New Jersey hiphop group 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” yesterday. It is available to buy now on iTunes HERE
The three Emcees Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK all have links with Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange, and take their name from NJ’s area code. Individually they were also involved with the Garden State Greats movement around 10 years ago, a concept devised by Treach of Naughty by Nature and Fam of Rottin Razkals to unite the local hip hop scene.
Involvement with GSG played a part in the formation of the group in 2011, and certainly the focus in representing the area remains true. The album itself is heavily represented by featured local artists including Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Fam, Tha Advocate, B Wells, Ib the Druid and many more. It is entirely produced by Clinton Place, a long time associate of Prince AK from their days of performing together with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit artist Supreme C.
Their album has just been reviewed by US journalist Patrick Griffin for his site Patrick’s Music Blog. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
CHECK THE FULL ALBUM STREAM WHICH INCLUDES BONUS CUTS
The group have just signed a new management deal with Inkwell Entertainment in NYC who also represent artists such as Treach and Syleena Johnson, and you will be able to hear them live on DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show on WNYU next Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST when they appear as his special guests. They will also be guests on J Hart’s Big Bang Show on the UK’s Break London station two nights later, Friday 14th August.
Look out for more media coverage, videos and audio releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with 050 Boyz on social media, whether on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter @050_Boyz. Their individual accounts are @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050 and the album’s producer is @ClintonPlace9
All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE. Business and management enquiries can be addressed to Inkwell via their WEBSITE