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Freedom Of Press Interview [Exclusive]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (1)

I recently caught up with Henry Da 8th and YTV (collectively known as “Freedom Of Press“). Here’s the exclusive interview, and make sure you check out the official bandcamp page for their brand new E.P “Yet To Verify”.

HHK: Thank you for taking the time to speak to Hip-Hop Kings guys. For the unfamiliar readers can you introduce Freedom of Press, and give us a brief introduction into your music career so far?
YTV: We’re an MC/DJ combination from the South of England.  YTV on the mic and HENRYtha8TH on production and cuts. We’ve been on the local tip for quite a few years doing live shows making a name for ourselves, now we’re pushing our tracks to get heard around the rest of the UK.
HHK: You’ve recently released the “Yet to Verify E.P” which is available for purchase on the bandcamp page. How long did the project take to complete? And what are your personal favourite songs on there?
H8TH:  It took about six months in total but a lot of that time was wasted on problems with equipment, the actual beats and lyrics didn’t take long at all, we knew what we wanted to do from the start and the finished project is testament to our style. Y’s favourite track is ‘Dogs Of War’, mines gotta be the title track or ‘Dirty Bomb’ cos between the cuts, beats and bars they both show what we’re about.
HHK: What plans do you have after promoting the E.P? And how has the digital era and social media help you connect with fans you couldn’t have before?
YTV: We’ve started work on the next E.P, so that’s gonna keep us pretty busy for a while. The digital era has helped us a lot not only by making new contacts but being able to put our music out to many more people than we could have before.
HHK: If you could collaborate and work with any recording artist, who would it be and why?
H8TH:  Anyone heavy that I rate to be honest, obviously it would be good to do a track with someone like Vinnie Paz or Nas as I like the music they make, but we have just recorded a track with a feature from Lord Willin which is gonna be on the new EP which is a good link for us as we get to push our music overseas and he’s dope so go check his tracks out!
YTV: I just wanna work with any likeminded rappers that are on the same level as me, we have some nice features lined up but im not going to tell you about them now, you will have to wait for when the new EP drops… I also want to work with Katy Perry for obvious reasons haha!!
HHK: What are your other plans for 2010? And can we expect to see some live performances throughout the country too?
YTV: Getting the new project off the ground is the main plan as we want to have a consistent amount of tracks that keep coming out. We are also looking into doing live shows again very soon so any promoters that are looking for live acts get in touch!
HHK: Where are the best places for fans to check for new updates? And is there anything else you’d like to add to the interview?
YTV: Hit us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freedomofpress or the YTV & HENRYda8TH fan page for all the new updates or www.reverbnation.com/freedomofpressuk …. we just wanna shout out to Ruairi Hartigan at First Son Records for all his hard work, everyone who collaborated on the E.P, the Techtonic Plates, the Bottomless Crates radio show, the unsung member of Freedom Of Press Lee Gillon, www.sturbanclothing.com/ who are sponsoring us with some clothes so get yourself to their website and buy some quality goods!! And anyone else who has shown us support!!
HHK: Thanks for speaking to Hip-Hop Kings. Good luck for the rest of the year and keep in touch!

HHK: Thank you for taking the time to speak to Hip-Hop Kings guys. For the unfamiliar readers can you introduce Freedom of Press, and give us a brief introduction into your music career so far?

YTV: We’re an MC/DJ combination from the South of England.  YTV on the mic and HENRYtha8TH on production and cuts. We’ve been on the local tip for quite a few years doing live shows making a name for ourselves, now we’re pushing our tracks to get heard around the rest of the UK.

HHK: You’ve recently released the “Yet to Verify E.P” which is available for purchase on the bandcamp page. How long did the project take to complete? And what are your personal favourite songs on there?

http://ytvmusic.bandcamp.com/

Freedom of Press - Yet to Verify
Freedom of Press – Yet to Verify
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Downtown Soul Presents Manny Moscow x Beat Thief – The Fusion [Free Download]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (0)

Wolftown Recordings’s prolific artist Manny Moscow returns for his fourth release of 2010 alongside DowntownSoul’s Beat Thief for “The Fusion”, their second project together, coming just over a year after the acclaimed “Russian R3volution” concept album. The project is been given away as a free download, and the fourteen-track mixtape features the likes of Iron Braydz, Supar Novar and Big Cakes. You can view the artwork and download link for the Manny Moscow x Beat Thief – The Fusion mixtape below.

http://bit.ly/cNXhVD

Manny Moscow x Beat Thief - The Fusion

Manny Moscow x Beat Thief - The Fusion

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Tragedy Tha Beast x Kenlo Key x A-Way x Ashlee Bankz – Monster Remix [Music]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (2)

This is a collaboration of IntaVention’s finest artists, resulting in a mega-remix called “Monster Remix”. Previously featured Kenlo Key has been called upon by Chicago Hip-Hop artist Tragedy Tha Beast, along with A-Way and Ashlee Bankz for the “Monster Remix” which is creating a huge buzz locally and across the Internet. The track has been inspired from Kanye West’s “Monster” track, and you can listen to the “Monster Remix” below.

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Monster Remix

Monster Remix

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Invy Da Truth x J Cole – Blow Up Remix [Music]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (2)

Anything from Invy Da Truth needs to be blogged – and his newest unofficial remix with J Cole is no different. The track is titled “Blow Up” and J Cole features on the hook, along with the first and third verse. Invy Da Truth delivers his on the second, and “Blow Up” will be featured on the upcoming project “Industry Beast”. Please download Invy Da Truth’s previous mixtape “Voltron” from the official bandcamp page (link below). You can listen to Invy Da Truth x J Cole – Blow Up on the player below.

http://invy.bandcamp.com/

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J Cole - Blow Up

J Cole - Blow Up

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Agacee – Follow Agacino [Music]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (1)

Here is a new track from Agacee freestyling over a J.U.S.T.I.C.E League beat called “Follow @Agacino”. The track is featured on “The High Off Life Experience” which will be the prelude to the upcoming album “What Lies Within”. Make sure you follow @Agacee on Twitter for any further updates on the music on the news. You can listen to Agacee – Follow Agacino on the audio player below.

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Kenlo Key – Welcome to my World [Music]

• September 24, 2010 • Comments (3)

IntaVention member Kenlo Key blesses us with the title track from his upcoming project “Welcome To My World”. Produced by Chicago’s own Yrhynest The Great, Kenlo Ken gives a vivid analysis of life in the Chicago as he knows it. This is the first release of a number of Tha IntaVention crew including Kenlo Key. You can listen to Kenlo Key – Welcome To My World on the audio player below.

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Ragz Originale – The Episode [Video]

• September 23, 2010 • Comments (4)

Ragz Originale

Ragz Originale

Every so often you come across a new artist that makes your faith in Hip-Hop that little bit stronger. I’d like to present Ragz Originale, with the video for his single “The Episode” which will be available from 1st October 2010. I found the video through DJ Gone‘s YouTube page, which instantly grew on me. The track has also been produced by Ragz Originale, and I strongly urge you follow him on his Twitter account @RagzOriginale. You can watch the brand new video for Ragz Originale – The Episode on the player below.

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Kruga x iamCAM – Shake It [Video]

• September 23, 2010 • Comments (1)

Kruga

Kruga

I’d like to debut Kruga on Hip-Hop Kings, in true style with his club banger “Shake It”. Kruga has called upon iamCAM for the collaborative single, which has been produced by SkillzBeats for Gridloc Music. Kruga will be releasing the single for digital download from 1st October 2010, and the inclusion of Los Angeles based iamCAM is sure to make the single a huge hit. You can watch the brand new video for Kruga x iamCAM – Shake It on the video player below.

http://www.officialkruga.com/

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Stig Of The Dump – Mood Swings Launch Party [News]

• September 23, 2010 • Comments (1)

To celebrate the release of Stig of the Dump‘s forthcoming album “Mood Swings” a launch party with free entry has been setup for October 11th at the Vibe bar in London. Other artists and DJ’s performing on the evening include Dr Syntax and DJ Nonames amongst others, and the dors open from 7.30 – 11.30. To view the address and full details of the Stig of the Dump – Mood Swings launch party, please view the flyer below.

Stig Of The Dump Mood Swings Launch Party

Stig Of The Dump Mood Swings Launch Party

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Supar Novar x Ragz Sweet Jones – Music 4 Miss Peaches [Free Download]

• September 23, 2010 • Comments (3)

It’s very rare to see quality music given away for free, especially when the likes of Supar Novar has put so much effort into his recent album “Music 4 Miss Peaches”. Supar Novar has linked up with Ragz Sweet Jones, who gave Supar Novar the producing rights throughout the whole project. The album is a free download, and an insight into the respective artists skills and abilities. You can view the artwork and download link for Supar Novar x Ragz Sweet Jones – Music 4 Miss Peaches below.

http://www.mediafire.com/?w0n982yn2nnyoqv

Ragz Sweet Jones - Music 4 Miss Peaches

Ragz Sweet Jones - Music 4 Miss Peaches

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