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NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their first collaborative EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th. Available on pre-order via iTunes

Originally rivals in upstate NY’s rap battle scene during the 90’s, they became partners in rhyme, tagging and production. Already on record as crediting the wider hip hop culture and elements as being the catalyst for them to pick up the mic, US online The ReUp Spot sat down with them recently for their perspective on the evolution of hip hop over the past two decades.

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The feature is an insightful historical record, as the pair discuss their own involvement in music, graffiti and breakdancing at a time when by comparison to today, the elements had a more prominent and influential role in the wider culture.

Subjects addressed act as a historical snapshot of the changes which have taken place. The switch from vinyl to Serato, the elevation of hip hop music, fashions and art elevated from the underground to the broader commercial world, and the emergence of the various sub genres which now exist.

Focusing on the new release, they discuss the reasons for collaborating officially for the first time after all these years, their previous solo releases and the impact of signing with Seven 13.

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The article will likely be of extra interest to a younger generation, typically fed a very narrow representation by today’s media. There is more to it than that – go to the source, adapt and progress. “If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go” James Baldwin

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

The first single from the EP released was “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Check out the stream

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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During their recent visit to NYC to promote the new album “Omerta”, M.I. and DJ Cutt of Constant Deviants caught up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel in Brooklyn to talk through a number of subjects

They discuss the concept behind the album, and the metaphorical role playing element adopted via the personas of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. They delve deep into the specific thought process involved and differentiate between a perceived “mafiosa rap” approach to one which juxtaposes circumstances of four people with identical heritages.

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The discussion moves to the duo’s writing and recording process, comparing when they formed in Brooklyn to the current dynamic of operating from Baltimore and New Jersey. Appropriately at this point they talk more about their back catalogue and explain why they still give priority to producing an album as a cohesive body of work.

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DJ Cutt then speaks more on his overall approach to production, how he determines the feel for a record and the various musical genres he sources for samples. Giving his thoughts on the diversion hip hop and rap has taken over the years, he suggests his own style is born of “tunnel vision”

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Meanwhile M.I. explains why very few artists have had any longlasting influence on him, instead outlining his alternative sources of inspiration, and speaks on the broader issue of differing approaches to “the art of rhyme” through each generation.

Ending with their thoughts on the best scene from “Goodfellas”, the interview can be listened to in full via the AUDIO STREAM

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The album is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats from July 15th.

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A year after the critically acclaimed “Avant Garde”, legendary east coast duo Constant Deviants return with a new concept album “Omerta” releasing on June 28th.

Their ever expanding Six2Six label have now incorporated film production as part of their creative enterprises and MC M.I. will appear with Treach (Naughty by Nature), Selena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee in a new movie set for release later in the year.

The group released the single “So Underrated” recently, and due to the reception of last year’s “3Stylez” video series, have filmed a further set of live freestyles for the new “Tre Volte” trilogy. The first episode “Hard on these Streets” was launched yesterday and premiered by Respect Magazine.

Constant Deviants – Tre Volte Freestyle Series – Episode 1 – Hard on these Streets from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on Social Media, twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook ConstantDeviantsMusic

Look out for further episodes from the series and special bonus cuts and singles being released in the weeks ahead.

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New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka the 050 Boyz – connected with Marissa Savino from Writters Block Concerts recently to discuss their debut album “Everything 050” which released on 4th August and is available to buy direct HERE

The trio who have links with Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange and the wider Essex Country area also discussed their history and how the group formed, their connections with Treach of Naughty by Nature and DoItAll of Lords of the Underground, and their future plans including scheduled solo and group releases.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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In addition to preparing new releases, the group are also at the early stages of arranging dates throughout the east coast and beyond. Their high octane energetic live performances are legendary as witnessed at several festivals over the summer.

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Anyone looking to book the group for a show can contact them direct via their OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE, or via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

Alternatively you can drop us a line (contact details linked below) and we’ll pass the message on for you

They have released a number of singles and videos over the summer, including “DNA” featuring Treach, IB the Druid & Fam, “Pay The Bail” featuring DoItAll & Tha Advocate, “Hot Damn” and most recently this week a lil loosie bonus cut “Hip Hop Back (Jerzee3 Mix)”

VIDEO “HOT DAMN”

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

AUDIO “HIP HOP BACK (JERZEE3 MIX)”

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Brooklyn stalwarts M.I. and DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, will be hitting the ground hard in 2015 with the release of their new album “Avant Garde” scheduled for the Spring.

As an early taster of what can be expected, they have just launched the new video for the track “The Right Moment”. The visuals feature actor & musician Darrell Barber.

The album will be available from their own Six 2 Six Records imprint. You can keep up to date with them at www.constantdeviants.com or at their Facebook Page “ConstantDeviantsMusic” The label is on twitter @Six2SixShift

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British online Bearded Magazine report on a wide range of new independent artists of various genres, providing reviews, features, news and video coverage.

They have an “Introducing…” series of features where they “focus on artists we think are worth shouting about

They have just published one such feature on Detroit MC Kid Vishis who released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July 2104.

The feature focuses mainly on the new release, while providing some background : “Being the younger sibling of an already established musical force can often be of detriment to your success…however, when it comes to Detroit-style rap, with all its grit, Kid Vishis isn’t finding it difficult to escape from Royce da 5’9”.

Describing Kid Vishis’ rhymes as flows with “lyrical flair & poignancy, dropping truth bombs….no gimmicks, just pure vocal dexterity“, the album is recommended for those looking for “real roots rap, with bold, confident rhymes spat over crisp beats

Read the whole feature written by Larry Day HERE

Now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD formats through Seven 13 Entertainment www.seven13ent.com

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Look out for further international press coverage being published in the coming weeks, and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis for news updates on new releases and shows

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HHK Magazine, previously known as Hip Hop Kings, has been a long time supporter of quality British and international hip hop and rap artists, highlighting the latest video & audio releases, producing album reviews, and publishing exclusive written and filmed content including interviews.

They have begun a new series “25 Things”, an interesting insight into facts about a new release and artist previously unknown. Latest to feature is north London’s Iron Braydz who releases his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April

In this article he explains how he decided on the name for the EP, how he recorded the beats, why a comment by English Frank influenced a verse in the track Crowbar Head Topper, the way in which his feelings on the build up of racial tensions in London formed much of the subject matter and the reasons why the EP almost never saw the light of day.

All of that & much more can be read HERE

There has been a huge level of media interest in this release in recent weeks, publications in the United States, Canada, UK & Europe will all be covering in the weeks ahead. It’s a quality mix of hip hop production in the main supplied by Iron Braydz and superior lyricism from the man himself augmented by the features from Sean Price, Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah and Phat Kat….with a special guest appearance by Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz

Check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the guys over at @HHKMag

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Multi genre British online music magazine AAA Music spoke to north London hip hop emcee and producer recently ahead of the release of his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April

The newest member of Triple Darkness, also a member of hip hop collective The FuFu Gang, spoke on his early days and his inspirations to be involved in music, his previous releases, live shows, his thoughts on the physical releases compared to digital downloads, what uniquely identifies himself as an artist and his plans for the future

Read the full article HERE

The 10 track EP is largely self produced, but also features some heavyweight lyricists from the UK and United States. here is the full tracklisting :

1 – Intro
2 – Scorpion Sting ft Kyza (produced by Iron Braydz)
3 – Crowbar Head Topper with Solar Black & Ray Vendetta (produced by Ringz of Saturn)
4 – Millennium ft Prince Po (produced by Daniel Taylor)
5 – Dredd (produced by Iron Braydz)
6 – Rambo ft Kyza & Skriblah (produced by Iron Braydz)
7 – Firey Red ft Sean Price (produced by Iron Braydz)
8 – Dobermans ft Phat Kat & DJ Shortee Blitz (produced by Agor)
9 – Rambo Relapse ft Kyza, Skriblah, Black Cripton & Solar Black (produced by Iron Braydz)
10 – Verbal sWARdz ft Cyrus Malachi (produced by Iron Braydz)

Check the audio stream of the track Firey Red featuring Sean Price originally launched 2 years ago

The first in what is planned to be a series of releases over the next year, this looks like being a busy 12 months for one of the UK’s most talented rappers, not least with a role in a new upcoming independent film shot by award winning director Simon Baker

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the publication at @AAAMusic_UK

There has been widespread interest in the release from international media to date, and any other members of the press who would like promotional copies of the EP to review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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North London’s Iron Braydz is one of the UK’s most highly rated hip hop lyricists, and is set to launch a series of solo releases over the next 12 months, beginning with the new Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April.

The Triple Darkness & FuFu Gang member sat down with the online publication “British Hip Hop” recently to discuss his early days, the development from his debut album Devil May Cry, the writing and production process of Verbal sWARdz and its underlying themes, and his future plans

Read the whole article written by Ethan Everton HERE

The EP, largely self produced and featuring Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza & Skriblah, has been generating a lot of interest in the international media in the past few weeks, and expect to see much more coverage coming in the next few weeks.

Meantime, check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and check in with the guys over at @BritishHipHop

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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

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