Fresh out the blocks today, the new single “Stay True” by London based producer Ramson Badbonez, the first to be taken from his album “Lead by Example” releasing through New Dawn Records on August 27th.
Rarely has a tracklist seen such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic share equal billing, and this joint sets the agenda early. Neck muscles get a serious work out with a beat savagely torn to pieces by east coast warriors Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan with all their renowned verbal artillery in full effect. “Rawer than the booger suga”, it’s formidable business, prize fighters trading fierce bars and pulling no punches in a lyrical onslaught which leaves contenders on the floor. Hip hop addicts, crank this all the way up for the ultimate fix.
Rapper and producer Az Izz released his new album “Dopeliss” through New Dawn Records earlier his month, marking a return to the hip hop fold after several years having spent time working on tv, film and sports productions.
Formerly of the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, an extensive click which included Pace Won, Rah Digga, D.U. and Young Zee among their numbers, they were also noted at the time for a number of collaborative projects involving Wu Tang, The Fugees and a new emerging force from Detroit by the name of D12.
Known for a quirky and humorous approach to his rhyme schemes, the album musically also represents the evolution of the genre from the boom bap of “Ghetto” to electro bangers such as “Nunya” and “Gunz n Dice Games”.
The latest review just published is by Steve “Flash” Juon, overall editor of RapReviews.com Read the article in full HERE
First single released from the album was “Gettin It'” featuring fellow New Jersey native Drift with an accompanying video
“Dopeliss” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores, distributed by Ingrooves / Universal, including APPLE, TIDAL and SPOTIFY
Brick City rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz who at one time counted Pace Won, Young Zee, D.U. and Rah Digga among their numbers, released his solo album “Dopeliss” through New Dawn Records on July 3rd 2020.
Having spent several years in tv, film and sports productions together with artist development ventures, the album is his first major release in some time marking the return to the hip hop fold.
Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, DJ Profluent and DJ 3rd Rell, a number of his fellow former group members appear as guest featured artists with a further contingent of Newark natives in the form of Drift, Nam, Jaja Kenyatta and Rube the Difference.
Online publication So Flo Sound have just published an in depth review of the album which reflects the key essence of the themes and sounds reflected throughout the ten tracks. Read the article in full HERE
From the album is the official video “Gettin’ It” featuring Drift
“Dopeliss” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores worldwide including APPLE,TIDAL, AMAZON and Spotify
With some new upcoming independent projects in the pipeline this year, keep up to date with Az on social media via twitter @TheRealAzizz and Instagram @RealAzizz
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Released today through New Dawn Records, the new album “Dopeliss” by rapper and producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz.
Together with Pace Won, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az has returned to the hip hop fold with his first major solo album in several years. Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, DJ 3rdRell and DJ Profluent, the guest featured artists include several of his fellow former group members and further luminaries from the local independent scene including Drift, Rube the Difference and Jaja Kenyatta.
From boom bap to hard driving electronic beats, the production maps the evolution of the east coast sound underpinned lyrically by the traditional art of storytelling, street life, aspirations and struggles. Back in the game with another flag planted for the Garden State, essential listening.
1 Let Me Get That ft Slang Ton, Pace Won & D.U. (produced by Az Izz)
2 Crazy ft D.U. (produced by Az Izz)
3 Gunz n Dice Games (produced by Az Izz)
4 Ghetto (produced by Az Izz)
5 Trouble (produced by 3rdRell)
6 Gettin’ It ft Drift (produced by Az Izz)
7 You Know (produced by Az Izz)
8 Nunya (produced by Qua Z Mo)
9 Interstate ft Nam & D.U. (produced by DJ Profluent)
10 Itz da $$ ft Equip, Rube the Difference & Jaja Kenyatta (produced by Az Izz)
Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores including APPLE, TIDAL & AMAZON Also on Spotify and Soundcloud
Rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, returns with the self produced AA side single “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” out today, the third from his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.
Together with Pacewon, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit at the time, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az marks his arrival back with a first major solo offering in several years which blends the sounds of hip hop through the ages.
On “Ghetto”, the classic sound of the east coast prevails through guitar hooks and blaring brass on journeys to the gritty underbelly of the city, bars portraying street tales from the hood in the daily battle between survival and aspiration. Meanwhile on “Crazy”, aptly named for these times, heavy kicks and electronica fuel the adrenaline of a chaotic Brick City ride accompanied by fellow group member D.U.
Released today by New Dawn Records, the third single by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla to be taken from his forthcoming album “God of Barz” out May 29th.
Following on from “Word of God” and “God’s Sympathy”, the Brick City lyrical marksman brings more of his customary savage firepower to “God’s Mercy”. Going on a ferocious verbal rampage through a series of relentless hard bars and punchlines, the raw energy is intensified by the explosive production courtesy of Chicago’s DNA Beatz. Set the dial high and prepare for the onslaught, this is the real deal.
“God of Barz” includes further production by Jamal Neuve (aka Clinton Place NJ/LA), the UK’s Chat One and Barcelona’s Sumerio Square with guest featured artists Prince Ak, Fly Kwa, Middy Murdock and Confucious all reppin’ the Garden State.
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Out today, Brick City’s Tru Trilla follows up his recent release “Word of God” with the new single “God’s Sympathy”, the second from his new album “God of Barz” out May 29th through New Dawn Records.
Produced by Chicago’s DNA Beatz and featuring fellow New Jersey natives Fly Kwa and Confucious, the “hip hop warlords” enter the battlefield armed with a full artillery of verbal ballistics and take it in turn to unleash ferocious lyrical firepower, laying down gauntlets to all contenders over a bass heavy electro banger that reaches inside then tears out the soul. Set the dial high and prepare for the onslaught, this is the real deal.
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New video by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, “Asantihini” is taken from his album “S.C.U.M.” out on October 27th through Miami label 22 Entertainment which includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, produced entirely by the UK’s Agor.
The track adapts a concept from his African heritage, the word meaning “Ruler” of the Ashanti people of Ghana metaphorically applied to his own prowess on the mic through superior lyricism aand extravagant vocabulary.
Long established as one of the most gifted and creative artists in the burgeoning British rap scene, previous releases have included collaborations with further US luminaries including the late Sean Price, Prince Po, Dead Prez and Hasan Salaam.
With just over a week until the release of their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th, eastcoast rapper & producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble have been given another ringing endorsement, this time via London’s Guestlist Network Magazine.
In the new review written by Phil Tang, the quality of lyricism and production is acknowledged, augmented further by the contributions of featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi.
Summarising “Tone & Frost look set to continue on their upward trajectory with another quality record to add to their ever growing solid back catalogue“, you can read Phil’s article in full HERE.
Distributed worldwide by The Orchard, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” will be available on digital & CD formats, including online stores such as iTunes & Bandcamp
The first single released back in June was “Walk the Walk” featuring the legendary Kool G Rap
A sampler of the album with several track snippets including the singles “Guillotine Chop” ft Planet Asia & White Rhino and “In the Streets” ft DNA was launched at the weekend
Look out for more international press and media coverage of the new release in the weeks ahead. The pair will be in NYC on the 16th & 17th October promoting the new album, and will appear as guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” show on Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation during their time there.
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North west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan releases the second single from his new album “S.C.U.M.” tomorrow, September 6th.
“Distress Signals” features Long Island’s Hus Kingpin, and you will get the chance to hear it first on the US online Nah Right who will be premiering the track from midday EST / 5pm GMT HERE
It follows the first single “Savile Row” which featured current Stateside luminary Westside Gunn
DFH also released a new video “Romero Bryan” recently. Premiered by Complex Magazine, it’s a tribute to the London fashion designer taken from his EP “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine” released earlier this year
In a very rare step for a British rapper, DFH has signed with a US label for the release of the new album via Miami’s 22 Entertainment whose back catalgue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, Joe Budden, J-Kwon and KXNG Crooked. Releasing on October 27th, it’s available to pre-order on digital and CD formats from the label’s BANDCAMP