Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their new album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment on May 26th. Currently available to pre-order on iTunes

Part recorded at Mr Porter’s original studio in Detroit, the themes are politically charged as a perspective on the “black experience” of today’s America. Guest featured artists include KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I), Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson and Young Bleed.

An early review has just been published by US online Vann Digital, acknowledging the serious issues addressed while recognizing the diversity and evolution of styles contained within the release. The influences are evident, drawing from the earliest days of Motown to the grittier side of contemporary rap while underpinned by Frost’s trademark productions via a trusty AKAI.

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

The first single released was “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat-X. Check out the stream

The duo are currently conducting interviews with international press and media, and will be releasing a new video for a bonus cut “Axe Somebody” this Friday, April 7th

You can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

All international press, media and radio station Dj inquiries regarding the album “Black Beach” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is available HERE

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka re;eased his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” this week, available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices which in the space of 48 hours has received around 30,000 hits already.

There has been much international media interest in the release and artist over the past few weeks, which has seen Buggs conduct interviews with publications based in the USA, UK, Europe and New Zealand, and is in fact still doing so.

The latest press coverage comes from the UK, in the form of an interview with Rough Online and an album review by PopCulturez.

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In the feature published by Rough, Buggs discusses his earlier releases such as Mutant Level 5 which featured Little Brother, Sa-Ra, Freeway & London’s S.A.S., and his mixtape releases with DJ Clockwork, including The Wrath of Zeus. He speaks on the recognition he has received from his home city, having been named “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and addresses the hip hop scene there, and those who have paved the way for others to follow.

The topic of discussion then switches to the re-emergence of lyricism in hip hop, a bi product of the throwback to the Golden Era which took place in the worlds of fashion, music and culture, and how he developed a working relationship over the past couple of years with Talib Kweli as well as his recent sit down with Pharrell Williams in Los Angeles.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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PopCulturez is a multi faceted online covering most forms of music as well as other popular cultural outlets such as tv, lifestyle, film and news.

Their summarized style review concludes “Lyrically, Buggs delivers his thoughtful yet personal, at times autobiographical rhymes over heavy beats, samples and a frequent jazz tinted vibe…at 19 tracks in length, and clocking in at well over an hour, this offers some genuine bang for your buck.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Earlier in the week, to mark the release, Buggs released his new video “Religiously” featuring Donte from MOOD, shot in Los Angeles while there to perform at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork. The event also featured Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press features in the weeks ahead.

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Releasing on 10th December 2014, the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati hip hop artist Buggs tha Rocka includes production by Hop Trax, Sal Dali, !llmind & Jake One, and a variety of featured artists including Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

A total of 19 tracks appear on the release, and the UK’s online magazine Blacksheep has just run the rule over it.

Offered a 4 star rating, their contributor Andrew Kay opens “Refreshingly, the title of his album refers to the official skill of rapping: being a poet….the thing that strikes you is the astonishingly diverse production and changes in mood and atmosphere that occur from track to track. Scattered might be how he’s sprinkled his lyrics over affected beats, but the strategy works.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Look out for the launch of a new video for the track “Angel of Death featuring Piakhan and produced by Hop Trax next week as part of a special feature with a British online magazine. There will also soon be a video launched documenting the Reflection Eternal reunion show which took place in Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery in October. Meantime check the teaser video for the album

Scattered Thoughts: Teaser X from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Buggs has been busy this week conducting interviews with international publications and magazines. Any press & media who would like a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would wish to request an interview with the artist can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Voted “Best Hip Hop Artist of 2014” by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, one of the hottest emerging lyricists out of Ohio releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014.

Since 2009, his brand of conscious rhymes, intelligent wordplay & creative flow has been displayed on mixtapes with DJ Clockwork (Mac Miller), and on countless stages. A protege of Cincinnati’s Donte (MOOD) and Reflection Eternal’s Hi Tek, he’s also been brought on stages around the United States by none other than Talib Kweli himself.

Here they are performing together at the A3C Festival in 2013

They will be appearing together at this year’s A3C festival on Sunday 12th October and at CMJ in New York between 22nd – 25th October, before a Refelction Eternal reunion event at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery on 30th October where they’ll be joined by DJ Clockwork, MOOD & many others

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The album tracklist has been announced. It includes a heavy representation of the Cincinnati scene with features by Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite & MOOD with local producers Sal Dali and Hop Trax weighing in heavily with the beats

There is also production by !llmind, Jake One and many other featured artists including Chicago’s Poppadon and Chuck Inglish from the Cool Kids. You can read the official press release HERE

UrbanElite PR are handling all US & international press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka. Requests for a copy of the album to review, or requests to interview the artist whether in person at any of the shows in Atlanta, NYC or Cincinnati, or by the other usual means can be sent by email to us via the CONTACT SECTION

Meantime, check the video teaser of the album & tracklist below, and keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Scattered Thoughts: Teaser X from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

SCATTERED THOUGHTS OF AN AMERICAN POET – TRACKLIST

1. Scattered Thoughts Intro (produced by Sal Dali)
2. My$tery (produced by Sal Dali)
3. Against Me ft Aida Chakra (produced by !llmind)
4. Bad Habits (produced by Hop Trax)
5. Until The End ft. MOOD & Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
6. Phantom of The Opera ft Chuck Inglish (produced by Kill Will)
7. Angel of Death ft Piakhan (produced by Hop Trax)
8. Moments Slowed Down (produced by Alister Johnson)
9. Rapture ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
10. Religiously ft Donte from MOOD (produced by Hop Trax)
11. Royalty interlude (produced by !llmind)
12. Rolling Stone (produced by !llmind)
13. My Everything ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by Yon L.i.)
14. Thirsty ft Donte from MOOD & Ianigma (produced by Jake One)
15. OuterXSpaceXLove ft Pappadon (produced by Swiff D)
16. Celebration For Us ft Moxy Monster (produced by Rusko)
17. Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan (produced by Beats McGreevy)
18. Skates (produced by Sal Dali)
19. Time Machine (shine) ft Aida Chakra (produced by Hop Trax)

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Toronto based online FuxWithIt.com have just published their new feature on Detroit MC Kid Vishis who releases his debut album “Timing is Everything” tomorrow, 22nd July, on Seven 13 Entertainment.

The feature begins with with a comprehensive summarized review of the album before an interview with the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″. They discuss the title of of the release and the reason for releasing his first studio album now and the creative process in its making, they speak about the development through the “Sick ‘Em” mixtape series while having a renowned elder brother in the industry, and also talk about his history in rap battles, his thoughts on the Detroit scene and much more.

Read the full feature HERE

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In a matter of a few hours, the album produced by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage and Nick Zervos, will be available on digital mp3 and physical CD formats worldwide. Stores include iTunes and Amazon

As a taster of the sound, check out the single Heaven produced by Nemisis

Look out for much more international media coverage on this release in the coming weeks, and meantime keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis and on instagram “KidVishis

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