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Back in December, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hip hop Emcees Buggs tha Rocka released his free album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” and enjoyed extensive international coverage at the time.

Early this year, he signed a deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for a new project with Donte from MOOD as the duo “Space Invadaz”. Both artists have known Talib for a number of years and of course Cincinnati’s Hi Tek.

In the past few weeks, Hip Hop Vibe contributor Stranga the Great caught up with Buggs in his hometown to discuss the link up with Talib, his early days starting out and his first releases, his immediate plans both with his solo career and the new Space Invadaz project and the pair speak about racial tensions in light of recent high profile news stories.

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Keep up to date with Buggs tha Rocka on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Any press & media enquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka and his last release Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet can be sent to UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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British online publication I Am Hip Hop Magazine met up with Iron Braydz recently in west London to discuss his new Verbal sWARdz EP which was released on his Unorthostract label on 14th April, available from http://braydz.bandcamp.com

The conversation did develop on, and Braydz speaks on hip hop generally, addressing the similarities and differences in the British and American scenes, the future of British hip hop and unity within it, business over artistry and the perception of hip hop in the wider community. He is asked for his views on perceived racism in the music industry and society as well as his thoughts on the likelihood of a repeat of the 2011 London riots

Read all he had to say HERE

The EP is largely self produced by Iron Braydz, and features Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz. From start to finish, the 10 tracks deliver bangin hip hop beats and lyrical fire.

Hear the full audio stream on Soundcloud

All media & press inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meantime, keep up to date with Iron Braydz on social media, on twitter @Braydz and on Facebook at “HollaAtBraydz

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2011 has seen a highly consistent level of video output from London’s Genesis Elijah

With his new album “I Aint Even Started Bruv” due out in early 2012, he returned to his ‘Civil Unrest’ EP originally released in early 2010 and ahead of his collaboration with Krate Krusaders on the album “Before I Was Famous” to film a new video for the track “Bellyfull”

The track predicts the riots and civil unrest seen in London and elsewhere in the UK during the summer of 2011, and was shot on the site of Occupy London outside St Paul’s Cathedral. This particular site was chosen by protestors due to it neighbouring the heart of the city’s banking centre….they had in fact tried to occupy the banking district but were moved on.

The protest itself gained further publicity as it led to resignations within the church as internal disagreements whether to support the action left positions untenable. They have vowed to remain in position until at least the new year, and the video contains live footage of Gen performing for people there

Also look out for Genesis Elijah appearing on 2 tracks for Ohio based MC Copywrite’s new album God Save The King which will be released in the UK in March 2012. These tracks also feature Mystro, Iron Braydz and Royce da 5 9.

Keep up to date with what he’s doing at www.genesiselijah.net and follow him on twitter @GenesisElijah

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This is a compilation of video clips of singles we have promoted into the UK and European marketplace.

We promote all forms of “urban” music, and these tracks are hiphop and drum & bass

They are “London Calling” Double AB ft Iron Braydz
“Now” Verbal Kent produced by the UK’s Kelakovski
“Walk My Shoes” ETheMadAssassin
“Betta B Ready – D-Code’s drum & bass mix” Ras Ceylon
“Miss Right” – Peter Jackson ft Sizzla

They represent tracks from all around the world, UK, USA, Canada & Jamaica. On our main youtube account http://www.youtube.com/urbanelitepr you will be able to view full versions of these videos as well as more from artists such as Souls of Mischief, Deeprooted, Tha Vill ft Kele Le Roc, TQ as well as audio promotions for artists such as Ohio’s Copywrite and New York’s Vast Aire featuring a number of other UK artists

We also arrange for some videos to be premiered on world renowned sites, and of course service all of the top UK tv stations, top global online specialist blogs & magazines, radio, press and also handle tour press and events such as with Detroit’s D12, and most recently publicity for Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs on his visit to London. Artist development and label support are also included in the range of services we provide.

We have represented independent labels and majors over the years

Examples of past and present campaigns can be seen at http://www.myspace.com/urbanelitepr you can find us on Facebook “Urbanelite Smith”, tracks available at http://www.soundcloud.com/urbanelitepr and you can also reach us on twitter http://www.twitter.com/urbanelitepr

Any business enquiries can be sent to urbanelitepr@gmail.com

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New York’s Double A.B. spent some time living in north London’s Tottenham.

As the news of the much publicized London riots of August 2011 spread globally, Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling reflecting on what he could see happening in his old neighbourhood. He got together with his old associate & fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata who produced the Clash sampled beat and then approached the UK’s highly rated MC Iron Braydz to feature.

Braydz goes in hard on the track as expected with plaudits for his “Devil May Cry” album last year still reverberating around UK hiphop

Double A.B. and Dub Sonata are currently working on a new album while Iron Braydz has new projects lined up for 2012 with some heavy hittin international names on board

The video was filmed in New York by Last Call Steeve and in London by Despa of Stay Fresh in September this year, edited & produced by Dirty Media London.

Follow the artists on Twitter @KingDoubleAB @Braydz @DubSonata

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