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.
Released on Friday June 7th, the “Natsukashii EP” by veteran hip hop crew Belles in Monica was the third in a series of specially commissioned recordings to mark this year’s relaunch of label New Dawn Records.
The follow up to April’s “Y’All In Meltdown EP”, the new EP includes re-worked and re-produced originals only previously available on vinyl, together with never before available instrumentals and exclusive new recordings, their first in 15 years.
There have already been a couple of reviews published of the new release, one by UK magazine “The Wee Review” and the other by US online “TripleOT” – click the links to read their appraisals.
News items covering the group’s single and EP releases over the past couple of months have also appeared in a number of other online published from both sides of the Atlantic
The fourth and final EP in this special series will be released a little later in the year and consist of a number of remixes legendary turntablist DJ Krash Slaughta produced with the group
The label meanwhile are expected to announce some new roster additions over the summer. Get the news first at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Both Belles in Monica EPs are available to download and stream from all major platforms and stores, as is the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel, an international hip hop project spearheaded by producer Kruze featuring rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa
These include Meswy from Madrid, now based in NYC, the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, UK Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF, Beni Blanco from French group Originaire du Sud, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH crew, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Virginia’s Black Market and many more.
All are for the hip hop connoisseur : dope rhymes, bangin beats & superior turntablism. Check them out on Spotify
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Released today by New Dawn Records, Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP” is the definition of international hip hop.
Produced by Kruze as a showcase for independent male and female artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, the concept is represented in its truest form as all perform in their native tongues.
Stateside there’s coast to coast representation courtesy of Swiss Precise (KBH crew Long Beach), Sacramento’s Crazy Ballhead, Midwest rapper Brandon J Atlas, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Black Market from Virginia, Tone Rome of Baltimore’s Raw Dialect crew and Brooklyn’s female MC Lockness.
London’s Creamo and UK Rapstation host Mr CRF are joined by Zimbabwean Dumi Right, with a heavy European contingent in the form of Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, German rapper Grizu, Croatia’s Magellano and Dutchman Bleek Wonder. The Italian scene has double representation in the shape of female lyricist Marya and the late, great Primo Brown from legendary crew Cor Veleno.
All stand shoulder to shoulder trading bars which move seamlessly through each track and territory. The result is a fresh, eclectic and extremely rare mix of rhymes, beats and turntablism, essential listening for the global hip hop connoisseur.
Seeing out 2015 with a banger, this new “We Walkin’ Cypher” is big on reppin’ the international scene.
Boston duo N.B.S. are joined by Emcee Jackson Turner, originally from NYC and now a joint studio owner in China with Los Angeleno rapper Dan-E. No punches get pulled, all delivering hard rhymes over a bass heavy beat produced in Beijing by John Sun and No Play Entertainment.
N.B.S. have been getting major props this year for their collaboration with Germany’s Snowgoons on the album “Trapped in America”, while in the summer Jackson Turner toured the Far East in support of the release of his “The Foundation” EP.
The animated lyric video has just been released today
Brick City’s 050 Boyz are renowned for their energetic live performances, witnessed this year at various summer festivals and most recently at Brooklyn’s Black Bear Bar earlier this month.
The trio of Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla released their debut group album “Everything 050” in August, and received worldwide media coverage reflecting their dope lyricism over Clinton Place’s bangin beats. The album also featured long time associates Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Lakim Shabazz, and many others from the Garden State scene.
They appeared on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control show, performing an acclaimed freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S. before returning to Sirius Xm in September as guests of DJ Premier. Their album is available HERE
You will have the opportunity to see them performing live on Sunday 20th December at Newark’s Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, NJ 07102 as part of the Battle of the Cities event which will have streetballers from Newark, Los Angeles, NYC and Boston reppin their territory.
050 Boyz are appearing on the main bill headlined by Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan and Migos. A massive show leading you nicely into the holidays, not to be missed. Tickets are $25 in advance, available online from TICKETMASTER, or at The Prudential Center’s Box Office, or by phone 1 800 745 3000
This is the lively kinda business you can expect to see from 050 Boyz, check their video for the single “Hot Damn”
New Jersey’s 050 Boyz are renowned for their energetic high octane live stage shows, and will be performing at the Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn on Monday 2nd November as part of a quality line up arranged by The Writters Block Concert Series.
Should be a big night for fans of real hip hop in the area, with additional dj sets courtesy of Toshi, Joe Bodega, Sky and more artists on the bill ready to rip the mic.
Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK will be joined by DJ Nugget to bring the noise just as they did through the summer at events such as the Lincoln Park and 24 Hours of Peace Festivals, and this official video of their track “Hot Damn” represents the kind of vibe people can expect to see on the night
The group released their much acclaimed debut album “Everything 050” (available HERE) in August and appeared as guests on various radio shows including The Bodega Cold Kutz Show, the LFHQ show with DJ Premier and the Rap Is Outta Control show with DJ Eclipse where they performed this freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S.
Well worth gettin down to the Black Bear Bar if you get the chance. Address is 70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn NYC. Doors open 8pm and admission is $12 all night
Having been previous guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap is Outta Control show at the end of August, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK make the trip back from Newark to NYC’s Sirius XM studios this Friday, October 2nd, to appear as guests on DJ Premier’s long running LFHQ show
Broadcasting on Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation Channel 44 from 10pm EST, you can listen online at www.siriusxm.com
They are always lively interviewees, and performed this freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S. last time they were in the building, so it’ll be definitely worth tuning in this Friday !!
The group released their debut album “Everything 050” in August (available HERE) and given their name is taken from New Jersey’s area code, it represents the Garden State scene to full effect, with production by Clinton Place and an array of featured artists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Fam (Rottin Razkals), The Advocate, Lakim Shabazz, Double O, IB the Druid and many more.
Latest review comes from Italy’s RapManiacz published yesterday. Obviously written in Italian, you can read what they had to say HERE
Just over two weeks ago, New Jersey’s Tru Trilla, Prince AK and Riq da Kid – aka 050 Boyz – made the short journey over to NYC to be guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.
With them was long time associate Treach from Naughty by Nature who worked with them at the time of his Garden State Greats movement of 2004. Prince AK has also been working with Treach and KayGee more recently as part of the newly formed Naughty Nation
The group released their album “Everything 050” in August (AVAILABLE HERE) which includes features from Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Double O, Famiil (Rottin Razkals), Tha Advocate and many others representing Brick City Newark, East Orange and Essex County.
The album’s sole producer Clinton Place is another connection from back in the day when as DJ Jamal #9 he performed with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit signing Supreme C with Prince AK.
Lat week, footage shot by The Beeshine emerged of 050 Boyz in a freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S. on the show, and this week the interview segment with the group & Treach hit the internet. Check it out
The group are still conducting interviews with international press publications, and are special guests of DJ Premier on his LFHQ Show on Sirius XM on Friday 25th September. They will also be guests on the Bodega Cold Kutz show shortly, re-arranged from last week when the show had to be cancelled unfortunately due to technical difficulties
Currently planning a series of shows in the months ahead, having just performed at Newark’s “24 Hours of Peace” headlined by Rakim, DJ Marley Marl, DAS EFX and Smif n Wessun, connect with them on FACEBOOK, or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050@RiqdaKid_050@EgoFree2_050) and check out their single “DNA” which has been getting a huge amount of airtime in the past couple of months
All press, media, radio and dj enquiries about 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE
On 30th August, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – took the trip over to NYC with Treach from Naughty by Nature to appear as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.
Other guests on the show were Boston’s N.B.S., and after the main interview sections, Eclipse got a cypher going with the members of the two groups. The Beeshine were on hand to film it, and the resulting video went live online today
The Newark / Illtown / East Orange trio launched their new single “Concrete Combat” yesterady, taken from the album “Everything 050” released on 4th August (available HERE)
Entirely produced by Clinton Place, it features Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, Famiil and many others from the Garden State scene, including on the single Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa.
CHECK OUT THE STREAM
Catch the guys live in Brooklyn’s GID Radio studio this Friday, September 11th, as guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show. It broadcasts between 5pm – 8pm EST, and streams live online HERE
They will then be making the trip to Sirius XM again on Friday 25th September to appear as guests on DJ Premier’s LFHQ Show.
Having finished 2014 on a high with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka has begun the new year in similar fashion.
He performed at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards where he picked up the title of “Best Hip Hop Artist” for the second year running and has just been featured in two more international press publications
Hip Hop Life is one of Spain’s largest publications dedicated to the genre, and Buggs spoke with them towards the end of the year. The monthly magazine is produced online, and his full interview (written of course in Spanish) can be read by turning to page 37 HERE
He also spoke with US online The 9 Elements recently as part of their “The Whole Nine” series of interviews. Here he speaks on the construction of the album, the scene in Cincinnati, his different musical influences and his plans for the year ahead. You can read that in full HERE
Buggs tha Rocka has also just today launched his new video “Celebration for Us” which features local artist Moxy Monster of Valley High. The track features on the album and is produced by Rusko. Other producers and artists who feature on the album, which can be download for free at http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com, include !llmind, Jake One, MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, Hop Trax, Piakhan and many more.
Keep up to date with Buggs on social media via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for further international media coverage shortly. You will also be able to catch one of Buggs’ live shows soon as he tours various US cities in association with the K Hotel network and is due to be performing at SXSW in March
Any further press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka, or requests for DJ Packs of the track “Celebration for Us”, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT section