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Couple weeks back, Respect Magazine contributor Jeremy Hecht jumped on Skype with the four members of west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

During a very in-depth discussion they talk about the group dynamic, working together as four blood brothers and among the the earliest memories, Dice reveals the time Tupac offered him $100 to smoke a blunt and meeting Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett, Dr Dre, and Eric B & Rakim at Snoop’s house!

The interview then comes through the ages, the group giving their thoughts on today’s new artists by comparison to what they grew up listening to, and the differences in song structure method. While hip hop has evolved and diversified, with people finding their own lane, the group challenge aspects of the current debates comparing the different genres.

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More specifically, they suggest people be exposed to all styles before assuming to speak with authority on the merits or otherwise of a particular genre – if you aint heard it, you can’t be speaking on it. This then moves the conversation on again to differentiate between those who can make a quick financial killing now, and those who will be held in esteem over the decades.

Inevitably the route of the discussion turns to the album title where they explain more the significance of lyrical content, and how it influences a younger generation, that artists need to take responsibility at some point for what they say. There is an underlying theme in the interview where the group are speaking to a younger generation, whether of listeners or of new artsists. With the latter, they finish the interview with some sound advice

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

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Earlier this week, Hip Hop DX offered their appraisal of the group’s new album with a review which you can read HERE

Released on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the album can be bought on iTunes with CD copies available from Amazon

The group are currently planning shows with possible tour dates later in the year, and are also back in the studio with another new album in the works. Keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Check out the official album stream

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A few weeks back, Horseshoe Gang met up with US online tv channel WKNDTV at their local Long Beach studios – the station has bases coast to coast.

In this filmed interview, Demetrius, Dice, Kenny and Julius discuss their new album “Anti-Trap Music” and the influence and guidance provided by their elder brother Crooked I (aka KXNG Crooked), they speak on their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume last year, give their thoughts on collaborating with other artists and talk about meeting with Death Row’s Suge Knight.

Watch the video of the interview on Youtube

Earlier this week, the group were guests on J Hart’s Big Bang Show on London’s Itch FM radio. The audio stream has just been uploaded to Mixcloud.

LISTEN BACK

“Anti-Trap Music” is Top 50 in the iTunes album charts in 15 different countries, and can be bought HERE CD versions are available to buy from Amazon HERE

The group are still conducting interviews with international media as they prepare to release a new single next week. Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang and their latest news on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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In the lead up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, Horseshoe Gang, sat down with west coast online magazine Streets Connect.

In one of their most in-depth interviews to date, the group spoke on a wide range of issues. They outlined the recording process and how they select the different styles of production, and the whole ethos behind the meaning of their album title. This leads them onto the wider subject of lyricism in hip hop, and the positive and negative influences these have depending on how imagery is portrayed per genre.

Their track “Shoe-icide Squad” has been much heralded as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police”, taking a stand against police brutality and protecting their community, and notably choosing to speak out on this when others have backed down. As explained in the feature this comes from the influence of listening to artists such as Rakim and moves the conversation forward to Tupac’s legacy, the long lasting effect it’s had on them, and the the west coast scene to this day.

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The discussion moves on again to touch upon their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume, their plans to release a comic book series and they also go into more detail about their fanbase overseas, notably in the UK and Europe. Currently sitting in iTunes Top 50 in 15 different countries would bear witness to that fact.

Very interesting insight into all of that & more which can be read in full HERE

The album “Anti-Trap Music” can be bought on iTunes with CD versions available from Amazon Check out the full album stream

Look out for the group releasing a new single next week with further media coverage to follow. Meanwhile connect with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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Recently, west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang linked up with the editor of Hip Hop Breath, Paris based DJ Lady Su, who also releases various mixtape series and has a radio show broadcasting in France.

The magazine is published free online and also distributed in physical format. As you can see, the group adorn the front cover, and other featured artists in the new edition are Tayyib Ali, Pearl Gates, Base Aura, Rhyme Scheme and Darrin McLaren.

The online version is published on ISSUU, so click on the link HERE and flip through to page 26 to read the interview in full

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It’s just over a week since the Long Beach crew released their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” and the extent of the group’s extensive international fanbase was in full effect, with Amazon’s initial CD stock selling out in the first hour, and a Top 50 position secured on iTunes charts in 15 different countries.

It can be purchased on Amazon HERE and iTunes HERE

The label Seven 13 Music & Ent has secured usage of one of the tracks for a new tv series (details to follow), and a new single will be released next week.

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They also jumped on the phone recently with another French DJ in the past couple weeks. J Hart, currently based in London but with further affiliations to NYC, will broadcast his interview with the group tonight, Tuesday May 10th, on the well renowned London station Itch FM

Tune in live online from 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12 noon PST HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on Twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook page “HorseshoeGangCOB

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LBC’s Horseshoe Gang release their new album “Anti-Trap Music” this coming Friday, April 29th, through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

Already featured in a host of local, national and international publications in the past couple of months, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked (Crooked I) are busy speaking with further media and have just announced the details of their official album listening party.

DATE Monday May 2nd

VENUE G/S Game Sports Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.

TIME 8PM PST – 2AM PST

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT Note those wishing to attend must be aged 21 & over as these are licensed premises, so bring photographic I.D. if you feel it may be required.

The resident DJ Ynot will be spinning the old and new classics throughout the night. Horseshoe Gang will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss, and will also be joined on stage by their special guest…and elder brother…KXNG Crooked.

The group are renowned for their hi octane live shows, so it’s definitely not one to missed by all true hip hop heads in the LA area.

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The group were interviewed by Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio, first broadcast on CHRW 94.9 FM Canada on Monday April 25th

LISTEN BACK ON THE STREAM

ANTI TRAP MUSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY ON ITUNES HERE AND CD VERSIONS CAN BE BOUGHT DIRECTLY FORM THE LABEL HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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US online Da-What run a series called “Five Finger Discount” where artists pick five of their more recent tracks and discuss why they are of particular importance to them adding some further background information with regards to their concepts and creation.

Latest in this series is west coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang who have chosen tracks from their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” Ep released last year, and new album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases next Friday, April 29th (available from iTunes HERE)

FIND OUT WHICH TRACKS THEY PICKED AND WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY HERE

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Been a busy time for the group and younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, having conducted interviews with many publications and radio stations in the States, UK and Europe in the past couple of months, and are continuing to do so.

They have released four singles from the album, currently available to buy from the iTunes store linked above, one of which being “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality and all the issues which led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced by Tabu who has credits with Kendrick Lamar and Aftermath

Look out for album reviews, written, audio and video interviews and further news about the group and album release in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, release their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

CD versions, including autographed copies with additional merchandise can be pre-ordered HERE The album will also be available on iTunes

The album includes production by KXNG Crooked and a number of European producers including Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters, Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath) and Jonathan Elkaer who provided the beats for the two singles relased so far “Poverty Slogans” and “Crooked I Robot”

An early 4 star review comes courtesy of Andrew Kay for the long running UK online Blacksheep Magazine. The in depth track by track analysis which summarizes “Anti-Trap music lives up to its agenda through a mixture of styles and narratives. The production is way above standard, combining traditional and the present. Lyrically, it’s a professional and powerful combination of chemistry and raw talent, with a nod to the past and a uniqueness all of their own.” can be read in full HERE

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The group are currently busy conducting interviews with members of international media and in the studio recording some new material, the results of all of which you will see soon.

Meantime, you can stay updated on Horseshoe Gang news via their TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts. Here are the stream of their singles, both of which are available on iTunes now.

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