London’s Guestlist Network is both a monthly newspaper and online magazine covering a wide range of musical genres, providing news, reviews and features on new music artists and releases as well as covering the live circuit, concerts, clubs and events happening around the country.
Their writer Matt Watkins took time out recently to speak with Kansas based MC Matt Maddox as he prepares to release his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February.
They discuss his origins in Long Beach California and his earliest work as part of the international crew Guerilla War Tactix, the writing process involved with the album and the range of producers and featured artists such as Nemesis, C Lance, Sicknature, Vanderslice, Skammadix, Tragedy Khadafi, Reef The Lost Cauze, King Magnetic and Adlib, his touring plans for the year which will take in both coasts, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia and his thoughts on other aspects of the music industry – artists he rates, life as an independent artist, the representation of hip hop today and much more
Read it all HERE
In the lead up to the release, Matt’s had a busy schedule conducting media interviews with magazines on both sides of the Atlantic as well as preparing for series of dates starting on February 20th. Beginning on the east coast and MidWest, he will be performing in Virginia, New York, Atlantic City, Chicago, Milwaukee, North & South Carolina & Pennsylvania
Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre
This will be followed by a series of dates on the west coast & Canada, and the full run of shows will be announced very shortly.
The album releases on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music and can be pre ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt 19 bangin hip hop tracks with a running time less than an hour – no fat, just the meat!
Here’s an example, his single “Street Art” ft Tragedy Khadafi
All media, press and magazine inquiries about the release, requests for promotional copies of the album, requests for interviews or to review any of the live shows can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE