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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further press & media enquiries about the album release or the event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.

The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism

The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.

With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the producer @GoodOldFrank

Check the new joint out on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album Reality Provoking Liberation can be bought in digital and CD formats direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

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West London emcee & producer Apex Zero released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October to critical acclaim.

Drawing from the sensibilities of hip hop from the Golden Era, he has received plaudits for addressing a wide range of political and social issues in his rhymes & lyricism, delivered with his trademark firebrand flow. The latest online publication to endorse the release is the UK’s Hip Hop In English

In opening, they introduce the album as “a verbal lambasting directed straight at the head honchos holding office all over the world. Delicate it is not.” before dissecting the lyrics, beats, tracks and summarizing “Heavy, yes. Hard hitting, yes. Informed, skilful and dynamic, yes. It’s a philosophy self described as Neo-Hardcore. Not for the casual listener, but definitely one for those willing to open their mind and question their surroundings.

For anyone wanting a real grasp about what the album represents, read the review HERE

Meanwhile, Apex has been busy putting the finishing touches to his live set for the album launch party taking party on Saturday 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. It’s set to be one of the hottest hip hop events of the month as he will also be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz (Triple Darkness), DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and regular Hoochinoo host Peaches.

Entry is just £5.00 on the door, the night runs from 8pm – 1am with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East. Apex built up a reputation for his live performances at events such as End of the Weak, Speaker’s Corner and the raucous shows as part of The Pantheonz of Zenn-La, so this should prove to be a big show with so much quality on display. Definitely don’t miss this one!

You can hear Apex and Iron Braydz together on his earlier single “A Meeting of the Continents” where theyre also joined by Hasan Salaam

Any further media enquiries about the album, request for interviews, requests for clean edits of any of the singles released or press pass requests for the event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can buy Reality Provoking Liberation in digital and CD format directly from his BANDCAMP

You can also connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the HHIE at @hiphopinenglish

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We said that the debut solo album by London’s Apex Zero was one of the biggest for UK hip hop in 2013, and it appears that the internationally renowned publication that is MOJO Magazine would agree.

In their current edition celebrating their 20th anniversary, they have afforded “Reality Provoking Liberation” a 4 star review, describing it as a “DIY stunner” which will have “Fans of Triple Darkness, Dead Prez and Immortal Technique piqued by the arrival of fresh political rap blood

It’s been a key underlying factor in the level of media interest created by the album from the rapper & producer, the mix of political and social issues addressed with a fierce delivery and conscientious lyricism, once a standard for the genre but a rarer entity in recent times. But green shoots of recovery are evident in releases from both sides of the Atlantic in the past couple of years, and Apex Zero has emerged as another new name adding his own weight to the re-establishment of the anti-establishment.

The album is out now, available to buy in digital and CD format HERE

You can expect to see more coverage on the release in the weeks ahead, and he is also preparing the release of his new video for “Absolute Zero” on Monday 4th November. He is also preparing for his album launch party on Saturday 7th December which will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. He is putting together a special set with his live band for the night, which will also see performances by Caxton Press and Triple Darkness’ newest member Iron Braydz accompanied by DJ A Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches.

The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. You can see more details about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can also keep up to date and find out more information about him via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk where you can also submit booking and feature requests, or connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00

He will also be guest of Mr 13 and DJ Bones on their Bang Radio hip hop show live in the studio tonight 29th October from 10pm, (5pm EST). Can hear it online at www.wearebang.com

Any media, press or radio / dj requests for interviews, copies of the album for review or requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of the singles can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out these two tracks from the album, A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz, and Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour

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Riding in on the back of St Jude’s Storm which hit the southern UK this morning, the 28th October arrived and with it the release date of the debut solo album by west London’s rapper & producer Apex Zero.

Having released his mixtape The Pulse of the Awakening almost exactly a year ago, the new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” is 15 tracks of hard spittin, conscientious lyricism and raw energy which has received plaudits for the range of political and social issues addressed in the rhymes

Having been influenced by artists such as Wu Tang, dead prez, Immortal Technique, Phi Life Cypher, Blak Twang, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, comparisons have been made by the media to UK hip hop contemporaries such as Lowkey, Akala & Triple Darkness for the manner in which he tears into the subject matter and brings meaning to the tracks in the best traditions of the culture.

Already reviewed and interviewed by a wide range of publications, including Flavour, Clash, Wordplay, Bearded, The Skinny, In-Spirels, The Word is Bond, Whatculture, MOJO, Subba Cultcha, AAA Music, Sampleface, Blacksheep and much more….with much more to come….it has been as anticipated a highly impressive debut from the emcee who remains a member of the city’s First and Last duo.

Released today independently on his own Design Chaos label, it is available to buy digitally or in physical format via mail order. BUY IT HERE

He has in fact added 3 bonus cuts recently to the original 12 track version, and the full tracklist is :

Head vs Heart (Intro) 02:12
Shackled by the Pound 04:26
Absolute Zero 03:40
Power Source (War at Night) 03:31
Our Times feat. OMeza Omniscient and Kyra 04:27
Walk on Water feat. Seapa and OMeza Omniscient 03:11
Don’t Follow the Image feat. OMeza Omniscient and Amy True 04:04
Three Children (Us and We) 06:37
Obtain Bearing 05:13
Everything Must Change 02:20
Chaotic Revolt 03:58
A Meeting of the Continents feat. Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz 03:44
Spray the Roof feat. OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour 04:10
Apex Zero, Growth, Slay the Basilisk, First and Last, Reality Provoking Liberation – Growth (Slay the Basilisk) 07:04
Reality Provoking Liberation feat. OMeza Omniscient 05:21

There’s no question, this has been one of British hip hop’s albums of the year, and one all heads and fans of the traditional tru skool style will appreciate.

Check out his videos for Power Source and Chaotic Revolt

Be on the lookout for more press coverage in the weeks ahead, and a new video for Absolute Zero being launched on Monday 4th November. He will also be live on air with Mr 13 on Bang Radio tomorrow from 10pm GMT (5pm EST)

His official album launch party takes place on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Doors open at 8pm with entry £5.00. He will be appearing with a live band and there will also be performances from Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

All news and information can be found at his official site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and you can connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further media or press inquiries requesting interviews or copies of the album to review, or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the singles from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online publication Bearded Magazine sets out “to generate coverage for independent labels & artists regardless of genre, background or how fashionable they are

They do just that via features, interviews, reviews, news, videos and their editorial policy isn’t driven by any other factor other than if they feel the artist merits the support. They are the latest, via guest contributor Leland Gill, to take a listen through the new album by London’s rapper and producer Apex Zero.

“Reality Provoking Liberation” is his debut solo album, out on 28th October, having previously released and performed live as part of the duo First and Last, who are still very much in force, and the group The Pantheonz on Zenn-La. Apex Zero’s reputation for conscientious lyricism delivered with a fierce flow developed in these early days and is still very much evident in the new album

The article opens “While other artists brag about changing the game, Apex Zero aims higher in his mission to wake up the world and educate them on the many corrupt systems in place today. In Reality Provoking Liberation, he pulls no punches in his lyrics as he spits about current inequality and organising to forge a better world” which in itself is as good a summary of the overall vibe to this album as any yet made. It’s a mix of this and other key factors which has made this such an impressive debut solo release, one picked up by a wide cross section of the media, and you can read more about the magazine’s thoughts on it HERE

The album launch event will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December from 8pm – 1am. Also appearing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. Price is £5.00 on the door and the nearest tube is Aldgate East. More about the venue can be found at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You will also be able to hear Apex Zero live on radio shortly, starting with tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd October on Reprezent Radio from 8pm with Tarek, on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm with DJ Sammy Jay on Itch FM, and with Mr 13 on Bang FM from 10pm on Tuesday 29th October. Always makes an interesting interviewee, so definitely catch that if you can!!

Meanwhile, take a listen to the single off his album A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and be on the lookout for a brand new video for Absolute Zero being launched in the next couple of weeks

There’s a lot happening with Apex, so keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and check the official website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk for more information and further social media links. Thanks to Richard at Bearded, and you can follow them on twitter @BeardedMagazine

Any press or media inquiries, requests for interviews or copies of the album for review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Edinburgh based physical & online publication The Skinny Magazine covers a broad spectrum of entertainment including theatre, comedy, art, literature, going out / events, travel and music.

Their contributor, Bram Gieben, likes his hip hop and is the latest to review the new debut solo album by London’s Apex Zero – “Reality Provoking Liberation” – which releases on 28th October. The rapper & producer would have been best known previously as part of the duo First and Last (still very much alive & kicking) and also as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La, renowned for their frenetic live shows.

Opening with “Apex Zero’s raw, manifesto-driven raps have a lot in common with the edgy, paranoid psy-ops chat of Triple Darkness and M9. Chaotic Revolt in particular captures the anger and violence inherent in the legacy of the 2011 London riots, and throughout, the beats draw on the rich tradition of string-led, cinematic sample-craft of RZA” it is another review picking up on the range of political & social issues covered in his rhymes and delivered in such a way that “Throughout, Apex Zero’s lyrical content is angry, literate and intelligent

Read the whole article at the magazine HERE

Listen out for Apex Zero appearing on Itch FM this Saturday, 26th October, from 8.30pm with Sammy Jay, then the following Tuesday, 29th October, with Mr 13 on Bang FM from 10pm.

You can expect to see much more coverage on the album between now and his album launch party which takes place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December where he’ll be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz and Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee. Entry is £5.00 on the door and more information is available at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

It may be possible to see him perform prior to this, so best keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk You can also connect with the magazine on twitter @TheSkinnyMag and Bram via @t3xtur3

Any further press or media inquiries, requests for interviews with Apex Zero or copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out this bonus cut released recently, The World We Exist In

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British online magazine AAA Music (Access All Areas), is a multi genre platform covering festivals, events, artist releases and interviews and news.

They are the latest to run the rule over the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October. The opening of the review reiterates the point which many have picked up on and has earned praise for the approach :

On the album Apex Zero raps throughout with subject matter about social and political themes…& raps with an aggression and purpose, delivering his rhymes with a unique distinctive flow

Summarizing, “it is clear that Apex Zero is one of the most impressive rising artists in UK hip hop; this debut offering which is a solid piece of work from the first track to the last track” the full review can be read HERE

Look out for more coverage on this release in the weeks ahead and listen out for him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm.

He has also just confirmed his album launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December. The event starts at 8pm, finished at 1am, £5 on the door and will also see performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz and Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee. Nearest tube station is Aldgate East and you can see more about the venue at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

Check out his recently launched singles “Spray The Roof” featuring OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour and “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

You can keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and check in with the magazine @AAAMusic_UK

Any further press or media inquiries about this release, requests for interviews or copies of the album, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Apex Zero celebrates the release of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” with his launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar on Saturday 7th December 2013.

Live performances are a specialty for the young rapper & producer, having been a regular at the city’s renowned End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events as part of the duo First and Last, and also gained a following for the high energy shows put on as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn – La.

Apex plans appearing with a live band to perform tracks off the new album which releases on 28th October. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & the latest member of Triple Darkness, Iron Braydz. Spinnin the vinyl will be Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee and the event will be hosted by Peaches. The event has been put together by local live promoter Hoochinoo. This event has of course been re-scheduled from the original date of 2nd November.

There will also be freestyle open mic sessions in what’s shaping up to be a great night of hip hop with some of the hottest talent in the city, definitely not one to be missed!

The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door and this is an age 18 and over event.

Apex Zero Album Launch Party
Upstairs at The Vibe Bar
91 Brick Lane
Shoreditch
London
E1 6QL

Nearest tube is Aldgate East and you can get specific details from the venue’s site www.vibe-bar.co.uk and there is also a Facebook page HERE

Also look out for Apex Zero on some London radio stations soon, starting with Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm with DJ Sammy Jay, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm with Mr 13. There has been a fantastic media response to the album to date, and you will see much more coming in the weeks ahead.

Check out his single “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

Any further media or press inquiries about the the album can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and check out his official site which also carries links to his various other online platforms at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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