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Hopefully 2014 will be as good as 2013 for touring hip hop artists to the UK and Europe, and this line up announced for early next year certainly indicates a promising start.

Redphone Records, Seven 13 Entertainment & Deep Concerts Media have come together to present a new tour featuring Queensbridge vets Nature & Blaq Poet, Detroit’s next name to watch out for (& younger brother of Royce da 5 9) Kid Vishis, and current Hawaii resident by way of Long Beach southern California Matt Maddox.

Also on tour will be DJ Mickey Knox who mixed Nature’s mixtape Ashtray Effect 2 earlier this year. As the tour name suggests, Matt Maddox celebrates the release of his new album “Righteous Fury” in good company, as Blaq Poet gets ready to release his new album Blaq Death, & Vishis prepares to launch a new mixtape shortly ahead of a new official album due in 2014. Next year should also mark the long awaited new studio album from Nature

The tour is in the early stages of organizing, with 4 dates already confirmed :

Barcelona 18th February
Madrid 19th February
Tenerife, Canary Islands 20th February
Zarragoza 21st February

UrbanElite PR are assisting Red Phone & DCM and are pleased to advise that dates are still available for Europe & the UK, whether before the dates in Spain or in the 2 weeks after.

Venue & club promoters interested in booking a show can contact UrbanElite PR HERE for further details and to be put in direct contact with the sole official representative for these artists in relation to the tour.

Meanwhile, check out these videos on Youtube for each of the artists

Blaq Poet “Aint Nuttin Changed” produced by DJ Premier

Nature “Time is Money” ft N.O.R.E.

Kid Vishis ft Royce da 5 9 “Straight Out of Detroit”

Matt Maddox “You Are The Resistance”

You can also read more about Red Phone Records and their roster at www.redphonerecords.net

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RPL-ClashMag

London’s Apex Zero releases his new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It’s a fiery mix of driving hip hop beats, in the main produced by himself, and powerful delivery, lyricism and wordplay covering a wide range of political and socially aware subjects

The UK’s national multi genre music publication Clash Magazine includes a monthly Rapture & Verse column written by Matt Oliver. It’s a snapshot of the key news & releases over the past 4 weeks, and this month’s edition includes the Kendrick verse on Big Sean’s Control, the new Eminem Album produced by Dre & Rick Rubin, news on Doom, Madlib, Bishop Nehru, Black Milk, Dr Zygote, Jehst, Blaq Poet, Pusha-T, Akir, J-Zone, The Dopplegangaz, Abstract Butta Fingas and a lot more.

Also included is news of Apex Zero and his new album :

Almost anticipating the bitterness of winter is London’s Apex Zero, with ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ announcing itself as a society-hardened, Stig-sounding grinder, slogging where tracks mourn and gaining strength through pain. F-the-world renegades in training, this is your opus, whether you want distorted realities ironed out or need help binning a bad day.

The column’s always a good read, see it all HERE

Soon to announce an album launch night in London in November, check out a couple of his most recent releases, the single A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and his new freestyle joint “The World We Exist In” which was premiered by HHK Mag to coincide with his new interview for them

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


THE WORLD WE EXIST IN

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and get more updates from the magazine @Clash_Music

Media, press and radio requests and inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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ECHOES MAGAZINE

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INTERNATIONAL HIP HOP (FRANCE)

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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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