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Been a busy past couple of years for us here at UrbanElite PR working with hip hop artists from the USA and UK, in the main promoting their EPs & albums to press and media in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand & Japan.

In recent times, this has included artists such as Bumpy Knuckles, Melanin 9, ethemadassassin, Apex Zero, Matt Maddox, Iron Braydz, Kid Vishis with further tour & additional press for Ultramagnetic MC’s & Rah Digga. There is a full list of artists we have worked with HERE

This site is the primary online platform for UrbanElite PR, and the main page has all the regular updates of press coverage as they are published for current campaigns. We have just updated some of our other sections to reflect the promotional activity we’ve undertaken recently, and also to update information on the services we provide.

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In the VIDEO section you can watch some of those we have promoted usually as part of an EP / album campaign. They include official music videos and special feature & interview coverage by artists such as Souls of Mischief, D12, Copywrite, Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Kid Vishis, Matt Maddox, Classified & Verbal Kent

In the SINGLES section, you can hear audio streams of just some of the tracks we have promoted worldwide to onlines and djs, again usually in conjunction with ongoing EP & album campaigns, but there are also some stand alone single projects. In addition to the artists mentioned above, they also include joints by Bumpy Knuckles, ethemadassassin, Ultramagnetic MCs, Apex Zero, Skyzoo, Butta Da Prince, & Vast Aire

If you’re a fan of hip hop which draws from the traditions of quality lyricism & production, then there should definitely be plenty in the VIDEO & SINGLES sections for you to enjoy!

We have also updated the PRESS section which includes snapshots & images of international press coverage during various EP & album campaigns, while the CAMPAIGN section provides details about specific previous press & media campaigns we have undertaken, and the results delivered.

Information about us and the full range of services we provide have also been updated HERE

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If you are a hip hop artist or label with an upcoming single, EP or album release of a similar nature to those we have promoted in the past, and may be interested in the range of international services we provide, drop us a line via the CONTACT section, providing us with a little background information about you & your project and we’ll send a reply within 48 hours.

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London MC & producer Apex Zero has just released his new video today for “Obtain Bearing”, a self produced track taken from his debut album Reality Provoking Liberation released late last year

Filmed in west London, Nottingham and Grenada, the visuals represent his roots while his rhymes reflect the conscientious lyricism endorsed by international publications such as MOJO, Blues & Soul, Rap Reviews and The Word is Bond

Working on a new mixtape due for release later in the year, the First and Last crew member was also seen interviewing Dead Prez for the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine.

The album is available from www.firstandlastpride.co.uk & you can reach him on twitter @ApexZero00

There is a version of this track edited for radio. Check it out on the audio stream below and any djs not already serviced with a full quality mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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Blues & Soul is one of the UK’s longest running publications specializing in r&b, hip hop, blues, soul – the full spectrum of “urban” music

They publish a physical magazine regularly, but also have their online version, and have in the past few days done their quarterly update of hip hop releases where they have featured 3 of artists we have been promoting.

Check out the coverage :

Iron Braydz – “Verbal sWARdz” EP releases on 14th April 2014

Read the review at HERE

Audio stream of the Verbal sWARdz EP

Follow Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz

Matt Maddox “Righteous Fury” album out now in digital & CD formats on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Read the review HERE

Audio stream of the Righteous Fury album

Follow Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82

Apex Zero – “Reality Provoking Liberation” album out now in digital & CD formats

Read the review HERE

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You can hear the whole album at his Bandcamp HERE

Follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00

Three releases for fans of the real, authentic sound of hip hop – quality lyricism & beats with input from both sides of the Atlantic via guest producers and featured artists. These include Sean Price, Prince Po, Hasan Salaam, Triple Darkness, Phat Kat, Sicknature of The Snowgoons, Tragedy Khadafi, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Kyza, Skriblah, DJ Shortee Blitz, King Magnetic, Adlib, Reef the Lost Cauze, Skammadix, Nemesis, Vanderslice and many more

Any media & press inquiries about these releases can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London rapper and producer Apex Zero released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It received many plaudits for addressing a wide range of political and social aspects, the production and also the powerful delivery which has become a recognized signature for the young MC.

A wide range of UK and international press covered the release via reviews and features, and the latest to show recognition is the renowned online Rap Reviews. Check out what they had to say HERE

Apex is also of course a member of the city’s hip hop duo First and Last, and they are currently spending 2014 putting together a new album and also fixing up live shows around Europe. As the album launch party in December demonstrated, the reputation for always putting on an energetic and lively performance has been well merited.

They are now taking bookings, and all requests can be addressed to Apex over at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk or of course just drop him a message over at his twitter page @ApexZero00

The album can be bought from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

Any further media enquiries about Apex Zero, or booking requests which we will forward on to him can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Saturday 7th December marked the date for London rapper & producer Apex Zero’s album launch party at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane.

Reality Provoking Liberation was the debut solo album for the member of the UK hip hop duo First and Last, and it released on 28th October to wide critical acclaim from media around the country

In conjunction with local live promoter Hoochinoo Events, Apex put together a strong line up for the night, showcasing tracks from his album with a live band, and there were also performances by Caxton Press, the latest member of the city’s Triple Darkness crew Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee from Itch FM and expertly hosted by Peaches

The event was filmed by south London cameraman Jimmy Chiba of Chiba Visuals, who as well as catching footage of the performances took time out with Apex himself who speaks on the event, his album and the support he’s had. The high quality visuals acts as a great document of the event, captures the energy of the artists and the audience, and represents the positive vibe common at live UK hip hop shows to full effect

Check it out on Youtube

The album can be bought in CD and digital format from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

You can also keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Props to everyone involved with the show. Any media enquiries about Apex Zero can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE Anyone interested in booking Apex Zero for shows or requests for feature spots can also be sent to UrbanElite PR or addressed directly to Apex via his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further press & media enquiries about the album release or the event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.

The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism

The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.

With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the producer @GoodOldFrank

Check the new joint out on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album Reality Provoking Liberation can be bought in digital and CD formats direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

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