New Dawn Records have today announced details of the phenomenal new album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez set to release on August 27th 2021.

Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, the prolific rapper swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time in one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years. Unique in its nature, heavyweights from the USA, Canada and the UK share equal billing in a stellar line up of guest featured artists delivering a showcase of the highest calibre lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.

Beats influenced by original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery courtesy of truntablists Kompoze, DJ Jazz T and DJ Miracle, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery.

Many months in the making, rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic talent appeared together on the one record. Coast to coast, Reks, Skyzoo, Blacastan, Recognize Ali, Moka Only, Ruste Juxx, Dizzy Dustin, Johaz (Dag Savage), Sleep Sinatra, Tru Trilla, Juxx Diamondz and Justo the MC are just some of those standing shoulder to shoulder with British luminaries Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, MysDiggi, Cyclonious, Phoenix da Icefire, King Kashmere and many more.

Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. This is an essential hip hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.


  • On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
  • Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
  • Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
  • Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
  • Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
  • Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
  • Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
  • Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
  • Chinchillas
  • Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
  • Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
  • Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz (cuts by DJ Jazz T)

A series of singles will be released over the Spring and Summer, beginning with “Stay True” on April 27th.



Connect with Ramson Badbonez on social media : Instagram * Facebook * Twitter

Further information available at New Dawn Records’ Official Website

All international media and press enquiries about the album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details are HERE. The full album press release can be read HERE

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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

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

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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RELEASE DATE : 14th December 2009 available from iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital, eMusic, Rhapsody

LABEL : Phoenix Down’s Chima Anya debuts in the UK with his Double A Side single “New Day (ft Soweto Kinch) / It’s The Manner (ft Jehst), but while new on the block, this young MC’s packed a lot into life already.

Having spent part of his formative years growing up in Glasgow’s Castlemilk estate, he moved south to study and become a qualified doctor, working now in the heart of London. While studying he became heavily involved in the UK hip hop scene, with him performing regularly at Soweto Kinch’s acoustic hip hop nights in Birmingham and forming GTA out of Oxford. Not been slow to make some moves with support slots for KRS-1, Amp Fiddler and Flava Flav, he’s been getting demo tracks round notable radio djs:

Mary Anne Hobbs “Chima’s a dope ass MC”
Ras Kwame “futuristic hiphop, we’re looking for the doctor to come and save hiphop!”
DJ 279 “there’s hope yet for UK hiphop”

as well as getting some more airtime attention from others at Choice, Kiss and 1Xtra

On “New Day”, Chima teams up with old sparring partner Soweto Kinch. Known mainly as a jazz saxophonist, this MC is a two time MOBO winner (best jazz artist), his debut album “Conversations with the Unseen” was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2004, and though Dizzee Rascal took the crown, that year saw him pick up two more BBC Radio Jazz Awards.

“It’s the Manner” features a man needing little introduction to UK hip hop fans. Jehst has had a long and respected time in the game, co-founder of YNR with Tommy Evans and a long term involvement with Low Life Records, his albums “The Return of the Drifter”, “Falling Down”, and “Nuke Proof Suit” has made him an established figure in the UK and overseas underground scene. He jumped on the joint while overhearing Chima’s sessions at his own studios.

Produced by long term affiliate Astrosnare, the release is a diverse concoction of some of the UK’s finest talent with a bangin accompanying video for “New Day” also set to do the rounds.

Taken from the new album “NEW DAY” due for release in 2010.

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