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UK Hip Hop Sensation Rhyme Assassin Prepares For “Rhyme Apostles” Release (Interview)



UK Hip Hop artist Rhyme Assassin prepares fans and audiences for a major single release on April 3rd, 2023. “Rhyme Apostles” features a diverse group of Hip Hop legacies including Crooked I, Craig G, Reks, Ruste Juxx, K Solo, Chino XL, Keith Murray, Chino XL, Canibus, AFRO, and Antlive Boombap. Production is provided by Deep Voice with an intro by Jadakiss. Rhyme Assassin shows off his knack for transcending listeners back to an era where Hip Hop culture, elements, and essence were present. He does this without sounding dated. In our interview below, Rhyme Assassin chops it up in depth about the single, his contributions to Hip Hop, the music scene in the UK, and more.

MJ: Before we jump into your upcoming release of “Rhyme Apostles” let everyone know who you are and where you’re from.

Rhyme Assassin: My name is Tichaona Brian Monera. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. I migrated to the United Kingdom to explore opportunities for further education and personal development. An important part of that was pursuing a career in music. This is something that I have already been doing in Zimbabwe where I gained popularity with hip-hop in the early 90s. Freestyling with my homies after school, I was able to hone my craft to become a recognizable voice on the Zimbabwe music scene. These were formative moments in my music career. These encounters earned me the name Rhyme Assassin which has become my official MCEE name. The name Rhyme Assassin resonates with the skillful poetic lyrical expression of the music and the excellence of execution of my craft.

MJ: As a Hip Hop artist from the UK, tell us about the Hip Hop scene over there.

Rhyme Assassin: Hip-hop has always had a firm grip on the UK music scene with a lot of drill dominating. Hip-hop artists like Stormzy have become household names, generating a huge following worldwide. My estimation is that the UK is on the brink of becoming a hip-hop powerhouse globally. There are many upcoming hip-hop artists….

MJ: What led you to begin a career in rap and lead a lifestyle true to Hip Hop culture?

Rhyme Assassin: The greatest influencers that kickstarted my rap career are the likes of all-time greats such as KRS ONE, Run DMC & Big Daddy Kane, BIG, and 2 PAC. I grew up listening to their music on cassettes and vinyl. Because of my experiences and encounters with these hip-hop moguls, I embrace the hip-hop culture and started living out and expressing this in my lyrical content. My inspiration to write was primarily from Canibus and Krs One. I can even recall the first day I listened to Gangstarr – Moment of truth, Dead Prez – Let’s get free and DMX – It’s dark and hell is hot. Those were the early days when hip-hop was not playing much on Zimbabwe radio. Our exposure to hip-hop was mainly from folks coming from overseas and bringing cassette tapes back home. I would use my pocket money to rent out hip-hop tapes for a couple of days or more so that I can just listen to the latest hip-hop beats.

MJ: Ok, let’s jump into your new single which will be available for download and purchase on April 3rd, 2023. How were you able to link with all the powerhouses and legends? Talk about the thought process of “Rhyme Apostles” to hand-picking features, to the production, and to the final canvas.

Rhyme Assassin: The initial idea was for Rhyme Apostles to have 4 artists. Later, drawing inspiration from the Bible, the thought of the 12 apostles of Jesus dawned on my mind and this became the womb that gave birth to Rhyme Assassin’s 12 apostles on the track. The new single is based on an idea that had been in for quite a while. My vision was to bring together some of the greatest lyricists and recognizable names in hip-hop. Being on the same record with the likes of Crooked I Canibus, Craig G, Keith Murray and a host of other renowned hip-hop legends is an incredible personal triumph.

Achieving this was monumental. The journey was not a straightforward one. It was long and challenging, but an enjoyable one. The one thing that made it worthwhile is the caliber of people that I was targeting. These were real hip-hop heads, with a genuine love for true hip-hop culture. I was truly humbled by these guys’ acceptance and willingness to embrace me and work with me to bring my vision to fruition.
Every single one of them exhibited high levels of professionalism with such amazing humility. Each demonstrated a love and a passion to collaborate with emcees with roots in Africa. The emcees that made it on the record I those that reached out to and they were magnanimous enough to accept the invitation.

Shout out to those emcees who believed in me and were keen to be part of the project but could not make the financial commitment in time and were unable to be featured. There will always be scope to do collaborative projects with them in the near future. Another noteworthy artist who made an enormous contribution to this project is Deep Voice, a UK producer who created the best used in the debut single. He created the beat some seven years ago along with other beats that I subsequently used. This particular beat was archived until now and it is just the right beat for the project. The bear will be mixed and mastered by yet another creative, P2doah, a Zimbabwean-based producer. We are also currently working on the video for the song.

MJ: What are you hoping audiences take away from the single?

Rhyme Assassin: The single greatest desired outcome for this project is a greater realization but both artists and music lovers of the incredible power of collaborative music ventures across the industry. The single, Rhyme Apostles, is a clear and powerful demonstration of the synergy resulting from such collaboration. My wish for this single is that it will be timeless in its appeal and not just for a season.

MJ: It’s evident with the single, you are on a mission to conserve the authenticity of Hip Hop and push it to the forefront of music. Can you elaborate on that?

Rhyme Assassin: I am a firm believer in the need for the conservation of the truest essence of Hip hop culture expressed through lyricism. The caliber of emcees on the track have mastered this art and is an inspiration to me as I climb to my place of significance in the game.
My conviction is that hip-hop culture has a powerful potential to bring about societal and cultural cohesion globally. In that sense, the single has an apostolic assignment – to bring about a fresh crop of hip-hop artists whose focus is beyond their individual musical domains to champion a movement that will produce a generation of like-minded people. The talents and skill sets of the participating emcees are as diverse as their fingerprints are. It is this diversity that I value and celebrates the most in this project. The creative lyricism and different execution styles of the art make this project unequaled by any in hip-hop circles and that is what thrills me.

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Heart Of JOB ft. King Thunda – ICED VEINS (Official Music Video)



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Official music video for Heart Of JOB ft. King Thunda “Iced Veins” off the new album ‘Highway To Heaven’ (Pre Save)

The ice in my veins is undeniable. I can feel it in my bones, muscles, and soul. I can take on any challenge, no matter how daunting, and come out the other side victorious.
I can feel its strength coursing through my veins, a river of courage and determination that can never be stopped. I am unstoppable.

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Director: Heart Of JOB
Producers: Heart Of JOB, Stable Eyez Vision,
Production Company: Media Evolved
Executive Producer: Heart Of JOB
Cinematographer: Zyrome Brown, Pamon Clarkson
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Kevin Crown Rules the Fete



An internationally renowned DJ, host, actor, and general all round unique personality, Kevin Crown has already taken 2023 by storm. He completely shut down Trinidad and Tobago Carnival with over 16 events. A New York City native with Grenadian roots, Kevin Crown grew up watching and modeling his father’s work, so it came as no surprise when at the age of 12 that he took up the DJ mantle himself and started his own career path.

After years of honing his craft, Kevin Crown, who deejays under the pseudonyms “Natural Born Club Killa” and “Energy Godson,” treats his audiences to nights they will never forget. Captivating their senses with his charismatic performances, he has an acute ability to put on a show and truly rock a crowd. No matter the scene, the audience or country, Kevin is able to choose the right tracks that hit the right beat with everyone in the room which is why he is continually booked to perform all over the globe.

His international appearances include gigs in Japan, Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Canada, and all across the United States. Kevin landed his own show, Saturday Night Madness on 93.5FM as well as appearances on other shows such as Shade 45, Jamaica’s HOT102 FM, and NYC’s HOT97 and 105.1.

To book Kevin Crown as a host, DJ, or entertainer for an event or club night go check out

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Stream Janae Music Anticipated EP, ‘4For4’




Janae Music is an emerging triple-threat recording artist with a lot of passion, ambition, and potential in every word that comes out of her mouth and into the music that fans have been addicted to since her arrival in 2018. After sparking mainstream attention with her ferocious single “Watch Out” featuring DJ Schemes, she displays her versatility and gives fans a preview of what they can expect from her buzzing sound in the release of her new EP, 4For4.

“4FOR4 was a chance for me to show my versatility and offer each listener a vibe that they’ll connect to,” says Janae Music.

A four-pack of new music that includes standout cuts “Ca$h App” and “Lick Back,” the project allows fans to enjoy the diverse sound and identify their favorite version of the D.C. native. “I fluctuated in different emotions creating this project,” she says. “I went from feeling sexy to emotional to selfish to angry. It’s really just a combination or different versions of myself. Women can be so many things and 4FOR4 is just an ode to the many different sides of women.”

Janae Music made her debut in 2018 with the breakout single “Used To Love You.” She followed up the popularity with her debut EP, 11/24, which include buzzworthy singles “Ride For You” and “All Me” featuring Starrz. And with “Watch Out,” Janae’s signature rhymes and appeal hook made her an artist to watch.

Following 4 For 4, Janae Music promises more new music on the way while she prepares the long-awaited debut album — currently in development. Janae’s new EP is available now on her own imprint. After the stream, continue to follow Janae on social media for daily updates and so much more.

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