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These are singles released by some of the artists we’ve worked with from the UK and United States in 2013

Some are well known names in the world of hip hop, others are a lil newer out the blocks….but all of ’em are dope!

If you’re feelin these joints, there’s various ways you can support these artists :

You can buy their music – most are usually available on iTunes, Bandcamp or some other online store. Many of these audio streams are the clean edits, so if you want the originals…..

We’ve highlighted their twitter accounts so you can check their official sites on their profiles, or check to see when they’ll next be performing in your town, or you can just drop ’em a line & show your appreciation

All these artists will likely release new music in 2014, so if you’re feelin ’em & think your peeps will too, tell a friend to tell a friend

We know how much they value the public’s support, so check ’em out

BUMPY KNUCKLES “Somn’Wrong” on twitter @BumpyKnuckles

Skyzoo ft Talib Kweli “Spike Lee Was My Hero” on twitter @Skyzoo

Apex Zero ft Hasaan Salam & Iron Braydz “A Meeting of the Continents” on twitter @ApexZero00

Kid Vishis “Heaven” on twitter @KidVishis

ethemadassassin “80’s & 90’s” on twitter @ethemadassassin

Rah Digga ft Rapsody “Another One (RMX)” on twitter @TheRealRahDigga

Matt Maddox “No Country For Old Men” on twitter @MattMaddox82

Ultramagnetic MC’s “Let The Bars Go” on twitter @MCsUltra & @Ultraman7000

Constant Deviants “It’s OK” on twitter @Six2Sixshift

Butta da Prince ft Crooked I “Dolla Bills (RMX) on twitter @ButtaDaPrince

We’d also like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the international media who have supported these artists over the past year

If any djs require the full quality clean radio edits of any of these tracks, they can be requested from us HERE

We’ll be back soon with more new music, artists, albums, joints & jams.

From everyone involved with UrbanElite PR, enjoy the holidays and good luck for 2014

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SoulOnFire-NIJIMagazine

Los Angeles’ ethemadassassin releases his solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September 2013.

It’s his first solo album since 2008’s “Tomorrow Never Comes” since when he’s moved from Greensboro NC to team up once again with Veteran Eye where they also record and tour as the duo Veteran Assassins.

Having come up through NC’s rap battle scene in the 80’s & 90’s, E still draws a lot of his influence from the Golden Era, but the current album has a contemporary feel to it. The production includes rock, soul & reggae samples mashed with original straight head noddin beats, providing the ideal backdrop for E’s trademark firebrand flow and lyricism.

The UK’s online magazine NIJI has just reviewed Soul on Fire courtesy of Brandon Schiafone

Offered a 9/10 rating, snapshots of the review include:

The album’s production is excellently done, and the mixing and mastering gives Soul On Fire the sound quality as if it’s straight from a major record label. The beats are well chosen and match ethemadassassin’s tonality and subject matter amazingly.

there is no doubt that ethemadassassin is a powerful lyricist and a brilliant rapper who has the ability to be diverse with his music

Read the whole review HERE

The first official single “Tiger Blade” was launched on 4th July


Look out for the launch of the new video for “Can’t Get Enough” coming very soon

You can get more background information via www.veteranassassins.com & follow on twitter @ethemadassassin You can also connect with the magazine on twitter via @NIJIMagazine

Any further press, media, radio station or dj publicity enquiries about this release can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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MagnaCarta-UKHH

One of the longest running online platforms for British Hip Hop, UKHH.COM, took time out just before the new year to sit down with London’s Melanin 9 and speak with him on the new album “Magna Carta” which they have also reviewed in the same feature.

In the exclusive video interview, M9 speaks on his album, addressing the political, economic, personal & religious subject matter. He also speaks on how this album took his biggest effort to date in putting together in terms of concept and recording, and how the name Magna Carta relates to the overall theme, to liberate the people from from the shackles, help elevate them from the various pressures under which they live. He also gives appreciation for the public’s support on buying the album, new fans and old, and he finishes by spittin some freestyle barz to camera.

Check the full review & interview HERE

Magna Carta is available to buy digitally on iTunes now, and also available in physical CD format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Any further media enquiries about this release, or any booking enquiries for Melanin 9 can be sent HERE

Follow the guys on twitter @Melanin_9 and @UKHHCom

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ECHOES MAGAZINE

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In their end of year edition, legendary UK magazine Echoes have included a review of Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which released on 3rd December 2012.

Recreating the claustrophobic climate of pre-millenial angst, Magna Carta could have snuck out in the late 90’s. To his credit, Melanin 9 never sounds like he’s having to try too hard” opens Sunil Chauhan’s analysis in an issue which also includes new releases by Homeboy Sandman, Ruff Sqwad, Kingdom of Fear, Lazy Habits, Kendrick Lamar, Jungle Brothers and Kool G Rap

Magna Carta does what it says on the tin, as it’s supposed to do” it concludes, and you can read the whole review in the publication which hit UK stores today. You can see more about the magazine online at www.echoesmagazine.co.uk

Meanwhile, French magazine International Hip Hop hits stores in France from Tuesday 18th December, and we have a sneak preview of the reviews section which as well as covering Melanin 9’s album with a 90% rating, also features releases by Mystro, K-Def, Lord Finesse, Pace Won & Mr Green, Snowgoons and Blaq Poet.

Written in the French language (obviously), the Paris based publication lives up to its name covering hip hop from all over the world, and is produced on a monthly basis. This month’s edition also includes interviews with Nas, Redman, Big K.R.I.T., Jean Grae and Kool Keith. You can find out more about them online at www.ihh.cc

Melanin 9 has built up a loyal fanbase in France and Europe for a number of years, so its no surprise he rates highly here, just as he’s done with a wide level of coverage in the UK’s media and now also making some headway in the States.

The album has been available to buy on iTunes since the 3rd December 2012, and CD versions can be bought by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

All international media for this release handled by UrbanElite PR. Any further press enquiries or booking enquiries for Melanin 9 from event & club promoters can be sent HERE

Meanwhile connect with them all on twitter @Melanin_9 @IHHmagazine & @EchoesMag

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Been a minute since we made one of these

8Tracks.com is a community where people share some of their favourite tracks in jukebox format, or 8 tracks…..hence the name!

From time to time we upload 8 Tracks for people to check out, ordinarily singles we have serviced to members of the media, djs and blogs in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and United States.

We have just uploaded our latest one for the first time in nearly a year:

The tracklist is as follows & are the clean / radio edit versions of the tracks

Kuniva from D12 “Gut Shots 3”
Rah Digga ft Rapsody “And Another One”
Copywrite ft Akala & Sonny Seeza “Starter Hats”
Melanin 9 “Landslide”
Kuniva from D12 “Fast Lane” ft Dolo Soprano
Melanin 9 “Organised Democracy”
Rah Digga “Janice Joplin”
Copywrite ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah “Overdose”

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Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” from which these tracks are taken on 3rd December and has already generated a huge amount of media interest in this, his debut album. Look out for an album launch date at The Vibe Bar, London on 23rd November. More info and links at www.melanin9.com

Copywrite enjoyed a summer of intense media coverage in 2012 with the release of his solo album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” from which these tracks are taken, and is set to release his new album “Megacy” as part of his group Megahertz, and is also due to tour the UK and Europe in early 2013. More info at www.copywritesworld.com

Kuniva just launched the new Midwest Marauders 2 Mixtape, full of hip hop bangers as you can hear on the mix. He’s working on a number of new projects for 2013

Rah Digga has just released the 2 new singles which are included in this mix, “And Another One” and “Janice Joplin”. Currently working on a new album due for release in 2013 with plans underway for an accompanying tour in the UK and Europe, look out for further single releases soon. Keep up to date with her, and buy her new singles at www.rahdiggamusic.bandcamp.com

All the artists are on twitter @KunivaD12 @Melanin_9 @Copywrite @TheRealRahDigga

Any djs or media interested in these artists and their releases, contact Urbanelite Promotions HERE

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Latest UK magazine to cover what has been one of the biggest global independent hip hop albums of 2012, Copywrite’s “God Save The King (Proper English Version)”

Regarded by the artist himself as probably his best solo album to date, he’s on top form throughout assisted by a unique gathering of UK and American featured artists, all of whom who have earned the highest respect from the worldwide community

With production from Bronze Nazareth, Jaguar Skills, Kount Fif, Curtiss King, Stu Bangas, Marco Polo and many more, the feature list is like a Who’s Who of real hip hop emcees, all standing shoulder to shoulder to give the album a truly international flavour.

They include Royce da 5 9, Genesis Elijah, Killah Priest, Crooked I, Iron Braydz, Sean Price, Mystro, S.A.S., Inspectah Deck, Bigz Flygerian, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Akala, Sonny Seeza, Torae, Melanin 9, Context, Dru Blu, Casual and more.

The album was released in early August and is available via iTunes.

Wordplay is a quality UK magazine covering UK and international artists, reviews, features, hip hop fashion, graffiti, and breakin. Available free from selected stores around the country on average every 3 months, this month’s edition includes features on Kool G Rap, Necro, Fliptrix, Jam Baxter, GZA and the Copywrite’s, conducted by Lisa Anne Jenkins

Copywrite is due to drop the new Megahertz album “Megacy” in the coming months and look out for an announcement on European and UK dates early in 2013. Keep up to date on that at www.copywritesworld.com

Follow them on twitter @Copywrite @LisaAnneJenkins & @Wordplaymag and check their online version at www.wordplaymagazine.com

Any other press / media / dj enquiries about this release can be sent to UrbanElite Promotions via the contact page at www.urbanelitepr.com

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With his new album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” having dropped in August, Ohio’s Copywrite took time out recently to speak with Ayara Pommells for Stupid Dope

They discuss the concept behind the album and the differences between the “Proper English Version” and the version released to the US market, the differences and similarities in the US and UK hip hop scenes, and his new Mhz album “Megacy” – also recently covered in this month’s Clash Magazine “Rapture & Verse” column.

He speaks on how he rates artists such as Rhyme Asylum, Lady Sovereign, Radiohead, The Snowgoons, Slick Rick and Joe Budden and his views on female emcees Jean Grae, Kreayshawn, Eternia, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill & Roxanne Shante

The new Mhz album “Megacy” will be dropping over the next few months and should coincide with a planned tour of Europe & The UK in early 2013.

Read the full interview HERE

Keep up to date with Copywrite at www.copywritesworld.com and you can connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @iAmaButtafly & @stupidDOPE

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