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Edinburgh based physical & online publication The Skinny Magazine covers a broad spectrum of entertainment including theatre, comedy, art, literature, going out / events, travel and music.

Their contributor, Bram Gieben, likes his hip hop and is the latest to review the new debut solo album by London’s Apex Zero – “Reality Provoking Liberation” – which releases on 28th October. The rapper & producer would have been best known previously as part of the duo First and Last (still very much alive & kicking) and also as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La, renowned for their frenetic live shows.

Opening with “Apex Zero’s raw, manifesto-driven raps have a lot in common with the edgy, paranoid psy-ops chat of Triple Darkness and M9. Chaotic Revolt in particular captures the anger and violence inherent in the legacy of the 2011 London riots, and throughout, the beats draw on the rich tradition of string-led, cinematic sample-craft of RZA” it is another review picking up on the range of political & social issues covered in his rhymes and delivered in such a way that “Throughout, Apex Zero’s lyrical content is angry, literate and intelligent

Read the whole article at the magazine HERE

Listen out for Apex Zero appearing on Itch FM this Saturday, 26th October, from 8.30pm with Sammy Jay, then the following Tuesday, 29th October, with Mr 13 on Bang FM from 10pm.

You can expect to see much more coverage on the album between now and his album launch party which takes place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December where he’ll be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz and Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee. Entry is £5.00 on the door and more information is available at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

It may be possible to see him perform prior to this, so best keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk You can also connect with the magazine on twitter @TheSkinnyMag and Bram via @t3xtur3

Any further press or media inquiries, requests for interviews with Apex Zero or copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out this bonus cut released recently, The World We Exist In

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Nearing the end of their UK tour celebrating 25 years since the release of critical Beatdown, Kool Keith, TR Love & Ced Gee – aka the Ultramagnetic MCs – headed north of the border from Leeds to visit Glasgow.

DJ Bunty & co have put on many a good hip hop night at the city’s o2 ABC 2 venue in Sauchiehall Street, and this was no different. As the whole of the UK sweltered in high summer temperatures, the heat was on in more ways than one.

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The group later commented that they hadnt seen a crowd like the one in Glasgow for many years….and in fact THEY had to try and calm THEM down!!

The Skinny Mag’s Bram Gieben, who had previously interviewed Kool Keith in the lead up to their arrival, went along to check the night out and you can read his review HERE

The last scheduled show of the current European run is at The Dour Festival in Belgium on Saturday 20th July.

The group have also been busy recording new material, and you should be seeing the results of this a little later in the year. They are also due to take part in a BBC radio documentary shortly, more details to follow. Their most recent track release “Let the Bars Go” has proven to be particularly popular at the shows

You can keep up to date with them on twitter, including news on their Ultra Clothing Brand being developed, via the group account @MCsUltra Kool Keith @ultraman7000 and TR Love @TR_Ultra

Any further media enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Melanin 9’s debut album “Magna Carta” releases digitally on 3rd December and CD versions of the album can also be ordered now directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

With the recent release of his video “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano and packed launch event at The Vibe Bar last Friday under his belt, the album featured this week in MOJO Magazine, and three more publications have just gone live with their coverage

London’s Blatantly Blunt cover a wide range of genres including hip hop, rap, and grime, Kishmeister has been supporting the local hip hop scene for some considerable time now and Edinburgh’s The Skinny is a multi genre magazine with both a physical publication and online presence.

All 3 have fully endorsed the album with The Skinny giving a 4 star rating

Read the reviews below

Blatantly Blunt READ

Kishmeister READ

The Skinny (you can also buy in stores now) READ

As the album is near release, look out for much more media coverage going live from both sides of the Atlantic in the next couple of weeks, and look out for new features and videos coming over the next couple of months

You can keep in touch with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BlatantlyBlunt @BrokenSoulBoy @TheSkinnyMag

All media, press & radio dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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