Originally broadcast live on July 15th, Brick City rapper Tru Trilla sat down with host Sim of Washington DC’s popular Youtube Channel “The Front Stoop”.

In line with the channel’s focus on addressing broader current issues affecting society and hip hop directly, the pair first discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both in a personal and professional context, and the veracity of information being provided to the public at large.

While playing tracks from the album, the subject of conscious lyricism and the role it plays within the wider forms of contemporary hip hop was considered and compared before the interview moved onto Tru’s history in the New Jersey scene.

He explains the origins of his group 050 Boyz of which he is a member with Prince Ak and Riq, the source of its name, and how this led to building with Shade 45’s DJ Eclipse and DJ Premier before touching upon his early affiliations with Naughty by Nature and Lords of the Underground.

Of course at the heart of the interview is his new album “God of Barz” where he breaks down the concepts, subject matters and construction, and speaks on his history and future working with the album’s producers from the States, UK and Europe.

Watch the interview in full on Youtube

With production by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve NJ/LA), the album also features Prince Ak, Confucious, Fly Kwa and Middy Murdock.

Available to stream and download on every major digital platform and store including APPLE, TIDAL and Spotify.

Connect with Tru Trilla on Twitter @Egofree2_050 and Instagram @Trilla050

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Just before the turn of the year, the UK’s online tv channel OnTrax visited New York and New Jersey to conduct a series of filmed interviews.

They sat down for 5 minutes with Brick City rapper Tru Trilla in the studios owned by local legends Lords of the Underground, and chopped it up about his earliest influences which naturally included the Lords, Naughty by Nature, Lakim Shabazz and Queen Latifah, and his journey starting out in hip hop.

He reveals his own original move from poetry to writing lyrics, and the passion felt in the creative process transferred to the listener, describing music as “art in motion and medicine to the soul” citing the track “I Remember” from his recently released EP “The Seymour Chronicles” as an example of the importance of writing from the heart.

Just published, watch the full interview on Youtube.

Released through New Dawn Records on March 17th, you can stream “The Seymour Chronicles EP” in full on Spotify

Tru will also be releasing his banging new album “God of Barz” through New Dawn Records on May 29th which includes production by Clinton Place (NJ/LA), DNA Beatz (Chicago), Sumerio Square (Barcelona) and the UK’s Chat One. The first single “Word of God” released on March 30th, again available to stream on Spotify

Connect with Tru Trilla and OnTrax TV on Twitter @Egofree2_050 & @OnTraxTV and on Instagram @Trilla050 & OnTraxTV

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One of the most creative and gifted lyricists to emerge from London’s burgeoning rap scene, Da Flyy Hooligan released his new album “S.C.U.M.” on October 27th.

In a rare step for a British hip hop artist, he signed with a US label in the shape of 22 Entertainment for the release which also includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.

“S.C.U.M.” is available to buy on both CD and digital formats from multiple online stores worldwide including Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

French online magazine “Sagi Hip Hop” has just published a new 4 star review reflecting the quality of the production by Agor, compared in style to The Alchemist, and the fierce rhyme skills of Harlesden’s finest.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL, WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE, HERE

Taken from the album are the videos “Asantihini” and most recently “Alligator Skin”

He also gave his first interview in two years recently, speaking about his career, artistic and album concepts, and described in detail his long standing bond with the late Sean Price.

The album stream is also available to hear on Soundcloud

Connect with Da Flyy Hooligan on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble [now resident in Canada] sat down recently with French online magazine In The Mood TV to discuss their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which released through 22 Entertainment on September 29th.

During the interviews which were filmed exclusively for the magazine’s Youtube channel, the pair discuss the themse and concepts behind the album and also give a behind the scenes account of their working relationships with featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battler DNA.

Watch the interviews in full

TONE CHOP

FROST GAMBLE

The album is available on CD, digital mp3 and streaming formats from multiple online stores worldwide, including Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp & Spotify

Listen to the stream on Soundcloud

The duo are in NYC on Monday October 16th and Tuesday October 17th meeting with press and media, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM ‘Rap Is Outta Control” show. On Tuesday they will launch the new animated video for their album track “Bing Stories”.

Look out for more interviews and reviews in the weeks ahead, and connect with the pair on social media via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & Frost.Gamble & over on their joint Facebook Page

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Seven13TShirt

Following the release of Kxng Crooked’s joint “God Bless Dope Rappers” a couple of months back, special limited edition t-shirts were made.

Available in two designs, only a few are left now from Seven 13 Entertainment and can be bought online HERE From what we understand, only a few are left so if you want to get hold of one, best move quick before they’re completely sold out.

Here is Crook’s track featuring Noah King released on Seven 13

Speaking on Kxng Crooked, his younger brothers Horseshoe Gang are finishing up their new album “Anti Trap Music” due for release in the early Spring 2016, again on Seven 13 Entertainemnt. Aside from various mixtapes, this will be the group’s sixth official release following on from “Gangsta MC” (2009), “Firing Squad” (2011), “True Story” (2012), “Top Ramen” (2013) and the Knockin on Rap’s Door EP released earlier this year.

They also hit the headlines recently for taking up Funk Volume’s $500k challenge to battle them. Watch their interview with DJ Vlad as they talk about what happened

Look out for the first single from the album “Poverty Slogans” releasing in the next few days

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