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With just under a month until the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, west coast crew Horseshoe Gang jumped on the phone with the UK’s Wordplay Magazine.

The magazine covers all things rooted in hip hop culture – music, fashion, graffiti – and produce a regular printed publication in addition to having their online platform.

Speaking with Ethan Everton, the group discuss the upcoming album release and the subject matter they touch upon and provide further insight as to why only their elder brother KXNG Crooked appears as a guest artist.

The feature which also doubles as a focus piece on the release also reports on Horseshoe Gang’s rap battle with Funk Volume last year, their previous EP release “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and the interview concludes with their thoughts on the level of unity between artists in the California scene.

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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In the past few weeks, the group have been busy speaking with local, national and international publications and have more ahead. Their most recent single release was “Shoe-icide Squad” addressing the issues surrounding police brutality and killings of young men in the black community. Check the stream of this contemporary G Funk banger

“Anti-Trap Music” can be pre-ordered on iTUNES and you can connect with Horseshoe Gang on social media, whether on TWITTER or FACEBOOK

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Recently, west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang chopped it up with Joe Blakk & Mr Caypre on High End Radio which broadcasts through the Siccness Radio network.

The crew spoke about the COB (Circle of Bosses) movement started by their elder brother KXNG Crooked before addressing their tag as “the new saviours of the west coast” as part of the discussion on the loss of real lyricism in hip hop, and those artists who are bringing it back on the agenda.

The show’s hosts addressed the track “Why Men Cheat” from the group’s debut album “Gangsta MC” and their reputation over the years of talking about all forms of real life issues, before the subject moved to cyphers.

When asked whether they thought Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Future and Rich Homie Quan could go toe to toe in a cypher, Horseshoe Gang threw the doors open and laid down a challenge to allcomers to take ’em on before finishing the interview with Julius launching into a fierce 16 bar freestyle

The full interview was uploaded to the official Siccness Youtube Channel

More about the interview was uploaded to the Siccness website HERE

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You can watch Horseshoe Gang live on BSide Show TV tonight, Monday 28th March, from 9pm PST with hosts Rabbit and Susie Plascencia. The show streams live on uStream and can be viewed HERE

The new album “Anti-Trap Music” releases April 29th and includes production by KXNG Crooked, Jonathan Elkaer, Pitchshifters and Tabu. Available to pre-order digitally on iTunes while CD versions can be pre-ordered direct from Seven 13 Music & Ent.

Connect with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER & FACEBOOK and look out for more media & press coverage in the weeks ahead.

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Julius, Kenny, Dice and Demetrius – aka west coat hip hop group Horseshoe Gang – will be live in the studio as special guests of Bside Show TV this coming Monday, March 28th.

The show hosted by Rabbit and Susie Plascencia broadcasts live from 9pm PST (midnight EST) on uStream and can be viewed HERE

In the build up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked have been busy speaking with international media and always make for interesting interviewees with their views on a whole range of subject matter.

Last year they appeared on Sway in the Morning at the time of the release of their EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume. Check the freestyle they performed on his show

Last week they released the third single from the album “Shoe-icide Squad”, a G-Funk banger produced by Tabu. All their singles are available to buy now from iTunes where the album itself is available to pre-order. CD copies can be pre-ordered HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and catch ’em live on tv this Monday !!

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In this new exclusive interview, Stanley Florence from west coast online Raw Hip Hop Headz spoke with Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang in the lead up to the release of their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th 2016

The group who are all blood brothers begin by talking about how their’s was a musical household as their mother and aunt were singers signed to a label in the 70’s. Subsequently, they explain how their initial steps towards becoming rappers were taken under the tutelage of their elder brother KXNG Crooked when from as early an age as 5 years old they were given rhymes to learn.

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Influenced by artists including NWA, Tupac, Rakim and Jay-Z they speak about the advantage of having a special chemistry given their background and their aim to put more substance back into hip hop lyricism.

While acknowledging the role Kendrick Lamar and J Cole have played in re-establishing the craft, and indeed some who have helped bring the west back into focus, they explain more needs to be done, movements created, established and underground artists working together in unity to finally tip the scales.

The interview is then wrapped up as they discuss their tour with KXNG Crooked and Rittz last year, their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume and of course, the album “Anti-Trap Music”.

CHECK THE STREAM

The album is available to pre-order in two formats, CD’s direct from Seven 13 Music & Ent HERE and on iTunes HERE

Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

Raw Hip Hop Headz is run by the artist The Ripsta, aka Corey Miller. Online, their BLOG, TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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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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East coast online publication The 9 Elements have been running their “Whole 9” series of interviews over the past couple of years, and most recently sat down with Julius, Kenny, Demetrius and Dice from Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang.

With their fourth official album “Anti-Trap Music” due to release on April 29th, the group discussed a variety of subjects. They spoke about their well documented rap battle with Funk Volume last year and leading on from this, gave their thoughts on the current beef between Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave.

They go deeper into the motivation behind the new album title while the discussion then moved to address their views about rappers who have talked about selling or apparently endorsing drugs in their rhymes. The interview is wrapped as the group outline the benefits of operating as an indie in today’s hip hop world and have their say on the US Presidential Election race

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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The CD version of the album including autographed copies and added merchandise is available to pre-order direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE It will also be available to pre-order on iTunes very shortly, while a new single will be released soon – watch this space!

The group are currently recording new material, conducting interviews with the world’s media and are at the early stages of planning some tour dates. Keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and check em out spittin some killer freestyle bars on Sway in the Morning

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Julius, Demetrius, Kenny & Dice from Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang sat down recently with Fatima Baqi from LA’s Rosecrans Avenue Magazine recently ahead of the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th

In this interview, they discuss their early influences and some of the key stand out moments in their career to date, the role their elder brother KXNG Crooked has played in assisting their development and compare their previous extensive back catalogue to the upcoming release.

They speak on the theme of the album including their stance against the effect trap music has had in a lyrical context, they give their thoughts on the Long Beach and LA scenes including Snoop’s upcoming LBC Movement and also give a flavour of what to expect from their new Shoe Gang Comic Book series.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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The album is available to pre-order in CD format, including signed copies and merchandise, HERE It is due to be available as pre-order on iTunes from next week

Look out for more international media coverage, new track and video releases and news over the coming weeks. You can stay in touch with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Meantime, check out their single “Poverty Slogans”

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Over the weekend, Horseshoe Gang unveiled the above official album cover artwork for “Anti-Trap Music” which releases on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

The tracklist includes production by KXNG Crooked, Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters, Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath) and Jonathan Elkaer who produced the two single released to date, “Poverty Slogans” and “Crooked I Robot”

1 – Intro ft KXNG Crooked (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
2 – I Want (produced by Pitchshifters)
3 – Poverty Slogans (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
4 – Stress Relief (produced by Pitchshifters)
5 – Shoe-icide Squad (produced by Tabu)
6 – Poor Swagg (produced by Pitchshifters
7 – Interlude
8 – Out of Touch (produced by Komplex)
9 – Who’s The Best Rapper (produced by KXNG Crooked)
10 – Broke Ass Nigga (produced by Aktive)
11 – Falling (produced by Serious Beats)
12 – Crooked I Robot (produced by Jonathan Elkaer)

CD copies are available to pre-order online now directly from the label HERE

You can follow Horseshoe Gang on twitter @HorseshoeGang and connect with them on their Facebook page “HorseshoeGangCOB

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At the heart of the re-emerging west coast hiphop & rap scene, Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang are set to release their fourth official studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on 29th April 2016 through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

The younger brothers of KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) and COB affiliates have been prolific over the past decade with a stream of EP, album and mixtape releases, and the new album follows last year’s “Knockin on Rap’s Door” EP. 2015 also saw their renowned rap battle with Funk Volume and an appearance on Sirius XM’s “Sway in the Morning

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THEIR FREESTYLE ON THE SHOW

All international media, press and radio inquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang and the new album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR.

These can include requests for a promotional copy to review and to interview the group. Note they will also be appearing at SXSW in March if you wish to meet them in person. Our contact details are HERE and the full press release including tracklist can be read HERE

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The CD version is already available to pre-order direct from the label. There are various packages on offer including signed copies and combinations with t-shirts. Click the LINK and take your pick. You will receive your order a week before the official release date.

Already released from the album are two singles, both available on iTunes

POVERTY SLOGANS (iTunes Link)

CROOKED I ROBOT (iTunes Link)

You can connect with the guys on social media, Twitter (& Instagram) @HorseshoeGang and on Facebook “HorseshoeGangCOB“. Reach the label over on Twitter @Seven13Music

Look out for more releases and news from Horseshoe Gang in the weeks and months ahead

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Seeing out 2015 with a banger, this new “We Walkin’ Cypher” is big on reppin’ the international scene.

Boston duo N.B.S. are joined by Emcee Jackson Turner, originally from NYC and now a joint studio owner in China with Los Angeleno rapper Dan-E. No punches get pulled, all delivering hard rhymes over a bass heavy beat produced in Beijing by John Sun and No Play Entertainment.

N.B.S. have been getting major props this year for their collaboration with Germany’s Snowgoons on the album “Trapped in America”, while in the summer Jackson Turner toured the Far East in support of the release of his “The Foundation” EP.

The animated lyric video has just been released today

Releases on iTunes

N.B.S. “Trapped in America”

Jackson Turner “The Foundation”

ON TWITTER @NtheBS & @EmceeHeretic

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You can now also download the original version mp3 direct from Soundcloud

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