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The monthly round up of international hip hop news, videos and releases that is Matt Oliver’s “Rapture & Verse” column has a new home in the UK’s online Monolith Cocktail

In his column for March 2015 just published today, there is news on UK dates in April and May for Marley Marl, The Beatnuts & Jeru the Damaja, Phryme, Mobb Deep, Flying Lotus and Shabazz Palaces.

There is also an extensive breakdown of a range of single, EP, album and mixtape releases, including the new album “Avant Garde” by Baltimore / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants.

It’s always a column stashed with information for any fan of hip hop, and can be read HERE

The column also features the latest video by Constant Deviants “Breathin” which was shot in and around Baltimore

Avant Garde releases worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats through Six2Six Records on 12th May 2015. The duo have just finished filming a trilogy of live freestyle performances, and the first video in this “3Stylez Series” will be launched soon. Look out for those and widespread international media & press coverage appearing online in the weeks and months ahead

M.I. will also be appearing on the new Rapping with Leiberman video show in two weeks’ time on Wednesday 8th April. The new show hosted by Sirius FM’s Jon Leiberman streams on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com every Wednesday at 7pm EST and this week his guests include Bishop Lamont.

Connect with Constant Deviants on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic

All international press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants, requests for promotional copies of the album Avant Garde to review, or requests to interview the group, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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TimingIsEverything-ClashMag

British publication Clash Magazine has both printed and online versions, and every month their writer Matt Oliver produces the “Rapture & Verse” column documenting the key single, album and mixtape releases as well as providing news and information on events.

This month artists such as Azelia Banks, Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Shabazz Palaces, 7even Thirty, Apathy, BadbadNotGood, Hawk House and many more are included in the round up, and the new album by Detroit’s Kid Vishis “Timing is Everything” is also featured…”at his cocksure best, it’s a rampage that’ll catch you off balance”

Always a good read, check out the column HERE

The album Timing is Everything releases on 22nd July 2014 and is available to pre-order now from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Kid Vishis is in NYC now to meet with press and also to take in the Total Slaughter event with his brother Royce da 5 9 and the rest of the Slaughterhouse crew at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday 12th July. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

Check out the audio stream of his single Heaven produced by Nemisis and look out for much more international press coverage on this release in the coming weeks

All press, radio & media requests to interview Kid Vishis, or for promotional copies of the album Timing is Everything for review, should be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Echoes Magazine is one of the longest established publications in the UK covering hip hop, rap, jazz, r&b, soul with news, reviews, features produced in both physical and online format

The current September 2013 issue has the usual wide spread of genre coverage, and in Sunil Chauhan’s regular hip hop page he covers news on Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces) moving to Sub Pop, Kanye West & Rhymefest new non profit organization Donda’s House, Belafonte / Jay Z, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and his new publishing imprint Infamous Books and Just Blaze providing the soundtrack for the video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Included in the column is a new interview with Los Angeles (by way of Greensboro NC) emcee, and one half of Veteran Assassins, EtheMadAssassin. His new solo album “Soul on Fire” releases on 17th September, and the interview addresses his reflection on the 80’s & 90’s Golden Era of hip hop – the time which marks his early beginnings in the game – his tag as a gangsta rapper & why this isn’t a description he recognizes, the rap scene in North Carolina and his time working for Elektra Records.

UK readers can pick the magazine up from stores now, and international readers will have the opportunity to read the whole magazine in 2 weeks when the new website www.echoesmagazine.co.uk is relaunched and will include a page by page flick through.

E’s album is full of powerful lyricism, an honest take on his life journey to date, and includes some quality production throughout.

Check out the videos & audio for the soul laden track Can’t Get Enough which premiered on The Rap Up, What It’s Supposed to Be produced by Japan’s Kyo Itachi, and the Pharcyde-esque “80’s & 90’s” with beats courtesy of Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu

Can’t Get Enough

What It’s Supposed To Be

80’s & 90’s

Follow E on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and the magazine @EchoesMag

Look out for more coverage in the weeks ahead. Any media, press or dj inquiries about the release or requests for interviews and clean full quality mp3s of the singles can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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