TimingIsEverything-KixMag

Detroit MC Kid Vishis jumped on the phone last week with London’s Kix Magazine.

In this interview he talks about his early days starting out as an MC and the influence his older brother Royce da 5’9″ has had on his career, the concept behind his debit album “Timing is Everything” and his future release plans including a possible EP later this year. He then outlines his plans to tour in the States, Canada, Europe & the UK and to work with British artists in the future.

Read the whole feature HERE

Now available on iTunes and Amazon, CD’s of the album can also be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Including production from Mr Porter, Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos, check out the stream of the album on Soundcloud

There has been widespread international media coverage on this release over the past few months, with more to come, publications in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe & New Zealand all endorsing Kid Vishis’ lyricism and rhyme skills, re-inforcing the view that he is one of the hottest emerging MC’s out of Detroit. You can keep up to date with him on twitter & Instagram @KidVishis

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VerbalSwardz-HHKMag

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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RighteousFury-HipHopDependency

Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States

A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.

Read the article in full HERE

Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :

The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick

He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover

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Keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and you can also reach Hip Hop Dependency at @ThatHipHopGuy

There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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RighteousFury-GuestlistReview

Matt Maddox released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” yesterday, 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The west coast rapper, now resident in Kansas in America’s MidWest has picked up a wide spread of international media coverage on this release, and this continues with the latest review appearing in London’s Guestlist Network who had interviewed him only last month

Written for the magazine by Matt Watkins of Dark Side Newz, read the whole article HERE

Recent coverage has drawn comparisons to the classic west coast hip hop sound, mixed with an edge commonly associated with artists such as Army of the Pharaohs and La Coka Nostra. Of course the album features production Sicknature from the Snowgoons, Skammadix, Nemesis, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Vanderslice, Engineer and further verbal contributions from Battleaxe MC Adlib, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Tragedy Khadafi, Burke the Jurke, the UK’s Edd Bundy and much more. All rounded off with some expert turntablism by DJ TMB

There are many online stores worldwide selling the album in digital and physical CD formats including UGHH, Amazon, iTunes, CD Universe, and many within specific territories in the UK, Europe, Canada, United States, Australia and Japan.

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CD’s of Righteous Fury can be bought from UGHH.com

Check the video trailer for the album which uses the track “The Get Back” featuring King Magnetic, produced by Skammadix

Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, you can catch them live at the following venues

Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

Keep in touch with him on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the guys at the magazine @Guestlistdotnet & @DarksideNewz

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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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Been a minute since we made one of these

8Tracks.com is a community where people share some of their favourite tracks in jukebox format, or 8 tracks…..hence the name!

From time to time we upload 8 Tracks for people to check out, ordinarily singles we have serviced to members of the media, djs and blogs in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and United States.

We have just uploaded our latest one for the first time in nearly a year:

The tracklist is as follows & are the clean / radio edit versions of the tracks

Kuniva from D12 “Gut Shots 3”
Rah Digga ft Rapsody “And Another One”
Copywrite ft Akala & Sonny Seeza “Starter Hats”
Melanin 9 “Landslide”
Kuniva from D12 “Fast Lane” ft Dolo Soprano
Melanin 9 “Organised Democracy”
Rah Digga “Janice Joplin”
Copywrite ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah “Overdose”

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Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” from which these tracks are taken on 3rd December and has already generated a huge amount of media interest in this, his debut album. Look out for an album launch date at The Vibe Bar, London on 23rd November. More info and links at www.melanin9.com

Copywrite enjoyed a summer of intense media coverage in 2012 with the release of his solo album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” from which these tracks are taken, and is set to release his new album “Megacy” as part of his group Megahertz, and is also due to tour the UK and Europe in early 2013. More info at www.copywritesworld.com

Kuniva just launched the new Midwest Marauders 2 Mixtape, full of hip hop bangers as you can hear on the mix. He’s working on a number of new projects for 2013

Rah Digga has just released the 2 new singles which are included in this mix, “And Another One” and “Janice Joplin”. Currently working on a new album due for release in 2013 with plans underway for an accompanying tour in the UK and Europe, look out for further single releases soon. Keep up to date with her, and buy her new singles at www.rahdiggamusic.bandcamp.com

All the artists are on twitter @KunivaD12 @Melanin_9 @Copywrite @TheRealRahDigga

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Its been an epic journey, but the day has finally arrived

After the initial concept of the album was born during the first couple of months of 2011, and after a very long & winding road in the months which followed, Copywrite’s new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” releases today on Man Bites Dog Records

A Stateside version called simply “God Save The King” was released with an entirely different tracklisting in the States in February 2012, however this version took the longest to complete given the massive array of international talent from the UK, United States and Canada who also feature.

Needless to say, the UK media have taken a huge interest in the release over the past few months, with nearly 30 separate magazines either reviewing or publishing interviews (with more to come), djs & online platforms from both sides of the Atlantic jumping all over the various single releases and videos, with further UK satellite tv station support.

Latest to give props to the album is The Hip Hop Village, the people behind which also run 16 Bars Magazine

Read the full review HERE

Also look out for a new video “Ghost in the Machine” featuring London’s Context coming very soon

Copywrite himself is also busy putting together the new Megahertz album, and plans are underway for a European tour taking place early 2013

The album is available on iTunes internationally, and people can check in at www.copywritesworld.com or www.manbitesdogrecords.com for more information

You can keep up to date with Copywrite on twitter @Copywrite or with The Hip Hop Village @HipHop_Village

The full tracklisting of the album is below

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COPYWRITE “GOD SAVE THE KING (Proper English Version)”

TRACKLIST :

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian prod by Bronze Nazareth
Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love
Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif
Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King
J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose
Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

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Latest UK magazine to review Ohio’s Copywrite and his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) due for international release on Tuesday 13th June 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records

Written by Jazz Gill, it analyzes Copy’s own performance and motivations throughout and highlights the international feel with the range of quality MCs and rappers who feature from the UK and United States.

These include the Curtiss King produced Overdose featuring Detroit’s Royce da 5 9 with London’s Genesis Elijah, Kount Fif’s Troop Jackets and Starters Hats featuring Sean Price / S.A.S. and Sonny Seeza / Akala respectively and over Bronze Nazareth’s banger Year of the Gun are Wu Tang’s Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck and Eurogang’s Bigz Flygerian

The 17 track album has killer tracks throughout with Copywrite putting in arguably his best shift to date and assisted by many more heavyweights from the global hip hop community

Read the full review HERE

More single & video releases and media coverage in the weeks ahead

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