West London rapper and producer Apex Zero sat down with journalist Ben Bradford recently for British online magazine Subba Cultcha.
They discussed the making of his debut solo album Reality Provoking Liberation and the underlying theme and concept of the subject matter, as well as working with his fellow partner in “First and Last” rhyme OMeza Omnsicient, Hasan Salaaam, Iron Braydz, Amy True and Invincible Armour. He explains why this has been the culmination of years of work beginning in 2010 and his writing techniques, whether as a lyricist or a producer, and his plans for the future.
It has been a highly impressive debut release, and the journalist opens the article with his own thoughts on the album, and these excerpts provide the flavour:
“listening to Apex Zero’s fierce and powerful lyrics on ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ its clear he’s trying to unite people and to fight against the common enemy, the state, the Government , instead of against each other”
“As Apex spits on the rough as a sawn of shotgun to the face of an opening track ‘Shackled By The Pound’…he attempts to rally the unfortunate and the oppressed throughout the album, giving messages of support and encouragement, and he’s asking for a revolution throughout the album”
“‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ is a really melodic album, underneath the fury and anger, and with Apex spitting lyrics the size of nuclear bombs, the melody and classical edge really takes you into his lyrics and messages. it’s a full on surround sound album. Its an epic, intense, emotional, and informative album.”
Read the whole feature HERE
Look out for the release of his new video “Absolute Zero” this week with further media coverage coming soon leading up to his album launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December. Apex Zero will be performing with a live band and will be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. The night will run from 8pm – 1am and entry is £5.00 on the door. A great night of hip hop kick starting the Xmas holiday season early.
The album is available to buy directly from his BANDCAMP in digital and CD formats. CD’s can also be bought from renowned UK hip hop online store Suspect Packages.
Meantime stay up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom You can also reach Ben on twitter @adjetey12 Any further press or media inquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE
Check out his bonus cut The World We Exist In. This doesn’t appear on the album but again could be bought direct from Apex Zero via his Bandcamp mentioned above.