US online The ReUp Spot has just published a new interview feature with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble ahead of the release of their album “Blach Beach” on May 26th.

The article takes a wider in-depth view of Detroit’s historic music scene and how it became a breeding ground for some exceptional artists in the worlds of jazz, blues, rock, Motown, techno and of course hip hop. It digs deeper into the influence the city’s industrial background and mindset had on artists and their unique approach and identity within various musical forms.

Zo discusses the legacies provided by past and present local artists, from J-Dilla to Danny Brown, while addressing the suggestion that Detroit’s success still relies ultimately on being signed by labels in NYC or LA.

Both Frost and Zo have relocated from their original hometowns on several occasions and they talk about how this helped broaden their horizons, and the rapper explains how the general theme of the album reflecting the current experience for “Black America” crosses State boundaries.

The article concludes with the pair discussing the recording process, the inclusion of featured artists such as Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Sadat-X and Boldy James….and they also reveal their preference between “Good Times” & “Rappers Delight” !!

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

In the past month, ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble have released the official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X and a brand new video for the bonus cut “Axe Somebody”.

The album “Black Beach”, which will be reviewed by the UK’s globally renowned MOJO Magazine next month, is available to pre-order on iTunes

Keep up to date with the artists on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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Greensboro NC rapper ethemadassassin, now based in LA, released his critically acclaimed solo album “Soul on Fire” in September, and featured in Hip Hop DX’s “Hollywood Freestyle” series at the turn of the year

As one half of the group Veteran Assassins, he is now preparing for the release of their new album with the launch of the final video taken from his own solo album. “Elements” sees E in trademark, no holds barred mood, spittin’ lyrics like verbal bullets over a hard edged rock tinged production by Gav Beats

Look out for E pickin’ up where he left off in the new year with more true life street tales delivered in that raw, aggressive flow.

You can follow him on twitter @ethemadassassin & producer Gav Beats @TheRealGavBeats

FEATURE ON HIPHOP DX www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.15165/title.hollywood-freestyle-ethemadassassin

The album Soul on Fire received widespread media coverage from both sides of the Atlantic. Contains some real classics such as “80’s & 90’s”, “Tiger Blade”, “Can’t Get Enough” and many more. Quality mix of hard hittin hip hop beats with E pullin no punches in the rhymes and wordplay. It can be bought on iTunes HERE

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UK based online magazine PopCulturez covers a wide range of interests including music genres rock, pop, country, r&b,hip hop and subjects such as sport, politics, tv, concerts….in other words news on the popular culture of the day.

They are the latest to cast an eye over the new album by rapper ethemadassassin, one half of the LA based duo Veteran Assassins most associated with North Carolina though has also worked out of New Jersey and Ohio at various times of his career.

“Soul on Fire” is his 3rd solo studio album, following on from the 2008 release “Tomorrow Never Comes” which included the video for Walk My Shoes as seen on UK stations MTV Base, Flava TV and others coast to coast across America. The current album is more auto biographical depicting his early days and the fashions, sounds and sights of the Nineties, while bringing things up to date of where he is today. Soul laced tracks like “80’s & 90’s” & “Can’t Get Enough” will be recognizable to older heads whereas fuel injected bangers like “Elements”, “Sparta”, “Tiger Blade” and even the latest bonus joint “H.T.G.” brings out the grittier side to this Emcee.

The PopCulturez review reflects on it, opening “he has something that many strictly battle-focused rappers lack; he can craft real songs too.” and in closing “Sure to please fans of 90s-style hardcore hip-hop from the likes of D.I.T.C., E offers his own take on the streets while demonstrating that, as an MC, he is not to be taken lightly.

Read the full review HERE

The album is available from iTunes now HERE

Meanwhile, check out a couple of the tracks on Soundcloud

80’s & 90’s

H.T.G.

And on Youtube

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @PopCulturez

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Leading UK online urban music, fashion and lifestyle publication Flavour Magazine took time out recently to speak with ethemadassassin, the hip hop MC currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina.

Starting out in the 90’s based in cities such as Greensboro NC and Camden NJ, he started out coming up through the rap battle scenes, although it was his relatively short time on the mic compared to others that earned him his moniker. He went in for the kill, short & sweet, and one night a comment was heard “damn, that’s some mad assassin shit right there” and the name stuck.

Although the discography is relatively modest in comparison to others for an artist so long in the game – Soul on Fire being only his 3rd official studio album – this has been down to a variety of factors, the regular life trials & tribulations, the right producers to work with, moving from place to place, but it’s always worth the wait. He moved to LA in the last couple of years to team up again with his old partner in rhyme from NC Veteran Eye to form Veteran Assassins, so time has also been spent recording and touring as a group.

There is in fact a new Veteran Assassins album in the pipeline with significant production from Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu who who provided the beat for the killer track on the current album “80’s & 90’s”

London based journalist Taytula Burke jumped on the phone to E recently to speak on the new album and his time back in the day starting out and learning his craft. He speaks openly about his relationship with his parents and the impact that had and how his life changed when he took himself off to college and saw the comparison in life there to what he’d been accustomed to on the streets.

The album itself is very auto-biographical in nature and the interview goes more in depth into the background and what makes the man he is today. Read it all HERE

Soul on Fire is one for the real hip hop heads, soul, rock and hip hop sample led beats with some skilled narrative in the lyricism and wordplay. You can buy it on iTunes now HERE

Meantime, check out some of the joints off the album

80’s & 90’s

H.T.G. ft Sole-R

CAN’T GET ENOUGH

Follow him on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @FlavourMag You can reach Taytula @Taykeova

Thanks also to Flavour Magazine editor Annika Allen

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Los Angeles’ ethemadassassin releases his solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September 2013.

It’s his first solo album since 2008’s “Tomorrow Never Comes” since when he’s moved from Greensboro NC to team up once again with Veteran Eye where they also record and tour as the duo Veteran Assassins.

Having come up through NC’s rap battle scene in the 80’s & 90’s, E still draws a lot of his influence from the Golden Era, but the current album has a contemporary feel to it. The production includes rock, soul & reggae samples mashed with original straight head noddin beats, providing the ideal backdrop for E’s trademark firebrand flow and lyricism.

The UK’s online magazine NIJI has just reviewed Soul on Fire courtesy of Brandon Schiafone

Offered a 9/10 rating, snapshots of the review include:

The album’s production is excellently done, and the mixing and mastering gives Soul On Fire the sound quality as if it’s straight from a major record label. The beats are well chosen and match ethemadassassin’s tonality and subject matter amazingly.

there is no doubt that ethemadassassin is a powerful lyricist and a brilliant rapper who has the ability to be diverse with his music

Read the whole review HERE

The first official single “Tiger Blade” was launched on 4th July


Look out for the launch of the new video for “Can’t Get Enough” coming very soon

You can get more background information via www.veteranassassins.com & follow on twitter @ethemadassassin You can also connect with the magazine on twitter via @NIJIMagazine

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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.

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