah , the release is full of powerful lyricism and skilled wordplay, the trademarks of the best in UK hip hop over the decades.
The new single “A Meeting of the Continents” brings together the United States, UK and Africa in personnel and subject matter. Produced by DJ Fortune, Apex is joined by New Jersey’s Hasan Salaam and north London’s newest member of Triple Darkness, Iron Braydz. Fierce flows convey a strong sentiment from all three Emcees throughout, and compliment Fortune’s slick beat
The single was premiered on The Rap Up today. See the full feature on it HERE
Any djs not already serviced with the clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE Similarly, any general press or media inquiries about the album release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR via the same point of contact
London’s Apex Zero, one half of First and Last who describes his style as “neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop” came up through the city’s live scene, notably the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events.
It’s only in recent years he’s turned his focus on the recording side, initially as part of First and Last and then releasing his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” in 2012 ahead of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October 2013.
This young emcee and producer has taken his time to study renowned figures in music and public life. With eclectic listening tastes that range from John Coltrane to Rage Against the Machine to Motown, he has been influenced by the lyricism of Tupac, Wu Tang, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Nas and fellow British artists Skinnyman, Klashnekoff. With a personal interest in figures such as Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey & Huey Newton, and having studied socialist philosophy, politics and African history, his style is comparable to contemporaries such as Lowkey, Triple Darkness, Melanin 9 and Akala
American online magazine Soundparlor took time out recently to speak with Apex Zero about his early days & influences, his goals and challenges he faces and his new album
The feature acts as an excellent insight into the key inspirations for this young artist, the mindset and thought process behind his music with some surprising twists & turns added into the mix. Read the whole interview HERE
Apex Zero will be premiering his new single “A Meeting of the Continents” on US online The Rap Up on Tuesday 27th August, and the track features Hasan Salaam and the newest member of London’s Triple Darkness crew, Iron Braydz.
From the album, he has already released several videos, most recently “Chaotic Revolt”
Look out for much more news on this release over the next few months. Any media, press or dj inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE
London’s Melanin 9 will be launching his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano & produced by Anatomy on Tuesday 20th November 2012
New York’s renowned online portal for rap & hip hop music Nah Right will be premiering at 4pm GMT (11am EST) www.nahright.com
Taken from his debut album “Magna Carta” which drops on 3rd December, M9 has enjoyed a lot of international media attention on the release, and his freestyle for performance for SBTV’s new SkooledBy Series went live on the internet on Monday 12th November. It was subsequently picked up by The Source Magazine in the United States
His new video interview with Blatantly Blunt has just been aired today
Currently named as The Guestlist Network’s “Album of the Month”, expect to see a lot more media coverage in the weeks ahead including MOJO and Q Magazine
Meanwhile, Roc Marciano has just released his eagerly anticipated new album Reloaded on Decon Records
The Magna Carta album launch party takes place Upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Friday 23rd November. 8pm – 1am, £5 entry (18 +), nearest tube is Aldgate East. He’ll be joined by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Host for the night Iron Braydz, and there will be further performances from Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire & Skriblah Dangogh. There will also be live graff and Caribbean food on offer – all the details are at the FB event page HERE
Sister Elements launches a brand new hip hop night “Grandma’s Party” on Friday 30th March with a mix of live performances, dj sets and a short film world premiere
Fresh from a support slot with Souls of Mischief at Manchester’s Roadhouse on March 7th, Sister Elements, aka Sarah Sayeed, headlines by performing tracks from her new upcoming album. Described by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction as “a 360 degree conscious artist & fearless lyricist”, she previously released her video .”Contentment”, and has since performed all over the world.
Further live sets on the night come from Manchester’s James Gill, some cool hip hop & funk sounds from female rapper Rain Freedom and a special performance from Ella Mesma, quoted by The Times as “Hip Hop dance’s ongoing potential for deeper expression”.
Two of the UK’s hip hop heavyweights will be on dj duty. Sarah Love, fresh from supporting Aloe Blacc’s tour in December, and her own tour of Australia in January will be bringing you the real hiphop flavas she’s famous for since her days with Kung Fu, MTV and BBC 1Xtra. A new video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle has just gone live where she speaks on the early days and her views on the scene today.
Excalibah is well known to the heads as an award winning dj for his Tales From The Legend BBC 1Xtra radio show where he gave early national airplay to artists such as Estelle, Pro Green, Sway and Plan B.
There will also be the screening of the short film, “Hip Hop Had A Dream”. While researching his book of the same name released in 2008, the UK’s Damien Morgan interviewed a number of renowned names including Sugarhill Gang, Ty, Bashy, Ghostface Killah, Joe Budden, Professor Griff, Chuck D & Skinnyman for their views on the culture of hiphop, their early influences and the journey it has taken from the early days to now.
These interviews were documented in film and have just been edited together in a short 15 minute documentary set for its worldwide premiere at Grandma’s Party
Big night for lovers of Tru Skool hip hop & the emergence of another regular event showcasing the best in new UK talent.