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It’s been, yet again, our pleasure to work with more quality lyricists and beatmakers from the USA and UK this year.

For over a decade we have promoted albums and EP’s to worldwide media, some by established names, others from new emerging artists, but all who have the common denominator of being highly skilled at their craft. More details are HERE

We focus on MC’s and producers who draw from the authentic values of hip hop while adapting them for a modern era, securing press coverage and airplay for them throughout the specialist marketplaces in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. 2016 has been no different as demonstrated by the following releases :

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HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

The Long Beach crew and younger brothers of Crooked I returned with their fourth official studio album although they have a multitude of EP and mixtape releases under their belt over the past decade. Most notable was their “Monthly Mixtape” series which saw them drop a tape every month for a full year between 2013 and 2014.

Last year they hit the headlines due to their rap battle with Hopsin’s now defunct “Funk Volume” and they summed up the ethos behind the new album title by stating “If you’re tired of hearing your kids singing songs around the house that’s talking about pushing crack, then get our new album !

Including the tracks “Intro” featuring Crooked I and “Shoe-icide Squad” which addresses the issues reltaing to the Black Lives Matter movement, check the full album stream on Soundcloud

Typical of their industrious nature, they then released a further album “4 Brothers” as an acknowledgement of the support received from their extensive international fanbase.

Available on iTunes HERE take a listen

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CONSTANT DEVIANTS – ALBUM “OMERTA” released June 28th through Six2Six Records

Available to buy on Bandcamp HERE

Legendary eastcoast duo MC M.I. and DJ Cutt followed up 2015’s “Avant Garde” with “Omerta”, a concept album where the pair drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky.

The imagery was used purely metaphorically to address a variety of subject matters, consistent with M.I.’s current level of creativity as he embarks upon a movie making and acting career which saw his new film “Six2Six” featuring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee premiered at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC this year.

Returning to their harder, edgier sound, “Omerta” was considered by many to be their strongest album to date. Including the singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”, this is a classic “no fillers” release and fans of superior rhymes, beats and turntablism will have this stream on repeat.

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TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

Originally rivals in NY State’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble became partners in rhyme and tagging.

Due to Frost’s subsequent relocation to Winnipeg, Canada to pursue a career in production which has seen him work with Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell, Chop continued as a member of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted while releasing a string of solo mixtapes in the dual capacity of rapper and producer. His “This is NY” includes the track “Momma” by Tom Gist produced by Chop.

Having contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this deal, Frost inked a deal with the label and the pair re-united for their first official EP release. “Veteran” is a warm up to an album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

Bars, beats and turntablism for days, this is for the hip hop connoisseurs.

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MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records

Melanin 9 product available from Bandcamp HERE

November saw the welcome return of north London’s Melanin 9 with a new video “Polaroid” featuring upcoming UK artist Karl Sage.

The track was produced by the west coast native American duo Walterwarm and Cowode and is the first to be released from a new album “Old Pictures” due out around the Spring of 2017.

Whether as a member of the group Triple Darkness or due to his solo work, Melanin 9 has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and in the new video which he also directed and edited, it’s not hard to see why.

All international press and DJ enquiries regarding any of these releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR thanks everyone for their support this year and we wish you all the best for 2017

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Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang release their new album Anti Trap Music on 29th April through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

The younger brothers of KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) and COB affiliates are among the most ruthless lyricists around. Quick-fire rhymes and on point wordplay have been their trademark since 2009 when they introduced their “Horseshoe Gang Weekly Series” followed by their debut album “Gangsta MC”.

A prolific release schedule culminated in the launch of their year long Monthly Mixtape series with DJ Far in 2014 and their 2015 EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door”.

Most recently they hit the headlines for their appearance on “Sway in the Morning” and for their rap battle with Funk Volume. They will be appearing at this year’s SXSW Festival.

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Here is the full tracklist

1. “INTRO” ft KXNG Crooked (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H)
2. “I Want” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
3. “Poverty Slogans” (produced by Jonathan Elkaer and DJ E.D.D.E.H)
4. “Stress Relief” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
5. “Shoe-icide Squad” (produced by Tabu)
6. “Poor Swagg” (produced by The Pitchshifters)
7. “Out of Touch” (produced by Komplex)
8. “Who’s the Best Rapper” (produced by KXNG Crooked)
9. “Broke Ass Nigga” (produced by Aktive)
10. “Falling” (produced by Serious Beats)
11. “Crooked I Robot” (produced by Jonathan Elkaer)

CD versions of the album, including signed copies and other merchandise can be pre-ordered directly from Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

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The group released the joint “Crooked I Robot” yesterday, made available as a free download and premiered by HipHop DX. Read the DX piece HERE

Connect with HorseShoe Gang on twitter @HorseshoeGang & Facebook “HorseShoeGangCOB“. Producer Jonathan Elkaer on twitter @jonathanelkaer and the label @Seven13Music

All international press & media inquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang, including DJ requests for a full quality clean radio edit of “Crooked I Robot”, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – contact details HERE

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Los Angeles group Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), are set to release their new album “Anti Trap Music” in early Spring 2016 on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

With a host of previous EP’s, mixtapes and albums under their belt. the four Emcees have been prolific over the past 6 years with additional launches such as their Horseshoe Weekly series and C.O.B. cyphers. As part of the Southwest Kings Tour, they hit the road with their elder brother and Rittz earlier this year, following up with the release of their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” EP.

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Most recently they hit the headlines for taking up Funk Volume’s $500,000 rap battle challenge with their track “Half a Meal” produced by DJ Khalil.

They’ll be appearing at the SXSW Festival in March next year

“Poverty Slogans” is the first single taken from their new album and has just been released today on iTunes (BUY HERE) Produced by Denmark’s Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.

CHECK THE AUDIO STREAM

Connect with Horseshoe Gang

WEBSITE www.horseshoegang.net
Twitter @HorseShoeGang
Facebook HorseShoeGangCOB

Producer on twitter @jonathanelkaer

Connect with Seven 13 Music & Entertainment

WEBSITE www.seven13ent.com
Twitter @Seven13Music

All media and press enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang, or requests for DJ Packs of the single “Poverty Slogans”, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – contact details HERE

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