VerbalSwardz-Flavour

Shortly before releasing his new EP “Verbal sWARdz”, north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British publication Flavour Magazine which is edited by ex Just Fabulous TV presenter Annika Allen.

He spoke with Delphina Scott about the new release and a variety of subjects including performing in London with RZA, his involvement with Triple Darkness, the hook up with Prince Po, his progression as an artist and expectations for the future, ethnic diversity, or lack of it in the Metropolitan Police Force, the event which led to him claiming “Hip Hop saved my life”, his acting role in the new film “Nightbus” and much more

It’s an interesting insight into Iron Braydz’ past, present & future which can be read HERE

The EP released on Unorthostract Records on 14th April, features Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, and is available now from BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz has a particularly strong reputation as a live performer, and you can hear this to full effect on Saturday 10th May when he joins DJ Sammy Jay live in the studio of London’s Itch FM radio station from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30 EST which you can catch online at www.itch.fm

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

All further press & media inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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RighteousFury-FlavourMag

West coast Emcee Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, and took time out recently to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Contributor Delphina Scott spoke with him about the new album and the recording process in the studio, his thoughts on artists’ growth and development, his views on the recent debate on whether “Hip Hop is degrading society” and the clear definition between the specific genre and others, self sufficiency in the human condition, the public’s backing of buying artist releases and what factors within hip hop he would change today.

Read the whole feature HERE

Look out for Matt hitting Europe in the early autumn at various clubs and festivals. The album which includes features from Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and Reef the Lost Cauze, and production by Sicknature of The Snowgoons, Vanderslice, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Sultan Mir, Engineer and the UK’s Edd Bundy is available from international online stores in digital and CD format.

These include iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble, HMV and many more

Released through the partnership of Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music, here is his track “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi

Keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, the magazine @Flavourmag and Delphina over at @RawBlueCheese

All further media inquiries, including requests for the album to review, requests to interview Matt Maddox or DJ requests for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the tracks can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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RPL-FlavourMag

In the lead up to the release of his debut solo album, London’s hip hop rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Flavour is a well established magazine covering a broad spectrum of urban culture whether music, news, general entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, movies and events. The album Reality Provoking Liberation, which releases on 28th October, has made a major impression with media for the range of political and social issues addressed by the Emcee, and the powerful lyricism with which they’re delivered. So the magazine’s contributor Delphina Scott was sent along to find out more about what makes the man tick

Read what he had to say HERE

There will be much more press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead, and you’ll be able to hear him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8pm (GMT), and on Bang FM, Tuesday 29th October from 10pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, check out a couple of his singles from his album

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour

Any press or media with further inquiries about the album, or dj’s requiring clean radio edit mp3’s of the singles should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and via his site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and look out for confirmation of his re-arranged album launch event in London being announced in the next couple of days. You can also follow the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and connect with Delphina at @RawBlueCheese

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RPL-WordplayMagazine

British online & physical publication Wordplay Magazine cover all the elements of hip hop, music, breakin, graffiti, fashions, deejaying and more.

With healthy quality controls, they report on the best hip hop from around the world and remain of course supporters of the homegrown UK scene. It’s a great read for fans of traditional hip hop culture, hip hop heads and those wanting to learn more.

Their contributor Delphina Scott cast en eye over the debut solo album by West London’s Apex Zero. Releasing on 28th October, “Reality Provoking Liberation” is the follow up to his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” and he may also be known to some as part of the city’s First and Last duo as well as performing with The Pantheonz of Zenn-La

The review opens : “There are a growing number of emcees on this side of the pond i.e the UK or maybe more appropriately ‘The Belly of The Beast” who are perfectly aware of the governmental pressures that are being heaped upon the 99%. Apex is part of this uprising and he continues with what would seem to be his mission launch a full assault on the system using his self described ‘Neo Hardcore’.

His energetic & passionate flow addressing a range of political & social issues is touched upon “Apex Zero’s style is lyrically dense but not un-fathomable and it’s likely some of the knowledge he kicks may push some people to learn about things schools don’t teach. He has a full on lyrical machine gun approach via his rapid unrelenting flow.” and in summary reflects “Apex brings us plenty of food for thought and production that’s full of atmospheric strings and tuff beats. Indeed his album is a 12 course meal. 12 tracks of nourishing revolution! Don’t sleep on it.

Read the whole 4 star review HERE

The album launch party takes place on Saturday 2nd November at London’s Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch E1 6QL. Also performing will be Caxton Press and Iron Braydz, with DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. The event runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door and entrance is for those aged 18 & over. It looks like being a great show, so get down if you can.

Meanwhile, check out his single “A Meeting of the Continents” which also features Iron Braydz along with Hasan Salaam.

You can follow him on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @Wordplaymag with Delphina over at @RawBlueCheese

DJs looking for clean radio edits of any singles released to date, or press and media with further inquiries about the album release and event at The Vibe Bar can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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SoulonFire-WordplayMag

British Publication Wordplay Magazine exists in both online and printed formats, and cover hip hop news, reviews & features, as well as articles on Graffiti, Fashions, Breakin’, Reggae and generally represent hip hop culture across the board.

Their contributor Delphina Scott spoke with ethemadassassin recently, the rapper based out of Los Angeles but most associated with North Carolina having begun performing and recording there since the 90’s. Now one half of the Veteran Assassins duo, he has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” on his own R Steel imprint.

In the interview he speaks on the making of Soul on Fire, his own history in hip hop and his views on how his new album fits within the current climate of a switch back of focus to artists with a more traditional sense of lyricism and production.

Read the whole interview HERE

The album does have elements which are a throwback to the Golden Era, but that fits with the tracks where he is reflecting on his life and the sights & sounds of the time in joints such as 80’s & 90’s & Can’t Get Enough. This is mixed with more contemporary production on tracks such as Elements, Tiger Blade and Fight Music, as the album acts as a biographical document, a journey from then til now

Check out some tasters

80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

What It’s Supposed To Be produced by Kyo Itachi

Bonus Cut H.T.G. ft Sole-R

Can’t Get Enough

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @Wordplaymag You can connect with Delphina on twitter @RawBlueCheese

And dj’s requiring full quality radio / clean edit mp3s of these tracks, or any press & media with further inquiries about the release can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Rah-FlavourMag

Newark NJ is home to one of the legendary names in the rap & hip hop game, ex Flipmode member Rah Digga

Its been 3 years since she last dropped an official album, 2010’s “Classic”, but she aint been sleepin with a series of buzz joints released to the internet in the past year, a new Hood House EP, a new rap mixtape coming later in the year, the setting up of a new non profit community based dance facility in Newark, running for local office, a new album scheduled for early 2014 and international tour plans

She took time out recently to speak with London based journalist Delphina Scott for one of the UK’s leading urban music, fashion & culture online publications, Flavour Magazine. She talks in depth on all her activities as well as her thoughts on the Kendrick Lamar verse, her views on the new upcoming artists, recording processes and reveals she’d like to work with Roc Marciano, Azealia Banks and how she rates Detroit’s Danny Brown

Read the whole interview HERE

All official Rah Digga product & merchandise can be purchased from her Bandcamp

You can hear all of her joints from the past year over at her Soundcloud

Check out a couple of them

NEW HOES


I HEARD YOU SAY

Look out for news on the new mixtape coming soon, and keep up to date with her on twitter @TheRealRahDigga Get updates from the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and if youre a real hip hop head, say hi to Delphina @rawbluecheese

Thanks also to Flavour Magazine editor Annika Allen

Any further UK & European media or press inquiries for Rah Digga can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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