Cali Agent Planet Asia and Mhz front man Copywrite join forces for a rare tour of Europe from 31st January to 10th February 2013 and plan following up with a visit to UK shores

Ohio’s Copywrite has had a huge 2012 in the UK. First of all with the release of his new solo album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which was covered by over 40 British publications and featured some heavyweights in the English scene including Akala, Bigz Flygerian, S.A.S., Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Mystro and Melanin 9.

The Ohio Hip Hop Awards “Lyricist of the Year” for 2011 followed up quickly with the long awaited new album from his group Mhz. “Megacy” sees Copywrite, Tage Future and Jakki da Motamouth team up once more with producer RJD2, and includes features and further production contributions from Harry Fraud, Ill Bill, Gangrene, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Blu and J Rawls.

Known throughout the hip hop world with a huge reputation built for his countless rap battles and as an emcee with punchlines for days, it will be the first time in around a decade that UK fans will have the opportunity to witness the man in action.

Joining him will see a welcome return for Planet Asia. The Fresno veteran emcee has just announced that he will be releasing a new collaborative album with New York producer Gensu Dean in 2013 for Mello Music Group, having released his latest album Black Belt Theatre in 2012.

He has joined forces on similar projects in recent times with DJ Muggs, Gold Chain Military Crew, G-Force and Madlib

An artist of the highest calibre, he’s been a long time favourite for lovers of that Tru Skool sound throughout the world.

Its sure to be in the “not to be missed” category for all who appreciate the best in hip hop

Booking enquiries are being accepted now from UK club and venue promoters, and should be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE and headed “Asia & Copywrite Booking Enquiry”

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Aloe Blacc returns to the UK for an extended tour starting on Saturday 3rd December at HMV Institute in Birmingham

The Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme Tour takes in most major towns & cities throughout the country including Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol & London.

Support on all of the dates comes from the UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” DJ Sarah Love, a massive name on the UK hiphop scene from her days mashin up sets in the Kung Fu club nights all the way through to her helping set up MTV Africa, presenting for MTV Base UK and BBC 1Xtra radio.

A regular on the international hiphop club tour circuit, Sarah supports California’s singer, rapper and musician Aloe Blacc. The Stones Throw artist was in the UK earlier in the year appearing on mainstream television programmes such as The Graham Norton Show, having already blessed Later With Jools Holland with a bangin set in support of the highly successful Good Things album.

Expect to hear classic tracks from Shine Through and Good Things as well as some huge hiphop sets courtesy of Ms Love, and further support from Maya Jupiter and The Grand Scheme

Follow them on twitter @AloeBlacc and @DJSarahLove

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Ed Andrews of Huck Magazine has also started an excellent new online quarterly magazine dedicated to stories of hip hop “Take The Stage”

The publication, obviously dedicated to hip hop, looks to get the views, news and stories from key figures on the scene who have developed over the years or have just come up, for a better understanding of how they developed their careers and an insight to what’s happening in the scene generally.

Its a departure from the usual reviews and guest features for a more in depth look behind the scenes, and can act as a useful reference point for new aspiring artists to learn from those who have achieved recognition

Issue 2 has just been released to the internet and features Scroobius Pip, DJ Sarah Love, Dr Syntax, Slug and The Last Skeptik

Check it out at www.storiesofhiphop.co.uk

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THE LOCK IN BLOG

We have just launched a new blog on Tumblr, “The Lock In”

As a company, Urbanelite Promotions have several online platforms on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, various blogs etc to help promote our international client base

We decided to launch a less formal platform on tumblr to highlight anything that entertained or interested us. This could be news, videos, tracks, sport, music industry “advice”, anything of any nature that we just felt like posting.

This will also be a platform for artists & labels, most likely involved in hiphop, rap, r&b, soul or any other form of “urban” music who we may not be directly involved with, but we like, to have their videos or tracks uploaded. Any artists interested in having their material or details of events added should check the site first, all the contact details are there.

As a taster, we have uploaded some examples, including a rare interview with Souls of Mischief & Sarah Love & “tour stories” from their time in the UK supporting the release of the album Montezuma’s Revenge, when we took D12 to meet Tim Westwood & news of their tour last year & dates in the Uk this year, and some other videos of Stateside & UK artists such as Copywrite, Vast Aire, Supar Novar, Depprooted & we’ll be adding more soon. We also uploaded a couple examples of our 8Tracks mixes featuring international hiphop artists we’ve been in touch with over the years.

Here are a couple examples (the full tracklistings are on the new blog)

Mix 1 incl Phi Life Cypher, Genesis Elijah, Epsilon Project & Classified

http://8tracks.com/mixes/301217/player_v3

Mix 2 incl MC Life, Sway, Skinnyman, Vast Aire, 6th Sense, Saigon, Eternia, Scram Jones

http://8tracks.com/mixes/343905/player_v3

Every week or so we’ll then summarize the latest content in our various other online platforms. Only submissions to the contact quoted at the tumblr page will be considered. General mp3 blast companies need not apply….!

Otherwise, drop by & if you want added, drop us a line

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Ohio’s Copywrite drops this banger “PYT” with the UK’s Loudmouth Melvin and Skillit as a pre-cursor to his new album “God Save The King”, due out late autumn on Man Bites Dog Records. The track produced by Kount Fif also features Jay Notes.

He started out in the game in 1998 as part of the still current group Mhz, and became known for working with producers RJD2 on The High Exhaulted, Jay Zone & Jay Dilla on Cruise Control and featured with the UK’s Rhyme Asylum in 2007. He’s earned the reputation in the States as a battle hardened MC with punchlines for days, and spent the past year putting together the new solo album as well as the new Mhz album “Megacy” due out 2012.

“God Save The King” includes features from Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Akala, Bigz Flygerian, SAS, Don Strapzy, Context & Don Jaga, standing shoulder to shoulder with Sean Price, Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Inspectah Deck, Roc Marciano, and more.

He will be in the UK shortly for some video shoots, and the associated tour is being arranged in the UK and Europe for February 2012.

Artist twitter accounts @CopyWrite @LoudMouthMelvin @SkillitMusic @KountFif

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