Latest review of the new album by eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble comes courtesy of US online “Balcony Life”

Written in summarised form, the appraisal endorses the level of lyricism and production on offer. Choice beats, gritty rhymes, the art of storytelling, hard and tough street bars, it’s a classic concoction for the hip hop connoisseur that has the spirit of the Golden Era while adapted for a contemporary sensibility.

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

The quality on display is enhanced further by the guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, rap battling phenomenon D.N.A. and QB’s legendary Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost releases a new EP “Rare Fabric” on October 20th.

Two singles released to date are “Walk the Walk” ft KGR and “Guillotine Chop” ft Planet Asia and White Rhino.

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” releases through 22 Entertainment on September 29th, available to pre-order on iTunes and in digital and CD formats via Bandcamp

Look out for more international media coverage in the weeks ahead, album reviews, artist interviews and of course the pair will be in NYC mid October appearing on various radio stations including DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Sirius XM show on October 16th.

Meantime, connect with the pair on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

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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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France’s Les Petites Chroniques is a boutique online covering all genres of music with an emphasis on new artists with a fresh sound. As the name suggests, they provide short, snapshot reviews by way of a recommendation to their readers

They are the latest to give their endorsement to the new album by Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka and his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which releases on 10th December 2014. Summarizing the elements of the album which ticked all the right boxes for them, they state “we love the flow, the collabs, and especially the overall ambiance, the clever mix of jazzy samples, and especially the female contributions throughout.

Published in French, the full review can be read HERE

The album is heavily represented by local artists, with features and production from Phoenix Aphrodite, Tanya Morgan, Hop Trax, Piakhan, Aida Chakra, MOOD, Sal Dali together with contributions by !llmind, Jake One and Chuck Inglish.

The release is a pre-cursor for several new recording projects and a planned international tour in 2015, much of which is in the works now. Buggs has also been busy filming a series of new videos for the project as well as speaking with members of the international media about his release, the results of which you will see over the coming weeks.

Keep up todate with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and check out his concept video for “Angel of Death” ft Piakhan

Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan – Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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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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One of Germany’s leading hip hop & rap publications Backspin Magazine run a feature series “Hi, My Name is…” where they interview international artists on an introductory basis.

The feature is designed to provide information on the artists’ background, home city, artists who have influenced them, previous & current releases, what makes them different from the rest of the game, their aims in the industry and plans for the future….and also how they got their stage name.

Their most recent feature has just been published, this time with Detroit’s Kid Vishis who has just released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on Seven 13 Entertainemnt.

The whole feature written in German can be read HERE

The album is available worldwide on iTunes & Amazon while CD’s can be bought from the label direct at www.seven13ent.com

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Still busy conducting interviews with international media, Kid Vishis is also at the early stages of arranging international tours and working on new releases including his sophomore album. Expect to see new videos shortly. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

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Published today in France’s online platform HipHop 4 Life is an exclusive new interview with Detroit MC Kid Vishis, and the premiere of his new freestyle video

In the feature written in both French & English, they discuss his new album “Timing is Everything” which released on 22nd July, he speaks about life growing up around artists such as his elder brother Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem, their body of work and the experience gained by touring with D12.

They then discuss the art of lyricism in hip hop today and the Total Slaughter event in NYC which he attended and his thoughts on appearing at their rap battles in the future, he speaks on the Detroit scene and artists he rates as the “ones to watch”, producers he’d like to work with and tells of his meeting with J Dilla back in the day.

Finishing with his plans to tour France and the rest of Europe, the feature then concludes with the premiere of his new freestyle video shot in the lab in Detroit

READ IT ALL HERE

Watch the new freestyle video on Youtube

Produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey beatsmith Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos, the album is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and in CD format from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Still conducting further interviews with international press, Kid Vishis is also at the early stages of arranging tours of the UK, Europe and Canada while well into the recording process of his follow up album. Keep up to date with all of his news via twitter @KidVishis

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Kid Vishis sat down with Dan Anwar from the UK’s Sabotage Times the day after the release of his new album “Timing is Everything” to give one of his most wide-ranging interviews to date

He described meeting J Dilla at the family home, spoke about the Detroit hip hop scene and artists such as Black Milk, Drake, Eminem and his brother Royce da 5’9″, he gave his thoughts on the rap battle scene, the authenticity of the film 8 Mile and the inaugural Total Slaughter event in NYC which he attended, and of course they discussed the new album which is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon on Seven 13 Entertainment (www.seven13ent.com)

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The album includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos. Check out the official album stream on Soundcloud

Kid Vishis is currently in the early stages of planning tours in Canada, the UK and Europe, working on a new mixtape and sophomore album and is still conducting interviews with international media. He’s set for a busy year ahead, and you can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

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