SoulonFire-DataTransmission

British online magazine DataTransmission is well known for its coverage of all type of dance music, from techno, house, dubstep and all other genres in between, reporting from all around the UK and hotspots such as Ibiza, Aiya Napa and various other European resorts & cities.

They also like their rap and hip hop music, and have just reviewed the new album Soul on Fire by rapper ethemadassassin, currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina where he started out performing in the 90’s.

One half of Veteran Assassins, this is E’s third solo album which released on 17th September, and Janine Francois cast an eye over his most recent offering

ethemadassasin, lives up to regal standards as set by his previous releases such as, ‘Proverbs’ and ‘ Tomorrow Never Comes’ both dealing with the chaotic lifestyle lived by this Golden Era emcee” is how the review opens which notes his lyrcism, wit, humour, sarcasm and “hard cold truths” in what is an audio biopic of his life from his early days to the “latest scene in the movie of his life today”.

The album has received much credit for its open & honest approach, owning up to past mistakes, acknowledging struggles and successes, and also having a healthy dose of retrospective flava for those who remember or are fans of the sights, sounds and fashions of the 90’s.

The review summarizes “ethemadassasin does himself justice and for hardcore fans you will not be disappointed, as he lyrically delivers the goods. For those new to this ageless rapper, it is recommended you reference previous works to gain some context on ‘Soul on Fire.’ The album does just that, bares his soul for us to hear.

Read the full analysis HERE

The album is available to buy on iTunes now HERE

From the album, check out the single “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu and the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @d8atransmission You can also reach Janine on twitter @GrrlsClub

Any djs who require the full quality clean edit mp3s of any tracks from this album, or media & press with further inquiries about the release should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s DJ Elma has a “Kick This” series on Youtube where she’s interviewed artists such as The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Genesis Elijah, Dublin’s Workin Class Records and many more

In late August, she met up with west London hip hop artist Apex Zero in Brixton to speak on his music, new album Reality Provoking Liberation and his various political views which form much of the subject matter for the album

As a student of African history, African-American figures such as Malcolm X & Huey Newton and politics, not surprisingly in this interview he outlines his views on corruption, social cohesion, oppression, justice, war, peace, the political systems at home and overseas and much more. It was his introduction to legendary hip hop artists such as Immortal Technique, Nas, Dead Prez, Tupac & Wu Tang which motivated the young man to study more, and it has come full circle as he now portrays his views as an Emcee.

Whether you agree or disagree with his points of view, he articulates his thoughts well whether in the form of his rhymes or in the setting of an interview, something which has been commented upon by various members of the media to date

Check the full interview on Youtube

The album releases on 28th October. There have already been several video & single releases from it, including Chaotic Revolt and A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

CHAOTIC REVOLT

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS

Look out for much more news & coverage of this release over the coming months, including plans for a launch night in London in November

You can follow him on twitter @ApexZero00

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Clash

In his first “Rapture & verse” column of 2013 for Clash Magazine, Matty Oliver has featured Los Angeles’ hip hop artist Malkovich and his free album “Great Expectations”

Distributed by UrbanElite PR to the media in early January, the tracklist includes some real bangers with production by Yamin of Clan Destined, Computer Jay, Josh the Goon and various featured artists including Gotham Green on “Get Away”

Malkovich is mentioned in dispatches among good company, with news on Eminem headlining UK festivals, The Pharcyde’s dates in Britain in February, and release news from Public Enemy, Joey Bada$$, Lost Poet, Jack da Union, T.I., Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, The Cool Kids and much more.

Read the column in full online at CLASH MAGAZINE

The full tracklisting of “Great Expectations is :

STORM CHASER prod by Leggo
LIES prod by Evildewer
GREAT EXPECTATIONS prod by Josh The Goon
WHAT I KNOW ft Sum prod by Becoming Phill
PALMS prod by X-Man
CALI prod by Bei Rui
THROUGH THE TREES ft Ali Abnormal, Blvme, Sum, Chris Clarke prod by Computer Jay
CRY AMERICA ft Omni prod by Mike Beats
THE MEANING OF EYES prod by Yamin Semali
LIONS IN WINTER ft & prod by Core Rhythm
GET AWAY ft Gotham Green prod by Leggo
BEDBUGS prod by Becoming Phill
WAITING FOR YOU ft Micah McKee prod by Becoming Phill
SUNDAYS prod by Evildewer

The album is available free from his BANDCAMP

Check out the radio edit for “Get Away” ft Gotham Green. Any djs needing that sent through to them, get at us via the website quoted below

Also take a look at his video for “What I Know”

You can follow Malkovich on twitter @MalkovichMusic and the magazine @clash_music

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