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Last week, Demetrius, Kenny and Julius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Inglewood studios of Homegrown Radio as guests of the HGR Live Show.

During the Long Beach group’s most in depth interview ever, they discussed a huge range of issues relating to the group directly and the wider world of hip hop and politics.

The interview began with the concept behind their album title “Anti-Trap Music” released earlier in April and their massive level of output over the years, including their Mixtape Monthly series which lasted a full year.

They explain this work ethic has its roots in a musical family background, and also explain their mother’s role in their education, the brothers never having attended public school and having often experienced homelessness.

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They discuss last year’s rap battle with Funk Volume, provide an insight to their upcoming new album “4 Brothers”, and address the wider subject of why they haven’t stepped into the rap battle arena or pursued solo projects.

A debate follows as to how rappers are rated, what defines a lyricist given the multitude of styles, and how aware a younger generation will be of anything not currently the staple diet of mainstream radio or clubland.

The conversation turns political, addressing recent high profile cases of police brutality and how the options available at the US elections might help, if at all.

With the interview drawing to a close, the studio addresses the recent VH1 Hip Hop Honors for Female Rappers before the group reveal they will appear as judges on a new tv talent show “One Shot” due to be shown on B.E.T. from August 23rd.

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The group will be releasing a new video for “Shoe-icide Squad” – described as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police” – in the next few days. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

All media, press and radio station enquiries and requests regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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The latest edition of the new online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman” has just aired on Youtube today.

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show which invites rappers, producers and djs in to discuss the hot political and news items of the day is only a few weeks old, but has already featured Bishop Lamont and Constant Deviants emcee M.I.

Today’s guest is current Cincinnati “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka.

In this interview the pair discuss Buggs’ album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released in December, lyricism in hip hop and whether “rap is dead” as well as his signing at the start of the year to Talib Kweli’s Javotti label.

They then move on to Obama and the upcoming US elections, the nuclear deal with Iran and American foreign policy, and then talk about racial tensions & profiling in Ohio in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting there last year. Linked to this they touch about the economic situation in the area which has seen a growth in unemployment and Buggs gives his thoughts to the question of the biggest problems facing black men in America today

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Buggs is busy recording with Donte from MOOD as a new partnership “Space Invadaz” and will have new material released through Javotti later in the year. The track used in the interview is “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan, and any dj’s looking for an mp3 for their show can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Keep up to date with Buggs by following him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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Sirius XM Radio Host Jon Leiberman began his new online tv chat show series “Rapping with Leiberman” in the past few weeks where he invites rappers, producers and djs to discuss the hot political topics and general news items of the day, as well as speak about their own music projects

Originally broadcasting at 7pm EST every Wednesday and streaming on EveryJoe.com, from this week the time has been altered to 9am EST.

This week’s guest was rapper M.I. from the veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants. With both host and guest being from Baltimore they discuss local sports with M.I. droppin a bombshell (!!), before moving on to address the upcoming US elections and the comparisons between Hilary Clinton and President Obama, and the likely chances of the former succeeding the latter.

Next on the agenda is the “nuclear deal” the States have allegedly struck with Iran, and the discussion develops to touch upon US foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa and the varying consequences of it. In more general current news, the pair focus on Rolling Stone Magazine’s retraction of their “Rape on Campus” story, how that reflects on the wider state of quality journalism today and finish this section be speaking on Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts”

During the interview, M.I. also explains “how music saved him”, the strugggles in his early years growing up in Baltimore and of course he speaks about Constant Deviants’ new album “Avant Garde” which releases on Six2Six Records on May 12th. The track played during the interview is their current single “Breathin'”, the video of which was released a few weeks ago

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE NOW

Look out for much more international media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks and months ahead, reviews, interviews and also the second and third instalments of their new freestyle video series “3Stylez”, the first of which “Heavy Artillery” was premiered earlier this week as part of a feature in the UK’s online magazine “Shout 4 Music”.

You can reach Constant Deviants through social media, on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and also on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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