The latest Rapture & Verse monthly column written by Matt Oliver has just been published in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail.

The column serves as a regular update of all hip hop and rap music news from around the world, album, EP, mixtape and single releases, events, videos, and the latest breaking news about artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

Included in the new issue are Stig of the Dump, MF Doom, Tyler the Creator, Kutmah, Mr Lif & Akrobatik, Tanya Morgan, Action Bronson, Dave East and many more.

Also mentioned in honourable despatches is the new album “S.C.U.M.” by north west rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, produced by the UK’s Agor and including features by Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin. Out on October 28th through US label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogues includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Bumpy Knuckles, KXNG Crooked, it will be available in CD and digital formats distributed by The Orchard

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

“S.C.U.M.” is also available to pre-order in 22 Ent’s BANDCAMP

The first single released was “Savile Row” featuring Westside Gunn, check out the stream

Connect with the label and artist on social media

Twitter @DaFlyyHooligan @22Entertainmen
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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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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka re;eased his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” this week, available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices which in the space of 48 hours has received around 30,000 hits already.

There has been much international media interest in the release and artist over the past few weeks, which has seen Buggs conduct interviews with publications based in the USA, UK, Europe and New Zealand, and is in fact still doing so.

The latest press coverage comes from the UK, in the form of an interview with Rough Online and an album review by PopCulturez.

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In the feature published by Rough, Buggs discusses his earlier releases such as Mutant Level 5 which featured Little Brother, Sa-Ra, Freeway & London’s S.A.S., and his mixtape releases with DJ Clockwork, including The Wrath of Zeus. He speaks on the recognition he has received from his home city, having been named “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and addresses the hip hop scene there, and those who have paved the way for others to follow.

The topic of discussion then switches to the re-emergence of lyricism in hip hop, a bi product of the throwback to the Golden Era which took place in the worlds of fashion, music and culture, and how he developed a working relationship over the past couple of years with Talib Kweli as well as his recent sit down with Pharrell Williams in Los Angeles.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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PopCulturez is a multi faceted online covering most forms of music as well as other popular cultural outlets such as tv, lifestyle, film and news.

Their summarized style review concludes “Lyrically, Buggs delivers his thoughtful yet personal, at times autobiographical rhymes over heavy beats, samples and a frequent jazz tinted vibe…at 19 tracks in length, and clocking in at well over an hour, this offers some genuine bang for your buck.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Earlier in the week, to mark the release, Buggs released his new video “Religiously” featuring Donte from MOOD, shot in Los Angeles while there to perform at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork. The event also featured Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press features in the weeks ahead.

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka has today released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, and is available now as a free download from his BANDCAMP and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices

The 19 tracks include production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Beats McGreevy, Kill Will and Sal Dali, and includes guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Aida Chakra, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Piakhan and Pappadon.

To celebrate the release, he has also launched this new official video for “Religiously”. An all Cincinnati affair with the guest feature provided by Donte of MOOD and production by Hop Trax. The video was shot by Alvin Jordan in Los Angeles during Buggs’ visit there to perform with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November alongside Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Buggs also spoke with French online publication “Brand New Hip Hop” recently to discuss the new album, his time as part of the group Gold Shoes, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and Hi Tek, and his plans for 2015.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

Look out for more international press & media coverage on this release over the days and weeks ahead, and further official video releases over the coming months. Meantime keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on his Facebook Page “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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British online publication The Music Spot Magazine jumped on the phone recently to speak with Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka ahead of the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”

They speak about the origins of Buggs stage name and the experience of growing up in the Cincinnati area, his early days starting out in the music industry and the various life events which inspire him most lyrically. They then discuss the album itself, the concept behind it compared to previous releases before moving on to the political situation in the United States and the effect, if any, mainstream artists are trying to have in a positive way.

And finally….in answer to a request for exclusive information…Buggs relays his experiences which he believes have seen him abducted by aliens on more than one occasion

The truth really is out there….and you can read about it in full HERE

The album will be available as a free download from Wednesday 10th December at www.buggstharocka.com and via the My MixTapez App for mobile devices. It includes production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali, and features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra and many more.

Also releasing on the 10th December will be the official music video for the track “Religiously” taken from the album, featuring Donte of MOOD and shot in Los Angeles in November while Buggs was performing there with Mac Miller and DJ Clockwork at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival alongside Pharrell Williams, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator and Rick Ross.

Look out for much more international media & press coverage on this release in the weeks & months ahead, and connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka. Meanwhile, check out his previous official video for Bad Habits

Buggs Tha Rocka – Bad Habits (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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Been a busy few weeks for Cincinnati’s hip hop MC Buggs tha Rocka in the lead up to the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”.

He has been conducting interviews with many international magazines, blogs & websites, filming new videos, and performing at recent events. One such interview was with American online Embassy Interactive which has just been published today.

In this interview entitled “Train of Thought”, Buggs speaks on the origin of his stage name, the meting pot of different musical genres in Cincinnati and how it helps define the hip hop sound of the city, the concept behind the album, the experience of performing at this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta, meeting Pharrell Williams at the Camp Flaw Gnog Festival recently in Los Angeles and outlines his highlights of 2014 and plans for 2015.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

With production courtesy of Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali, and guest features by Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra & Piakhan, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” will be available as a free download on 10th December 2014 from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available to all mobile devices (see mymixtapez.com).

Earlier today, the UK’s Wordplay Magazine published their review of the album, and also launched this exclusive audio stream of the album on their Soundcloud page

You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and also at his Facebook Page “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype recently to chop it up with London’s Kix Magazine

Afforded the title “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, the MC spoke with the publication’s Pedro Shippuden about his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December 2014.

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind and Jake One, guest features by Tanya Morgan, Piakhan, MOOD and Chuck Inglish as well as many local Ohio artists, and is the first solo release since his “Wrath of Zeus” mixtape he released with DJ Clockwork. It is also the pre-cursor for a series of new releases in 2015, and as such will be available as a free download from his official website at www.buggstharocka.com

The audio stream of the interview was uploaded to the publications’s Youtube Channel “Kix Magazine TV” today. Check it out

In the past couple of months, Buggs has performed at the A3C Festival in Atlanta with Talib Kweli, the Reflection Eternal reunion show in Cincinnati, opened for Bone Thugs n Harmony and shared the stage with Mac Miller at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles which also featured Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Rick Ross and Pharrell Williams.

He has also been busy filming new videos for tracks appearing on the album and conducting interviews with press publications around the world. You will see the results of both over the next couple of months. Meantime, keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and via his Facebook Page “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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