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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.

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The latest edition of the new online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman” has just aired on Youtube today.

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show which invites rappers, producers and djs in to discuss the hot political and news items of the day is only a few weeks old, but has already featured Bishop Lamont and Constant Deviants emcee M.I.

Today’s guest is current Cincinnati “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka.

In this interview the pair discuss Buggs’ album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released in December, lyricism in hip hop and whether “rap is dead” as well as his signing at the start of the year to Talib Kweli’s Javotti label.

They then move on to Obama and the upcoming US elections, the nuclear deal with Iran and American foreign policy, and then talk about racial tensions & profiling in Ohio in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting there last year. Linked to this they touch about the economic situation in the area which has seen a growth in unemployment and Buggs gives his thoughts to the question of the biggest problems facing black men in America today

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Buggs is busy recording with Donte from MOOD as a new partnership “Space Invadaz” and will have new material released through Javotti later in the year. The track used in the interview is “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan, and any dj’s looking for an mp3 for their show can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Keep up to date with Buggs by following him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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It’s that time of year again when the world’s press & media descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW Festival

The music festival runs from Tuesday 17th March – Sunday 22nd March, and for the third consecutive year, newly re-crowned “Cincinnati Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka will be performing. Having released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which received widespread international press coverage, he penned a new two album deal in January this year with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization as part of a new recording duo “Space Invadaz” which sees Buggs team up with Donte from the group MOOD.

Buggs will be performing at the Special Delivery event on Wednesday 18th March at The Roosevelt Room, 307 W 5th Street Austin, and is scheduled to appear on stage around 8.45pm. The event is headlined by Freddie Gibbs and hosted by B Dot of Rap Radar.

Whether performing on multiple occasions at SXSW and A3C in Atlanta, or at clubs around the country, Buggs’ shows are always full of energy as you can see from this clip of him performing with Talib Kweli in 2013

Any members of the press & media who are attending SXSW and would like to meet with Buggs tha Rocka and his team and take in his live set, email UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with your details and we’ll make the necessary arrangements

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Cincinnati’s rising hip hop star Buggs tha Rocka has had a busy past few months.

First with the release of his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which drew international critical acclaim, he then signed a two album deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for his new project with Donte from MOOD going by the name of “Space Invadas”

He has also just been featured in the new Issue 40 of American multi genre printed publication Ghettoblaster Magazine which is hitting shelves now in the USA and Canada. Other features in this issue include Joey Bada$$, Ras Kass & Apollo Brown, Ghostface Killah, Torche, Swervedriver and many more.

His interview with the magazine’s writer (and local Cincinnati DJ) Mildred Fallen appears on Page 7, so pick up a copy in stores today. You can also check the magazine online at www.ghettoblastermagazine.com

Buggs tha Rocka will also be returning to Austin Texas later this month to perform at the SXSW Festival for the third consecutive year. To get a feel for his live show, check out these visuals taken in October last year at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery for the Resurrection of Hip Hop II event which included performances by many of the city’s upcoming local artists, sets by Clockwork DJ & DJ Ghost, Buggs tha Rocka and the re-formed pairing of Hi Tek and Talib Kweli, aka Reflection Eternal.

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Any journalists and members of the press & media attending SXSW 2015 who would like to have an interview scheduled with Buggs tha Rocka or take in his show can contact UrbanElite PR with their details HERE

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Crowned once again as “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” at last month’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs tha Rocka has just featured in the new issue of France’s “Hip Hop Breathe” magazine.

He discusses his latest album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which released as a free download on 10th December 2014, and includes production by Sal Dali, Hop Trax, !llmind and Jake One with a wide array of featured artists including Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and Piakhan.

He also speaks on his future plans and the possibility of working with legendary producer Hi Tek, the artists who have influenced him the most over the years and the subject matters and various artistic outlets that inspire him the most.

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The magazine which also includes features with Mysonne, Saw Real, T-Ran and Curbside Jones is available as a free download HERE where the interview with Buggs can be read in full

The album can be downloaded for free from Buggs tha Rocka’s bandcamp HERE and is also available via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. Taken from the album is the track Angel of Death ft Chuck Inglish

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic“. All media & press inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT section

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Having finished 2014 on a high with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka has begun the new year in similar fashion.

He performed at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards where he picked up the title of “Best Hip Hop Artist” for the second year running and has just been featured in two more international press publications

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Hip Hop Life is one of Spain’s largest publications dedicated to the genre, and Buggs spoke with them towards the end of the year. The monthly magazine is produced online, and his full interview (written of course in Spanish) can be read by turning to page 37 HERE

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He also spoke with US online The 9 Elements recently as part of their “The Whole Nine” series of interviews. Here he speaks on the construction of the album, the scene in Cincinnati, his different musical influences and his plans for the year ahead. You can read that in full HERE

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Buggs tha Rocka has also just today launched his new video “Celebration for Us” which features local artist Moxy Monster of Valley High. The track features on the album and is produced by Rusko. Other producers and artists who feature on the album, which can be download for free at http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com, include !llmind, Jake One, MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Hop Trax, Piakhan and many more.

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Buggs tha Rocka – "Celebration for Us" ft Moxy Monster & OATW (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Buggs on social media via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for further international media coverage shortly. You will also be able to catch one of Buggs’ live shows soon as he tours various US cities in association with the K Hotel network and is due to be performing at SXSW in March

Any further press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka, or requests for DJ Packs of the track “Celebration for Us”, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT section

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London’s Guestlist produces a free newspaper each month covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, typically, urban, dance & hip hop, and has a substantial focus on events happening around the country & overseas, whether regular club nights, or festivals or concerts,

They are the latest to have interviewed Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka who released his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on December 10th 2014 as a free download available from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. The release represents his home city with many local artists featuring, and also includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Kill Will and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

The interview appears in their latest issue opposite a feature on Afrika Bambaataa, and here Buggs speaks on the concept behind the album, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and his views on the intersection of an artist as a “commodity” and that as the musician.

Read the whole feature online HERE

The current holder of the title “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” as presented by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in association with City Beat Magazine, he has been again nominated for the second year running. Votes are open to the public and can be made HERE

Look out for further international media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka and further official video launches in January 2015. You can connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” Check the video of bim performing live with Reflection Eternal at the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event held in Cincinnati in October this year

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype with UK online publication Subba Cultcha recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which was released on 10th December 2014, and available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com

The film of the interview conducted by Thomas Schofield was recorded and uploaded as a video to Youtube

You can see the full feature online HERE and watch the interview on Youtube

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will, Sal Dali and Beats McGreevey, and also features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra, Piakhan and many more. A pre-cursor to a planned series of official releases in 2015, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” has laid down a strong marker for what lies ahead with Buggs featuring in publications from the United States, UK, Europe & New Zealand.

Look out for further press coverage and official video launches in the weeks ahead, and connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” You can also hear the album stream on Soundcloud :

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French journalist & hip hop head Sagittarius runs his own online publication “Reviews by Sagittarius”…or ‘Sagi Hip Hop’…covering a wide range of international releases

He is the latest to give his seal of approval to the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka which released on 10th December 2014, and is available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices

The review notes the eclectic nature of the album, with many different productions and flavas added into the mix. At its core is the influences derived from hip hop’s Golden Era, but brought up to date with a contemporary twist augmented by some tru skool r&b and soul.

The fact that much thought has gone into the album’s concept…over a year in the making….is noted, as too are the contributions of the various producers and local artists. The blend of recognized names such as !llmind, Jake One, Tanya Morgan and Chuck Inglish sit easily beside emerging Cincinnati artists such as Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Aida Chakra and Phoenix Aphrodite. The article concludes that the release, with its fresh approach and quality, has marked the arrival of Buggs to a wider audience and as an artist to watch on the global stage in years ahead.

Written in French, the full review can be read HERE

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Voted “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Buggs has made a significant international impact in two short months with this release, and you can expect to see further press coverage from titles in the USA, UK and Europe in the weeks ahead, together with further official video releases. Since October, he has performed for the second year running with Talib Kweli at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, opened for Bone Thugs n Harmony and performed with Mac Miller & Clockwork DJ at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator & Rick Ross.

He also helped put together the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event in Cincinnati in October. A celebration of the city’s local talent, it also saw Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek) re-unite perform on the night. The official video of the event was released this week, including exclusive filmed footage of Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal performing live

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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US online Hip Hop Vibe took time out recently to speak with Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka just ahead of the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which became available as a free download from 10th December 2014.

With an overall eclectic taste in music, represented throughout the album, Buggs speaks on the influence the Golden Era of hip hop has had in his approach as an artist and the creative process behind the album, the time it took to evolve “organically” and the representation of his home city’s scene.

He touches upon some of the highlights of his career to date and the yardstick by which he measures success, and discusses his come up over the past 5 years to working with artists such as Talib Kweli before outlining his ideal vision for the future and immediate plans for 2015.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

The 19 track album includes production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Beats McGreevey & Kill Will, with guest features from Tanya Morgan, Piakhan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Aida Chakra, Phoenix Aphrodite and many more. Download it free from the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices or directly from Buggs’ BANDCAMP

HERE IS THE ENTIRE AUDIO STREAM ON BUGGS THA ROCKA’S VIMEO CHANNEL

Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet Official Album Stream from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Over the coming weeks, look out for more international press & media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka, together with a series of further official video launches taken from the album. Currently working on new material pencilled in for release in the first half of 2015, keep connected with Buggs via social media, on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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