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Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States

A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.

Read the article in full HERE

Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :

The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick

He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover

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Keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and you can also reach Hip Hop Dependency at @ThatHipHopGuy

There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Sagittarius HH are a hip hop site based in France, and the latest to endorse the new album “Righteous Fury” by Matt Maddox which released worldwide on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Their rating system put it on a par with the current Prince Po & Oh No “Animal Serum” release, and you can read the whole review HERE

There has already been a wide spread of international media coverage on the album, reviews & interviews in publications coast to coast in the USA, UK a Europe. The official album stream was also launched today, and premiered on The Rap Up :

Full tracklist as printed on the CD’s back cover

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Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib, you can catch him at shows in Norfolk VA, Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee shortly – follow him on twitter @MattMaddox82 to keep up to date with news of the tour and release, and check in with the website on twitter @SagittariusHH

All media & press inquiries regarding the album can be sent by email to UrbanElite PR HERE

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American online music publication Soundcrave Magazine cover album reviews, interviews, news and tour reviews and information.

They sat down recently with west coast MC Matt Maddox on the eve of the release of his new album Righteous Fury to discuss the follow up to his debut Asylum Artistry, his history of working with European artists and those of the caliber of Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, The Snowgoons, C LAnce of Jedi Mind Tricks, Skammadix & Vanderslice on the current project, his tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib and his thoughts on “commercial rap” in relation to the traditional elements of hip hop.

Read the whole feature HERE

He also launched the official audio stream of the album today, premiered by The Rap Up. Check the tracklisting and the stream on Soundcloud :

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Righteous Fury is available in digital and physical CD format from a wide selection of online stores around the world, including iTunes, Amazon, CD Universe, UGHH.com, Barnes & Noble, and many more. Just do a simple internet search and you’ll find your preferred store in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Still on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, and about to hit Chicago and Wisconsin, keep in touch with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and connect with the magazine at @SoundCraveMag

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Matt Maddox released his new album Righteous Fury on Tuesday 25th February 2014, the follow up to his 2010 release Asylum Artistry.

It is available on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music worldwide in digital and physical CD formats from a wide selection of online stores, and today The Rap Up premiered the official audio stream of the entire album

They also provided a snapshot review of the album which includes direct links to stores selling in both formats and is summarized :

Matt Maddox is the kind of guy who spits over booming drums, samples from The Godfather score and dramatic strings, and who does so with a voice that sounds like he chews rocks for breakfast. The kind of guy who’s had his full of a lot of the guys that have been dating hiphop and doesn’t like what they’ve made her do. If you decide to have a go at her, you’d better come prepared, ’cause Matt Maddox is the kind of daddy greeting potential suitors with a shotgun by the door. The kind filled with a Righteous Fury.

You can read the entire article HERE

Here is the full tracklisting

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Here is the entire audio stream

Follow Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, his labels on @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and The Rap Up @TheRapUp

Any further media inquiries regarding the album can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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With only a couple of days to go until the release of the sophomore album by Kansas base MC Matt Maddox, renowned Stateside online magazine Dead End Hip Hop are the latest to run the rule over “Righteous Fury”

Their contributor Samuel Odunsi Jr pays tribute to the essence of the album which is “hearkening back to the earlier days of hip hop that boasted raw lyricism over everything else” and concludes If you miss that raw, old-school hip hop sound I strongly recommend you give this 19-track project a listen. It’ll leave you more than satisfied You can read the entire article HERE

Artists such as Matt Maddox have retained a global market over the years as while many of us remember the sound of decades gone by, new generations not as readily exposed to it on the network channels have discovered the classics in clubs and the internet. For them, it’s “new”, and has qualities not as prevalent elsewhere. Hip Hop and rap music has developed and diversified over the years as happens with every genre. Those who draw from the elements of the Golden Era are not themselves stuck in the 90’s. They have developed that style to the contemporary version they produce today. Everything comes from somewhere, there are differences, one thing is not another, but neither is one thing necessarily “better”than another – the public pays its money & takes its choice.

It’s thanks to artists such as Matt Maddox and many more the world over that a younger generation realize they have a choice

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Releasing Tuesday 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, here is the video trailer for the album which uses the track “The Get Back” featuring King Magnetic. Righteous Fury can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Here is the album tracklist

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, and about to hit venues in Atlantic City, Chicago, Virginia, North & South Carolina and Wisconsin, you can keep up to date with him on twitter @MattMaddox82 and check in with the guys at the magazine @DeadEndHipHop

Any further press & media inquiries regarding Matt Maddox can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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