Fresh out the blocks today, the new single “Stay True” by London based producer Ramson Badbonez, the first to be taken from his album “Lead by Example” releasing through New Dawn Records on August 27th.
Rarely has a tracklist seen such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic share equal billing, and this joint sets the agenda early. Neck muscles get a serious work out with a beat savagely torn to pieces by east coast warriors Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan with all their renowned verbal artillery in full effect. “Rawer than the booger suga”, it’s formidable business, prize fighters trading fierce bars and pulling no punches in a lyrical onslaught which leaves contenders on the floor. Hip hop addicts, crank this all the way up for the ultimate fix.
Originally established in 1996 and relaunched in 2019, hip hop label New Dawn Records have packed a lot into the past 12 months.
The most recent development announced today is the launch of their new Bandcamp platform where, to begin with, their entire digital catalogue has just been made available to download.
Included are “Panacea” by London’s Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, “God of Barz” & “The Seymour Chronicles” by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla with production by Spain’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and LA’s Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, and “Dopeliss” by rapper / producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz featuring Pacewon, D.U. and Drift.
Some of the label’s classic original releases made available in digital format for the first time more recently can also now be downloaded including joints “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown” and “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica, together with DMC finalist and turntablist supreme DJ Krash Slaughta’s remixes of the groups tracks via the “18 Showdown EP”
In addition, the extremely rare and unique international project “Sapientia” by Underground Cartel has been made available. A collaboration of artists from around the world including El Meswy (Spain), Swiss Precise (KBH, Blown Celeb, Long Beach), the late Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (Italy), Rapstation presenter Mr CRF (UK), Beni Blanco of French crew Originaire du Sud, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, Bleek Wonder (Holland), female rappers MC’s Marya (Italy) and Lockness (NYC) plus many more came together to represent the four corners of the hip hop world on the one record.
Old to new flavas, it’s a veritable feast of rhymes, beats and turntablism you can check out in fullHERE
For more information about New Dawn Records, head over to their OFFICIAL WEBSITE. All press & media inquiries regarding New Dawn Records’ releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE
Rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, returns with the self produced AA side single “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” out today, the third from his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.
Together with Pacewon, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit at the time, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az marks his arrival back with a first major solo offering in several years which blends the sounds of hip hop through the ages.
On “Ghetto”, the classic sound of the east coast prevails through guitar hooks and blaring brass on journeys to the gritty underbelly of the city, bars portraying street tales from the hood in the daily battle between survival and aspiration. Meanwhile on “Crazy”, aptly named for these times, heavy kicks and electronica fuel the adrenaline of a chaotic Brick City ride accompanied by fellow group member D.U.
Released today by New Dawn Records, the third single by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla to be taken from his forthcoming album “God of Barz” out May 29th.
Following on from “Word of God” and “God’s Sympathy”, the Brick City lyrical marksman brings more of his customary savage firepower to “God’s Mercy”. Going on a ferocious verbal rampage through a series of relentless hard bars and punchlines, the raw energy is intensified by the explosive production courtesy of Chicago’s DNA Beatz. Set the dial high and prepare for the onslaught, this is the real deal.
“God of Barz” includes further production by Jamal Neuve (aka Clinton Place NJ/LA), the UK’s Chat One and Barcelona’s Sumerio Square with guest featured artists Prince Ak, Fly Kwa, Middy Murdock and Confucious all reppin’ the Garden State.
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New single released today by Newark’s Tru Trilla, “20 to Life” features fellow 050 Boyz member Prince Ak who also has a new joint “Have Nots” currently doing the rounds featuring Ice-T.
Produced by another New Jersey native Joey Loax, the pair take it in turn to aim their sights and pull the verbal trigger on wack rappers with more dresses in their locker than rhymes. Fierce trademark bars delivered over a classic east coast beat, a street heater taken from “The Seymour Chronicles EP” out on New Dawn Records March 17th, the warm up to his “God of Barz” album dropping in May.
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The label will mark the first anniversary of their re-launch next week with the release of the new single Cosmic Soul b/w Seasons of You by London’s Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown which has already enjoyed extensive international airplay. Keep up to date with New Dawn Records’ news at their Official Website and on their socials – Twitter, Instagram & Facebook
Any DJ’s not already serviced with a full quality original or clean mp3 of any of the singles mentioned can request them from us HERE
Out today through recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the new single “Smoke Filled Rooms” b/w “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica.
Already on international rotation, “Smoke Filled Rooms” mixes electronica, turntablism and South Asian flavas to journey into the dark underbelly of the inner city with rhymes depicting a vision of drug squalor hell, while the booming kicks and soaring strings of “Skitzophonetic” provides the dramatic backdrop for a verbal tirade against generic conformity. Bonus cut “That All U Got?” invokes the spirit of Ali & Foreman leaving industry machinations slumped in the corner, towel thrown. The art of storytelling has returned on a release spanning all eras.
Taken from the “Natsukashii EP” out June 7th, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series following April’s “Y’All in Meltdown EP”.
In addition to our “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlists on Soundcloud & Spotify, we have now created a video version on Youtube.
These are all artists we’ve worked with and tracks, or in this case videos, we’ve promoted over many years up to the present day
Included in the 18 videos are Souls of Mischief, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe
Gang, Constant Deviants, Deeprooted (Mr Brady, Brea, DJ Artistic and
Johaz of Dag Savage), Melanin 9, Iron Braydz, Vast Aire, Matt Maddox,
050 Boyz, Gangalee, ethemadassassin and a couple by Copywrite featuring
Royce da 5’9″, Genesis Elijah, Sean Price & S.A.S.
There are also the video trailers for the new Belles in Monica EP’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” as well as the Underground Cartel EP “Sapientia” featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe & Africa including Swiss Precise, Yukonn MC & Black Market from the States, Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, Croatian rapper Magellano, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the UK’s Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF and the late great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno.
A quality mix of flows, styles and productions for all those who appreciate dope rhymes, beats and turntablism. Check it out
Hip Hop crew Belles in Monica released their new EP “Y’All in Meltdown”
on Friday, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under
Surveillance” & “Meltdown” have been made available together in
digital format, and includes all the celebrated remixes and turntablism
by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher’s DJ Nappa, Krash Slaughta, DJ Mr Thing and
Their follow up is the new EP “Natsukashii” out on June 7th 2019 which includes re-worked and produced versions of original masters, instrumentals made available for the first time in any format and some exclusive brand new joints. The trailer video has just been launched on Youtube today
Out today on the newly relaunched New Dawn Records, “Y’All in Meltdown –
Lazarus EP Vol 1” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica is a re-issue of
their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”
available together for the first time on digital formats.
The original vinyl releases were regulars on multiple stations including BBC Radio 1 and featured in a variety of printed publications including Billboard, Hip Hop Connection and Blues & Soul, while extensive club support led to high entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist charts.
The new EP includes the celebrated and some previously unreleased
versions of the remixes by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa,
turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing and legendary DMC finalist Krash
Slaughta, and also features brand new exclusive re-worked productions of
the originals. Dope rhymes, banging beats and formidable turntablism
all served up for the hip hop connoisseurs.
Y’All Under Surveillance (G-Sharp Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx instrumental) Y’All Under Surveillance (’18 Edit) Meltdown (’18 Edit) Meltdown (DJ Nappa Rmx ft cuts by Mr Thing) Meltdown (Mr Krash Slaughta Massive Meltdown Rmx) Meltdown (Gripper Rmx)
Now streaming on Spotify
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West coast meets east coast in this new feature as Baltimore / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants speak with California based online publication Streets Connect
In the aftermath of the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album “Avant Garde”, the pair spoke about the recording process and the influence an earlier tour of Europe had in its concept, they discussed their “3Stylez” video series launched in the Spring and also their new movie “Six 2 Six”, and gave their thoughts on the importance of battle rap and freestyling, the current state of mainstream and underground hip hop and their take on what constitutes an authentic sound.
The interview then finishes by taking the group back to the days of their first release Competition Catch Speed Knots and DJ Cutt chops it up about his history behind the boards.
The group are busy recording new material and are set to launch a new remix of their last single End All Be All next week, remixed by Brooklyn’s Da Beatminerz. The connection came when Constant Deviants were guests on Beatminerz Radio in May at the time of the album’s release.
Many of their singles and loosies released in the Spring are still getting a lot of airplay, including this one “Thinkin” which features another from the Six2Six Records stable, Rome.
The album Avant Garde is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats, and can be bought direct from the label HERE