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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” tomorrow, Wednesday 10th December 2014, and will be available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and via the My Mixtapez App for all mobile phone devices.

There has been widespread international media interest in the release, and the latest reviews reflect that fact with the coverage in the USA’s Rap Essence and the UK’s DataTransmission

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Rap Essence provide a track by track breakdown in their reviews, and afford the overall album a rating of 3.5 /5 summarizing “The production is really nice and varied throughout, with songs ranging from breezy samples (“Scattered Thoughts Intro”) to boom-bap bangers (“Religiously”) to electronica-inspried instrumentals (“Moments Slowed Down”)…As far as the rhymes go, Buggs Tha Rocka can definitely spit and changes up the subject matter on almost every song.”

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

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UK online publication DataTransmission cover many different genres, and their contributor Ethan Everton delves into the lyrical content and mic skills provided by Buggs and featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Donte from MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite and Aida Chakra, and outlines the production qualities provided by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali.

The review concludes “These early insights into his dexterity as an artist suggest that Buggs’ reputation will continue to grow in the future, and quite possibly to a mass audience given his multi dimensional musical approach. He will certainly be hard to ignore on the evidence of this release” and can be read in full HERE

AUDIO STREAM OF THE ALBUM PREMIERED BY THE UK’S WORDPLAY MAGAZINE YESTERDAY

Look out for much more international media coverage in the days & weeks ahead, and to celebrate the release of the album, Buggs will be launching his new official video for the track “Religiously” featuring Donte of MOOD on Wednesday 10th December. Keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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Younger brother of Slaughterhouse member Royce da 5 9, Detroit’s Kid Vishis releases his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July. Out on Seven 13 Entertainment, it includes production by Mr Porter, Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos and can be pre-ordered with autographed merchandise from www.seven13ent.com

US online Rap Essence are the latest to run the rule over the album, with a track by track analysis which is then summarized :

Kid Vishis really impressed me on here. He changes up the topics and subject matter on almost every song, while still coming with aggressive rhymes and boastful battle raps at the same time. This keeps the album feeling fresh and gives each of the songs its own unique identity, which is something that is missing from a lot of hip-hop albums nowadays

Read the full review HERE

Prior to the album releasing, he is also due to launch a new mixtape which will consist of original tracks only, so look out for a number of audio & official video releases over the next few months as well as widespread international media coverage throughout the summer.

Meanwhile, keep in touch with him on twitter @KidVishis and check out his single Heaven produced by New Jersey producer Nemisis

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The international media coverage on the new EP “Verbal sWARdz” by north London hip hop Emcee & producer Iron Braydz continues with this new review by American online publication Rap Essence

The 10 track release is given a track by track synopsis which you can read HERE

The most recent member of London’s Triple Darkness has produced most of the EP, and called in Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza and Skriblah to give some additional lyrical fire on features duty, complimenting Braydz own highly rated verbal skills

He does also go solo, which you can see in his latest video “Dredd”

Also due to appear in a new independent film “Night Bus” shot by award winning director Simon Baker later in the year, look out for more reviews and interviews coming in the weeks ahead

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the online at @Rap_Essence

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The new album Righteous Fury by Kansas based MC Matt Maddox releases a fortnight today on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Originally from Long Beach in southern California, the ex Guerilla War Tactix has been a busy man in the lead up to his sophomore LP dropping on 25th February, with series of media interviews on both sides of the Atlantic and preparing for a run of dates with Reef The Lost Cauze and Adlib starting on 20th February.

There has been a growing appreciation for this album within media circles for its authentic & contemporary hip hop sound, packed full of superior lyricism and wordplay, high quality production and turntablism

Latest to run the rule over it is Stateside online Rap Essence, and they give a track by track assessment HERE

His upcoming run of dates is as follows:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

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The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE

Check out his video BARbarians ft Godilla, UG and Born Unique

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West London rapper and producer Apex Zero releases his debut solo album Reality Provoking Liberation on 28th October

Known for being part of the city’s hip hop duo First and Last and also a regular on the live circuit at events such as EOW and Speaker’s Corner, he’s developed a reputation for his fiery verbal delivery covering a range of political and social issues.

American online magazine Rap Essence took a listen through the album and provided a track by track synopsis. They conclude in their summary

The beats are banging throughout, with most having a strong Wu-Tang-ish influence to them. The dark instrumentals coupled with Apex Zero’s fierce flow and intelligent subject matter set this album apart from many of the other hip-hop being released today. Lyrically he reminds me of Dead Prez or Immortal Technique in that he has a confrontational style and clever politically-charged wordplay. While I may not agree with everything he says on the album, it’s definitely nice to hear an emcee who refuses to cower to the powers that be and spit with a passion about the topics that he believes to be true

Afforded a 4/5 rating, read the whole in depth review HERE

Check out a couple singles from the album

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Video for Chaotic Revolt

Follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @Rap_Essence You can also get more information from the official website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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Los Angeles / Greensboro artist ethemadassassin launched his new video today “Can’t Get Enough” produced by Wonder Boy

It was premiered by The Rap Up, and you can see what the guys there had to say about it HERE

Coincidentally, Stateside online Rap Essence are the latest to give his new album “Soul on Fire” the once over, in their track by track analysis. Releasing on 17th September, it includes production from the UK’s Sci Fi Stu, France’s Kyo Itachi, and stateside producers Wonder Boy (who takes the credits for Can’t Get Enough), Gav Beats, Akthentik Works and Devaron Benjamin, with a feature from fellow Veteran Assassin member Veteran Eye as well as Buck Hennessey and Sherman Way

The review reflects the different rock, soul and hip hop flavas present throughout thanks to the production samples, and also breaks it down as to E’s own subject matter, delivery and wordplay.

Afforded a 4 / 5 rating, read the whole review HERE

Meantime, check out the video

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Meanwhile, you can keep up to date with everyone on twitter via @ethemadassassin, Wonder Boy at @_NazarMark_, or connect with @TheRapUp and @Rap_Essence

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