We’ve had the pleasure of promoting singles and albums by many artists from the US, Canada and UK over the past decade and more.

Some were already well known and others less so initially, but they all share one thing in common….damn they can spit and make bangin’ beats !

We were looking through our Soundcloud page yesterday which hosts some of their singles and album streams, and decided to put together a little compilation for your listening pleasure. One for the Hip Hop connoisseurs of gritty rhymes, superior lyricism, classic production and a healthy dose of turntablism thrown into the mix for good measure.

TRACKLIST

Tone Chop & Frost Gamble ft Kool G Rap “Walk the Walk”
Constant Deviants “So Underrated”
ZotheJerk & Frost Gamble ft Sadat X “Risk vs Reward”
Horseshoe Gang “Shoe-icide Squad”
050 Boyz “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”
Iron Braydz ft Prince Po “Millennium”
Matt Maddox ft Tragedy Khadafi “Street Art”
Ultramagnetic MCs “Let the Bars Go”
Vast Aire ft Cappadonna “I Dont Care (radio edit)”
Kuniva of D12 “Gut Shots 3 (radio edit)”

CLICK PLAY ON THE STREAM !!

Each track’s stream contains the story behind the record in the notes and the various artists’ social media details, so you can always connect with them and hear more of their music.

Radio & club DJs who would like a full quality mp3 (320) of the dirty or clean versions of any these tracks for their sets or shows can request them from us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

Enjoy!

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MagnaCarta-MusicOMH

Multi genre online publication Music OMH are the latest to review London’s Melanin 9 and his debut album “Magna Carta” which released on iTunes on Monday 3rd December.

Contributor Thomas May gives this a thorough examination, and a 4 star rating, opening with :

On this record, Melanin 9 remains admirably committed to his belief in the potency of hip hop as a socially transformative art form

Of course as an artist, Melanin 9 is heavily influenced by the ethos of hip hop during the Golden Era, although in this album applies a contemporary take for 2012, a point picked up by the magazine when they say “it is the lyrical dexterity and poise of delivery with which Melanin 9 presents his sentiment that elevates this record beyond mere social critique.

His lyricism and wordplay have been his trademark since the days of his mixtapes “High Fidelity” and “144,000”, and as debut albums go, to quote MusicOMH is one which is “made only more striking by the knowledge that this is the artist’s debut“. With the ongoing throwback to the 90’s scene happening in the United States right now, it’s little surprise that Melanin 9 has been enjoying such a level of media attention internationally.

You can read the whole review HERE

The album can be bought digitally on iTunes HERE

You can also buy the physical CD format of the album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com where you can also purchase the 12″ vinyl version of his single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano

On twitter, you can reach him @Melanin_9 and the magazine @MusicOMH

Look out for much more international media coverage on this release in the weeks ahead. Any further press enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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As the name suggests, BritishHipHop.Com have been one of the long standing supporters of UK hip hop, but have also covered a wide variety of international artists.

Andy Fletcher from the magazine sat down with London’s Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his new album “Magna Carta”, due out on 3rd December.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the talented emcee, freestyle performances for SBTV being featured on The Source in the United States, the launch of his single & video this week for “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right and covered by many top international onlines including Hip Hop DX and 2 Dope Boys, and the preparation for his launch event tonight, Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (8pm – 1am, entry £5) where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah Dangogh and Logic.

The interview covers the early days, starting out working with Terra Firma’s Skriblah Dangogh, the meaning behind his new album Magna Carta and the emphasis on relevant subject matter playing a pivotal role in his overall approach, thoughts on the world of hip hop and the various sources and artists from which he draws inspiration, and his overall reflection on the past 6 years

Its one of the most in depth interviews he’s given for some time and can be read HERE

British Hip Hop are also the latest to give their full backing to the release in their review of the record, which can be read HERE

Although now near the year’s end, Magna Carta has become one of the biggest UK hip hop albums of 2012 making an unprecedented international impact. Look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead, and for Melanin 9 to be making even bigger moves in 2013

CD versions of the album can be ordered via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and also the guys over at @BritishHipHop

Any media, press or dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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VAST AIRE – “THE CANNON OF SAMUS REMIX” ft Kenyattah Black and Context MC

A new August 2011 exclusive remix of Vast Aire’s “The Cannon of Samus” featuring Kenyattah Black & the UK’s Context MC. Produced by AreWhy, the original version appears on Vast’s album Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey out on Man Bites Dog Records now. The album also includes features from Cappadonna, Raekwon, Vordul Mega & Guilty Simpson on The Verdict, a track which also recently had a recent UK remix featuring Haze from Eurogang.

In early autumn Vast will release a new EP of remixes and B-Sides “A Space Iliad”. Context MC is one of the biggest emerging talents in the UK right now, getting huge support for releases such as “Off With Their Heads” and his current release “Listening to Burial”

SOUNDCLOUD CLICK HERE

ARTISTS ON TWITTER @VastAireofCanox @KBliggah @ContextMC

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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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Vast Aire

Cannibal Ox’s Vast Aire released his 3rd solo album recently “Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey” on Man Bites Dog Records.

Featured artists include Raekwon, Cappadonna, Karniege & Vordul Mega, with production from Kount Fif (Killah Priest / Nas), Harry Fraud, Thanos, Surock and P.O.V.

Also included on the album is the “The Verdict” featuring Guilty Simpson, produced by Vast’s fellow New Yorker, Ayatollah. In June this year a brand new remix was recorded live in the studio and added the additional feature of the UK’s Haze from Eurogang. Today marks the worldwide launch and demonstrates the growing level of international hiphop collaborations, this time via New York, Detroit and London.

In early autumn, Vast will release a new EP “A Space Iliad” and there are plans for a European tour in February 2012. Also look out for another special release featuring the UK’s MC Context shortly as well as a number of new collaborative projects due to be released next year.

CHECK IT ON SOUNDCLOUD SOUNDCLOUD LINK

Artists on twitter @VastAireofCanox @ThatSimpsonGuy @HazeTheTruth

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Vast Aire launches new single, video & album “Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey”

LABEL – MAN BITES DOG RECORDS / FAT BEATS
RELEASE DATE – SINGLE 16TH MAY / ALBUM 31st May (digital)

Cannibal Ox legend returns with 3rd solo album

Although mostly associated with Jamaica, Queens, Vast Aire has lived in every borough of NYC, and it was his time in Harlem as a teenager which sparked the career of one of hiphop’s most respected artists.

Performing in many of the city’s underground spots, it was in 1994 that the 16 year old met fellow emcee and best friend Vordul Mega, and the pair would go on to form Cannibal Ox.

Vast and Vordul began collaborating with legendary Company Flow producer El-P, the result of which was the classic debut album “The Cold Vein” in 2001, an album which helped launch El-P’s Def Jux imprint.

Vast Aire has a long history of working with different artists on various projects. As a member of the group Atoms Family, he followed up Ox’s debut release with the launch of “The Prequel”. As a member of The Weathermen, which included Copywrite, Aesop Rock and the late Camu Tao, they released “The Conspiracy” in 2003. In 2004, his debut solo album “Look Mom…No Hands” featured MF Doom, Aesop Rock and Sadat X with production from Madlib, RJD2, Blueprint, Ayatollah and Da Beatminerz.

Following 2005’s collaboration with DJ Mighty Mi “The Best Damn Rap Show”, he re-united with old friend Karniege to record “Empire State” in 2007 under the group name “Mighty Joseph” before releasing his second solo album “Deuces Wild” the following year, an album XXL Magazine placed in their Top Ten Albums of 2008.

Over the past 10 years he has featured on tracks and albums from Aesop Rock (NY Electric), Jean Grae (Swing Blades), Wu Tang (Slow Blues), MF Doom (Super Friendz), and toured the world with Lauren Hill, Wu Tang, The Roots, Black Star and Boot Camp Click. In 2010 he put pen to paper on a new deal with Man Bites Dog Records, making him labelmates with Copywrite and Killah Priest, and the new album is the first of many planned projects.

The album is full of the cerebral rhymes those accustomed to this New York “ghetto spokesman” would come to expect, intelligent, witty and pushing the boundaries of the imagination.

With production from Ayatollah, J Zone, Harry Fraud, Kount Fif and Thanos, and a UK/European tour planned for autumn 2011, the new album is set to reinforce his position as one of hiphop’s finest ambassadors and capture a new audience, beginning with the first single Nomad.

VIDEO

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