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Brick City’s 050 Boyz released their album “Everything 050” on 4th August

Produced entirely by Clinton Place, it also features many Emcees from the New Jersey hip hop scene including DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Ib the Druid, Famiil (Rottin Razkals), Tha Advocate and Double O, with a little UK flavour provided by WiseRap.

The energy is intense from the moment the racous opener “Hot Damn” cranks up the adrenalin levels, all the way through the 20 tracks laced with bangin beats and powerful verbal deliveries. It’s hip hop in the classic vein but brought up to date for a modern age.

The latest endorsement of the release comes in this new review written by Riley Wallace for Above Average Hip Hop. READ IT HERE

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Still conducting interviews with international media, the Newark group make the short journey over to Princeton this Sunday 23rd to be guests on the Side B Radio Show on WPRB. Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK are always good value when it comes to putting over their views about a whole range of subject matter, so tune into 103.3FM or listen online at www.wprb.com from 5pm EST. It’s guaranteed to be entertaining !

They will also be guests on Break London Radio shortly as well as linking up once again with DJ Eclipse on his Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control Show” from 10pm on Sunday 30th August. Look out for further press coverage of the group and album over the next few weeks

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Keep up to date with the guys on FACEBOOK, on twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050) and buy the album from iTunes. You’ll want to own it, it’s the real deal. Here’s the stream

All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, including requests to interview the group can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

They are exceptional live, so if you are a club or venue promoter interested in booking 050 Boyz, either contact them via the Facebook page quoted above or drop a line to their management team at Inkwell Entertainment via their WEBSITE

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Newark trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – released their album “Everything 050” last week.

The group have already received widespread international media coverage for their album and affiliated single and video releases, but they’re also renowned for their energetic live performances, as displayed recently at their hometown’s Lincoln Park Festival.

They have also built up quite a reputation among media for their lively and informed interviews, so it should prove highly entertaining as they appear live in the WNYU studio tomorrow night as guests of DJ Eclipse on The Halftime Show. The show broadcasts on 98.1FM from 10.30pm EST, and you can also listen online at www.wnyu.org

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If you’re in or around Brooklyn this coming Sunday, August 16th, then you can catch the group performing live at the annual B Fest which takes place at Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, BedStuy BK. The event begins at 4pm, $5.00 entry and open to all those aged 21 or over. There is more information about the event HERE

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050 Boyz have just been featured in the official online version of France’s Hip Hop Breath Magazine. Click HERE and flick through the pages to read the whole interview.

Look out for more 050 Boyz news, media coverage and releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on Social Media on FACEBOOK and on twitter 050_Boyz [@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050]

The album “Everything 050” produced by Clinton Place and featuring many Garden State Emcees including Treach, Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll and Famiil is out now on iTunes. Check the full album stream

All PR, media and press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE All booking and management enquiries can be directed to Inkwell Entertainment

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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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Latest in what has been a long line of UK and international media coverage secured by UrbanElite PR for London’s Melanin 9 and his debut album “Magna Carta” which released on 3rd December 2012.

This time Sean Cloherty gives it his full seal of approval on behalf of British multi genre online magazine Hit The Floor.

Don’t mistake M9 for another rapper who ignorantly spits about drugs and guns either, the talent he has with words is extremely impressive. He paints a picture in the mind’s eye; there is a lot of wordplay revolving around meaningful subjects” again follows in the same vein of many previous journalists’ analysis of what has been a landmark release for the artist, his first official album since releasing mixtapes 144,000, High Fidelity and the Orion’s Stencil EP.

Similarly, comparisons in lyrical approach to Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang & Biggie have been a common theme in many of the reviews and interviews, and this one is no different, summarizing :

Magna Carta is embedded with hyper-visual lyricism, dark soundscapes, gritty narratives, and hard beats, and really gives the impression that Melanin 9 is out to spread knowledge.

Read the whole review at HIT THE FLOOR

Hear the whole album in snippet form

Available now on iTunes, and also in CD format by mail order via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com We understand that due to the large number of orders placed via his Bandcamp, there had been a slight backlog in shipping, however this has now been resolved and turnaround is expected to be only a few days.

Melanin 9 is currently working on some new material, including some international collaborations. He is also available for festival and show bookings, so any other press, media or booking enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR via the CONTACT page

You can of course keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @HitTheFloorMag

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In-Spirels Magazine is a London based lifestyle online magazine covering music, fashion, hair & beauty and much more, with the focus being on those who inspire others and act as positive role models via their achievements.

Recently, the publication’s Taytula Burke interviewed Melanin 9 for their “1 2 Watch” feature.

They discuss his new album “Magna Carta”, what acts as his main motivations, his thoughts on hip hop generally and the journalist picks up on his approach to writing :

If you haven’t guessed by now, Melanin 9 is not your average ‘money cash hoes’ type of spitter. His name alludes to the fact that he has a deeper way of thinking than your average guy on the corner……

Speaking of genius, I think there was a hint of that going on during the composition of Magna Carta. The LP has a throwback ‘diggin’ in the crates’ kind of vibe; so if you are bored of the monotonous computer generated sounds around, you’ll love the jazzy soulful tones and ‘real hip hop’ beats that M9 flows effortlessly over…..

If you are into British hip hop, this guy should definitely be on your playlist. Melanin 9 already has a solid international fanbase and I can only see Magna Carta helping the numbers to increase.

Its a really well put together piece by the magazine, a good insight to the artist’s thoughts as well as analysis of the album itself. Read it in full HERE

The album is available on iTunes and the CD version can be bought directly by mail order via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow them on twitter @Melanin_9 and @InspireLS

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One of the longest running online platforms for British Hip Hop, UKHH.COM, took time out just before the new year to sit down with London’s Melanin 9 and speak with him on the new album “Magna Carta” which they have also reviewed in the same feature.

In the exclusive video interview, M9 speaks on his album, addressing the political, economic, personal & religious subject matter. He also speaks on how this album took his biggest effort to date in putting together in terms of concept and recording, and how the name Magna Carta relates to the overall theme, to liberate the people from from the shackles, help elevate them from the various pressures under which they live. He also gives appreciation for the public’s support on buying the album, new fans and old, and he finishes by spittin some freestyle barz to camera.

Check the full review & interview HERE

Magna Carta is available to buy digitally on iTunes now, and also available in physical CD format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Any further media enquiries about this release, or any booking enquiries for Melanin 9 can be sent HERE

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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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UK’s online magazine Sabotage Times cover a wide range of content including music, sport, fashion, politics, food & drink, travel…a full lifestyle publication with the leader “We Can’t Concentrate So Why Should You”

Contributor Tobi Oke has just reviewed Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” for them introducing the release as “an exploration into the facets of the mind

Touching on the influence of the 90’s era of hip hop, or Golden Era, the acknowledgement is there that the album takes it to a contemporary level, and not just a slavish re-enactment:

M9 is heavily informed by supreme mathematics, righteous teachings and the general imparting of knowledge using hip-hop as his medium. Regardless of this, the music above all is what truly separates one MC from another and whilst being a very capable lyricist, M9 has wisely aligned himself with some of the premier beat makers this country has to offer to sculpt his sound.

The review is a thoughtful look at this record in context of the various directions the genre has taken generally, and the artist’s approach specifically in terms of subject matter and lyricism

Read the whole review HERE

The album can be bought via iTunes now HERE while CD versions can be purchased by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the guys at the magazine @Teflontobz & @Sabotagetimes

There’s been a fantastic international media response to the release over the past couple of months, and you can expect to see more press coverage and video features into 2013.

Any further press and media enquiries about this release can be directed to UrbanElite Promotions HERE Any club and event promoters looking to book Melanin 9 can also contact us via that link or at the artist’s Bandcamp

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