The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.

This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.

Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.

Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.

Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.

Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.

Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.

While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :

PREVIOUS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.

SINGLES PROMOTED

Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.

MAGAZINES & PRESS

This section contains snapshots of media coverage secured for select campaigns. Most of the artists we’ve worked with are listed HERE

These pages have been designed to answer the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you would require any more information, our contact details are available HERE

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British online magazine Stereoboard is a multi-genre music platform providing news, reviews, features and details of upcoming tours & concerts on a wide array of international artists.

Their reviewer Jonathan Rimmer is the latest to run the rule over the debut album “Timing is Everything” by Detroit MC Kid Vishis. Released on 22nd July through the label Seven 13 Entertainment, and produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos, read what they had to say HERE

Eleven tracks deep, only the final track “Coward” has a featured artist, that being his older brother Royce da 5’9″. Check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

“Timing is Everything” is available worldwide from various online digital stores including iTunes and Amazon, and CD versions can be bought direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com Now planning international tour dates and busy in the stido recording new material for an EP and follow up album, keep up to date with Kid Vishis on Instagram and twitter @KidVishis

There has been widespread global media coverage throughout the summer for this release; reviews, interviews & special features appearing in publications all over the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and New Zealand with still more to come in September. All international media & press inquiries regarding Kid Vishis including requests to interview the artist can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR HERE

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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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Kansas based emcee Matt Maddox teams up with Canadian producer Engineer (Ras Kass, Immortal Technique, Sean Price, Termanology) on this new single “No Country For Old Men” delivering a raucous tribute to legends in the game while taking aim at the portrayal of the culture today.

The official video has just been launched, the second taken from his new album “Righteous Fury” following on from the recent release of BARbarians

2014 looks set to be a busy year for the ex Guerilla War Tactix member with the album due out via the partnership of Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music on February 25th, and tours of Europe and Australia due in early Spring.

With features and production from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic, the album is set to throw down a strong early marker for the year ahead

“Righteous Fury” is available to pre-order now HERE

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, Engineer @Producer_Eng and the labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music

Check the video out on Youtube

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality (320) clean radio edit mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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Legendary New York hip hop veteran Bumpy Knuckles is set to release Lock’d N The Lab in late August via Gracie Productions, his first solo album in 10 years since Konexion.

This of course follows on from last year’s highly successful collaboration The Kolexxxion LP with long term associate DJ Premier.

“Keep On Grinding” is the first official single taken from the album, featuring Christopher Williams and is produced by Bumpy himself, aka Freddie Foxxx. Currently putting together plans for an international tour later in the year, expect to see more singles, videos & news on this release over the coming months

More information at http://BumpyKnuckles.bigcartel.com & connect with him on twitter @BumpyKnuckles

The single is available now on iTunes HERE

Check out the audio stream of the original version on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the shorter clean radio edit mp3, or the clean edit of his track “Ask the Coach” which he launched recently, contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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The Voice Newspaper is a well known publication in London which has run from 1982, and has been regularly voted “Britain’s Best Black Newspaper” for their coverage on a range of issues specific to the community including sport, current affairs, education, lifestyle, faith, career opportunites and entertainment.

The papers’s Hazel Ann Williams took a trip up to Islington recently to interview one of the hottest emerging figures in the UK hip hop scene, melanin 9, to discuss his new album Magna Carta, his early days of starting out as an artist and his views on hip hop generally today.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage on Magna Carta in the UK primarily, and also in Europe and the United States since the promotional campaign began in the autumn of 2012. Hip Hop specialists, general urban music online and physical magazines, and national physical publications such as Clash, MOJO and Q Magazine have all featured reviews and interviews.

We predicted this, his debut album, would be a landmark release for this highly talented lyricist, and the international online coverage of his freestyle for SBTV and official videos, including “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right – a first for such a UK artist – has proven this to be the case.

Included in Wordplay Magazine and Bonafide Magazine top hip hop albums of 2012, there’s little doubt this has been one of the biggest UK releases of last year within the genre

It is available to buy now from iTunes, and a physical CD format version is also available to buy direct from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can check it out for yourself via this snippet version on his Soundcloud

Expect to see a video for the track “Heartless Island” featuring Triple Darkness in the near future, as well as him performing some shows, including on the main stage at the Boom Bap Festival in September.

Any booking enquiries for Melanin 9 can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE or you can connect directly with him via the contact details provided on his twitter profile @Melanin_9

All further media enquiries can be sent to Urbanelite PR via the link provided above

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Following on from his Mixtape “Ayatollah Presley”, hosted by Detroit’s House Shoes, Los Angeles lyricist Malkovich has hit 2013 running with the release of his banging new album “Great Expectations” which can be downloaded free now from www.malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com for a limited period.

He has already released the videos “What I Know” ft Sum and “Palms” from the album which also features Gotham Green and Omni whose recent album was produced by Tricky. Production comes courtesy of Leggo, Becoming Phill, Yamin Semali (Clan Destined), Computer Jay (Shafiq Husayn) and Josh The Goon (Freddie Gibbs & Psycho Realm).

14 tracks of quality hip hop wordplay and beats to help kick start your new year.

Full tracklist :

STORM CHASER prod by Leggo
LIES prod by Evildewer
GREAT EXPECTATIONS prod by Josh The Goon
WHAT I KNOW ft Sum prod by Becoming Phill
PALMS prod by X-Man
CALI prod by Bei Rui
THROUGH THE TREES ft Ali Abnormal, Blvme, Sum, Chris Clarke prod by Computer Jay
CRY AMERICA ft Omni prod by Mike Beats
THE MEANING OF EYES prod by Yamin Semali
LIONS IN WINTER ft & prod by Core Rhythm
GET AWAY ft Gotham Green prod by Leggo
BEDBUGS prod by Becoming Phill
WAITING FOR YOU ft Micah McKee prod by Becoming Phill
SUNDAYS prod by Evildewer

VIDEO “WHAT I KNOW”

VIDEO “PALMS”

SOUNDCLOUD “GET AWAY” ft Gotham Green

There are special radio / clean edit full quality mp3s available for What I Know and Get Away. Any djs not already serviced with these, contact us HERE

Malkovich on twitter @MalkovichMusic and on Facebook Malkovichmusic

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