London rapper / producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown took a little time out recently to sit down with UK online “File Under Hip Hop” having just released their new debut joint album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records.
In the new interview just published, the pair discuss how they first met and the origins of their decision to work together, the concepts behind the subject matter and artwork of the new album and how the lockdown restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak have impacted upon their immediate plans.
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In the aftermath, he sat down with London’s Guestlist Network who produce a monthly free paper as well as having their online version of the publication.
They discuss his early days starting out in music, his influences and his move from focusing solely on producing to picking up the mic at the turn of 2015. They then turn to the impact of his releases “50 Centences” in January and his single “Old Jay-Z Videos” which was publicly endorsed by Rick Ross.
Ande then explains the hook up with Seven 13 Entertainment, the creative process behind the “Ocean$” EP and his future plans both in terms of recording a new album and the development of the American Roulette roster.
Just after the release of his debut EP “Ocean$” in May, Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop sat down with London based online Rough Magazine for a “One on One” with their contributor Bunmi Adigun
The pair discussed the progression from producing for fellow American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue to picking up the mic since the turn of 2015 as he embarks on his own solo career, and the recording process of his EP.
He then goes on to talk about being invited onto Hot 97 and the public endorsement of his single “Old Jay Z Videos” by artists such as Rick Ross, the rapid expansion of public awareness both at home and abroad, and his future plans including the recording of a debut album in the not too distant future
The EP available through American Roulette’s label partner Seven 13 Entertainment can be bought on iTunes HERE At the start of 2015, Ande Bishop released a number of introductory buzz tracks in the lead up to the EP, one of which was the self produced “$77.43”
Now busy recording his new album, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop on twitter @2AndeBishop
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Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop released his debut EP “Ocean$” just over a month ago on 19th May through Seven 13 Entertainment. It is available on iTunes HERE Italian online publication Storia della Musica are the latest international publication to cover the release with a review which you can read in full HERE
Hotly tipped to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging urban artists in the Southern scene, the first half of 2015 has seen him release a string of buzz tracks, singles and videos which culminated in the release of the EP. Among them were his first solo release “50 Centences” which premiered in The Source Magazine in January, and the video to his single “Old Jay-Z Videos” which was publicly co:signed by Rick Ross
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Currently recording new material for a new album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop via twitter @2AndeBishop
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A rapid rise to prominence from a new wave of emerging Southern urban artists has seen rapper and producer Ande Bishop make serious moves since his first solo track release “50 Centences” in only January of this year
A further string of single and buzz track launches leading into the Spring culminated in his own American Roulette enterprise signing a partnership deal with expanding US label Seven 13 Entertainment, marked by the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May.
It’s been a remarkable few months for the young artist, and recently journalist Ethan Everton spoke with him for the UK’s multi genre online magazine DataTransmission.
In this feature, the pair discuss that first release “50 Centences” premiered by The Source and the impact it made, including with G Unit themselves. He then speaks about the tie up with Seven 13 Entertainment, how that came about and his production work with stablemate Londn Blue last year on his EP “False Hope”.
They then turn their attention to the new EP, and the reasons behind why he didn’t handle any of the production himself, preferring to hand over to others on the American Roulette roster together with Taylor $upreme, and the influence The Game had in some of the concepts.
While also touching upon his approach to production, the feature concludes by outlining his plans for the next 12 months and the obstacles he’s overcome to achieve his level of progress.
Probably one of the most in depth insights into Ande Bishop’s world to date which you can read HERE
Young up & coming rapper and producer Ande Bishop continues to make a big impression since switching focus to his solo career at the turn of 2015.
It’s not hard to see why he’s being hotly tipped as the one to watch from the new wave of urban music artists emerging from Atlanta and the surrounding Southern States.
A string of single releases and buzz tracks since January have been featured in a broad spectrum of leading online titles in the States, and with the release of his debut “Ocean$ EP” on 19th May, he has started to pick up some international attention. The partnership between his own American Roulette organization and the rapidly expanding Seven 13 Entertainment looks set to be the catalyst for some big moves over the next couple of years
French online magazine “Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius” are the latest to give their full endorsement with this newly published 4 Star review of the EP which you can read HERE
The Ocean$ Ep is available from iTunes Watch his video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”, publicly co:signed by Rick Ross a few weeks ago
Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop has had the internet buzzin this year with a consistent stream of bonus track and official single releases
It’s been a rapid emergence since the turn of the year having spent 2014 producing Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP before switching focus to his own solo career
Previous releases “50 Centences”, “$77.43”, “Vegas Every Weekend” and “Strictly 4 My Friendz” have featured heavily in a host of prominent US & international online websites and magazines, and his first official video “MoneyorFriendz” received airtime from MTV and VH-1.
Having inked a deal with Seven 13 Entertainment, he releases his debut EP “Ocean$” on 19th May. He launched the audio for the single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” a few weeks ago, with among others Rick Ross sharing the stream on his own Soundcloud page, and has just released the official video
The beat’s provided by Taylor $upreme who has also produced for Freddie Gibbs, Yukmouth and Trae tha Truth. Check it out on Youtube
Keep up to date with Ande on twitter @Ande_Bishop and his label @Seven13Music and also look out for him appearing on Jon Leiberman’s new online tv show “Rapping with Leiberman” on Wednesday 20th May
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Kansas based emcee Matt Maddox teams up with Canadian producer Engineer (Ras Kass, Immortal Technique, Sean Price, Termanology) on this new single “No Country For Old Men” delivering a raucous tribute to legends in the game while taking aim at the portrayal of the culture today.
The official video has just been launched, the second taken from his new album “Righteous Fury” following on from the recent release of BARbarians
2014 looks set to be a busy year for the ex Guerilla War Tactix member with the album due out via the partnership of Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music on February 25th, and tours of Europe and Australia due in early Spring.
With features and production from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic, the album is set to throw down a strong early marker for the year ahead
“Righteous Fury” is available to pre-order now HERE
London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.
The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism
The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.
With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk
Having already performed an exclusive freestyle video for leading British online hip hop site UKHH.COM some weeks ago, their contributor Ethan Everton has also now reviewed the album Reality Provoking Liberation which released on 28th October.
The article is yet another endorsement among many publications who have covered the release in the past couple of months, opening “Potentially the rawest truths that you’ll hear on record for the remainder of the year, the philosophies behind the wordplay in Apex Zero’s almost entirely self-produced début album Reality Provoking Liberation is if anything a reflective experience for any listener.”
It is in fact a very in depth appraisal of the album, delving into the finer points of the tracks and is summarized “As stated at the beginning, this is more than an just album to muse too. It’s intention is to bring about a new mentally aware consciousness that’s being prohibited in ways unimaginable.”
This latest coverage comes at the beginning of the week which finally leads up to the long awaited album launch party event. It takes place this Saturday, 7th December, from 8pm – 1am upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.
Apex has been busy in recent weeks fine tuning his set which will be performed with a live band. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz. Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee will be on the 1’s & 2’s with Peaches the regular Hoochinoo host. Entry is £5.00 on the door with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East, around a 5 minute walk from the venue. It’s advised to bring photographic I.D. for the event in line with most venues’ entrance policy.
It’s sure to be one of the London’s hip hop events of the month, so definitely not one to miss for all hip hop heads in the area
Also look out for the release this week of a brand new track “Transcendental Emcee”, not on the album but especially recorded to mark the event.
Meantime, check out the video of his freestyle which was featured on UKHH.Com earlier in the autumn
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