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Once rivals in upstate NY’s rap battle scene, Binghamton rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble have released their new EP “Veteran” today through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

Their first official collaborative project, the EP is a warm up for a new album planned in 2017 and includes the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi, a tribute to the late Sean Price.

The pair became partners in rhyme and tagging during the 90’s before Frost’s relocation saw them pursue solo careers. Collaborations with Tom Gist, Jinx da Juvy, Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell followed, while this year Frost contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation featuring Royce da 5’9″, Horseshoe Gang, Kid Vishis and Crooked I.

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Armed with an MPC, Frost produces a classic soundscape of breaks, loops and turntablism over which Chop narrates his journey through life and hip hop. Lyrically on point through a series of punchline bars and hard hitting rhymes, dues are paid to the pioneers and a previous era while still embracing the future. 7 tracks deep, “Veteran” represents the true essence of a modern age and lays down a marker for next year.

TRACKLIST

1 – Dedication
2 – Back in the Days
3 – Other Shit ft Awful P
4 – Better with Time ft DJ Waxamillion & S.One
5 – One Two
6 – Leave It Alone ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi
7 – Step Up

LISTEN TO THE OFFICIAL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Available on iTunes https://itun.es/us/OfCXeb

ONLINE
TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/tonechopfrostgamble

All media, press and DJ inquiries regarding the release can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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Buggs-WordplayMag

The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture, fashion, graffiti, music, breakin and much more. They produce a quarterly physical print version distributed around stores and of course have a regular online platform.

They have today featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by award winning Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka, providing a full review written by Sam Bennett combined with the exclusive full album audio stream

The review which summarizes “Buggs Tha Rocka has delivered a quality offering here, with dope rhymes, dope beats and a unique approach. After listening through to the 19 tracks on display here, it’s no wonder a shock that legends like Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are throwing their weight behind the Cincinnati MC, and his knack for spitting well structured bars over a selection of pretty chilled instrumentals will definitely stand him in good stead…One thing is for sure though; this kid can definitely rap.” can be read in full HERE

The album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali & Kill Will, and features Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Piakhan, Phoenix Aphrodite & Aida Chakra. It will be available as a free download on Wednesday 10th December from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available for all mobile devices. (More at MyMixtapez.com) Tracklisting on the back cover :

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Check out the album stream on Wordplay’s Soundcloud

Look out for a lot more international press & media coverage of this release over the coming days & weeks ahead, and further official video launches strecthing into the new year. You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter also @BuggsThaRocka

All further press & media enquiries reegarding Buggs tha Rocka, requests to interview the artist or DJ requests for full quality mp3s of the full quality (320) radio edits, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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As north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz prepares to release his “Verbal sWARdz” EP on 14th April, he took time out to speak with two British magazines recently.

The London Word is a general lifestyle publication focused on the people of London, representing all aspects of the experience of living in the city. They run a series called “My London” and in the latest edition Iron Braydz speaks on his favourite area of London, most vivid memory of the city and ideal day & nights out, what aspects he feels makes London unique, the Londoner who has impressed him the most, his greatest inspiration in life and much more

Read the full article HERE

Wordplay Magazine is a well known publication representing various aspects of hip hop culture, and recently reviewed the new EP. As part of their ongoing “10 Questions” series, they spoke with Braydz about lyrics by other artists which have stood out, 3 joints he wish he’d been involved with, 3 MCs he’d want to work with and his most played album

Read it all HERE

Largely self produced, the new EP includes features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members, Kyze, Skriblah, Prince Po, Sean Price and Phat Kat, and will be the first of a series of releases in the next year for one of the most respected hip hop lyricists in the UK today. Also look out for him appearing in a new film “Night Bus” later in the year shot by award winning director Simon Baker, responsible for Channel 4’s Paralympic series.

Check his joint “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and look out for a lot more international coverage coming on this release in the next few weeks

Any further press & media inquiries about this release, whether requests for promotional copies of the EP to review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Wordplay Magazine is one of the UK’s leading online & physical publications covering the various traditional elements and culture of hip hop, with news, review and feature coverage of music, graffiti, breakin, fashions and everything else in between

They are the latest to endorse the new Matt Maddox album “Righteous Fury” which releases 25th February 2014 on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Writer Craig Palmer affords the release a 4 star rating, recommending it to fans of Army of the Pharaohs, La Coka Nostra and Snowgoons for the powerful and intelligent delivery of Maddox’ lyricism, backed by high quality production & turntablism from the likes of C Lance, Skammadix, Sicknature, Nemesis, Vanderslice & DJ TMB. Add into the mix features from Tragedy Khadafi, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, Adlib and other assembled cast members, it results in a potent release for all who appreciate the authentic hip hop sound

Their review, which includes videos for the releases BARbarians (ft UG, Godilla & Born Unique) & No Country For Old Men, and the audio streams for Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi and King Killer produced by Sicknature, can be read HERE

The MC, originally from southern California but now resident in America’s MidWest has just launched a video trailer for the album. It features the joint “The Get Back” with King Magnetic

It can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib performing at venues in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North & South Carolina, Chicago and Wisconsin, you can keep up to date with him on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the magazine @Wordplaymag

Look out for much more international media coverage on this release in the next few weeks, and also for a brand new single being launched to the internet in the next few days. Any members of the press who would like promotional copies of the album to review, or to request interviews with Matt Maddox, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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URBANELITE & BLITZ UK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “ELEMENTZ”
(in association with The Hip Hop Chronicle)

ELEMENTZ is a new club night celebrating the traditional elements of hip hop – deejaying & turntablism, MCs, graffiti, b-boys & b-girls, open mic, beatboxing – all knowledge under one roof.

Planned as a quarterly event taking place throughout the year, the launch night takes place at Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Each event will host some of the biggest established names on the scene, while also showcasing new emerging talent and representing hip hop culture in all its forms.

Since the early days of the block parties in New York’s Bronx, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. A culture which has developed over the years representing all people irrespective of ethnic background, nationality, gender or religion. While Hip Hop Music has gone on to become a multi billion selling industry over the years, and has fragmented into various genres, the real spirit of hip hop culture remains within the various elements, practiced by those with an understanding of its principles.

The events will reflect the true meaning of hip hop and takes it back to its roots – at its best live with all elements in full effect

Resident DJ is London’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” Sarah Love, recognized from her days performing at the city’s renowned Kung Fu events through to her time presenting for MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra and being the only female dj to be nominated twice as “Best DJ” for a MOBO award.

The events are in association with leading online media outlet The Hip Hop Chronicle. While covering the major stories from the UK and overseas, HHC have provided exclusive footage broadcast on BET, MTV and many others. HHC will film performances and interviews to be broadcast online in the weeks following each event.

FULL LINE UP
MAIN ROOM

DJ SETS FROM DJ SARAH LOVE x DJ 279 x DJ MR THING x DJ SNIPS

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CAXTON PRESS x GENESIS ELIJAH x NABA NAPALM x ETHER L BANKS

HOSTED BY MYSTRO

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HOSTED BY DJ SNUFF WITH DJ JOHNY GARCIA, B-BOY BATTLES, LIVE GRAFF & OPEN MIC
VENUE : The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 / 205 / 254 / N106 / N253
Door Price £8.00 / Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb £7.00
8pm – 3am. This is an over 18′s event only.
Dress code is casual though no tracksuits.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission.

More information available at
The official site www.elementzuk.wordpress.com
(the site contains videos, images and more information about the performers)
The official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ElementzUK
Thythm Factory www.rhythmfactory.co.uk

TWITTER
@ElementzUK @RhythmFactoryUK @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJMrThing @DJSnips @DJSnuffOne
@CaxtonPress @GenesisElijah @Mystrogen @Ether_L_Banks @HipHopChronicle

“ELEMENTZ” logo designed by The DR1NE

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