Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.
The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.
The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States
A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.”
Read the article in full HERE
Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :
The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick
He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover
There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE