TimingIsEverything-TheRapUp

Detroit rapper Kid Vishis sat down with international online hip hop website The Rap Up recently, and in this filmed interview discusses his new album “Timing is Everything”.

He speaks on the primary inspirations behind it, subject matter and the recording process, as well as the inclusion of his brother Royce da 5’9″ as the only featured artist in the final track. He also explains how he feels his approach differs slightly to that of the Slaughterhouse legend and outlines his plans for the future.

The feature, which also includes a review of the album and the stream on Spotify, can be read HERE

You can watch the video of the interview on Vimeo

TRU | Kid Vishis from The Rap Up on Vimeo.

Released through Seven 13 Entertainment on 22/07/2014, “Timing is Everything is also available worldwide on iTunes & Amazon, while CD copies can be bought direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com You can keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

Look out for more international media reviews, interviews & features on Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything in the coming weeks. Any further press inquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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RighteousFury-TheRapUp

Matt Maddox released his new album Righteous Fury on Tuesday 25th February 2014, the follow up to his 2010 release Asylum Artistry.

It is available on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music worldwide in digital and physical CD formats from a wide selection of online stores, and today The Rap Up premiered the official audio stream of the entire album

They also provided a snapshot review of the album which includes direct links to stores selling in both formats and is summarized :

Matt Maddox is the kind of guy who spits over booming drums, samples from The Godfather score and dramatic strings, and who does so with a voice that sounds like he chews rocks for breakfast. The kind of guy who’s had his full of a lot of the guys that have been dating hiphop and doesn’t like what they’ve made her do. If you decide to have a go at her, you’d better come prepared, ’cause Matt Maddox is the kind of daddy greeting potential suitors with a shotgun by the door. The kind filled with a Righteous Fury.

You can read the entire article HERE

Here is the full tracklisting

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Here is the entire audio stream

Follow Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, his labels on @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and The Rap Up @TheRapUp

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RPL-TheRapUp

London’s Apex Zero releases his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October

In the main produced by Apex himself and fellow First and Last member OMeziah , the release is full of powerful lyricism and skilled wordplay, the trademarks of the best in UK hip hop over the decades.

The new single “A Meeting of the Continents” brings together the United States, UK and Africa in personnel and subject matter. Produced by DJ Fortune, Apex is joined by New Jersey’s Hasan Salaam and north London’s newest member of Triple Darkness, Iron Braydz. Fierce flows convey a strong sentiment from all three Emcees throughout, and compliment Fortune’s slick beat

The single was premiered on The Rap Up today. See the full feature on it HERE

You can hear the track directly on Soundcloud

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You can follow these artists on twitter @ApexZero00 @HasanSalaam & @Braydz

Any djs not already serviced with the clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE Similarly, any general press or media inquiries about the album release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR via the same point of contact

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RPL-SoundparlorInterview

London’s Apex Zero, one half of First and Last who describes his style as “neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop” came up through the city’s live scene, notably the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events.

It’s only in recent years he’s turned his focus on the recording side, initially as part of First and Last and then releasing his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” in 2012 ahead of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October 2013.

This young emcee and producer has taken his time to study renowned figures in music and public life. With eclectic listening tastes that range from John Coltrane to Rage Against the Machine to Motown, he has been influenced by the lyricism of Tupac, Wu Tang, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Nas and fellow British artists Skinnyman, Klashnekoff. With a personal interest in figures such as Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey & Huey Newton, and having studied socialist philosophy, politics and African history, his style is comparable to contemporaries such as Lowkey, Triple Darkness, Melanin 9 and Akala

American online magazine Soundparlor took time out recently to speak with Apex Zero about his early days & influences, his goals and challenges he faces and his new album

The feature acts as an excellent insight into the key inspirations for this young artist, the mindset and thought process behind his music with some surprising twists & turns added into the mix. Read the whole interview HERE

Apex Zero will be premiering his new single “A Meeting of the Continents” on US online The Rap Up on Tuesday 27th August, and the track features Hasan Salaam and the newest member of London’s Triple Darkness crew, Iron Braydz.

From the album, he has already released several videos, most recently “Chaotic Revolt”

Look out for much more news on this release over the next few months. Any media, press or dj inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

Follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @_soundparlor_

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SoulOnFire-RapEssence

Los Angeles / Greensboro artist ethemadassassin launched his new video today “Can’t Get Enough” produced by Wonder Boy

It was premiered by The Rap Up, and you can see what the guys there had to say about it HERE

Coincidentally, Stateside online Rap Essence are the latest to give his new album “Soul on Fire” the once over, in their track by track analysis. Releasing on 17th September, it includes production from the UK’s Sci Fi Stu, France’s Kyo Itachi, and stateside producers Wonder Boy (who takes the credits for Can’t Get Enough), Gav Beats, Akthentik Works and Devaron Benjamin, with a feature from fellow Veteran Assassin member Veteran Eye as well as Buck Hennessey and Sherman Way

The review reflects the different rock, soul and hip hop flavas present throughout thanks to the production samples, and also breaks it down as to E’s own subject matter, delivery and wordplay.

Afforded a 4 / 5 rating, read the whole review HERE

Meantime, check out the video

All media & press with enquiries regarding the album, or djs looking for the full quality clean mp3 of this track, should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, you can keep up to date with everyone on twitter via @ethemadassassin, Wonder Boy at @_NazarMark_, or connect with @TheRapUp and @Rap_Essence

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SoulOnFire-SoundParlorReview

US online music magazine Soundparlor have today featured Los Angeles’ hip hop artist ethemadassassin and also reviewed his new album “Soul on Fire” which releases on 17th September 2013.

The review is an in depth analysis of the various factors which have influenced the album and E as an artist, with him first emerging from North Carolina’s rap battle scene in the 80’s & 90’s, and the life events that have taken place ever since.

While the album does have an eclectic feel as a result, whether in terms of subject matter or the production, there is a consistent classic hip hop thread throughout which acknowledges we’re in 2013.

Summarizing with “it’s ethemadassassin’s music, lyrics, and willingness to take an honest, sobering look in the rear-view mirror that burn brightest across Soul on Fire.” check out the full review HERE The link to the “Soundparlor 10” feature is linked within the review but can be read separately HERE

Look out for the launch of his new official video “Can’t Get Enough” which will be premiering on TheRapUp.Net this Wednesday 24th July at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm UK GMT / 4pm CET Its a bangin summer track built around a huge classic soul sample shot out in the streets of LA.

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ethemadassassin and with the magazine @_soundparlor_

Any further media enquiries regarding the release, or dj requests for full quality clean edit mp3s of each single, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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