“Colours of the Ghetto” is the new full length effort by New Jersey emcee Tha Soloist and UK’s own Dr G, who provides the sonic backdrop for the duo. The soul driven emcee tackles issues of race, religion, politics, social status and more, while bringing his own true stories of those summer nights during the 80’s and early 90’s. Soloist describes the narrates the scenes, as the Dr’s bluesy horns direct the journey. COTG is definitely a piece of art that will leave the duo’s fans satisfied, and welcome a new ear… or two. Join Tha Soloist and Dr G for this Sunday Service for the sights and sounds of “Our Ghetto”. It will definitely be a great record to play during this cold winter back East. — L.H.
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Apex Zero is an emcee and beat maker who has been expressing his anti-political views and extending his work towards defining, inspiring and creating lasting change through Hip Hop for over a decade. Apex has been working with grassroots and militant organisations, educating himself and others, organising and building towards overturning the oppressive mechanism at large since his mid-teens, around the same time that he entered London’s underground Hip Hop scene as part of his crew, First and Last with his brother OMeza Omniscient. Years of earning respect and enhancing their reputation, which lead to collaborations and working relationships with many of the scenes most prominent artists and organisations, manifested in the October 2013 release of Apex’s debut solo album ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’. The 15 tracks of self-described ‘Neo-Hardcore Hip Hop’ gathered international acclaim from both fans and critics, further enhancing Apex’s reputation as one of the strongest and clearest voices in anti-political, ‘revolutionary’ Hip Hop in the UK.
Based in Beijing, China since 2014, Apex has been travelling outside of the UK, seeking new perspectives and aiming at enhancing his outlook, exploring different societies, connecting with Hip Hop heads, activists and scholars worldwide. Like his music, his writing is often an extension of his ideas and efforts to effect change in the world whilst enhancing and elevating both the culture of Hip Hop and the people who embody it.